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Call for Papers: Annual Conference “Belarusian Studies in the 21st Century”

4 January 2019

Held 29 March 2019, Location: UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies

Belarusian Conference SSEES

UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies and the Ostrogorski Centre invite proposals from established academics and doctoral researchers for individual papers and panels discussing various aspects of contemporary Belarusian studies.

The conference will take place on 29 March 2019 at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) in London. The Annual London Lecture on Belarusian Studies will follow the main conference panels.  The conference will serve as a multidisciplinary forum of Belarusian studies in the West and offer a rare networking opportunity for researchers of Belarus.

The organisers are particularly interested in papers that discuss history, political science, political economy, literature, sociology and religious studies. Interdisciplinary studies and panel proposals are particularly encouraged. Selected papers will be peer-reviewed and published in a special issue of the Journal of Belarusian Studies in 2019.

To submit a paper proposal or a panel proposal please complete this form http://tinyurl.com/belconference no later than on 10 February 2019. The working language of the conference is English. The organisers are unable to cover costs of participants but can facilitate obtaining UK entry visa. Applicants will be notified about selection by 20 February 2019 at the latest.

This  year the Annual London Lecture on Belarusian Studies will be delivered by Anaïs Marin (France), Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Belarus. 

The conference organising committee is composed Paul Stephen Hall, Paul Hansbury, Peter Braga, Ales Herasimenka. The conference  co-chairs are Professor Yarik Kryvoi and Professor Andrew Wilson.  

For any questions relating to the conference, please email belauk2018@gmail.com.