Second Annual Conference Belarusian Studies in the 21st Century

On Saturday 25 February the Second Annual Conference on Belarusian Studies will take place at University College London.

The event has been organised by the Belarusian Francis Skaryna Library and Museum, the UCL School of Slavic and Eastern European Studies, and the Ostrogorski Centre.

The speakers from Belarus, the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, the United States and other countries will come to London to present and discuss Belarus-related research. This full-day conference which will take place at the UCL Institute of Education, close to the Russell Square tube station.

The conference panels will cover Skaryna’s work and legacy, problems of Belarusian national identity, foreign policy of Belarus and comparative politics, social and political movements, and language and literature. Selected papers from the conference will be published in the Journal of Belarusian Studies.

The main conference will be followed by the Annual Lecture on Belarusian Studies delivered by Dr Ales Susha, Deputy Director of the National Library of Belarus, and Chairman of the International Association of Belarusian Language and Culture Specialists.

All those who are neither conference moderators nor speakers who wish to attend the conference must register online as guests.

The full program of the conference.

Other Belarus-related events taking place this week:

Friday, 24 February, 2017

Event: Belarus Economy: The Challenges of Stalled Reforms
Time: 12:30–17:30
Location: 4th Floor Masaryk Senior Common Room, UCL SSEES, 16 Taviton Street (Google Maps) (nearest tube station Russell Square).
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Sunday, 26 February, 2017

  • 10:30 Sunday service in the Belarusian Church of St Cyril of Turau,
    Location: Marian House, N12 8HY
  • 11:45 Sandwich lunch
  • 13:00 Tour of the Belarusian Francis Skaryna Library and Museum

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