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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. The conference will take place...

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.

The 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 Annual London Lecture on Belarusian Studies will be delivered by Professor David Marples, Distinguished University Professor at the Department of History & Classics, University of Alberta. The title of his lecture is ‘Stalin’s Ghosts, Parasites, and Pandemic – the Roots of the 2020 Uprising in Belarus‘.

Stalin’s Ghosts, Parasites, and Pandemic – the Roots of the 2020 Uprising in 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. 

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