АРБІС – АРХІЎ БЕЛАРУСКІХ ІНТЭРНЭТ-САЙТАЎ / ARBIS – ARCHIVE OF BELARUSIAN INTERNET SITES

На сённяшні дзень значная частка беларускага інтэрнэта знікае ў выніку таго, что людзі перастаюць падтрымліваць хостынг вэб-сайтаў. Часцей за ўсё сканчваюцца грошы, зачыняецца арганізацыя, альбо ў чалавека знікае інтерэс да падтрымкі сайтаў ці ён папросту памірае.

У выніку спадчына дыяспары і беларускага інтэрнэта наогул знікае. Праект АРБІС накіраваны на захаванне спадчыны дыяспары, а магчыма у будучыні больш шырокага кола сайтаў пра беларускую культуру, мову, гісторыю.

Ужо перанесена 12 сайтаў, звязаных з беларускай дыяспарай. Таксама маецца форма, якую можна запоўніць, каб пакінуць заяўку на архівацыю новых сайтаў, якая будзе магчыма пры наяўнасці сродкаў. Па ўсіх пытаннях пішыце на library@skaryna.org.uk

Наведаць старонку АРБІС – АРХІЎ БЕЛАРУСКІХ ІНТЭРНЭТ-САЙТАЎ


Today, much of the Belarusian Internet is disappearing as a result of people ceasing to host websites. Most often, money runs out, the organization closes, or a person loses interest in supporting sites or simply dies.

As a result, the legacy of the diaspora and the Belarusian Internet is disappearing altogether. The ARBIS project aims at preserving the heritage of the Belarusian diaspora, and possibly in the future a wider range of sites about Belarusian culture, language and history.

To date, 12 sites related to the Belarusian diaspora have been transferred. There is also a form that you can fill out to apply for archive new sites, which will be possible subject to additional funding. For any questions, email library@skaryna.org.uk

 

Support the Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and Museum

We are raising money for the Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and Museum in London, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

The library preserves the largest and most comprehensive collection of Belarus-related print publications in Western Europe and needs funds to become more digital.

Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate a little or a lot. Anything helps. Thank you for your support.

Please use Facebook to donate. It sends 100% of your donation directly to our charity.

6th Annual Conference ‘Belarusian Studies in the 21st Century’ – call for papers

UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, Ostrogorski Centre and the Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and Museum invite paper proposals from established academics and doctoral researchers discussing various aspects of contemporary Belarusian studies.Belarusian Studies in the 21st CenturyThe conference will take place on 19–20 February 2021 in the online format. The Annual London Lecture on Belarusian Studies will follow the main conference panels.

The conference serves as a multidisciplinary forum of Belarusian studies in the West and offers a rare networking opportunity for researchers of Belarus.

The organisers are interested in papers that discuss history, political science, political economy, literature, sociology and religious studies. Interdisciplinary studies are particularly encouraged. Selected papers will be peer-reviewed and published in the Journal of Belarusian Studies in 2021.

To submit a paper please complete this online form no later than 30 November 2020. The working language of the conference is English.

The conference organising committee includes Prof Yarik Kryvoi (co-chair), Prof Andrew Wilson (co-chair), Sasha Belavokaya, Peter Braga, Dr Alena Marková, and Dr Karalina Matskievich.

Please spread the word and use hashtag #BelStudies.

You can read more about past conferences here. For any questions relating to the conference, please email belstudies.conference@gmail.com.

UNOVIS Centenary Panel Discussion at University of Westminster

The Belarusian Library in London and University of Westminster invite you to a panel discussion with Belarusian art historian and author Siarhiej Chareuski and other expert speakers.

Other speakers:

  • Richard Difford
  • Prof. Christina Lodder
  • Dr. Katie McElvanney (The British Library)
  • Dr. Victoria Watson

UNOVIS was founded in Vitebsk’s People’s Art School of Malevich and his students on 14 February 2020, it went on to become one of the most influential art groups of the 20the century. This panel was assembled by Tszwai So on the occasion of the centenary of the art group, to discuss this significant intangible world cultural heritage of Belarus, one that every Belarusian should know about, and be proud of.

When: Thursday 20 February at 18:30

Where: University of Westminster, School of Architecture & Cities 35 Marylebone Road London NW1 5LS

Event: Chagall, Malevich et al: Fate of the Creators of the New Art

Join us for a talk by the well-known Belarusian art historian and author Siarhiej Chareuski to mark the centenary of the Viciebsk art group UNOVIS.

About the speaker

Siarhej Chareuski is a well-known Belarusian art historian, artist and author who has published extensively on the history of Belarus’ art and architecture, art theory, cultural studies and Chinese studies. His publications include the monographs One Hundred Artefacts of the 20th century: Essays on the History of Belarus’ Art and Architecture and History of Belarus’ Art and Architecture. Belarusian independent media describes him as а ‘Librarian or Curator of names, stories, ideas and artefacts that together make up Belarus’ cultural identity’. Mr Chareuski teaches Art History and Cultural Studies at the European Humanities University, Vilnius.

The event will conclude with a tour of the treasures of the Library’s art collection by Fr Serge Stasievich.

When: Saturday, Feb 22, 15:00-18:00

Where: Marian House Holden Ave London N12 8HY

Belarusian Readers’ Group

Belarusian Readers’ Group at the Skaryna Library is a space for all lovers of Belarusian literature. We read and talk about modern and classical texts and authors together.

We meet approximately once a month at the
Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library.

Venue: The Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library, 37 Holden Rd London N12 8HS

Format: meetings every month to two months in an informal setting with shared drinks and snacks.

Next meeting: Monday, 30 June 2020, 19:30

More information in the Facebook group

Mother Language Day with Valiaryna Kustava in London

On Saturday, the Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and the Anglo-Belarusian Society invites everyone to the Mother Language Day celebration, with poetry readings and the special guest appearance of a prominent Belarusian poet, scriptwriter and presenter Valiaryna Kustava.

Read your favourite poem – works of modern poets or old favourites of your choice in Belarusian, English, Scots etc (no need to learn by heart!). Children are very welcome to participate.

The readings will be followed by refreshments.

The event was inaugurated by the late Vera Rich to mark UNESCO Mother Language Day and involves poetry reading in all languages particularly Belarusian and English.

When: 8 February 2020, 4 pm

Where: Marian House, London

5th Annual ‘Belarusian Studies in the 21st Century’ Conference

The Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and Museum, UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies and the Ostrogorski Centre invites to the Annual London conference on Belarusian Studies.

The conference will take place on 21–22 February 2020 at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) and the Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and Museum in London. The conference reception is sponsored by the Anglo-Belarusian Society.

The conference serves as a multidisciplinary forum of Belarusian studies in the West and offers a rare networking opportunity for researchers of Belarus. The draft programme of the conference is available here.

This year’s Annual London Lecture on Belarusian Studies will be delivered by Professor Thomas Bohn from Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Germany. The title is ‘Bagpipe Player and Painted Birds. Belarusian Histories of the People in the Marshes.’

To register for the conference please register on Eventbrite no later than 19 February 2020. The working language of the conference is English.

The conference organising committee includes Peter Braga, Dr Stephen Hall, Dr Alena Marková, Prof Yarik Kryvoi (co-chair) and Prof Andrew Wilson (co-chair). The conference is supported by the British Association for Slavonic & East European Studies. Please use hashtag #BelStudies.

The speakers and moderators include:

  • Dr Ryhor AstapeniaChatham House, United Kingdom
  • Yahor AzarkevichUniversity of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Prof Thomas BohnJustus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Germany
  • Paula BorowskaSchool of Slavonic and East European Studies, UCL, United Kingdom
  • Peter BragaUCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, United Kingdom
  • Jim DingleyAnglo-Belarusian Society, United Kingdom
  • Dr Aleh DziarnovichNational Academy of SciencesBelarus
  • Dr Sándor FöldváriDebrecen University, Hungary
  • Dr Joanna GetkaUniversity of Warsaw, Poland
  • Tadeusz GiczanSchool of Slavonic and East European Studies, UCL, United Kingdom
  • Dr Yuras HetsevichNational Academy of SciencesBelarus
  • Prof Grigory IoffeRadford University, United States of America
  • Ekaterina KedingLudwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
  • Prof Yarik Kryvoi (conference co-chair), Ostrogorski Centre, United Kingdom
  • Dr Karalina Matskevich, Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and Museum
  • Dr Alena MarkováCharles UniversityCzech Republic
  • Prof Arnold Barratt McMillinSchool of Slavonic and East European Studies, UCL, United Kingdom
  • Dr Angela Espinosa RuizComplutense University of Madrid, Spain
  • Dr Anton SaifullayeuUniversity of Warsaw, Poland
  • Dr Nataliia SteblynaDonetsk National University, Ukraine
  • Yuliya YarmakYanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Belarus
  • Prof Andrew Wilson (conference co-chair), UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies.

For any questions relating to the conference, please email belauk2020@gmail.com.