SOVIJUS. INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES OF CULTURE is a peer-reviewed semi-annual journal of Lithuanian Culture Research Institute for discussing important problems of cultural development, spread and interaction of different cultures, as well as for developing the new research fields of cultural studies. The journal contains scientific articles and studies, covering the culture development and spread, cultural theory, civilisational comparativistics, social and cultural anthropology, cultural memory, cultural psychology, cultural sociology, new media culture findings as well as translations of topical texts, historical sources, reviews and conference reviews. The editorial board focuses on theoretical and methodological problems of exploring culture as well as various issues of relative fields. Articles are published in Lithuanian, English and other languages commonly used by the academic community.

The journal is supplemented with a series of studies and monographs.


Dr. Stanislovas Juknevičius

Editorial Board

Akad. prof. Antanas Andrijauskas (Lithuanian Culture Research Institute)

Prof. Dr. Ruben Apresian (Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Philosophy)

Prof. Sekhar Basu (Kolkata University / Mykolas Romeris University)

Prof. Dr. Audrius Beinorius (Vilnius University)

Assoc. prof. Dr. Naglis Kardelis (Lithuanian Culture Research Institute)

Akad. prof. Janina Kursytė-Pakulė (Latvian Academy of Sciences, Latvia University)

Dr. Romualdas Juzefovičius (Lithuanian Culture Research Institute)

Dr. Dainius Razauskas (Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore)

Dr. Vytautas Rubavičius (Lithuanian Culture Research Institute)

Dr. Kęstutis Šapoka (Lithuanian Culture Research Institute)

Prof. emeritus Hidemichi Tanaka (Tohoku University)

Manager Aistė Černiauskė

Lithuanian Language Editors

Ona Gaidamavičiūtė, Margarita Dautartienė

English Language Editor Naglis Kardelis

Design Skaistė Ašmenavičiūtė

Recommended for publishing by the Council of Science of Lithuanian Culture Research Institute


Lithuanian Culture Research Institute

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Tel. / fax (+370) 5 2751898

ISSN 2351-4728 (online version)

ISSN 2351-471X (printed version)

Adomas Matuliauskas silkscreens of „Vilnius symbols“ in pages 9, 47, 81, 139, 147

© Lithuanian Culture Research Institute, 2015