The Hearth of Lithuanian Studies (Lituanistikos židinys)

the centre
of Lithuanian for the community, young people and the society at large


Head: Aurelija Tamulionienė


The Hearth of Lithuanian Studies was founded in 2006. It is the only centre of its type in Lithuania.

The Hearth of Lithuanian Studies is a structural unit at the Institute of the Lithuanian Language; its major goal is to provide the latest news about linguistics to the society in the most attractive and modern way, to raise the awareness of the society on the topical issues of language usage, increase the prestige of the Lithuanian language, motivate secondary school pupils for a career in linguistic research, promote Lithuanian as a partner in European multilingualism and inter-cultural dialogue.



  • To disseminate the latest news in linguistics
  • To raise the society’s awareness of the Lithuanian language as a key factor for preserving national identity and citizenship
  • To promote ideas of European multilingualism and inter-cultural dialogue.


As part of the system of educating specialists, a series of seminars are organised for specialists of Lithuanian and other areas on terminology and topical issues of language use.

The Club of Book Lovers (Knygių klubas) invites to attend exhibitions and presentations of new books, to celebrate birthdays of prominent linguists and other events.

In the Club of Teacher Alumni academics and professors gather to share their memories and teach the younger generation language and linguistics and sometimes more than that wordly wisdom?


An exclusive area of activity of the Hearth of Lithuanian Studies is a unique Language Museum.


The Museum provides access to:


  • Documents from the Archive, some interesting items from everyday life of linguists, other unique materials
  • Electronic file directory offering valuable information in various fields in linguistics: language history, dialectology, lexicography, research into language contacts, history of writing, terminology, contemporary usage, history of linguistics, sign language etc.
  • Computer games, dialect karaoke, interesting computer books
  • Language toys: unique exhibits, which can help “touch the language”.

The Museum is open on workdays and can be visited by prior arrangement by phone or e-mail.

Contact information


+370 5 263 8112

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