UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Call for Papers: Belarusian Studies in the 21st Century, 9th Annual Conference

11 December 2023

UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, the Ostrogorski Centre and the Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and Museum invite paper proposals from established academics and doctoral researchers discussing various aspects of contemporary Belarusian studies.

Belarusian studies conference poster

The conference serves as a multidisciplinary forum of Belarusian studies in the West and offers a rare networking opportunity for researchers of Belarus.

The conference will take place on 26–27 April 2024 in the hybrid format. The Annual London Lecture on Belarusian Studies will follow the main conference panels. Those attending in person will be able to attend a reception at UCL and a tour of the Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and Museum Church of St Cyril of Turau & All the Patron Saints of the Belarusian People.

The organisers are interested in papers that discuss history, political science, business, political economy, literature, sociology and religious studies. Interdisciplinary studies are particularly encouraged. Selected papers will be peer-reviewed and published in the Journal of Belarusian Studies in 2024.

The organising committee includes Prof Yarik Kryvoi (co-chair), Prof Andrew Wilson (co-chair), Dr Alena Marková, Dr Peter Braga, and Dr Karalina Matskievich.

Conference partners: the Journal of Belarusian Studies, British Association of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies (BASEES), and Charles University (Prague).

To submit a paper please complete this online form no later than 31 January 2024. The working language of the conference is English. Applicants will be notified no later than on 9 February 2024.

Please spread the word and use hashtag #BelStudies. For any questions relating to the conference, please email belstudies.conference@gmail.com.