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500 Years of Belarusian Book Printing

23 May 2017
Scholars from 10 countries to attend conference on Belarusian book printing in Polotsk Scholars from 10 countries to attend conference on Belarusian book printing in Polotsk
The conference will bring together scholars of the academies of sciences, major universities, museums, archives, and libraries of Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, France, and the Czech Republic. The participants are set to consider a wide range of issues related to the development of book culture, traditions, literature, textual communication, the history of book and manuscript collections, rare books, etc...
16 May 2017
Belarusian Literature Day organizers expect many guests from abroad Belarusian Literature Day organizers expect many guests from abroad
“The celebrations should become a landmark event. We mark the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing and the 1155th anniversary of the founding of the city of Polotsk. Special attention will be paid to the subject of Belarusian statehood. Polotsk will host the Belarusian Literature Day celebrations for the third time, which means that the level of its organization should be higher than in previous years,” Vasily Zharko said...
10 May 2017
Anniversary of Belarusian book printing to be in spotlight at international book fair in Prague Anniversary of Belarusian book printing to be in spotlight at international book fair in Prague
The Belarusian booth at the fair will showcase the best products published in Belarus in 2016 and 2017 and books devoted to Francysk Skaryna and the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing issued by the state publishing houses Mastatskaya Litaratura, Petrus Brovka Belarusian Encyclopedia, Belarus, Zviazda, and Narodnaya Asveta...
5 May 2017
Lithuanian libraries get facsimile edition Francysk Skaryna’s Book Legacy Lithuanian libraries get facsimile edition Francysk Skaryna’s Book Legacy
The Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania hosted a roundtable “Francysk Skaryna. 500th Anniversary of Book Printing in Belarus and Lithuania” on 4 May. Director of Belarus’ National Library Roman Motulsky held a presentation as part of the event and donated copies of the facsimile edition “Francysk Skaryna’s Book Legacy”...
4 May 2017
Francysk Skaryna’s Book Legacy to be presented in Minsk early July Francysk Skaryna’s Book Legacy to be presented in Minsk early July
“In the run-up to the Independence Day we will present the 20-volume facsimile edition “Francysk Skaryna’s Book Legacy” to the general public. The event will be held at the National Library,” Roman Motulsky noted. According to him, the copies of the edition will be sent to major museums and libraries of the world in the coming months...
21 Apr 2017
Lukashenko praises Francysk Skaryna's contribution to Belarusian statehood Lukashenko praises Francysk Skaryna's contribution to Belarusian statehood
According to the president, the annual Belarusian Literature Day helps maintain and augment Belarus’ cultural heritage. In 2017 the celebration will take place in the ancient city of Polotsk. This time the event will be special and symbolic because it will celebrate the 500th anniversary of book printing in Belarus...
4 Apr 2017
International TV project on Francysk Skaryna to mark 500th anniversary of book printing in Belarus International TV project on Francysk Skaryna to mark 500th anniversary of book printing in Belarus
Francysk Skaryna’s preface to the Judith book has been translated into 70 languages. “We would like to utilize television to visit various countries with this preface. We would like Francysk Skaryna’s words to be said by speakers of French, Italian, Chinese and all the languages Francysk Skaryna’s preface has been translated into"...
24 Mar 2017
Belarus' exposition at Paris Book Fair: 500 years of Belarusian book printing Belarus' exposition at Paris Book Fair: 500 years of Belarusian book printing
The delegation of Belarusian book printers did not only presented new books to visitors of the Paris Book Fair but also donated some of the publications to the Paris-based National Institute of Oriental Languages and Cultures (INALCO). The donation of Belarusian books is one of the events of the Belarusians in the World program of the Culture of Belarus state program...
3 Mar 2017
Francysk Skaryna’s Little Travel Book to tour Europe in May Francysk Skaryna’s Little Travel Book to tour Europe in May
The Little Travel Book from Belgazprombank’s corporate collection will be the centerpiece of the exhibition project. The book is actually a collection of 18 small religious books for travelers, including The Psalter, Chasoslovets (Book of Hours), acathistos and canons...
2 Mar 2017
Skaryna’s editions from abroad to be exhibited in Minsk Skaryna’s editions from abroad to be exhibited in Minsk
The large-scale exhibition Francysk Skaryna and His Time will showcase the original editions by Francysk Skaryna from the libraries of other countries and the original first books of other nations...
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