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Vilnius, Wilno, Vilne 1918–1948: one city – many stories

Vilnius, Wilno, Vilne 1918–1948: one city – many stories

Following this year´s special edition of Exercising Modernity – whose extended topical focus was displayed by the added [Eastern] part in the middle – we’re happy to announce a new lecture series which will continue to “reflect on the concepts of East and West, have a closer look at the incoherencies between political, geographical, and cultural borders of Europe in the 20th and 21st centuries and examine the issue of the role of culture and architecture in shaping the societies, cities and states in this region of the world”.

We would like to cordially invite you to come and join us to watch the first lecture of this series:

“Vilnius, Wilno, Vilne 1918–1948: one city – many stories”. A lecture by Prof. Dr Giedrė Jankevičiūtė.

Organized by the Pilecki Institute in cooperation with the Embassy of Lithuania

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Vilnius, 1918
In the period between 1918-1948 Vilnius was a melting pot, a liminal city, reminiscent of Lviv or Trieste in its multifaceted life and social dynamics experiencing population alternations. Moreover it was rife with political turbulences: the struggle for the city, the integration of Vilnius into Poland and the subsequent almost 20-year long years of period of stabilisation, the Soviet and Nazi occupations, the Holocaust, the exodus of the interwar Vilnius inhabitants to Poland after the WWII, and the intensification of the Stalinist terror. This multi-layered history of the city will be presented by Prof. Dr Giedrė Jankevičiūtė through the lense of the exhibition “Vilnius, Wilno, Vilne 1918-1948: one city – many stories”, which will be on display at the Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie and the National Art Gallery in Vilnius in 2023 (curators: Giedrė Jankevičiūtė and Andrzej Szczerski).
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Vilnius, 1948
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