Vytautas Magnus University

V. Putvinskio 23, room # 508

LT-44212, Kaunas, Lithuania


+370 (37) 327 843 (Czesław Miłosz Center)

+370 (37) 327 836 (History Department)

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Phd., associate professor at History department and head of the Czesław Miłosz Center at Vytautas Magnus University. The Center makes researches on history, politics and culture of East-Central European states. Director of the Institute of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, which organizes researches on history and legacy of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and acts as a promotor of the notion of common past among Lithuanians, Poles, Belarusians and Ukrainians. Member of the Board of directors of the Club of East European Summer School (Warsaw University) that unites more than 400 researches and intellectuals from East-Central Europe. Member of the Association of Slavonic, East European and Eurasian Studies (USA). Representative of the Vytautas Magnus university at the National Committee of Lithuanian Historians; General secretary (2004-2013). Member of the Academic Corporation Convent Ludenia (Minsk) based in the independent Belarusian Flying University. Participant of Santara-Šviesa, a Lithuanian academic corporation of liberal thought.

Member of the Editorial board and/or of the Scientific council of international journals Belarusian Political Science ReviewPrzegląd Geopolityczny and Rocznik Instytutu Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej. A reviewer of Acta Baltico-Slavica, a journal of Polish Academy of Sciences.


The main fields of interest:

  • Historical relations between Lithuania and Western European countries since middle ages;

  • History, politics, culture and national narratives of Lithuania, Poland and Belarus.


Courses taught to BA students at Humanities and Political Sciences departments on the history of Lithuanian, German and French states and societies, on European historiography, on Historiosophy, on the History of Economics, Everyday Life and Political Philosophy. Courses to MA students on the History of Diplomacy and on Lithuania in Western Europe. The latter deals with lituanistics (archival sources and historiography on Lithuania) in Western European countries.

MA diploma received at Central European University in Budapest. PhD studies finished at Vytautas Magnus University (joined PhD program with the Lithuanian Institute of History). Studies and probations in Italian, French, Swiss, Hungarian and Polish institutes and universities. Lectures given in various Lithuanian, Polish, Belarusian, French and Swiss universities and institutions.

One of the founders of Vytautas Magnus University Labor Union and the first President (2006), later – member of the Committee (till 2020).


Warsaw University Studium Europy Wschodniej. Acknowledgment.  (Warsaw, December 20, 2016). 


Jerzy Giedroyc Award (Warsaw, 1 December, 2015) for the Institute of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania for "difficult effort to propagate legacy of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and especially the tradition of cohabitation of different cultures, languages, religions and nations in Lithuania, Belarus, Poland and Ukraine."


2020 Rūstis Kamuntavičius