“Lithuanian Historical Studies” (LHS) is Lithuanian Historical Institute’s academic peer-reviewed periodical
journal, published in English since 1996. Its goal is to popularise historical research pertaining to the
Lithuanian, Baltic and East European studies in Lithuania and abroad. Thematically, the LHS’s published
articles cover political, social, religious, economic and cultural aspects of the country’s history starting from
the Middle Ages and until the 21 st century. Special attention is paid at the complicated and controversial
historical issues like, for example: the 1569 union with Poland, the role of national minorities in nation-
states, research and interpretations of occupations and resistances, and many other.
In order to present different perspectives and at the same time encouraging constructive academic
dialogue, in parallel to the works of prominent and young Lithuanian historians, the journal also welcomes
contributions written by foreign authors. Moreover, besides the scientific articles, the LHS introduces new
or little-known source material, book reviews and notices, abstracts of history dissertations defended in
Lithuania and other. In this way, the LHS is an outstanding international academic media platform that
collects and disseminates academic research and thus contributes to the overall understanding of history of
Lithuania and its neighbouring states.