International Congress of Belarusian Studies – „Historical and Cultural Heritage” panel: call for papers

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The Organising Committee of the International Congress of Belarusian Studies is pleased to announce the Call for papers for the 11th Congress, which in 2023 will take place in Gdańsk, on September 22–24. The main Polish partners of the 11th Congress are the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk, the European Solidarity Centre, and the National Maritime Museum in Gdańsk.

To take part in the Congress as a speaker, please fill in the online form and submit your abstract of 2000–4000 characters. Deadline: May 15, 2023. The main working languages of the Congress are Belarusian and English. Additionally, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian and Lithuanian may be used as working languages.

In 2023, the Congress will address 14 research areas, including all major social and humanistic disciplines. One of the thematic panels will be devoted to historical and cultural heritage and will cover such issues as: Belarusian anthropology, ethnology, folkloristics: divisions and overcomings; Traditional culture of Belarus – problems of preservation of tangible and intangible components; Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage: Opportunities and Challenges; War and tangible cultural heritage: destruction and creation; Cultural heritage of the BSSR (Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic); Pressing issues in the Belarusian cultural heritage preservation; Historical and Cultural Heritage of the Ukrainian and Belarusian Border: (Not)New Research Approaches and Concepts; Historical and cultural heritage of the Old Believers of Eastern Europe; Bagpipes in Europe: history, influences and revival. Detailed information about all thematic panels with their descriptions is available here.

The Congress is the premier annual academic event of Belarus which brings together all the major intellectual centres for the study of Belarusian society, politics and culture. In addition, the Congress provides an excellent opportunity to develop new viable research and civic projects, exchange views and ideas, and establish informal contacts with representatives of the academic and expert communities of Belarus and other countries.

The mission of the Congress is to develop a community of scientists, analysts and experts, as well as to promote a deeper understanding of Belarus in the academic circles on a national, regional and global level.

We encourage you to apply.