The 16th International Bibliological Conference


We Invite You to Participate in the 16th International Book Readings

The 16th International Book Readings start online on May 15. The conference dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the founding of the Jirovich Monastery and the library. How were things going to be. We will tell you!

What questions will be raised?

  • Book culture of the Jirovich Monastery

  • Handwritten manuscripts

  • Historic book collections

  • Printed book of the 16th and 18th centuries.

  • Belarusian book of the 19th and 20th century.

  • A book in a modern sociocultural environment

What is the format of the conference?

The readings will be online this year, with live video streaming and the possibility of communication with the speakers.

When will take place?

The broadcast begins on May 15, 2020 at 11 a.m. The duration is about 4 hours. Once the broadcast is over, the video of the conference will be available, but without the opportunity of communication with the speakers.

Where can I watch the conference?

The broadcast will take place in the group "Jirovichi" («Жировичи») on Facebook. It will not only broadcast, but also a discussion.

Where to see the program?

You can get to know the program here.

Who's going to speak?

Bookhistorians, philologists, historians, cultural scientists, art historians, philosophers, religious scholars, theologians, library staff, archives, museums, scientific and educational institutions, local historians from Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and France.

What will be the forms of speeches?

  • from the "studio" of the National Library, with or without presentation, but in front of the camera;

  • from a personal address (from work or home), video speech;

  • presentation with author's audio comments.

How to communicate with the speakers?

In real-time in a number of ways:

  • comments on the broadcast in the group "Jirovichi" («Жировичи») on Facebook;

  • Viber (+375 29) 313 98 90 (Ales);

  • text or phone call to number (+375 44) 579 39 07 (Tatiana).

Will there be a publication of the collection of materials?

Yes, it will. The collection of materials is prepared on the basis of the texts of speeches submitted to the organizing committee and includes about 60 articles.

See you online!

Bibliology Research Department

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