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19 August 2013
On 14 November 2013 The State Archives of Minsk Region holds a scholarly conference, History and Archives: 20th and 21st Century Documentary Heritage of the Republic of Belarus dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the State Archives of Minsk Region. The conference will take place at the Minsk A.S. Pushkin Regional Library (Minsk, Belarus).

Main issues on the agenda:

  • Records of the 20th – early 21st centuries as a source for the history of Belarus and foreign countries;
  • Archive business in Belarus in the 20th – early 21st centuries: history, methodology, practices;
  • Modern trends and problems in archival science and source study;
  • Local archives (regional and zonal) in the Republic of Belarus: topical issues and perspectives of development.


  • 29 May 2013
    On 26 June 2013 the National Historical Archives of Belarus holds a scholarly conference Documentary Heritage of Belarus 14th – 20th Centuries dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the National Historical Archives of Belarus.

    Issues on the conference agenda:

  • Documents of the 14th – early 20th centuries as a source of information into the history of Belarus and the adjoining states;
  • Archive business in Belarus in the 16th – early 20th centuries: history, methodology, practices;
  • Issues of the preservation of the documentary heritage;
  • Creation of reference finding aids to archival records;
  • Archaeography and publication of documents;
  • Use of modern information technologies in archive business;
  • Source analysis and special historical disciplines.

  • 03 May 2013
    On 15-16 May 2013 the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus (hereafter Department) holds the
    Belarusian-Russian workshop “Restoration and Preservation of Archival Records”.

    Participants at the workshop are the deputy head of the Laboratory for Records Microfilming and Restoration at the Russian State Archives of Scientific-Technical Documentation (LMRD RGANDT), restorer of highest category I.S. Sharapova, members of the Department, heads of archival agencies and institutions, specialists of the state archives.
    16 November 2012
    On 21 November 2012 the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus holds a workshop meeting at the conference hall of the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus to discuss the issues relating to the practical use of the changes and amendments introduced into the normative and legal base in archives and records management in accordance with the Belarus Law on Archives and Records Management of the Republic of Belarus of 25 November 2011.

    The participants at the workshop will be the archives and records management chiefs at the main justice boards of the Minsk city and regional executive committees, directors at the state archival institutions (republic-level, regional and local) and legal experts.

    19 October 2012
    A test version of the Republic of Belarus State Archives Fonds Catalogue information retrieval system has been launched at the address http://fk.archives.gov.by/

    The information resource contains portions of data from the National Fonds Catalogue on the contents, composition and location of more than 50,000 fonds (record groups) held in the permanent custody of the state archives of the Republic of Belarus.
    18 May 2012
    On 22 May 2012, the National Press Centre of the Republic of Belurus (5 Oktyabrskaya Street, 220030, Minsk) holds a press-conference dedicated to 90 years of archival bodies and institutions of the Republic of Belarus and the 85th anniversary of the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus.

    Participants at the press-conference are V. Adamushko, director at the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus and N. Rudakovsky, acting director at the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus.

    The press conference starts at 11:00.
    15 May 2012
    The Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies (BelNIIDAD) holds a one-day practical workshop on Institutional Archives: Creation and Organizational Management on 22 May 2012.

    The workshop is organized for archive heads, records management officers, legal experts, accountants, institution heads.

    The issues on the agenda include:

  • Legislation of the Republic of Belarus in archival affairs and the state control over its observance. The procedures for an archive’s creation and management.
    File classification plan as a basic document in an archive’s management.
  • Types of file plans and procedures for their development.
  • Participation of an institutional archive in the creation and confirmation of file plans.
  • Transfer of files to an institutional archive for preservation. Destruction of records and files with expired retention periods.
  • An institutional archive’s control over file organization in internal divisions.
  • Definition of retention periods. Appraisal of records in an institution’s recordkeeping and archive.
  • Making of file inventories in transferring records to an institutional archive. Making of combined inventories in an archive.
  • Procedures for destruction of records with expired retention periods.
  • Inventorying and preservation of records and files in an institutional archive.
  • Development of finding aids.
  • Records preservation in an institutional archive (requirements to storage facilities, conditions, equipment, file location).
  • Records use in an institutional archive (handling citizens’ inquiries, issuance of files).

    The workshop is given by the head of records management and formation of National Achival Holdings at the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Republic of Belarus E. Davydova, the director of the Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies A. Rybakov and other qualified experts and authors of normative documents, teaching aids and procedural guidance in archives and records management.
  • 30 March 2012
    The Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry of the Republic of Belarus, the Belarusian State University History Faculty, the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus and the Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies hold an international scholarly conference entitled Historical Heritage of Belarus: Identification, Preservation and Study (on the 90th anniversary of the State Archival Service of the Republic of Belarus, the 85th anniversary of the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus and the 20th anniversary of the Belarusian State University Source Study Department). The conference will take place in Minsk on 17-18 May 2012.

    The conference topics:
    • History, present state and perspectives of development of archival studies in Belarus;
    • Source study and archaeography, archival studies and records management as the related areas of scholarly research;
    • Archives and special historical disciplines;
    • Archival records in the studies on ethnology, folklore and history of arts;
    • Cooperation between museums, libraries and archival institutions in the identification, preservation and study of the documentary heritage of Belarus;
    • The state of contemporary historiography. The methodology of historical research;
    • Topical issues of professional training in archival science and records management;
    • Historical information science: the issues of teaching and research.

    Working languages: Belarusian, Russian.

    To participate in the conference, please complete the online application form by April 20, 2012 www.hist.bsu.by/konf2012.

    Terms of payment of expenses to nonresident participants will be sent following the submission of the application form (not later than April 24, 2012).

    The conference papers are expected to be published as a separate volume of conference papers and as research articles in scholarly journals.

    The Organizing Committee reserves the right of choice of materials for publication. The Organizing Committee recommends submitting the paper texts (presentation, report) in both electronic form and on paper. Requirements to texts and the procedure for their submission are here www.hist.bsu.by/konf2012.

    Address of the Organizing Committee: Krasnoarmeiskaya Str. 6-20, Minsk, 220030, Belarus, tel.: +375 17 209 57 06, fax +375 17 226 01 75, E-mail: nazaranka@bsu.by
    15 December 2011
    On 23 December 2011, the Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Science (BelNIIDAD) holds celebration events to mark 20 years since its foundation.

    The celebration events include the round table dedicated to the contribution of BelNIIDAD to the development of issues of records management, archival science, archive editing and other historical disciplines, and an exhibition-presentation of the scholarly and procedural publications issued by BelNIIDAD during the last 10 years.

    The events will take place at the conference hall of the National Library of the Republic of Belarus at the address: Independence Ave. 116. Tel.: 286-76-93, 286-75-27.
    01 June 2011
    Between 21-23 June 2011, Minsk will host the 12th General Conference of the Eurasian Regional Branch (EURASICA) of the International Council on Archives and a regular session of the Consultative Council of the heads of the state archival services of CIS member countries.

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