The 5th International Congress of Belarusian Studies will take place on 2-4 October 2015

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Organising committee of the Congress is pleased to announce call for sections (panels) for the 5th International Congress of Belarusian Studies. Deadline for submissions is 15 March 2015.

Sections (panels) are supposed to be sites for discussion of particular research problems or presentation of results of scholarly activity within certain disciplines or research fields. Organising committee does not set any restrictions regarding discipline or topic of the panel, and thus suggests that academic and research communities articulate their own priorities and interests.

Sections (panels) can be disciplinary, thematic or focus on particular narrow problems. We also accept applications for sections that will discuss important social and political issues, as well as round tables, workshops, presentations, etc.

Formation of sections and panels through an open call will approximate the Congress to the needs and expectations of academic and expert community. Organising committee calls upon research institutions and communities as well as academic leaders to participate in the design of thematic priorities of the Fourth Congress. Applications can be made by individuals, groups or institutions.

To apply, please fill in the online form

Application deadline is 15 March 2014.


The International Congress of Belarusian Studies was founded by Belarusian Institute of Strategic studies and other Belarusian and Lithuanian scholars and experts is an annual event for intellectuals and broader communities of Belarus and other countries, including experts, journalists, civil activists, students etc. The Congress aims at integration of researchers and experts in social sciences and humanities as well as deeper understanding of Belarus in academic and civil environment of the country, region and world.

The Congress seeks to become a place for presentation of outcomes of scholarly and expert work done during the year. Moreover, the Congress is an excellent opportunity to develop new research and social projects, to exchange views and ideas and to establish informal contacts.