On 15–16 November 2017, the State Scientific Institution “Center for the Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus” holds the International Scientific and Practical Conference “History of the Belarusian Literature, State and Prospects of Research (to the 135th anniversary of the birth of Yanka Kupala and Yakub Kolas).”
Literary scholars, linguists, school teachers, teachers of secondary special educational institutions and universities, students, undergraduates, post-graduate students and doctoral students, museologists, librarians, publishers, ethnographers, folklorists, culturologists, art historians, and historians have been invited to participate in the conference.
The conference is scheduled to consider:
life and creative paths, public activities and translation work of Yanka Kupala and Yakub Kolas;
Yanka Kupala and Yakub Kolas in modern information space (philosophical, cultural, historical, sociological, psychological, pedagogical, didactic and methodical aspects);
study of creative achievements of Yanka Kupala and Yakub Kolas in school and university;
the heritage of Yanka Kupala and Yakub Kolas in relation to the current problems of literary criticism, linguistics, and textology;
classical Belarusian literature in modern interpretation;
reception of creativity of the Belarusian literature classics in the world literature;
main issues of the formation of library information resources and the preservation of library funds, the organization of social and cultural services for library users, associated with the Belarusian literature classics;
classical Belarusian literature in the visual arts, music, theater, cinema, etc.
Alexander Kovalenya, Academician-Secretary of the Department of Humanitarian Sciences and Arts of the NAS of Belarus, addressed a welcoming speech to the conference participants.
At the conference opening, a presentation of a new manual for teachers "Kolas Ziamli Bielaruskaj" was held. New publications about Kolas and Kupala were handed over to the Yanka Kupala Institute of Literature Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.