As a result of various processes, Belarus remained on the sidelines of European history for many years. Only the presidential election of 2020 and the accompanying huge wave of social protests that made Belarus start talking in various contexts. Symposium “Belarus in Contemporary Europe: Saving an Identity” aims to initiate a more in-depth debate on the current situation in Belarus, to present the prospects for its development in the present conditions. What is very important – it will be shown that Belarus is a country with a rich history and culture, which has been part of Europe over many centuries and has maintained close relations with it.
Participants of the symposium will be Belarusian researchers dealing with Belarusian sociology, history and culture. They will try to show how the situation of modern Belarus as a state, nation and space will shape, where different identities and worldviews, competing views on the past and various fears and fears regarding the future clash.
Conference Language: English/Russian
Moderator and main organizer of this symposium: Prof. Andriej MOSKWIN
Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs of the Republic of Austria (BMEIA) – department for international cultural policy
Scientific Symposium: Belarus in contemporary Europe: saving an identity
17 Nov 2021/10:00-15:30H
Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen
Registration form on the webpage: https://www.iwm.at/