The 16th International Bibliological Conference timed to the 500th anniversary of the founding of the monastery and library in Zhyrovichy.


The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus, the National Library of Belarus.

Date: May 15, 2020.

Location: National Library of Belarus (Minsk, Nezavisimosti Ave., 116).

Subject areas:

  • Monasteries as the centers of book culture
  • The book collection of the monastery in Zhyrovichy: history, current state and prospects
  • The manuscript tradition of Belarus
  • Belarusian printing houses of the 16th–18th centuries
  • Belarusian books of the 19th–20th centuries
  • Belarusian manuscripts and printed books in domestic and foreign book collections
  • Historical book collections and the development of library science in Belarus
  • Design and decoration of manuscripts and printed books
  • Bibliographical description of ancient Belarusian books
  • Modern Belarusian books
  • Books in the modern socio-cultural and information environment
  • Bibliographical schools, studies and concepts
  • Belarusian bibliographers and book historians

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

Participation requirements:
To take part in the conference as a speaker or attendee, please register online on www.nlb.by. Participants of the conference will pay for transportation, meal and lodging expenses.

Papers and reports:
The proceedings of the conference will be published as a book. We accept original scientific papers in the Belarusian, Russian and English languages. The organizing committee is authorized to select papers for review and publication. Please submit your report not later than March 15, 2020; email: sapega@nlb.by, susha.ksenia@yandex.by.

Paper requirements:
1.  Author’s/co-author’s full name, organization’s full name, city, country; lecturer’s full name, report title.
2.  The paper with summary, illustrations and supplements should not exceed 6 pages. Size А4; Times New Roman font; point 13; line spacing 1,5; file type .doc or .rtf (Microsoft Word).
3.  The reference list should appear at the end of the paper, in alphabetical order. Place references in square brackets, for example [3, с. 15].
4.  Brief summary in English up to 400 symbols (with spaces).

Tatiana Sapiego
Tel.: +375 17 293 27 82
+375 44 579 39 07
E-mail: sapega@nlb.by

Xenia Susha
Phone: +375 17 293 27 83
E-mail: susha.ksenia@yandex.by