Migracijos ir diasporos tyrimai

Migracijos ir diasporos tyrimų klasterio tikslas – tirti lietuvių diasporos pasaulyje atsiradimo, išeivijos kultūrinės ir politinės visuomeninės veiklos problemas; vykdyti bei plėtoti sistemingų tarpdisciplininių tarptautinės migracijos ir diasporos procesų tyrimus. Klasterio tikslai įgyvendinami atliekant mokslinius tyrimus, rengiant mokslines konferencijas, seminarus, dalyvaujant moksliniuose projektuose. Tyrimų rezultatai skelbiami periodiniuose leidiniuose, leidžiamos monografijos, šaltinių publikacijos, studijos.

Main directions of scholarly research: Contemporary migration: its processes and features; The state‘s migration policy; International migration in the media; Forms and expressions of national identity in Lithuanian exile culture; Problems of diaspora emergence and émigré cultural, political, and social activities; Developments and trends of Lithuanian literature and culture in exile; Configurations of diaspora identity; diaspora traditions and their evolution; Transformations of ethnic culture in emigration: problems of preserving ethnic self-expression and traditions against a background of intercultural contacts; Legal aspects of Lithuanian migration. The cluster joins scholars from various disciplines (historians, litterateurs, sociologists, lawyers, ethnologists), who analyze episodes of émigré history, culture, and literature and investigate the academic, intellectual, and cultural activities of émigré organizations and personalities; changes in their conceptions of ethnic and national identity; and issues of adjustment and preservation of Lithuanianness. Much attention is paid to Lithuanian migration policy research in the context of the comparative migration policy. Cluster objectives are realized through research, preparation of scientific conferences, seminars, participation in research projects. The research results are published in periodicals, monographs, source publications and studios.