Warsaw to host 7th International Congress of Belarusian Studies


The largest Belarusian academic event will take place on 15-17 September 2017 in Warsaw.

As in previous years, the Congress will bring together about 500 scientists and experts from Belarus and other countries, and will include discussions and presentations, as well as the ceremony of the Award for the Best Academic Publication in 2015-2016.

Collegium Civitas www.civitas.edu.pl is the main academic partner for the Seventh Congress in Warsaw.

This year, the Congress is not held in the capital of Belarus.

“Apart from Belarus, it is Poland that has the strongest centers for studying Belarus, its culture, literature, society and politics. There are many research centers and researchers; our goal is to expand our audience, invite more researchers to take part in discussion and present their major projects and survey results. We wanted to enrich the Congress in such a way” says Andrey Kazakevich, a political scientist and Chairman of the organising committee.

According to the organizers, the congress is not only about gathering of Belarusian researchers in one place. They believe that foreign scholars and experts may see the country in a different light. The Congress is the venue to talk about these different Belaruses, but it also allows to create one image of it, they say.

“We want Belarus to be perceived in a broader perspective, not merely as a separate state. It will give us a chance to understand what Belarus looks like a modern and European state,” Kazakevich adds.


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