Pēteris Vanags, professor of Baltic Languages, has been awarded the 2018 Jonas Kazlauskas Prize for his outstanding achievements in the research of Baltic philology, textology and historical linguistics. Prof. Pēteris Vanags is the seventh recipient of the prize – previous recipients have been, among others, Aleksas Girdenis, Albertas Rosinas, and Bonifacas Stundžia. 

Peteris Vanags, second from left.
Pēteris Vanags, second from left, Bonifacas Stundzia, center and Jurgis Pakerys, far right, among participants of the prize ceremony at Birštonas.


The Jonas Kazlauskas Prize is awarded by the city of Birštonas, the birthplace of the noted Lithuanian linguist Jonas Kazlauskas (1930-1970), one of the founders of the Baltistica journal.

More information (in Lithuanian) from the Birštonas city homepage.