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

UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, the Ostrogorski Centre and the Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and Museum invites to the Annual London conference on Belarusian Studies. The conference will take place on 21–22 February 2020 at the School of...

UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, the Ostrogorski Centre and the Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and Museum 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 more information and to register, please go to Eventbrite.

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