Department of History

Dr. Marius Sirutavičius

Head of the Department


Research interests: methodology of history, history of cultures of the middle ages and the early modern times, diplomatic history of the early modern times of Grand Duchy of Lithuania
marius.sirutavicius@vdu.lt

Vitalija Kasperavičiūtė

Administrator of the Department


vitalija.kasperaviciute@vdu.lt

Prof. habil. dr. Egidijus Aleksandravičius


Research interests: the history of Lithuanian culture in the 19th century, the historiography of Lithuania, history of Lithuanian emigrants
egidijus.aleksandravicius@vdu.lt

Prof. dr. Jūratė Kiaupienė


Research interests: the history of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, historiography, study of historical sources
jurate.kiaupiene@vdu.lt

Prof. dr. Jonas Vaičenonis


Research interests: History of 1918-1940 Lithuanian military and diplomacy, history of Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union, history of Kaunas city
jonas.vaicenonis@vdu.lt

Prof. dr. Vaida Kamuntavičienė


Research interests: the history of churches in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, history of mentality
vaida.kamuntaviciene@vdu.lt

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vytenis Almonaitis


Research interests: the history of Lithuania in 14th – 15th century, The German Order castles in Lithuania, Lithuanian historiography of 13th – 14th century
vytenis.almonaitis@vdu.lt

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Liudas Glemža


Research interests: the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, history of Vilnius castle, history of Russia
liudas.glemza@vdu.lt

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rūstis Kamuntavičius


Research interests: the history of communication between Lithuania and Western Europe since Early Modern times; history of East-Central Europen countries – esp. Belarus, Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania – and conflicting narrations of the past.
rustis.kamuntavicius@vdu.lt

DR. TOMASZ BŁASZCZAK


Research interests: the history of Belarus and Baltic Countries in the 20th century, Ethnic Relations and National Minorities in Central Eastern Europe
tomasz.blaszczak@vdu.lt

Dr. Laima Bucevičiūtė


Research interests: the history of border walls in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, historiography, historical cartography
laima.buceviciute@vdu.lt

Dr. Vitalija Kasperavičiūtė


Research interests: Lithuanian emigration history, history of migration politics, history of Lithuanian in the period of 1918-1940
vitalija.kasperaviciute@vdu.lt

Dr. Linas Venclauskas


Research interests: modern anti-Semitism in Lithuanian society, research of periodicals (from the second half of 19th century till nowadays), (in)tolerance phenomenon in Lithuanian, history of the Holocaust in Lithuania
linas.venclauskas@vdu.lt

Dr. Tadas Rutkauskas


Research interests: Egyptology, assyriology, ancient history, archeology
tadas.rutkauskas@vdu.lt

Dr. Laurynas Šedvydis


Research interests: Socioeconomic history of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, treasury and finances of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, history of education
laurynas.sedvydis@vdu.lt

Dr. Inga Puidokienė


Research interests: Relations between Lithuanians and Germans in the Evangelical Lutheran church in 1919-1941
inga.puidokiene@vdu.lt

Domas Boguševičius


PhD topic: Features of the spread of the scientific knowledge in Lithuania in the second half of the 18th century in the context of the Cultural Age of Enlightenment
Supervisor Prof. Dr. Z. Kiaupa
domas.bogusevicius@vdu.lt

Simonas Jazavita


PhD topic: Analysis of ideas and work of Kazys Škirpa in the 20th century in the context of individual choice
Supervisor Assoc. Prof. Dr. G. Janauskas
simonas.jazavita@vdu.lt

Lina Kasparaitė-Balaišė


PhD Topic: Combat Training of Lithuanian Armed Forces: system and contingent
Supervisor Prof. Dr. J. Vaičenonis.
lina.kasparaite-balaise@vdu.lt

Gediminas Kasparavičius


PhD topic: Structure and development of social group industrial capitalists in the second half of 19th – beginning of the 20th century Lithuania
Supervisor Assoc. Prof. Dr. S. Pivoras.
gediminas.kasparavicius@vdu.lt

Vaidas Grinčalaitis


PhD topic: Cultural cooperation between Lithuania and Netherlands at the end of the 16th century – the end of the 18th century
Supervisor Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rūstis Kamuntavičius
vaidas.grincalaitis@vdu.lt

Ratsibor Biahun


PhD topic: Social and cultural topography of Minsk in the 16th-18th centuries
Supervisor Prof. Dr. Jūratė Kiaupienė
ratsibor.biahun@vdu.lt

Solveiga Lukminaitė


PhD topic: The Spread of Free-Thinking ideas in the first half of 20th century in Lithuania
Supervisor Prof. Dr. Jonas Vaičenonis
solveiga.lukminaite@vdu.lt

Ričardas Jaramičius


PhD topic: the nobility of the county Kaunas in the public life of second half of the 16th – the first half of the 17th
Supervisor Prof. Dr. Vaida Kamuntavičienė
ricardas.jaramicius@vdu.lt