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The course units currently available to the students of the Institute are supervised by the following faculty members:

Lecturers employed in the BRIAI in primary position:

Doc Dr Audronė BLIUJIENĖ, position: Principal Lecturer; works at the Department since 2006.

E-Mail: audrone.bliujiene@gmail.com

Subjects taught: Archaeology of the Eastern Balts (bachelor studies); Migration Period in the Baltic Region (bachelor studies); Prehistoric Art (bachelor studies); Roman Iron Age in the Baltic Region (bachelor studies); Ethno-Cultural Landscape (master studies).


Linas DaugnoraProf Dr Linas DAUGNORA, position: Principal Lecturer; works at the Department since 2011.

E-Mail: daugnora@gmail.com

Subjects taught: Anthropology and the Human History (bachelor studies); Palynology (together with Miglė Stančikaitė; bachelor studies); Zooarchaeology (bachelor studies).


Algirdas GirininkasProf Dr hab. Algirdas GIRININKAS, position: Principal Lecturer; works at the Department since 2006.

E-Mail: sakaliske@gmail.com

Subjects taught: Bronze Age in Northern Europe (bachelor studies); Early Iron Age in Northern Europe (bachelor studies); Experimental Archaeology (bachelor studies); Prehistoric Lifestyles of Humanity (bachelor studies); Buildings Archaeology (master studies).


Vasilijus SafronovasDr Vasilijus SAFRONOVAS, position: Principal Lecturer; works at the Department since 2008.

E-Mail: safronovas@gmail.com

Subjects taught: Heritage Theory and Management (bachelor studies); History and Theory of Historiography (bachelor studies); Klaipėda City and Region History (bachelor studies); Memory Studies: an Introduction (bachelor studies); Oral History: an Introduction (bachelor studies); Baltic Region: Concepts of Mental Geography and Spatial Imagination (master studies).


Vykintas VaitkevičiusDr Vykintas VAITKEVIČIUS, position: Principal Lecturer; works at the Department since 2008.

E-Mail: vykintas.vaitkevicius@gmail.com

Subjects taught: Lithuanian Studies in Archaeological Theory and Fieldwork (bachelor studies); Sacral and Ritual Landscape (master studies).


Vygantas VareikisProf Dr Vygantas VAREIKIS, position: Principal Lecturer, Head of the Department; works at the Department since 1994.

E-Mail: vygantas.vareikis@gmail.com

Subjects taught: A History of Europe in the 19th Century (bachelor studies); A History of Europe in the 20th Century (bachelor studies); History of Soviet Klaipėda (bachelor studies); Methodology of Historical Research (bachelor studies); Jewish History in Baltic Region and East-Central Europe (master studies).


Vladas ŽulkusProf Dr hab. Vladas ŽULKUS, position: Principal Lecturer; works at the Department since 1993.

E-Mail: vladas.maritime@gmail.com

Subjects taught: Lithuanian Archaeology in the Viking Age (bachelor studies); Methods of Underwater Research (bachelor studies); Underwater Archaeology 1, 2 (together with Valerijus Krisikaitis; bachelor studies); Baltic Society in 6th–13th C. (master studies); Issues of Klaipėda Historical Development in 13th–17th C. (master studies); Underwater Cultural Heritage and Environment (master studies).


Doc Dr Arūnas BAUBLYS, position: Senior Lecturer, works at the Department since 1998.

E-mail: arunas.baublys@gmail.com

Subjects taught: Auxiliary Sciences of History (bachelor studies); Fundamentals of Museology (bachelor studies); Numismatics (bachelor studies); Confessional Relations in Lithuania Minor (master studies); Heritage Management (master studies).


Silva PocytėDoc Dr Silva POCYTĖ, position: Senior Lecturer; works at the Department since 1995.

E-mail: silva.pocyte@gmail.com

Subjects taught: Prussian History (together with Marius Ščavinskas; bachelor studies); History of Russia (bachelor studies); Issues of Kaliningrad Oblast post-WW2 History (master studies).


Miglė StančikaitėDr Miglė STANČIKAITĖ, position: Senior Lecturer; works at the Department since 2006.

E-Mail: migle.stancikaite@gamtostyrimai.lt

Subjects taught: Palynology (together with Linas Daugnora; bachelor studies).


Nijolė StrakauskaitėDoc Dr Nijolė STRAKAUSKAITĖ, position: Senior Lecturer; works at the Department since 1993.

E-Mail: nijole.strakauskaite@gmail.com

Subjects taught: German History 19th–20th C. (bachelor studies); Issues of East and West Prussian History in the 16th–20th C. (master studies); Nationalism in German History (master studies).


Marius ŠčavinskasDr Marius ŠČAVINSKAS, position: Senior Lecturer; works at the Department since 2005.

E-Mail: scavinskas.marius@gmail.com

Subjects taught: Europe and the Spread of Christianity (4th–15th Centuries) (bachelor studies); History of Medieval Europe (5th–11th Centuries) (bachelor studies); History of Medieval Europe (12th–15th Centuries) (bachelor studies); Introduction into History Studies (bachelor studies); Issues of Medieval Lithuanian History (bachelor studies); Prussian History (together with Silva Pocytė; bachelor studies); Medieval Lithuania in the Baltic Region (master studies).


Vacys VaivadaDoc Dr Vacys VAIVADA, position: Senior Lecturer; works at the Department since 1995.

E-Mail: vacys.vaivada@gmail.com

Subjects taught: European History from the Mid-15th to the Mid-17th Century (bachelor studies); European History from the Mid-17th to the 18th Century (bachelor studies); History of Lithuania from the Middle Ages to the Late 18th C. (bachelor studies); The Reformation in Lithuania and Prussia (bachelor studies); Society and the Confessional Processes in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (15th–16th Centuries) (master studies).


Gintautas ZabielaDoc Dr Gintautas ZABIELA, position: Senior Lecturer; works at the Department since 2006.

E-Mail: gzabiela@gmail.com

Subjects taught: Conflict Archaeology (bachelor studies); Heritage Protection Law and Practice (bachelor studies); Hillforts in the Cultural Landscape (bachelor studies); History of Archaeological Science in Lithuania (bachelor studies); Historical Cartography (bachelor studies); Medieval Archaeology (bachelor studies); Archaeology and History of Cultural Landscape (together with Rokas Kraniauskas; master studies); History of Fortification (master studies); Modern Archaeological Field Research Methods (master studies); Remote Techniques and Archaeological Research (master studies); Symbols of Authority and Power in the Landscape (master studies).


Vytautas JokubauskasDr Vytautas JOKUBAUSKAS, position: Lecturer; works at the Department since 2011.

E-Mail: pilsotas@yahoo.com

Subjects taught: Lithuanian Military History (13th–20th C.) (bachelor studies); Armed Defence Problems of Interwar Lithuania in the Context of Baltic States (master studies); Baltic Region Military History (13th–20th C.) (master studies); History of Military Thought and Science (master studies).


Mgr Raimondas KAZLAUSKAS, position: Lecturer; works at the Department since 2003.

E-Mail: kazlauskasrai@gmail.com

Subjects taught: History of Ancient Greece (bachelor studies); History of Ancient Rome (bachelor studies); History of Political Thought (bachelor studies).


Klaidas PerminasDr Klaidas PERMINAS, position: Lecturer; works at the Department since 2006.

E-Mail: klaidas.p@balticum-tv.lt

Subjects taught: Introduction to Archaeological Studies (bachelor studies); History of Navigation in the Baltic Region (bachelor studies).


Ernestas VasiliauskasDr Ernestas VASILIAUSKAS, position: Lecturer; works at the Department since 2007.

E-Mail: ernestas@inbox.lv

Subjects taught: Christianization of the Eastern Baltic Region in the 9th–17th C. (based on archaeological data) (bachelor studies).


Hektoras VitkusDr Hektoras VITKUS, position: Lecturer; works at the Department since 2003.

E-Mail: hektoras.vitkus@gmail.com

Subjects taught: History of Latvia, Estonia and Finland (bachelor studies); History of Lithuania in the 19th–20th Centuries (bachelor studies); History of Scandinavian Countries (bachelor studies); Archivistics (bachelor studies); History of Ideologies in Interwar Lithuania (bachelor studies); Lithuanian-German Relations (19th–20th C.) (master studies).


Mgr Rokas KRANIAUSKAS, position: Junior Lecturer; works at the Department since 2013.

E-Mail: rokidze@yahoo.com

Subjects taught: Theoretical and Practical Research Methods in Archaeology (bachelor studies); Archaeology and History of Cultural Landscape (together with Gintautas Zabiela; master studies).


Mgr Ieva MASIULIENĖ, position: Junior Lecturer; works at the Department since 2015.

E-Mail: ieva.masiuliene@gmail.com

Subjects taught: Digital Research Methods in Archaeology (bachelor studies); Digital Archaeology (master studies).


Mgr Gvidas SLAH, position: Junior Lecturer; works at the Department since 2015.

E-Mail: qwidar@gmail.com

Subjects taught: Stone Age in Northern Europe (bachelor studies); Change of Technologies in Prehistoric Times (bachelor studies).


Mgr Justas STONČIUS, position: Junior Lecturer; works at the Department since 2016.

E-Mail: justston@gmail.com

Subjects taught: History of Poland (bachelor studies).


Visiting lecturers

Dr Marius IRŠĖNAS (Vilnius Academy of Arts), works at the Department since 2010.
E-Mail: marius.irsenas@vda.lt
Subjects taught: Cultural Heritage Visualization (master studies); Digital Archaelogy (master studies).

Dr Česlovas LAURINAVIČIUS (Lithuanian Institute of History), works at the Department since 1998.
E-Mail: laurinaviciusc@gmail.com
Subjects taught: Lithuanian-Russian Relations (1918–1940) (master studies).

Dr Rimantas MIKNYS (Lithuanian Institute of History), works at the Department since 1998.
E-Mail: rimantas.miknys@gmail.com
Subjects taught: Nationalism and Modern Society in East Central European and Baltic Regions in the 19th–20th C. (master studies).

Dr Roman SHIROUKHOV (Vilnius University), works at the Department since 2014.
E-Mail: ramans@prusai.org
Subjects taught: Prussian Archaeology (bachelor studies).


Doctoral students assigned to the Institute:

Dovilė BATAITYTĖ, El. paštas: dovile.bataityte@gmail.com
Rubenas BUKAVICKAS, El. paštas: rubenas2@gmail.com
Liudas GUMBINAS, El. paštas: liudas.gumbinas@sauliusajunga.lt
Gintautas JAKŠTYS, El. paštas: gintautas.jakstys@mil.lt
Raimondas KAZLAUSKAS, El. paštas: kazlauskasrai@gmail.com
Daumantas KIULKYS, El. paštas: daumantas.kiulkys@gmail.com
Egidijus PAPEČKYS, El. paštas: egpapec@yahoo.com
Christian PIPAL, El. paštas: christian.pipal@gmail.com
Tomas RIMKUS, El. paštas: rimkus74@gmail.com
Gvidas SLAH, El. paštas: qwidar@gmail.com
Eglė STANKEVIČIŪTĖ, El. paštas: archeologasplkm@gmail.com
Justas STONČIUS, El. paštas: justston@gmail.com
Edvinas UBIS, El. paštas: edvinas.ubis@gmail.com
Miglė URBONAITĖ-UBĖ, El. paštas: migleurbonait@gmail.com
Zigmas VITKUS, El. paštas: zigmas.knope@gmail.com
Indrė ŽIGEU, El. paštas: indre.zigeu@gmail.com


As of the date of establishment of the Department, lectures are read to students by Dr habil. Vladas Žulkus and Dr Nijolė Strakauskaitė. The first associates of the Department also included Dr habil. Alvydas Nikžentaitis, founder and the first chair of the Department, and Professor Stephen C. Rowell (currently, both scholars are engaged in the Lithuanian Institute of History).
In addition to the lecturers working today, lectures to the students of the Department of History of Klaipeda University have been given at different times by Arūnė Liucija Arbušauskaitė, Rasa Banytė-Rowell, Eglė Bendikaitė, Džiugas Brazaitis, Zenonas Butkus, Rūta Čapaitė, Gintautas Jurgis Česnys (†), Leonidas Donskis, Edvardas Gudavičius, Stasys Gutautas, Dainius Elertas, Jonas Genys, Saulius Kaubrys, Vytautas Kazakevičius (†), Jūratė Kiaupienė, Antanas Kulakauskas, Vaidas Kuprelis, Ingė Lukšaitė, Elmantas Meilus, Arturas Mickevičius, Saulius Pivoras, Aivas Ragauskas, Valdemaras Šimėnas, Rita Regina Trimonienė, Giedrė Vaivadaitė, Ernestas Vasiliauskas, Ričardas Zulcas and other lecturers; visiting lecturers from other countries: Barbara Christophe (Frankfurt am Main, Germany), Ingolf Ericsson (Bamberg, Germany), Ruth Kibelka-Leiserowitz (Berlin, Germany), Rasa Mažeika (Toronto, Canada), Ilgvars Misāns (Riga, Latvia), Eva Pluhařová-Grigienė (Leipzig, Germany), Maik-Jens Springmann (Rostock, Germany), Gvido Straube (Riga, Latvia), Joachim Tauber (Lüneburg, Germany), Horst Wernicke (Greifswald, Lüneburg). In the period from 1995 to 2005, the German language was taught to students by visiting lecturers from Germany employed under the Robert Bosch Stiftung’s lectureship program for the East Central Europe: Monika Stobbe (1995/96), Jana Hoffmann (1996/97), Mirjam Müller (1997/98), Angela Hohlfeldt (1998/2000), Frank Wurft (2000/01), Michael Feller (2001/02), Stefan Carl (2002/04), and Katharina Röper (2004/05). The Polish language was taught by Albina Gricevič, Irena Masoit, Teresa Dalecka.

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