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prof. Albinas Kuncevicius

Since 2020, board member of the Research Council of Lithuania.

Doctor of history and archaeology sciences, professor at Vilnius University, head of History Faculty and head of Archaeology Department at Vilnius University. Winner of the National Science Progress Award and cavalier of the Cross of the Order for Merits to Lithuania.

In 1980, gained a historian‘s specialty at Vilnius University. In 1993, defended doctoral dissertation in humanities’ field of history. In 2008, went through the habilitation procedure. 1980–1988 worked in cultural monuments’ protection institutions and 1989–1994, in Vilnius Lower Castle study group. Since 1994 worked at Vilnius University. In 1999, gained docent‘s pedagogical name and in 2014, the professor‘s pedagogical name.

Scientific interests: historical archaeology and protection of cultural heritage.

Most important archaeological studies:

  • 1988–1994 Vilnius Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania.
  • 1994–2019 the castle place of the Old Trakai.
  • 1999–2001 the castle place of Baltadvaris.
  • 2001–2003 the mass grave of Napoleon‘s soldiers in Vilnius.
  • 2003–2009 the castle place of Dubingiai.

Was a leader to projects financed by the Research Council of Lithuania: Sources of the Lithuanian state, According to Dubingiai Microregion Investigation Data (between 2011 and 2015, European Social Fund, No. VP1-3.1-ŠMM-07-K-01-037), Landscape of Statehood: Environmental Transformation in Historical Capitals of Lithuania (between 2017 and 2019, Scientist Group Projects, No. P-MIP-17-181), Automated Monitoring of Urbanized Areas‘ Heritage Using 3D Technology (between 2017 and 2020, European Regional Development Fund, No. 01.2.2-LMT-K-718).

Author of scientific publications in the field of Lithuanian Medieval archaeology. Author of monographs: Lithuania‘s Medieval Archaeology (2005). Co-author and compiler of monographs: Dubingiai Patrimony of the Radvilas (2009), Palace of the Radvilas in Dubingiai (2011), Dubingiai Microregion and the Source of the Lithuanian State (2015).