Grazina Kristina Sviderskyte

Grazina Kristina Sviderskyte
Vilnius University · Department of History and Theory of Culture History

Doctor of Philosophy

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Sviderskyte, Gražina Kristina, holds MJ and PhD (Vilnius University, Lithuania). Fields of interest include: New Media, Collective Identity, Memory Politics and Culture, interrelation of historical consciousness, politics and law, origin and evolution of Heroic Ideal, Heroic Narrative, microhistory of Heroization and Demonization. She promotes collaborative research and integrated various methods from humanities, social sciences and nature sciences in her recent works. She lives in Victoria, BC.

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In this article, I explore a tendency of (de-)heroization in Lithuania during the 20th century. This research is focused on a historical hero, that is, a mental construct based on a historical prototype: a protagonist of the factual versus fictional narrative who was idealized, mythologized, and initiated to meet the current collective needs and de...
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This article reviews an investigation into the case of Stanley Girch (aka Girėnas) and Stephen William Darius as (multi)transfigured and transforming heroes and seeks to examine a twofold assumption that has emerged in heroism science, namely that people create heroes mostly for the better and that learning from the past can help assess which heroe...
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The general aim of this case study can be generalized by a question: what are the origins, present status, and likely fate of the most famous modern Lithuanian historical heroes? The case of the Lithuanian-American pilots Stephen W. Darius and Stanley Girch-Girėnas is a fascinating example of how the collective memory and historical imagination wor...
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This paper investigates a case study of memory transformation. It looks at an 80-year sequence of complex interactions by which a single tragedy, the transatlantic flight and deadly crash in Germany (now Poland) of two American-Lithuanian pilots, which occurred 17 July 1933, was turned into a lasting phenomenon, a powerful myth (re)shaped by compet...
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Straipsnyje nagrinėjamas LSSR partinių ir saugumo struktūrų vaidmuo plačiai pagarsėjusiame transatlantinių lakūnų S. Dariaus ir S. Girėno palaikų „atradime“. Rekonstruojama įvykių raida nuo pirmos viešos žinios apie aptiktą slaptavietę 1958 m. iki palaikų iškėlimo ir palaidojimo kapinėse 1964 m. Atskleidžiamas direktyvinis, politinis ir ideologinis...
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1933 m. liepos 17 d. įvykiai Vokietijoje – „Lituanicos“ katastrofa ir jos įkvėpta trumpalaikė, užtat intensyvi bei rezultatyvi trišalė sąveika (Vokietija, Jungtinės Amerikos Valstijos, Lietuva) – dar visapusiškai neištyrinėtas, kruopščiai analizuotinas problematikos kompleksas. Toks vertinimas atrodo adekvačiai iš 80-ies metų perspektyvos – atsižve...
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This article focuses on the 1933 transatlantic flight of the airplane Lituanica and weather conditions en-route. Using reanalysis methods and comparative analysis of historiographical data, the authors aimed to restore the weather conditions and to evaluate pilots’ decision-making process in rapidly changing situation during a flight from New York...

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