International research conferenceFrancysk Skaryna and the Renaissance book cultureSkaryna’s Little Travel Book turns 500

A portrait image of Skaryna. From: Бивлия Руска. Прага, 1518. OLB

2022 marks the 500th year since the first printing house was established in Vilnius, Francysk Skaryna published his Little Travel Book (1522) and thus the age of the printed word and mass communication began in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (GDL) as well as in East Europe, testifying to the importance of ways and means of communication for societal development. The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania declared 2022 the Year of Francysk Skaryna. The forthcoming international research conference will address the emergence of printing in the GDL and various issues of book culture and heritage of the first centuries of printing in Europe.

The conference will take place on 22-23 September, 2022 at the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences.

Conference is organized by The Faculty of Communication at Vilnius University, The Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Charles University in Prague, The Institute of the Lithuanian Language, The Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, The Department of the Humanities and Social Sciences of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences.  In collaboration with the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, SHARP.

You can find more information about the conference HERE.

Registration of Participants

You can download the conference program HERE.


Francysk Skaryna and the Renaissance book culture – 22 d., 23 d. – Plenary sessions 1, 3, 5, 7.
Sep 22, 2022 08:00 AM
Sep 23, 2022 08:00 AM


Francysk Skaryna and the Renaissance book culture – 22 d., 23 d. – sessions 2, 4, 6, 8.
Sep 22, 2022 08:00
Sep 23, 2022 08:00