450th Anniversary of the First Lithuanian Book by
MARTYNAS MAŽVYDAS AWARDS AND GRANTS
The Martynas Mažvydas Award for Scholarly
The Martynas Mažvydas Awards and Grants for
One of today's most noted Baltic scholars in Germany, Prof. Jochen D. Range of Greifswald University, was awarded the
1996 Martynas Mažvydas Prize for the study and preparation for publication of J.
Bretkūnas' manuscript translation of the Bible.
Regina Koženiauskienė is a winner of the '97 prize for
research in the field of old Lithuanian writings established by the State Commission
for the 450th Anniversary Commemoration.
Vilnius University Library is a winner of the '97 prize for its
research work in preparing and publishing the book LAUREAE
The Martynas Mažvydas award for
The Ministry of
Culture of the Republic of Lithuania
The Ministry of Culture of Lithuania, December 20, 1995, Order Nr. 437
The Ministry of Science and Education of Lithuania, December 20, 1995, Order Nr. 1474
On establishing the Martynas Mažvydas Award for
scholarly research in old Lithuanian writings
We hereby order
To establish in 1996 the annual Martynas Mažvydas Award equal to 45
Minimum Living Rates.
To approve the regulations of the Martynas Mažvydas Award (Appendix 1).
To approve the composition of the Evaluation Committee (Appendix 2).
Minister of Culture J. Nekrošius
Minister of Science and Education V. Domarkas
Regulations of the Martynas Mažvydas Award
Approved by the Ministry of Culture of Lithuania
on December 20, 1995, Order Nr.437,
and by the Ministry of Science and Education of Lithuania
on December 20, 1995, Order Nr.1474
General part and the assignment of the Martynas Mažvydas Award
- The Ministry of Culture of Lithuania and the Ministry of Science and Education of
Lithuania establish the Martynas Mažvydas Award in order to promote scholarly research
into old Lithuanian writings.
- The Martynas Mažvydas Award is given annually for the most remarkable scholarly
research on old Lithuanian writings in the last 5 years. Research topics may
include: the publication, printing and distribution of old Lithuanian books, the written
language, artistic styles and genres, the history of binding, the history of paper, the
role of the book in historical epochs and cultures, and the lives and works of writers and
- The winner of theMartynas Mažvydas Award is announced by December 20th, and the Award
is presented on January 8th, the day on which M. Mažvydas' "Catechism"
- The Martynas Mažvydas Award is paid out of the budget of the Republic of Lithuania
- Lithuanian as well as foreign authors and groups of authors may apply for the
Award. If the Award is given to a group of authors, the Evaluation Committee divides it
into equal parts among them.
- The winner of the Martynas Mažvydas Award may be given another Martynas Mažvydas Award
only after five years.
- The granting of the Martynas Mažvydas Award does not depend on any other
- Candidates for the Martynas Mažvydas Award may be nominated by unions for
the arts, educational and scientific institutions, libraries and public organizations.
Authors may also nominate themselves for the Award.
- The research of the candidates for the Martynas Mažvydas Award for the last five years
must be submitted to the Evaluatrion Committee by November 1st in Lithuanian,
German, and English.
- Candidates for the Martynas Mažvydas Award are selected by the Evaluation Committee,
which has been approved by the Ministers of Culture and of Science and Education for a
- The Committee consists of 13 members. The Committee elects its Chairman and Secretary by
secret ballot by a majority vote.
- Members of the Committee are appointed from the employees of the Ministries of
Culture and of Science and Education, from unions for the arts, from educational and
scientific institutions, and from delegated representatives of libraries and public
- The Martynas Mažvydas Award is granted by these two Ministries on the basis of
the conclusions of the Committee.
Schedule of the Evaluation Committee
- 14. By the meeting day the members of the Evaluation Committee must become acquainted
with the works presented for the Martynas Mažvydas Award.
- 15. The day of the meeting is announced by the Chairman of the Evaluation Committee.
- 16. Decisions of the Evaluation Committee are made by secret ballot by a majority vote.
- 17. The Evaluation Committee has a quorum when no fewer than 2/3 of the Committee
members are present.
- 18. The decisions of the Evaluation Committee are recorded in a report signed by the
Chairman of the Committee and Secretary.
The Committee for the Martynas
Approved by the Ministry of Culture
on December 20, 1995 (Order Nr. 437)
and by the Ministry of Science and Education
on December 20, 1995 (Order Nr. 1474)
E. Aleksandravičius - Vytautas Magnus
E. Banionytė - The Society of the
Librarians of Lithuania
A. Baliulis - The Institute of History of Lithuania
V. Bulavas - The Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania
B. Butkevičienė - The Vilnius University Library
P. Dirgėla - The Writers Society of Lithuania
A. Glosienė - Vilnius University
V. Gudaitis - The Ministry of Culture of the Lithuanian Republic
E. Jakniūnaitė - The Ministry of Science and Education of the
A. Jovaišas -Vilnius University
D. Kuolys - The Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore
B. Leonavičius - The Artists Society of Lithuania
J. Marcinkevičius - The Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences
A. Sabaliauskas - The Institute of the Lithuanian Language
the winner of the M. Mažvydas Award '97 for research
Regina KOŽENIAUSKIENĖ, PhD in Humanities (1991), assistant Professor of the
department of Languages of Vilnius University , Head of the chair of the Lithuanian
language, since 1996 an expert and researcher in the field of the ancient Lithuanian
writings. She was born on February, 6, 1946, in Ukmergė and finished secondary school in
Panevėžys in 1962 with Gold Medal. In 1962 -1967 she studied ancient languages at
Vilnius University where at present she carries on with her scientific career.
Prepared and published:
- (16 th-17 th Century Orations and Dedications - Vilnius: Mokslas, 1990, 640 p.)
- (Jonas Čečiotas. Short Songs about Ancient Lithuanians up to 1434.- Vilnius: Published
by the Lithuanian Writers' Union, 1994, 283 p).
- ("Lithuania, my beloved mother" - Vilnius: Published by the Lithuanian
Writers' Union, 1996, 560 p.)
- (Samuelis Daugirdas. The Genealogy of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. The manuscript
submitted to the Institute of Literature and Folklore in 1994. To be published in the
series "The Old Lithuanian Literature").
Regina Koženiauskienė is a winner of the 97' prize for research in the field of
the ancient Lithuanian writings established by the State Commission
for the commemoration of the 450th anniversary.
The Martynas Mažvydas
Awards and Grants for Students
Committee of the research work in book science for the Martynas Mažvydas Award
|Chairman of the Committee
||prof. habil. dr. R. Pavilionis, Rector of Vilnius
||prof. habil. dr. D. Kaunas,
Head of the Department of Book Science of Vilnius University
||assoc. prof. dr. A. Glosienė, Head of the
Department of Library Science of Vilnius University
||assoc. prof. dr. R. Gudauskas, Dean of the Faculty
of Communications of Vilnius University
prof. habil. dr. M. Jučas, Professor of the Department of
Ancient and Medieval History of Vilnius University
assoc. prof. dr. R. Koženiauskienė, Associate
professor of the Department of the Lithuanian Language of Vilnius University
Jolanta DAPKEVIČIŪTĖ (DAPKIEWICZ). The
grant-holder of the Martynas Mažvydas award in 1993-1994. A Polish Lithuanian.
J.Dapkevičiūtė studied at Vilnius University in 1990-1995. Her main interest as well as
the theme of the final thesis was devoted to the history of printing and libraries in the
- Kristina ŽEMAITYTĖ, born May 20, 1972, in Šiauliai. In 1989 she graduated
from secondary school with a silver medal. Kristina Žemaitytė enrolled in library
science at Vilnius University.
- During the last year of her studies Kristina Žemaitytė worked at the National Martynas
Mažvydas Library in the rare book department.
- That determined her choice of theme in her diploma project Elzevyrų
spaustuvės leidiniai Nacionalinės M. Mažvydo bibliotekos retų spaudinių
skyriuje: katalogas ir tyrinėjimas.
- Currently Kristina Žemaitytė is working at the United Nations Depository Library,
which is part of the Vilnius University library.
She received the Martynas Mažvydas Student Award in
||Jurgita BALTRONAITĖ. The grant-holder of the Martynas
Mažvydas award in 1995-1996. She was born and studied in Anykščiai. Since 1992
she has studied at Vilnius University. During her BA studies she wrote several works
on the bindings of the old books and the development of bibliography in Lithuania. In 1995
J.Baltronaitė participated in the historical-etnographycal conference and competition
organized by the F. Bajoraitis public library of the local authorities of the Silute
region in which her work "Petras Jakštas - spaudos darbuotojas ir bibliofilas"
("Petras Jakštas, a printing worker and bibliophile") won the Ist prize.
Grita MILIAUSKAITĖ. The grant-holder of the Martynas Mažvydas award in
1996-1997. G. Miliauskaitė was born and studied in Vilnius; G. Miliauskaitė
entered Vilnius University in 1993. Her works are devoted to the forms of communication
and to the improvement of library functioning, the most remarkable work being
"Lietuvos nacionalinio bibliografijos centro veikla" ("National Activities
of Lithuanian Bibliography Center ").
Winners of the Martynas Mažvydas award
for students' scientific researchers in the field of book science
Jolita ŠIMANSKYTĖ - LIŠKEVIČIENĖ, the
grant-holder of the Ist competition of scientific researchers in the field of book science
which took place in 1993. Her work "Emblemų formos XVI a. pab. -
XVII a. pr. LDK dailėje. Knygų grafika. Medalininkystė. Teatro
reiškiniai" ("The shapes of emblems in the late XVI - early XVII centuries in
the art of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Book drawings. Medal art. Theatre features."
won the award on January 8, 1994. An article devoted to the author has been published.
(see: Patiejūnienė, Eglė. Martyno Mažvydo premija - Dailės akademijos studentei //
Literatūra ir menas. 1994 balandžio 16 d.). (see: Patiejūnienė, Eglė. The Martynas
Mažvydas prize - to the student of the Academy of Arts // Literature and Arts. April,16,
The grant-holder of the Ist award J. Liškevičienė was born on
February 17, 1970. In 1977-1985 she studied at Klaipėda Secondary School No5 and at the
same time attended the Children Art School. From 1985 to 1989 she was the student of
Kaunas St. Žukas Higher School of the Applied Art, in 1989 - 1994
J. Liškevičienė studied the theory and history of arts at Vilnius Academy of Arts.
Since 1994 J. Liškevičienė has been working for her PhD, since 1996 she has been
scientific worker at the Institute of Art Studies of Vilnius Academy of Arts.
J. Liškevičienė is a promising scientist who has already presented a number of
mature scientific works.
Jurgita BALTRONAITĖ, the grant-holder of the IInd
student competition of scientific researches in the field of book science which took place
in 1996. The award for her work "Petras Jakštas - spaudos darbuotojas ir
bibliofilas" ( "Petras Jakštas, a printing worker and bibliophile") was
presented at the Meeting of Seimas of the Lithuanian Republic on January 9, 1997. Details
about J. Baltronaitė are presented in her characteristic as a grant-holder of the
Martynas Mažvydas award.
Jolanta DAPKEVIČIŪTĖ (DAPKIEWICZ) was born on
June 16, 1967 in a Lithuanian family in Seinai (Poland). She finished Punskas lycee in
1986. From 1986 to 1990 she worked in Balstogė and Suvalkai and assisted in
publishing Poland's Lithuanian magazine "Aušra". At the same time she was an
extra-mural student at Warsaw Higher School of printing trades. In 1990 - 1995 she studied
library science at the Department of Communication of Vilnius University. She won the
Martynas Mažvydas Award in 1993-1994 academic year. At present J. Dapkevičiūtė works
in the Art section at the National Martynas Mažvydas Library of Lithuania.On the basis of
her final thesis J.Dapkevičiūtė has published a book "Knyga Seinų - Punsko
krašto lietuvių kultūroje iki 1939 m." (" The Book in the Lithuanian
Culture in the Seinai - Punskas Region before 1939") (Punskas, 1996. 44 p.).
Laima Rudaitienė is a winner of the 97' prize for her research
work Seinų spaustuvė: leidimų statistika ir teminė analizė