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The 10th International Congress of Belarusian Studies

The Congress will be held in the buildings of the Vytautas Magnus University:

PTV – Putvinskio str. 23

CR – Daukanto str. 28 (CR SH is Small Hall, 205)


List of Participants​​


1. International relations. Regional security. Foreign policy

1. Belarus between Russia and Ukraine: what can IR theories clarify?

2. Military threats in the region in the context of Putin’s war against Ukraine

3. Between societies and states: Relations of Belarus and Ukraine in the context of the war

4. Nation-state facing the challenges of globalization and Russian neo-imperialism: content, problems, prospects

2. Politics. Political Institutions

1. Alternative perspectives on democratic constitutional and political reforms

1.2.Discussion of the draft of the new constitution of Belarus

2. Society's Interests in Public Administration: interaction between citizens and state, civic participation and public services

3. Society and Social Institutions

1. Civil Society Studies

2. Contemporary Urban Solidarity: Vertical and Horizontal Dimension

3. Belarusian identity: between national heroism and collective guilt

4. Under the auspices of the Year of Historical Memory: politics of memory in contemporary Belarus

5. Public opinion about the war in Ukraine in Eastern Europe

4. Economics

1. Economic sanctions: short-term and long-term consequences for Belarus and the region

2. Rethinking ESG as Part of the New Normal: Business Impact in the Context of Dictatorial Regimes, Civil Unrests and Wars

5. Political philosophy

1. Autonomy, Democracy, Revolution (100th anniversary of Cornelius Castoriadis' birth: 1922 - 2022)

6. Education and science

1. Higher education in the digital age

7. History of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania

1. "Habits of glorious ancestors": war, army, society and law in the GDL

2. Problems of research and publication of the historical sources of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: from ego documents to institutional archives

8. History of the 20th century

1. The entangled history of revolutions in East-Central Europe, 1917-1923

2. Informal Social and Cultural Practices in the BSSR and in other ‘real socialism’ countries (1950s-1980s)

3. Poland and Belarus in the Second World War

4. Poland and Russia in the historical destiny of Ukraine-Lithuania-Belarus (ULB) in the 19th-21st centuries: biographical session

5. History of Belarusian national and state symbols (20th-21st centuries)

9. Philology

1. Contemporary Belarusian literature in the context of European literature (on the example of the Jerzy Giedroyc Literary Prize)

2. Belarusian literature in the world: languages of original texts and translations

3. Belarusian vector in the practices of Ukrainian linguists

4. Belarusian literary manifestos of the 1980s and 1990s

5. Belarusian glottodidactics: problems of teaching Belarusian as a foreign language

6. Belarusian literature of the 19th century: problems of interpretation, source and attribution

7. Homeland - Belarus?

10. Historical and cultural heritage

1. Architectural and artistic heritage of the BSSR in light of contemporary practices (1991-2022)

2. Jews and Jewish heritage after the Holocaust (Belarus, Poland, Ukraine)

3. Historical and Cultural Heritage of the Belarusian-Ukrainian Border: Problems of Preservation, Broadcasting and Interpretation

4. Bagpipes in Europe: history, influences and revival

5. Oriental, antique and medieval studies in Belarus

11. Culture and cultural studies

1. Human rights in the cultural sphere and cultural rights in Belarus

2. Beauty in folk culture: sacrum, eros, kitsch

3. New media and future patterns in the perspective of transformation of cultural practices and communities

4. No Politics without Aesthetics! F for Fake

5. Belarusian Art of Turbulent Times

12. Church and religion

1. Churches and Christians in the Belarusian Political Crisis

13. War studies

1. Cultural wars on the lands of Belarus and Ukraine as an element of hybrid wars of the 21st century

2. Military Science, Military History and Defence Studies

3. War and tangible cultural heritage: destroy and create

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