October 12-13, 2023
This two-day symposium brings together thinkers and writers engaged in the history and life of Vilnius to reflect on the role, space, and place of the city and its peoples. Vilnius encompasses centuries-long historical, cultural, and political significance to many nations of Central and Eastern Europe including Lithuanians, Poles, Jews, Belarusians, and others. The goal of the Vilnius 700 symposium at Yale is to reach for a better understanding of Vilnius both as a place and as an idea, a city with a multiplicity of peoples and voices – a wealth of polyphony.
The Baltic Studies Program at Yale invites you to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the first written mention of Vilnius in historical sources by joining a keynote conversation, four panel discussions, and a musical recital with some of the leading scholars, artists, and practitioners of Vilnius’ past, present, and future.
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