Evolution of Science and Technology / Mokslo ir technikos raida, Vol 1, No 1 (2009)

Publishing Activities of the Lithuanian Scientific Society

Eglė Paškevičiūtė-Kundrotienė


This article elaborates on the publishing activities (1907-1940) of the Lithuanian Scientific Society (LSS) discussing the implemented plans and their significance as well as the un-realized ideas and reasons of their failure. The paper determines the authors that mostly contributed to various publishing activities and shows how the scale of the publishing activities of LSS changed from the foundation of LSS to its closure. In total, LSS published almost 90 textbooks, 29 documents, dozens of offprints from Lietuvių tauta („Lithuanian Nation“) and „Medicina“. Plans to publish encyclopedias, indices, maps and the journal Medicina ir gamta („Medicine and Nature“) were not implemented. The main upsurge in publishing was in 1918-1922. The political and cultural environment undoubtedly influenced publishing in Lithuania. LSS played the major role as a provider of textbooks for developing Lithuanian school and as a publisher and distributor of scientific literature. The publishing activities of LSS were widely known in Lithuania and abroad.


Article in Lithuanian

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2011-04-02

Keyword(s): Lithuanian Scientific Society; publishing; course books Lietuvių tauta („Lithuanian Nation“); Jonas Basanavičius

DOI: 10.3846/est.2009.10

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