Dr Milena Vico

Adjunct Research Fellow

Email: Milena.Vico1@nd.edu.au
Phone: 9433 0109

Dr. Milena Vico is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of Notre Dame. Her research interests are history and oral history with a focus on Lithuania, Russia and Germany in the twentieth century. She focuses on collective memory, forced migrations and population displacement in Eastern Europe, Holocaust and Gulag survivors, with the collection of personal stories and interviews.

She was a lecturer in Italian language studies at the University of Notre Dame and is the coordinator of Italian language courses for the Dante Alighieri Society in Perth.

Dr. Vico was educated at the University of Pavia (Italy), where she completed a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Politics and History, and lectured in Economics. She received her PhD in Lithuanian Diaspora in Western Australia at Notre Dame in 2008.

Dr. Vico is fluent in Italian, English and Lithuanian.
Teaching Areas
Italian Studies since 2000.
Research Expertise and Supervision
  • (2014). Master of Arts by Research, Mrs Helen McCready. The establishment and development of amenities and services in the 16th century in the Campo of the Ghetto Nuovo in Venice (Ongoing).
  • (2012). Doctor of Philosophy, Mr. Nermin Numanovic. Civil Society in the Former Yugoslavia: A problem of Modern Democracy (Ongoing).
  • (2009). Honours Candidate in Italian, Miss Annie Marie Lord. The Survival of the Catalan Language in the city of Alghero (Sardinia).


Research and engagement

Conference Papers
  • Historical perspective: The leaving of Ukraine through Bloodlands. Exibition of ceramic art by artist Luda Korczynskyj. Moore Building, Fremantle, April 10-26, 2015.
  • Anti-Jewish sentiment in pre-WWII Lithuania: anti-Semitism as a payback for Soviet Oppression. Empire Faith and Conflict. University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, October 3-5, 2013.
  • A heroic rescue of Jews in Vilnius: An examination of the ‘Righteous’ among the Nations. Solidarity, Memory, and Identity, University of Gdansk, Poland, September 20-21, 2012.
  • Aldona Krutulis: If we send them away to their death, our conscience will torture us until we die, Jouzas Adejus, 1943. Soderton: 9th Baltic Conference. Soderton University, Huddinge. Sweden, June 12-15, 2011.
  • The Construction of Testimony: Exploring the preservation or loss of cultural identification within different post-war Lithuanian diaspora population now settled outside their country of birth and nationality. Eighth European Social Science History Conference, Ghent, Belgium, 13-16 April 2010.
  • The Lithuanian Community in Western Australia: Who are the Lithuanian? Celebrating Harmony Week. Local History Centre, Town of Vincent, Leederville, WA.
  • Lithuanian Diaspora in Western Australia: The Dissolution of a Community. XVI International Oral History Conference: Between Past and Future Oral History, Memory and Meaning. Prague, Czech Republic, July 7-11 2010.
  • Lithuanian Diaspora. Preservation and loss of pre-War World Two Traditional culture among Lithuanian émigrés in Western Australia and Siberia. The Baltics as an intersection of civilizational identities. 8th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe, Vytautas, Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania, June 11-14, 2009.
Professional Affiliations
  • Member, World History Association
  • Member, Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS)
  • Member, of the Canadian Oral History Association