He was also one of Kaunas’ most prominent citizens, whose creative, professional, and civic endeavors and embrace of openness and tolerance had a profound impact far beyond the academic world. This conference is held annually in memory of this eminent thinker, philosopher, and beloved member of the Vytautas Magnus University community, and is traditionally accompanied by a memorial charity concert.
Participants in this year’s conference will share their practical experience and insights gained in various countries about how to avoid the manipulation of history. Can history endure as an impartial science studying the past, or is it destined to become an instrument of power? Is history still in danger of becoming dependent on the political will of governments in democratic and undemocratic countries alike?
Venue of the conference: National Museum Palace of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (Katedros square 4, Vilnius)
Team: Robert van Voren, Dainius Genys
Organizers: Andrei Sakharov Research Centre for Democratic Development
Photo: © Remis Ščerbauskas
Katedros sq. 4, Vilnius
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