Iliustration 20 July 2022

Invitation to present papers at the annual conference of the Statehood Center of the Lithuanian National Library “The Development of Lithuania After 1990: Vision, Facts and Memories”

“Our common task is to restore our society and state and continue building them. However, only free people in a free land reveal the powers of that creation. Therefore, we must come to our free land and defend our own and children's lives. We are already coming. There are many of us. So life is changing quickly, and we are now standing on the threshold of a historical turning point.” (Vytautas Landsbergis, March 12, 1990)

In 2017, the donation of a collection of publications and documents by Vytautas Landsbergis, the chairman of the Supreme Council of Lithuania and the first leader of the restored independent State of Lithuania, gave rise to one branch of the National Library of Lithuania – the Center for Statehood, which goals are to promote the public's need to learn about the historical development of the country's statehood and the creation of a modern state, contribute to the consolidation of democratic values​​, and creation of civil society.

The close connection of the Statehood Center with Vytautas Landsbergis, who is celebrating his 90th anniversary this year, encouraged us to invite researchers from various fields to an international scientific conference, which would reflect on the recent period of Lithuanian history from 1987 to the present.

Conference date: 25 October 2022.

We invite you to submit proposals for presentations on the following topics:

  • Prof. Vytautas Landsbergis: personality, context, and intellectual legacy
  • Future visions of the state and society in Lithuania and the diaspora
  • Development of political leadership and political culture in Lithuania
  • The period of restoration and establishment of statehood in the historical narrative
  • Political, social, economic, geopolitical, and cultural transformations in Lithuania
  • Legislation in Lithuania: between continuity and novelty
  • Memories and narratives of state formation(s) and Euro-Atlantic integration
  • Critical moments of the struggle for statehood in our memory
  • The beginning and further development of domestic and foreign policy
  • Representation of the recent development of the Lithuanian state and society in the educational process
  • Development of states and societies in Central and Eastern Europe after 1989.

We will wait for your applications until September 9, 2022, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We will inform you about the selected applications by September 16, 2022.

The estimated duration of the paper is 20 minutes.

The conference will be held in a hybrid way.

Conference languages: Lithuanian, English.

The articles based on papers presented at the conference will have the opportunity to be published in the scientific journal of the Lithuanian National Martynas Mažvydas Library, “Parlamento studijos / Parliamentary Studies” 

Application form (download PDF ›, download DOCX ›)

If you have any questions, please call +370 615 94 220 or write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.