Lietuvos Istorijos Mokyjtok Asociacija

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Architektu str.56-13
04111 Vilnius
Lithuania

Phone number:+370 674 00043

About the Organisation


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The History Teachers' Association of Lithuania (LIMA) is a non-governmental, voluntary organization. It has been established in 1992 by history teachers from different cities of the country. Eugenijus Manelis was the first president. LIMA has been one of the EUROCLIO founder organizations in 1993.  The main aim of the association is to support and to develop modern forms of history education in Lithuania, to provide values of democracy and European cooperation. Violeta Krischuneneis the chief of LIMA since April 2011.

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Lithuanian HTA: Vilnius Heritage’s Conference

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Lithuanian HTA: Vilnius Heritage’s Conference

 

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In year 1387 a king of Poland Jogaila granted Magdeburg rights to the city of Vilnius. To celebrate the 625-th anniversary of this event LIMA (Lithuanian HTA) organized the Annual Conference. It took place on Tuesday 3rd April 2012 at historical Vilnius City Hall building.  The traditional theme of the Conference “Modern methods of history teaching” was added.  The theme of Vilnius history teaching was accented. The participants have been welcomed by the mayor of Vilnius Arturas Zuokas, Lithuanian Parliament member Mantas Adomenas and the Executive Director  of The International Commission for the Evaluation of the Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes in LithuaniaRonaldas Racinskas.Professor of Vilnius University Alfredas Bumblauskas made a rich report about some traditional points of view on Lithuanian history.  Professor said that modern history explorers must have more logical and objective thinking. He believes in multicultural heritage of Vilnius. Dr.Vitalija Stravinskiene  analyzed the migration problems in Vilnius after WW2. History teachers Eugenijus Manelis, Violeta Krischiuniene (LIMA president) and Ingrida Vilkiene spoke about the experience of teaching the past of native town.  After the Conference session all the teachers had a possibility to visit Vilnius Gallery of Art, there educational excursions were organized. For more information, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

LIMA: The Lithuanian Student Annual History Competition

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The 22-th traditional Lithuanian student history competition took place in the city of Kedainiai onApril 14-15, 2012. It was focused on the theme “The Grand Duchy of Lithuania’s culture from the 13th until the end of the 18th century”.  The students had to overcome a varioushistory tests. The best of them created an essay next competition day. The teachers and students had possibility to visit most interesting sites of Kedainiai. A history of this city is closely connected to life of Lithuanian noble J.Radvilaandthefamousmodernpoet, Nobel Prize laureate  C.Milosz’s childhood.  The winners got a lot of books as a prize.  For more information, please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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LIMA supported the student conference about Napoleon

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LIMA supported the student conference about Napoleon

 

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200 years ago Napoleon invaded Russian Imperia. So Russian-French war was started. But Napoleon had another role for Lithuanian people. They believed in French emperor’s liberation mission. To celebrate this significant date the student conference was organized.  It took place on 12 April 2012 at Vilnius W.Syrokomlasecondary school. Conference was welcomed by French Embassy’s Culture Center director P.Hanseand Lithuanian HTA Honorary President E.Manelis. Students from Vilnius and other towns of Lithuania prepared different presentations about Napoleon period in Lithuania. Very interesting movie “The days of catastrophe” was showed by film director J.Lingys.  For more information, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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LIMA: Commemoration of "Freedom Defenders Day", Lithuania

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On the 13th of January almost all schools, different institutions and enterprises participated in the traditional civil initiative “The Memory is live because it proclaims” initiated by The International Commission for the Evaluation of the Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes in Lithuania. On the 13th January the Freedom Defenders Day at eight o’clock in the morning the memory candles were lighted in the windows for ten minutes to let people feel the consolidation of Lithuanian nation that was especially strong on the day of 13th January, 1991. The flames reminded the tragic days when the Lithuanian society was united by strong values and ideas that helped to resist against the aggression of soviet invaders and local collaborates. 

 
History teachers association of Lithuania supported this initiative and invited all teachers and students to support this idea. In 2012 this initiative was joined by 903 schools and 113 different institutions in Lithuania and abroad. 
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Lithuanian HTA Conference on History Education

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On April 1th The History Department of The Pedagogical University of Vilnius and The International Commission for the Evaluation of the Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes in Lithuania convened a conference in Vilnius entitled: Teaching the history of the crimes of the Nazi and Soviet occupational regimes:  Theory and Practice. On September 21, 2010 the Sejm (Parliament) of the Republic of Lithuania, proclaimed 2011 a “Year of Memory for those residents of Lithuanians who died and suffered during the Holocaust.”  This conference commemorated the events of seventy year ago when, in 1941, the Soviets began a massive deportation of the residents of Lithuania to the Soviet Union. Attendees at the conference included, the ambassador of the United States to Lithuania, Her Excellency Anne Elizabeth Derse, Israel’s ambassador to Latvia and Lithuania, His Excellency Naftali Tamir, representatives from the foreign ministry of the Republic of Lithuania, along with numerous historians from the USA, Sweden, Lithuania, and approximately one hundred teachers.  Participants were familiarized with the latest scholarly research. Additionally, experienced teachers shared their knowledge and skills in teaching this subject to high-school students.
 

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The Lithuanian student’s history Olympics

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From April 15-16 the History Department of the Pedagogical University of Vilnius hosted the twenty-first Lithuanian student’s history Olympics in the city of Biržai. This year’s theme was “The Lithuanian states’ borders and territory from the thirteenth to the twentieth century.”  The Olympiad focused on Lithuania’s foreign policy, its relations to its neighboring states, and the most important Lithuania actors in formulating those relations.  Many of the activities centered on geography and cartography. Sixty-nine students from various Lithuanian cities and regions competed in the Olympiad.  On the first day student took a history test.  Twenty of the best students wrote essays on the second day.  The Honorable Laima Andrikienė, Lithuania’s representative to the European Parliament congratulated the Olympiad’s winner.  She also invited them to attend the European Parliament. Other students received books and other various prizes.  The Olympians had the opportunity to visit Biržai castle and other historical sites.