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habil. dr. Tamara Bairašauskaitė

Member at the Committee of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Research Council of Lithuania since 2013

In 1972, graduated from Vilnius University as a Historian. 1975-1979, studied for the Degree of Candidate of Sciences in Moscow, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation in 1980 and in 1998 (habilitation), receiving the Doctorate Degree in Humanities (habilitation). Since 1979, has been working in the Lithuanian Institute of History. 2000-2004, Visiting Professor at Vilnius University Centre of Cultural Communities. Since 2005, Professor at the Department of History Theory and Culture History. 2003-2006, Lecturer at Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences (former Vilnius Pedagogical University). 2010-2011, Lecturer at University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (Poland).

Main scientific interest fields of T. Bairašauskaitė: 19th century social history, the history of the Lithuanian noble class bajorai, the history of cultural minorities. Conducted research in archives and library manuscript depositories in Belarus Poland, Lithuania, France, Russia, discovered new historical resources. Published the results of research in the form of monographs, publications of the resources and articles in Lithuanian and foreign science publications and in international science conferences in Lithuania and abroad.

Coordinated research projects and programmes, participated in international projects. Participates in the activities of Lithuanian Institute of History, science councils at the Faculty of History of Vilnius University and the Doctoral Committee. 1999-2003, Expert Member at the Committee for Humanities of the Research Council of Lithuania.

Since 1992, having received grants from the J. Mianowski Foundation for the Promotion of Science (Fundacja Popierania Nauk. Kasa J. Mianowskiego) and the French Foundation for the Independent Polish Literature and Science (Fonds d’Aide aux Lettres Polonaises Independantes), has received training in various Polish education institutions, at the Centre for East European Studies of the University of Warsaw (Poland), Polish Library in Paris (France), Herder Institute in Magdeburg (Germany) and Tokyo Polytechnic University (Japan).