Department of the History of Belarus in the 9th-18th centuries

In the composition Center for the history of Belarus 9th — 18th centuries and special historical sciences.

The department was formed in 2005 on basis of the department of history of Belarus of the 13th — 18th centuries and the department of special historical studying, as a department of the history of Belarus of the Middle Ages and the beginning of modern times, since 2021 — renamed.
Kontakt: Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, 220072, Minsk,
str. Akademicheskaya, 1, room. 205.
Tel: +37517-378-16-31. E-mail: 

Head of the department:

The staff members of the department include:
Andrej A. Metelskii, doctor of history, leading researcher;
Anastasiya A. Skepyan, PhD, leading researcher;
Oleg I. Dernovich, leading researcher, PhD, assistant professor;
Lubov P. Soboleva, researcher;
Vsevolod A. Yurgensonч, researcher;
Valieryja U. Skorabahataja, junior researcher.

At the department there is a postgraduate training
Sursky Yegor Dmitrievich.

The main directions of scientific research of the department:

  • • social and economic history of Belarus;
  • • history of regions and urban places of Belarus during the time of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth;
  • • Institute of the Belarusian family and everyday history;
  • • political and law history of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania;
  • • inter-confessional relations in the territory of Belarus in the 16th — first half of the 17th century;
  • • culture of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania;
  • • history of magnate generations of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the 15th — 18th centuries

The general research subject matter in 2016–2020:
«Social and economical development, political, spiritual, cultural living and legal state of the Belarusian territories in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times».

The major results of scientific research of the department:

  • • performance of the innovative projects, devoted to the research of Belarusian urban places, history of nature conservation territories;
  • • research and popularization of regional history of Belarus;
  • • organization of the international scientific and practical conferences.
The major products of the department have found reflection in a number of scientific articles, as well as in monographs:

  • Людзі і ўлада Навагрудчыны: гісторыя ўзаемадзеяння (да 500-годдзя магдэбурскага права Навагрудка): зб. навук. артыкулаў. Уклад.: А.А. Скеп’ян, В.В.  Даніловіч, А.Б. Доўнар; рэдкал.: А.А. Каваленя і інш. — Мінск: Беларус. навука, 2013. — 359 с.
  • Скеп’ян А.А. Князі Слуцкія. — Мінск: Беларусь, 2013. — 246 с.
  • Мацук А.У. Полацкае ваяводства ў XVIII ст.: ваявода, шляхецкая эліта, соймікі. — Мінск: Беларус. навука, 2014. — 233 с.
  • Беларусь праз прызму рэгіянальнай гісторыі: Бяроза і Бярозаўскі рэгіён: зб. навук. арт. / Нац. акад. навук Беларусі, Ін-т гісторыі. / уклад.: А.А.Скеп’ян, А.Б. Доўнар, рэдкал.: А.А. Каваленя і інш. — Мінск: Беларус. навука, 2014. — 403 с. : іл.
  • Волкаў М.А. Артылерыя Нясвіжскага замка. — Мінск: А.М. Янушкевіч, 2015. — 188 с.
  • Гісторыя гандлю на тэрыторыі Беларусі: зб. навук. арт. / Нац. акад. навук Беларусі, Ін-т гісторыі ; уклад.: А.А. Скеп’ян ; рэдкал.: А.А.Каваленя [і інш.]. — Мінск: Беларуская навука, 2016. — 503 с