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On the way of search and discoveries

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From 17 November to 10 December, in Belarusian literature reading room (room 205) runs an exhibition "On the way of search and discoveries” timed to the 60th anniversary of Belarusian philologist and folklorist Anatoly Litvinovich.


Anatoly Litvinovich is Associate Professor of the chair of Belarusian literature and culture at Belarusian State Pedagogical University named after M. Tank. The scientist is engaged in the study of regional features of traditional Belarusian culture including local folklore in Chernobyl Region, the history of Belarusian study of folklore, Belarusian-Polish, Belarusian-Lithuanian and Belarusian-Russian relations in the field of traditional culture.

The book exhibition comprises about 70 documents including scientific papers and publications about the scientist’s life and creative activity.

The first section “The researcher-folklorist” acquaints readers with A. Litvinovich’s works based on a rich factual material including the edition “Traditional Culture of Belarusians in Polish Periodicals in the Second Half of the 19th – the Beginning of the 20th Centuries” (2005). The main part of the exposition is the collections of scientific conferences proceedings, and also periodicals with the author’s articles.

А. Litvinovich has written a number of articles for the encyclopedias “Ethnography of Belarus” (1987), “Encyclopedia of Literature and Art of Belarus” (1984–1987), “Encyclopedia of the History of Belarus” (1994–2002) etc.

The scientist is a co-author of the book “The Museum of Old Belarusian Culture: the Exposition Catalog” (1983), the collection “Belarusian Folklore in Modern Records: Traditional Genres: Minsk Region” (1985), manuals “Methodical Guideline and Illustrative Material to Folklore Practice of First-Year Students of Philological Faculty” (edition 3 “Belarusian Wedding Rites" and edition 4 “Easter Songs”, both 1998), “Shrovetide Songs” (2008) etc.

The second section of the exhibition “Living in creative work” presents materials about the scientist’s life and career.

The exhibition is illustrated with photos.

Contact phone number: (+375-17) 293-27-16.

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