The Humanities in the Process of Establishment of Higher Education in Kaunas: Seedlings of Cultural Progress
Keywords:the university of Lithuania, academic, cultural expression, cultural identity, Kaunas, the Republic of Lithuania
Abstract. The article aims to investigate the cultural environment of Higher Courses that started in 1920 as well as the directionality of studies in the field of the Humanities at the University of Lithuania which was founded in 1922. The article also looks into and evaluates the contribution of scientific personalities in promotion of the cultural life of the university community. The materials analysed in the article suggest that the studies in the Humanities that started in independent Lithuania not only became the basis for the intellectual and professional education of students, but also supported the promotion of their cultural sociality. The role of university studies in the field of the Humanities is also relevant to the Lithuanian society of today. The university studies in the Humanities contribute to building up the self-awareness and dissemination of cultural identity.