8-9 November 2017 in Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic), took place the International Scientific Conference “Francysk Skaryna and his Prague Bible. Multilingual cultural heritage of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and modernity”, in memoriam of the prominent Czech linguist, professor of Slavic and Baltic philology Jiří Marvan, Ph.D.
It should be noted that despite the numerous celebrations dedicated to Francysk Skaryna this year, and even the certain race for “the scoop” in the Skaryna Studies, the November Prague International Conference shall by no means be considered just as another jubilee event. During this Conference, one could enjoy by the numerous presentations telling about newest discoveries, hypotheses and prospects for further movement in the Skaryna Studies. Our brief (and as it is en vogue, exclusive) report on the November Prague Conference demonstrates that impartial viewpoint, unusual perspective, audacious interpretation, deep immersion in the context – played the crucial role in the presentations of panelists.
The Conference was organized with the financial support of the European Union within the framework of the project «Užsienio baltistikos centrų ir Lietuvos mokslo ir studijų institucijų bendradarbiavimo skatinimas» (Nr. 09.3.1-ESFA-V-709-01-0002) and under the patronage of the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in the Czech Republic.
Scientific Committee of the Conference: Doctor hab. Ilja Lemeškin, Ph.D. (Czech Republic, Charles University), Member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences Dr. Grasilda Blažienė, Ph.D. (Lithuania, the Institute of the Lithuanian Language), Doctor hab. Pietro Umberto Dini (Italy, the University of Pisa), prof., Dr. Alexander Gruša (Belarus, the Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus), Doctor of Humanities Sigitas Narbutas (Lithuania, the Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences), Doctor of Humanities Regina Rinkauskiene (Lithuania, the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences), Professor, Doc. hab. Sergey Temčin (Lithuania, the Institute of the Lithuanian Language).
The abstracts of the Conference in Russian read here: