Olga Shutova, Ph.D.
historian, writerOlga Shutova








Welcome. Here you can find my texts from the different years. And the texts themselves are very different too – from postmodernism in historiography to culinary discourses of nationalism and mysteries of the first East Slavic printer Francysk Skaryna. Perhaps somewhat extravagant, I would like to unite them with such an epigraph (if not the ancient Belarusian «flavor», it seems to be told by someone from the classics of postmodernism – deconstruction):

«… Since certain words always signify a different wisdom and knowledge than they mean while spoken, and rather hide much more mystery, than the written words.»
Francysk Skaryna, Foreword to the Book of Proverbs of Solomon, King of Israel