The Interaction of Tradition and Modernity

The 6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference

KLAIPĖDA UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

LIEPAJA UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Humanities and Arts

The 6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference

The Interaction of Tradition and Modernity

To mark the 80th anniversary of Professor Dr. Audronė Kaukienė, a renowned scholar of Baltic Linguistics

November 18­–19, 2021


The conference is organized in honour of fondly remembered professor Dr. Audronė Kaukienė, who would have celebrated her 80th anniversary this year. She was a much revered scholar of Baltic Linguistics, having nurtured a numerous group of followers who undertook her profound view to language and national culture as well as her methodological framework. Audronė Kaukienė was a personality who had a deep understanding of the essence of tradition – its meaning, vitality and power to manifest itself in newly emerging form.


In this modern and dynamic world tradition is a concept difficult to define. It is an ever changing construct that lacks strict boundaries and undergoes continuous development assuming different trajectories. We invite researchers to assemble for a scientific discussion about the change in tradition: significant implications, consequences and perspectives regarding any fact, subject, process or phenomenon breakthrough that is commonly perceived as traditional.

 In their scientific presentations, the delegates are invited to examine interaction between tradition and modernity in these domains:

  • LANGUAGE
  • ETHNOLOGY AND FOLKLORISTIC
  • LITERATURE AND ART
  • CULTURAL HISTORY AND RELIGION

The conference will be organized in physical presence and online:

  • KU SHMF, S. Neries 5, Klaipėda, Lietuva
  • Video conferencing platform ZOOM


The author of the Conference Logo Weathervane : Denisas Nikitenka, 2014