LSSR became a member of IAHR

Logo of IAHR

Logo of IAHR

On August 22, 2012 LSSR became a member of the International Association for The History of Religions.

In his welcome statement Tim Jensen, IAHR Secretary General, wrote to us from Copenhagen on September 14th:

IAHR Executive Committee at its meeting in Södertörn, Stockholm, Sweden, August 22, 2012, unanimously decided to recommend to the IAHR International Committee the adoption of the Lithuanian Society for the Study of Religions (LSSR) as a member to the IAHR.

In accordance with the IAHR Constitution the LSSR though pending recommendation by the International Committee and admission by the General Assembly is thus considered a member of the IAHR.

I welcome you and your colleagues and the LSSR to the IAHR, and I look forward to future collaboration and mutual assistance in the common effort to further strengthen the academic study of religions.

Videos of prof. Eileen Barker lectures – on the VMU website

On May 2-3, 2012 the Department of Sociology was visited by Dr. Eileen Barker, who is professor emeritus at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Eileen Barker delivered two lectures: “Brainwashing, mind control, recruitment or conversion? The questions about influence and/or coersion in “cults”” and “Sociological research methods”. Below you will find the video recordings of those lectures. Continue reading