Department of Music and Theater History

Tel.: +370 5 2 2755912 e-mail: MTIS@LKTI.LT
Head of Department – senior researcher PhD Rasa Vasinauskaitė
Research staff
PhD Vyda Bakutytė-Jauniškienė
PhD Laima Budzinauskienė
PhD Lina Klusaitė
DA Jūratė Landsbergytė-Becher
PhD Vytautė Markeliūnienė
PhD Kamilė Rupeikaitė-Mariniuk
PhD Helmutas Šabasevičius
PhD Šarūnė Trinkūnaitė
PhD Rasa Vasinauskaitė
The scientists of the Department research the peculiarities and the development of Lithuanian music and theatre. The research object is evaluated in the context of European political, social and cultural life. Scientific research is carried out on two topics – “Research of the History of Lithuanian Music” and “Research of the History of Lithuanian Theater”. The chronological framework expands from 19th to the 21st century.
In the topic of Research of Lithuanian Music History (supervisor – PhD Laima Budzinauskienė) scientists research the development of Lithuanian musical and creative life, stylistic change, history of musical education, the activities and biographies of creators and performers, critics and educators, the evolution of musical theatre. The researches are carried out by musicologists of Department: PhD Vyda Bakutytė-Jauniškienė, PhD Laima Budzinauskienė, DA Jūratė Landsbergytė-Becher, PhD Kamilė Rupeikaitė-Mariniuk, PhD Vytautė Markeliūnienė.
In the topic of Research of Lithuanian Theatre History (supervisor – PhD Rasa Vasinauskaitė) scientists research and appreciate the peculiarities of the Lithuanian theatre in the context of the development of European theatre, analyze the legacy of creators and critics, the contemporary theatre phenomena, the theatre theory and methodology. The researches are carried out by theatrologists of Departament: PhD Lina Klusaitė, PhD Helmutas Šabasevičius, PhD Šarūnė Trinkūnaitė, PhD Rasa Vasinauskaitė.
The Department is implementing the long-lasting program “The Research of Lithuanian Art, Music and Theatre: Heritage, New Phenomena, Contexts” (from 2017 to 2021, head of the program PhD Dalia Vasiliūnienė). The main goal of the program is to discover and include the previously unknown Lithuanian artistic heritage into the sphere of scholarly research together with related historical texts and sources. The Department’s researchers are working on the topic “Music and Theatre art: Contexts and Interpretations” and analysing the peculiarities of Lithuanian musical and theatrical life and his theoretical reflection in the different historical, social, political and cultural contexts. The research is based on new and modern methodological approaches, and the results are published in scientific articles, national and foreign conferences, are applied in the promotion of science. The program includes individual and collective studies and monographs dedicated to the historical and contemporary music and performing arts phenomena, to the inheritance of personalities and creativity as well as to the development of musical and theatrical sciences. Each year, the researchers of the Department prepare two volumes of the continuous review journal "Menotyra" (“Studies in Art”).

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