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Researchers from six countries to attend conference on history and law in Vitebsk

Society 26.04.2018 | 15:35

VITEBSK, 26 April (BelTA) – About 200 researches from six countries will attend the international conference, Anatoly Dulov, head of the Belarus history chair of the faculty of history of Masherov Vitebsk State University, told BelTA.

The three-day international conference “Pressing issues of learning and teaching history, human and social studies and law” will kick off at Vitebsk State University on 26 April. It will open a series of events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the university's faculty of history. The scientific forum will be attended by representatives of educational institutions and research centers of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Poland, and Italy.

“It is nice to see many graduates of the Vitebsk faculty of history among the participants of the conference,” said Anatoly Dulov.

The conference will feature discussions of a wide range of issues concerning theory and methodology of history, historiography and source studies, national and world history, international relations. The specialists will look into problems of philosophy, cultural studies, jurisprudence, methods of teaching history and social studies.

The guests will have the opportunity to go on an excursion around Vitebsk and visit museums, including the Ilya Repin Museum-Estate Zdravnevo.

The faculty of history of Vitebsk State University dates back to 1 October 1918. Back then Vitebsk Pedagogical Institute introduced a course of lexical and historical studies. It was transformed into the faculty of social and historical sciences the following year and was reorganized many times later on. In 1955 the faculty of history of Vitebsk Pedagogical Institute moved to Mogilev Pedagogical Institute. The history program in the Vitebsk university was revived in the 1990s. The faculty of history reopened at P.M. Masherov Vitebsk State University in 2001. Nowadays it enrolls about 350 students

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