Pursuant to Order No. ISAK-2463 “On the Approval of the Description of the Procedure for Holding a Selection of the Director of the State Research Institute by Way of an Open Competition Procedure” of the Minister of Education and Science of 1 December 2009 and Order No. P1-273 of the Minister of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania “On the Approval of Qualification Requirements for the Position of the Director of the Lithuanian culture research institute” of 14 November 2019, the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania has announced a competition for the position of the Director of the Lithuanian culture research institute.

Qualification requirements for the position of the director of the Lithuanian culture research institute:

Candidates to the position of the director of the Lithuanian culture research institute must submit the following documents:

Candidates must deliver documents (or their translations to Lithuanian) directly to the Human Resource Division of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania (A. Volano g. 2, Vilnius, Room 108 or 107) not later than by 19 December 2019, inclusive, on Mondays to Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursdays to Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. either by e-mail (signing by an electronic signature) or by a registered letter addressed to the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, A. Volano g. 2, 01516 Vilnius.
If documents were sent by e-mail or by registered mail, the original documents shall be checked against their submitted copies when the candidate arrives for the competition.
For more information, please call: (8 5) 219 1108, (8 5) 219 1170.
Date of publication:  19 11 2019  (PDF)


Lithuanian Cultural Research Institute
Department of Contemporary Lithuanian Culture
December 6th, 2019
National Art Gallery (Konstitucijos Ave. 22, Vilnius, Lithuania)

International conference

The conference is devoted to discussing the changes in contemporary culture and current identity developments; the present and future challenges of "new media" as the Internet, social networks, and artificial intelligence.

“New media” such as social networks, websites, blogs, academic electronic publishing and all digital production are explored through qualitative change in a content, identity transformations and communication dominance, "noise" and disorientation as an endless state of disruption that transforms our daily routines of continuous flow of information, invasion, real and "fake" news. Types of "new media" that have taken over the world include new content-driven media, such as blogs, vlogs, or podcasts, which allow media recipients to participate in new media; interactive media tools that create specific human-computer interactions, for instance, participating in computer games or using virtual assistants, or artificial intelligence applications on mobile phones; and so-called social media tools for which personalities are not important in the formation of various activities.

Relevant research on culture, identity and media is gaining more and more attention in Lithuania. During the period of two decades new media have transformed the communication space, communication traditions, ethical attitudes, cultural priorities, encouraged identity transformations, and raised the need for critical thinking as an essential part of the "participatory" virtual world. The power of the imagination has become a meaningful attitude opposed to the mechanical expression of virtuality, to multiplication, and to the metamorphoses of creativity. The art of narration as storytelling has transcended traditional boundaries, supplemented the status of communication, and it creates new media content in a virtual space and social networks. Media and information literacy issues, addressed as a global educational need, shape communication, education and cultural politics.

Planned sections:

The conference invites scholars to explore media literacy perspectives, new technologies and communications, artificial intelligence issues in law and innovation culture, and the use of artificial intelligence in art and creativity.

LCRI organizing committee:
Assoc. Prof. Dr Naglis Kardelis, Assoc. Prof. Dr Rita Repšienė, Dr Aida Savicka, Dr Skaidra Trilupaitytė

Please submit topics and abstracts (up to 300 words) by November 20th.