Call for nominations: 2017 Congress Award for the best academic publication. Deadline – 10 March 2017

Organising Committee of the International Congress of Belarusian Studies is proud to announce a new call for nominations for the Congress Award for the best publication in the field of social sciences and humanities published in 2015-2016.

The Congress Award aims to mark the achievements of researchers in social sciences and humanities during the year, encourage the scholarly work and enhance its quality.

The organising committee of the Congress calls upon the authors and representatives of academic community to nominate significant results of scholarly work and thus to promote them and award their authors.

Nominations should be sent to till 10 March 2017. Please, find detailed guidelines for nomination here.

The Award ceremony will take place at the Seventh International Congress of Belarusian Studies on 15-17 September 2016.

The awards in social sciences and history is supported by the Belarusian Charitable Trust (London). The award in humanities is supported by the Kipieĺ family (USA).

The Award will be given in three nominations:

Social sciences: political science, sociology.

Humanities: philosophy, philology, linguistics, art studies.


A separate competition for monographs and articles will be held.

Important! The organisers decided to consider the publications in philosophy separately every three years. The first contest will be held in 2018 and will invite publications from 2015-2017.

Since 2014 the Award in humanities is united with Zora Kipieĺ Award, which was awared by the North American Association for Belarusian Studies

Winners of the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 awards

Participants can nominate their own publications as well as publications of other authors.

In 2017 the Congress will also give the honorary award for the best German-language monograph on Belarus, published in the last six years (2011-2016). This award continues the tradition to mark the best foreign researchers who study Belarus, which was initiated in 2015.


Expert council will choose the winner of the award. The council will be made of academics from Belarus and other countries: list of experts of the Congress Awards.

The Committee accepts the works which were published in 2016. The works which were published in 2015, but did not participate in previous competition are also accepted. General guidelines for application: text of a minimum of 20 thousand characters (academic article, monograph, or other academic form of presentation of studies). The text should be written by one author or by several authors provided that it was edited by one person.

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