Donatas Kupčiūnas

Dr Donatas Kupčiūnas


Donatas is a Research Associate at the Centre for Geopolitics, Department of Politics and International Studies.

Donatas Kupčiūnas

Donatas joined the Centre for Geopolitics at the Department of Politics and International Studies in 2021 as a postdoctoral research associate. He holds a DPhil in History at the University of Oxford, a Master of Laws in Public International Law at Leiden University, a Master of Arts in International Relations and European Studies from the Central European University, and a BA in Political Science from Vilnius University. His current research explores NATO expansion in the Baltic in the early 2000s, with a particular focus on Russian policy. In addition to running the Centre’s Baltic Geopolitics strand, Donatas teaches MPhil courses and supervises students in the field of geopolitics of the Baltic and Russia, past and present.

Donatas’ research interests include modern international history, relations between East/Central and Western Europe in the interwar period, cultural and intellectual history of diplomacy, geopolitics of the Baltic sea region, international law of global security and contemporary Russian foreign policy. His book 'The Devil’s Paradise: the Vilnius conflict in European diplomacy, 1919-1923' is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.

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Varieties of Togetherness: Some Approaches to Feminist Art History

21/05/2024 at 17.30

How might methods of feminist political organising offer transformative methods for art history? 

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Show me your bowl and I’ll tell you who you are

28/05/2024 at 17.30

How can material culture be used to reconstruct ancient human stories?

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Sculpture unveiling: Essay on Reticulations

28/05/2024 at 18.30

Join us for the unveiling of Essay on Reticulations, a new sculptural work at Wolfson College.

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Wolfson Garden Tour: A World Environment Day Celebration

05/06/2024 at 16.45

What solutions is the Wolfson Garden employing to grow trees, revive water sources and rejuvinate soil?

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Lunchtime Concert: Wolfson Chamber Group

08/06/2024 at 13.30

Hear the Wolfson Chamber Group perform at this Saturday lunchtime concert.