Полоцкий государственный университет


Denis Duk

Doctor of Historic Sciences, Professor, Pro Rector of education of Polotsk State University.

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  • 1999 - Graduated from Polotsk State University by speciality «History».
  • Since 1999 – Teaching at PSU.
  • 2007 - Scholar of the Special Presidential Fund of the Republic of Belarus;
  • 2008 - Laureate of Vitebsk Region Executive Committee of talented young researches and specialists.
  • 2011 – The defence of the doctoral dissertation.
  • 2013 - Laureate of the Prize of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus

Teaching subjects:

  • The History of Polotsk (according to the material of archeological research).
  • The History of Belarus.

Scientific interests:

  • The history and archeology of Polotsk and Polotsk region in IX-XVIII centuries.


  • The author of more than 100 scientific publications including 3 monographs, 2 educational and methodological supplies.
  • The organizer of international research conferences «Belarusian Podvinye: experience, methodology and the results of field and interdisciplinary research» (2008, 2011, 2014), international conferences dedicated to 1150th birthday of Polotsk (May, 22-24, 2012).
  • Denis Duk carries out archeological researches in Polotsk and Polotsk region.
  • The initiator of the archeological expedition in Polotsk (2008-2015). As a result several unique relics of archeology of Polotsk have been included in the list of historic and cultural values of the Republic of Belarus.
  • Publishing of the team scientific work «Polotsk: Polotsk and Polotsk Principality in 9-13th centuries».
  • The head of the scientific school in the field of archeological and ethnographical research of Belarusian Podvinye.

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