Organising Committee of the International Congress of Belarusian Studies announces foundation of a new honorary award for the best monograph on Belarus, this time for the authors writing in German. In 2015, the honorary award was given for the best English-language monograph (winner – Margarita Balmaceda), and in 2016 – for the best Polish-language monograph (winner – Anna Engelking).
The results of the competition among German-language monographs will be announced during the 7th International Congress of Belarusian Studies, which will take place on 15-17 September 2017 in Warsaw.
Honorary award for a foreign-language monograph is given to foreign researchers who neither originate from nor pursue academic career in Belarus.
German scholars demonstrate a continuing interest in Belarus, proved by a range of research, thematic seminars and conferences, scholarships and translations. Among them we can distinguish a series of publications on history of Belarus coordinated by Thomas Bohn, where Belarusian historians also had an opportunity to publish their works. Fundamental works of German historians, including Bernhard Chiara, Rainer Lindner, Thomas Bon, were translated into the Belarusian language, noticed and integrated into the Belarus scholarship. The award for the best monograph in German language aims to expand already established academic contacts and promote the latest German research on Belarus.
The award will be honorary and not include a money prize.
The expert council accepts German-language monographs on Belarus published in years 2011-2016. Please send the nominations to: firstname.lastname@example.org until 10 May 2017.