Vitebsk State University to host conference on source studies
Masherov Vitebsk State University will play host to the 6th International Scientific and Practical Conference “Topical Issues of Source Studies” on 23-24 April, head of the department of history and cultural heritage of Masherov Vitebsk State University, candidate of historical sciences Anatoly Dulov told BelTA.
The Vitebsk conference is held every two years. Today it is one of the largest and most representative scientific events in the field of source studies in the post-Soviet space. About 200 researchers from educational institutions and research centers of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia and Poland will take part in the conference, which will be held online and offline this year.
The conference will highlight a wide range of issues related to theory, history and research practices of source studies, archival and museum source studies. Participants will also discuss the topics of source historiography and the treatment of sources of general and national history from antiquity to the present day. The thematic block of the conference will be represented by reports devoted to sources of personal origin. The regional block will include materials characterizing the sources of the history of relations between the Belarusian lands and the state of the German order in Prussia and Livonia in the 13th-16th centuries.
The program of the forum will include a presentation of the collection of archival documents and materials “Without Statute of Limitations. Belarus: Crimes of the Nazis and their accomplices against the civilian population on the occupied territory of the BSSR during the Great Patriotic War. Vitebsk Oblast” and the monograph “The Republic of Belarus in the integration processes in the post-Soviet space” by candidates of historical sciences, associate professors Aleksandr Kosov and Denis Yurchak. There will also be an hour of memory for Viktor Taranevsky (1954-2020), Belarusian literary critic, translator and researcher of the 17th century noblemen's memoirs, Vitebsk chronicle and Mogilev chronicle.
The conference is organized by Masherov Vitebsk State University, Belarusian State University, the National Institute of Higher School, St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the V. N. Karazin Kharkov National University and the State Archive of Vitebsk Oblast. The scientific forum will be supported by the Smolensk Regional Public Organization of the Russian Union of Youth.