In anticipation of the anniversary of one of the oldest cities in Belarus, the Republican round table “Brest. 1000 years of history in documents and materials” was held on September 4. The event was organized by Brest Regional Library named after M. Gorky and brought together well-known scholars in history, local historians, librarians, archivists and museum workers.
The round table was attended by representatives of the National Library of Belarus. Tatiana Kuzminich, the deputy director for information resources, presented a new library project dedicated to the 1000th anniversary of Brest, in the context of a virtual reconstruction of documents and materials on the regional history of Belarus. Irina Gryadovkina, head of the Bibliography Research Department, made a report on local printed media of the interwar period.
The event’s participants presented interesting and varied reports, reflecting both the general picture of the thousand-year history of Brest and the particular details. Several lectures were devoted to the rich historical and cultural heritage of the city. A. Vabishchevich, A. Gladyshchuk, D. Liseychikov, A. Unuchek, V. Moroz, I. Chaychits, V. Gubenko, A. Karapuzova and other reputable scholars and amateur historians spoke at the round table.
During the event, the National Library of Belarus presented a multimedia disc “The 1000th anniversary of Brest through the prism of ancient documents” (Belarusian: “1000-годдзе Брэста праз прызму старадаўніх дакументаў”), prepared in collaboration with the National Historical Archive of Belarus. The CD was donated to scholars in history and cultural institutions of Brest Region.
Bibliography Research Department