Europe 2017. From Printed Word to Knowledge: Local Traditions and Global Transition

European Humanities University (Vilnius, Lithuania) is happy to invite undergraduate and graduate students to participate in the international student conference “Europe 2017. From Printed Word to Knowledge: Local Traditions and Global Transition” which will take place on May 6–7 in Vilnius.

This year, EHU Student Conference aims to commemorate two important dates: the 500th anniversary of the first printed book in Belarusian (and the first printed book in East Slavic languages) published by Francysk Skaryna, and the 25th anniversary of the European Humanities University.

The conference program will also feature a series of pre-conference events on May 2-5, including workshops, lectures, round table discussions, book presentations and student research project presentations, film screenings and entertainment activities offering students from different countries an opportunity for networking and learning about EHU. The conference agenda will be available in early April 2017.

The working languages of the conference: Belarusian, Russian, and English.

Submission Guidelines and Deadlines

The call is open for undergraduate and graduate students. Participation in the conference is free of charge (no registration fee), but submitted abstracts will be reviewed, and only selected applicants will be invited to participate.

Your online application should contain an abstract of your presentation; recommended size of the abstract is 3000-6000 characters.

If you require a visa: please submit your application no later than February 25, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified of acceptance by March 8, 2017.

If you don’t require a visa: please submit your application no later than March 25, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified of acceptance by April 8, 2017.

Conference venue: Campus of the European Humanities University (5 Valakupiu Str., Vilnius, Lithuania).

Visa Support

Students requiring visa support are to include their current passport information in the application form. The passport should be valid for travelling abroad. Visas are issued free of charge.

Travel Expenses

The conference participants travel to Vilnius and back at their own expense. EHU does not provide any travel grants to participants. We remind you that you can either travel at your own expense or seek financial assistance from your own University or Institute.


Accommodation in budget hotels or hostels is provided to all the participants free of charge for two nights on the conference dates (May 5–7). EHU does not cover accommodation beyond the above dates (except for the case described under “Financial Support”).


During the conference sessions, coffee breaks will be organized for all the participants. Hotels/hostels where the participants will be staying at usually serve breakfast. Other meals are covered by conference participants (at their own expense). No per diem is provided.

Financial Support

Authors of the best presentation abstracts (chosen by conference panel Chairs) are eligible for small grants covering their accommodation in Vilnius for the whole duration of the pre-conference and conference program (May 2-7). Applicants wishing to take part in the small grant competition are kindly asked to indicate it in the online application and fill in the “Motivation” field. The small grant is only aimed at covering accommodation and is not paid to participants either in cash or to bank accounts. The small grant recipient should guarantee his/her participation in the whole series of the pre-conference and conference events on the above dates.

Besides, the author of the best conference presentation will be awarded a small grant to visit the International Congress of Belarusian Studies (which will take place in Warsaw on September 15-17) and a diploma.

Collection of Conference Papers

No abstracts will be published. After the conference, a collection of conference papers will be published online featuring participants’ articles. Selection of articles for publication:

·         You present your research during the conference;

·         Your panel Chair recommends your presentation for publication (only the best presentations will be recommended);

·         You rework your presentation into an article and send it to your panel Chair before the deadline;

·         Your panel Chair accepts or rejects your article, or offers suggestions on how you can improve it;

·         The collection of conference papers is edited.


Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Conference organizers at Please visit the conference page on VKontakte and Facebook.

Co-financed by:European Commission