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 develop- ment and spread, cultural theory, civilisational comparativistics, social and cultural anthropol- ogy, 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 com- monly used by the academic community.

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


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

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Salomėja Jastrumskytė (Lithuanian Culture Research Institute)

Editor of the Issue

Dr. Salomėja Jastrumskytė (Lithuanian Culture Research Institute)

Editorial Board

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

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

Prof. Sekhar Basu (University of Delhi)

Prof. Dr. Audrius Beinorius (Vilnius University)

Prof. Dr. hab. Pawel Bytniewski (University of Maria Cury Sklodowska in Lublin)

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

Every article is reviewed by two reviewers


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ISSN 2351-4728 (online version) ISSN 2351-471X (printed version)

Dr. Romualdas Juzefovičius (Lithuanian Culture Research Institute)

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

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

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

Dr. Vytautas Rubavičius (Lithuanian Culture Research Institute)

Prof. Carles Salazar (University of Lleida)

Prof. Emeritus Hidemichi Tanaka (Tohoku University)

Lithuanian Language Editor

Onutė Gaidamavičiūtė


Skaistė Ašmenavičiūtė

Cover I: Aleksandra’s Vilimaitė’s. „Landscape with a fisherman“, 2022, ink, paper

Aleksandra’s Vilimaitė’s calligraphy works from the series “The World of Plants”, 2021, ink, paper p. 9, 45, 137, 227

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