Liubart's Readings are dedicated to the 585th anniversary of the Congress of Lutsk
Lutsk, Ukraine, May 22-23, 2014 – The State Historical & Cultural Reserve in the City of Lutsk held the 10th Scientific Conference "Liubart's Readings". The event was dedicated to the 585th anniversary of the Congress of Lutsk – a conference of European monarchs held in the Castle of Liubartas.
Nineteen scientists from Lutsk as well as Dubno, Kremenets, Kyiv, Lviv and Ostroh made over 30 reports on history, archaeology and architecture of Lutsk and Volyn, which were published in a conference proceedings booklet.
The event also included an exhibition based on the Lithuanian epoch's artifacts, "Lutsk Castle Antiquities," opened jointly by the Reserve and the Volyn Museum of Local Lore.
The Congress of Lutsk was held in 1429 in the Castle of Liubartas. The congress discussed a wide range of issues, including defense of Europe against Turks (Ottoman Empire), church union, and bestowing the title of king on Vytautas the Great – a grandson of Gediminas and Grand Duke of Lithuania, who reigned over Lutsk from 1388 through 1430. During his reign, the city was de facto capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
Prince Liubartas was the first ruler of the Volyn-Halych Principality within the GDL.