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The Fifteenth International Bibliological Conference

The Fifteenth International Bibliological Conference
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April 4–5, 2019
National Libary of Belarus

We invite you to participate in the Fifteenth International Bibliological Conference, which is to be held at the National Library of Belarus, on April 4–5, 2019.

The anniversary Fifteenth Bibliological Conference is dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the Bibliology Research Department of the National Library of Belarus. The conference will analyze the scientific achievements of the Department and talk about people who gained the deserved credibility for the Department. Definitely, the activities and fruitful work of many members of the Department have contributed to the establishment and development of the distinctive national school of the book studies.

The theme of the conference will be diverse, with a constant focus on the Belarusian book culture and understanding of its phenomenon in the international context. As usual, conference topics of interest include questions on the manuscript and printed book culture from the antiquity to the modern development tendencies.

Topics of interest:

  • The Bibliology Research Department of the National Library of Belarus: traditions and achievements.
  • Contemporary bibliological schools, studies and concepts.
  • The role of a person in the creation and development of the Belarusian book studies.
  • Belarusian manuscripts.
  • Belarusian manuscripts and printed books in the domestic and foreign collections.
  • Belarusian printing houses of the 16th–18th centuries.
  • The Belarusian book of the 19th–20th centuries.
  • Historic libraries and the development of librarianship in Belarus.
  • Art design of manuscripts and printed books.
  • Bibliographic record of prominent Belarusian books.
  • The modern Belarusian book.
  • The book in the contemporary social, culture and information environment.

Working languages: Belarusian, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, English.

Accommodation, meals and transportation expenses are covered by the conference participants.

Call for papers:

The set of conference papers is projected for publication. We accept original papers of scientific and applied value in Belarusian, Russian and English. The organizing committee is authorized to select papers for reading at the conference and articles for publication. Please submit your paper by e-mails and no later than March 1, 2019.

Format requirements for papers:

  1. The author’s/coauthor’s full name, surname, patronymic (if any), the full name of the organization, city, country; the full name, surname, patronymic (if any) of a person who will present the paper at the conference, the title of the paper.
  2. The paper with the annotation, drawings and addendums should be up to 6 pages, format А4, Times New Roman, type size 13, 1.5 line spacing, file type DOC or RTF (Microsoft Word).
  3. The reference list after the main body of your paper should be ordered alphabetically. The references in square brackets should be at the end of the sentence, for example [3, p. 15].
  4. The summary in Russian and English should be up to 400 symbols (including spaces).


Tacciana Sapieha
Tel.: +375 17 293 27 82, +375 44 579 39 07

Kseniya Susha
Tel.: +375 17 293 27 83


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A thematic exhibition “IAEA: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”, dedicated to the 65th anniversary since the International Atomic Energy Agency has been established, will run in the International documents reading room (room 207g) between July 21st and August 30th.

The World Population: Present and Future


The Official Documents Service Department (room 207) has opened a thematic exhibition "World Population: Present and Future", dedicated to World Population Day to last from July 1 to August 9.

The Space of Andrei Karpenkov’s Colors


The opening of a contemporary Belarussian artist Andrei Karpenkov “The space of flowers” will run in the “Atrium” Gallery on four o’clock in the afternoon on July 14th.

Belarus. 1941-1945: Feat. Tragedy. Memory


The Belarussian literature reading room (room 205) is running a book exhibition “Belarus. 19421-1945: Feat. Tragedy. Memory” dedicated to the Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus from July 2 to September 4.

A Mysterious Light


The Gallery “Rakurs” (second floor) opened a photo exhibition of Vasyl Belyakou “A Mysterious Light”.

The Route of Courage and Fame


The library has arranged a book-documentary exhibition “The route of brevity and fame,” dedicated to the Victory Day which our country celebrates on May 9th. This event receives specific significance on celebration of the Year of Historical Memory and on the 100th anniversary of the National Library of Belarus.