EAST-CENTRAL EUROPEAN SCHOOL
IN THE HUMANITIES
NEW APPROACHES TO THE METHODOLOGY
OF RESEARCH AND TEACHING
Międzynarodowa Szkoła Humanistyczna
Europy ¦rodkowo-Wschodniej (MSH).
Nowe metodologie w badaniach i nauczaniu
The East-Central European School in the Humanities was founded in 1996 in the framework of Polish-Ukrainian university cooperation. Its long-term goal is to create a network of co- organizers, which would include also Baltic States, Belarus (depending on the political situation), Bulgaria and other countries of Eastern and Central Europe.
The uniqueness of the idea of the School liesin its program range that includes the entire cultural heritage of the Region, with particular emphasis on Mediterranean traditionsas roots of its culture. Great importance is being attached to enabling the students to attain a perception of their own identity within the context of the ethnic, religious and historical traditions of the region.
The purpose of the School is to disseminate modern theories and methodologies in the humanities and, primarily, to support the development of a new generation of scholars in disciplines particularly neglected in East-Central Europe (mainly in the areas of the former Soviet Union) and fundamental for the revival of the humanities. This task entails training specialists in paleography and editorial techniques, archive studies, classical languages, Hebrew, Old Russian, etc. The essential goal is to create an international and interdisciplinary community, capable of effective scholarly cooperation, and thus to eliminate the existing vacuum that risks to be filled with an ideology of primitive nationalism and ethnocentric delusions.
MSH is one of the very few international programs addressed to humanists and the only one, which is focused on the Mediterranean tradition of the region. Law, economy, business, administration, and the applied social sciences dominate curricula supported by the European Community in this region of Europe. Yet the humanities remain particularly significant because of the need for consolidating intellectual communities for leadership in civic society. These communities are vitally important in promoting an understanding for traditions anddeveloping historical memory that shape public opinion in their respectivecountries.
The role of public intellectuals in this partof Europe needs to be thoroughly reevaluated by a new cohort of young people whose humanities education has been until now neglected. In civic society, it is difficult to overestimate the value of teaching in the spirit of artes liberales, addressed to diverse multi-ethnic andmultinational communities, whose members will subsequently return totheir respective countries to take up posts as professors and heads oflibraries, archives and museums, to work in mass media and participatein public life.
MSH wants to promote and test this kind of sorely needed liberal arts education in the region of Central and Eastern Europe.
The School was intended mostly for doctoral
students and post doctoral university staff chosen by way of
competitionamong candidates from all countries of East-Central Europe.
Moreover,MSH students can be recruited from among:
The fundamental principles of East-Central European School in the Humanities include individual construction of interdisciplinary curricula and tutorial assistance (each MSH student is supervised by a tutor -a prominent specialist- selected by him/herself). Students are supposed to combine learning with an active pursuit of research in teams.
The staff of the School is composed of specialists from cooperating universities and academies of sciences, and visiting professors from Western Europe and the United States.
Management and cooperation
Institution - organizer:
Centre for Studies on the Classical Tradition in Poland and East-Central Europe (OBTA), Warsaw University and (since 1999) the "Artes Liberales Institute" Foundation, Warsaw.
Institutions - co-organizers: Ivan Franko University of Lviv; Ukrainian Catholic University (former: Lviv Theological Academy); National University "Mohyla Academy", Kiev; Byelorussian State University, Minsk; European Humanities University, Minsk; Yanka Kupala Grodno University, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas; Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv, University of Montenegro, Podgorica; Jagiellonian University, Kraków; University of Białystok; Lithuanian Institute of History, Vilnius; Smolny College, St. Petersburg; Institute for Ukrainian Studies of the Ukrainian National Academy ofSciences, Lviv; Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University; InternationalCulture Center, Kraków.
Cooperating academic institutions: Polish Academy of Sciences; Ukrainian Academy of Sciences; National Library, Warsaw; Head Office of the State Archives, Warsaw; University of Wrocław; Catholic University in Lublin; Central State Historical Archives in Lviv and Kiev; Lviv Stefanyk Library, Ukraine; State University of Ivano-Frankovsk; Institute of Archaeography of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Kiev; et al.
The project was devised by Prof. Jerzy Axer (President of the "Artes Liberales Institute" Foundation) in consultationwith Ukrainian scholars in the United States (Prof. Roman Szporluk,Prof. Ihor ©evčenko and others), and by the representatives of theNational University "Mohyla Academy" in Kiev. On the Ukrainian part,the program has been supplemented and coordinated by Prof. JaroslavIsaievych (the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences), Prof. NataliaJakovenko (National University "Mohyla Academy", OBTA UW) and Dr.Aleksandra Hnatiuk (OBTA UW). Prof. Elżbieta Smułkowa (University ofWarsaw and University of Białystok) and Prof. Anatoly Mikhailov (European Humanities University, Minsk) participated in elaborating the Belarussian part of the program.
Prof. Jerzy Axer (
Director of OBTA), Prof. Ivan Vakarchuk (Rector of Lviv University),
Rev. Prof. Boris Gudziak(Rector of Ukrainian Catholic University (former:
Lviv Theological Academy)) and Prof. Natalia Yakovenko (National University
"Mohyla Academy" and OBTA) form the Council of the School (MSH) with
permanent cooperation with Prof. Anatoly Mykhaylov (The Rector of the
European Humanities University in Minsk), Prof. Jurate Kiaupiene (Vytautas
Magnus University in Kaunas) and since 2001 Prof. Ludmila Rychkova (The
Vice-Rector of the Grodno University). The Executive Board of the School
is composed of two persons - MSH directors: Prof. Jerzy Axer, Program's
Director and Dr Robert A. Sucharski, ExecutiveDirector with cooperation of
Prof. Janusz Rieger.
The major objective of this first part of theprogram was to establish contacts, gather staff and examine certain elementsof the didactic program. The sessions were held in Lviv and Warsaw (4 weeksin Ukraine and 9 weeks in Poland) and attended by 75 students. Half of theparticipants came from Ukraine, the others were from Poland, Belarus, Moldovaand Bulgaria. The Pilot Program was to test the model of type-A session (longsession of approx. 6-8 weeks). It was attended by lecturers from Poland (30persons), post-Soviet countries (13 persons), USA, Italy and Germany (altogether5 persons). A set of 10 interdisciplinary seminars and 5 types of weekly,one-field seminars were accessible during the sessions. The main themes concernedphilology, history, anthropology, cultural studies and ethnography. Additionally,the curriculum included courses of auxiliary sciences and classical language courses. The Program was supported by Báthory Foundation.
Its objective was to work out and test a complete MSH program offer, to establish rules of international cooperation, and to elaborate frame programs of sessions of different types (A,B, C, D, E) so that long-term study cycles along with an enrollment system might be constructed.
This part of the program included 7 sessions,organized in Lviv, Ivanofrankovsk, Warsaw, Krakow, Kiev, and again in Warsaw(18 weeks altogether), attended by students from Ukraine, Belarus, Poland,Russia, Bulgaria and Lithuania (about 250 persons).
The main Warsaw session was attended by 61 students with scholarships (80% came from outside Poland) and a group ofindependent participants. Its educational offer encompassed: a completetutorial assistance, 6 simultaneous one-field seminars focused onmethodologies and 6 corresponding workshops, classical languagescourses, courses on auxiliary sciences, history, computer course. Themain themes of seminars belonged to the following science disciplines:philology, history, linguistics, ethnography, classical tradition (historyof thought) and history of art. Altogether 26 professors were involved in the tutorial assistance, 30 lecturers from Poland (scholars from Warsaw University, Jagiellonian University, University of Wroclaw, and Polish Academy of Sciences) and 12 from Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and the United States held their classes.
The Krakow-Lviv summer school was held in September 1999. It was attended by 32 participants from Ukraine, Belarus,and Poland. The main question of the session regarded the identityof Krakow and Lviv. The answer was searched through various humanistic methodologies (history of art, sociology, ethnography, literary studies, and religious studies). The Program was supported by Báthory Foundation.
The basic forms of functioning in this part are seminar groups, which work under the supervision of outstandingscholars. In the autumn of 1999, 4 research seminars met at theirsessions in Warsaw. In the spring/ summer of 2000, 2 sessions wereorganized: in May/June in Warsaw (5 research seminars) and in June inLviv. The next stage of the Final Program began in September 2000 witha session organized in Warsaw and several locations in the region of theBieszczady Mountains (in the Polish-Ukrainian borderland) and with a month-longsession organized in Warsaw (November/December) and dedicated to the problemsof translation, theory of literature and rhetoric, traditions of antiquity,and theatre studies.
During winter/spring 2001 (January/February/March) two sessions were organized: the first one (January/February 2001) was dedicated to law and old history and the other one to contemporary history and linguistics.
During spring 2001 ( April/May/June) two sessions were organized: the first one (April: lviv and its surroundings) was dedicated to the history of the Greek- Catholic Church in Ukraine in the communist times, when its activities were persecuted, the other one (May/June: Warsaw and Lviv) was devoted to the present state ofByzantine studies in Poland and to the heritage of Byzantium in theUkrainian culture.
During autumn 2001 (September-October-November-December) six sessions
were organized: the first one (Warsaw) was devoted to the problems of the
heritage of the Roman Law (a special module of the School), the second (
Warsaw), devoted to the philosophy of sciences, was a continuation of the
session organized in the previous year in Lviv, the third one (Oron'sko/Warsaw)
was devoted to the problems of the heritage of theclassical art and culture
in the modern art of the region, the fourthone (Warsaw/Lublin) was devoted
to cognitive linguistics, the fifth concerned(Warsaw/Perkoz in Mazuria
Lakeland) the problem of the general education,and the sixth mattered the
Classical philology. The Classical session stressedthe collaboration with
Grodno University (Belarus) and Lviv University(Ukraine).
During winter/spring 2002 five sessions were held: the first one (Warsaw) was devoted to the history and theory of theater, the other (Warsaw) concerned the narrative sources for the history of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the third one (Lublin) mattered questions of dialoguebetween religions and denomination. The fourth one
(Warsaw) concerned the problems of the historical and comparative grammar, and the fifth one was devoted to the memory of Jewish stetl in East-Central Europe.
During spring/summer 2002 (May-June) two sessions were organized;the first was devoted to the problems of translating and interpretingof the texts written in Slavonic languages: Ukrainian, Belorussian, Russianand Polish and the other to the problems of regional development.
During summer/ autumn 2002 (July-August-September) five sessions were organized: the first one (Przemy¶l) was devoted to the problems of the social psychology, the second ( Grodno/Warsaw) mattered questions of the Lithuanian-Belarussian-Polish border, being the continuation of the previous one, the third one (Warsaw) – the continuation as well - was devoted to the heritage of the Roman Law (a special module of the School), the fourth one (Warsaw-Gdańsk-Stężyca) was devoted to the problems of the identity of small nations and ethnic groups (Kaschubs were case example), and the fifth one (Warsaw) concerned - as a continuation of the previous one - the methodology in the Classical philology. The Classical session stressed the collaboration with Grodno University (Belarus) and Lviv University (Ukraine).
During winter 2002/2003 (October-November-December-January) six sessions were held: the first one (Lviv), a continuation of previousones was devoted to the philosophy of science, the second (Cieszyn) - organized together with the session of the Artes Liberales Academy - stressed problem of ethnic identity on multicultural borders paying special attention tothe problems of Silesia, the third one ( Warsaw) was a continuation of the"Translatorium" - workshops devoted to interpreting within Slavonic languages,the fourth one (Warsaw) mattered questions of education being a result ofAmerican and Polish ideas on the liberal education and of the PrometheusProgram, open to the high education teachers, the fifth one (Warsaw) wasa continuance of the session "Belarus and neighbors" and the sixth one (Warsaw)mattered the questions of linguistics. font>
During winter/spring 2003 (February-March- April) four sessions were held and they were continuations of what had been organized before; the first session (Warsaw) consisting of two modules mattered the questions of the old history: the first module was devoted to the education and instruction system in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in XVI-XVIII cent., the other one concerned the sources of Kievan Rus’, the second session (Warsaw) was devoted to the history and theory of the theater, the third one (Poznań/ Gniezno) - organized together with the session of the Artes Liberales Academy - stressed problems of myths of the beginning in various aspects of the human culture and the fourth one (Warsaw) concerned subjects of small nations and ethnic groups on the Tartars’ example.
During spring/summer 2003 (May-June) three sessions were held and they were continuations of what had been organized before; the first session (Warsaw- Mozyr) consisting of two parts, was a continuation of the previous ones " Belarus and neighbors" and mattered the questions of the Byelorussian-Ukrainian borders, the second session, also composed of two parts (Warsaw-Lviv) was devoted to Classical philology and the third one "Translatorium" (Warsaw) was dedicated to the problems of translation between Slavonic languages.
During summer/autumn 2003 (July-August-September)
three session were held. The first one ("Polish language, literature and
culture" in Cieszyn) was organized exclusively for students of MISH (Inter-
University Individual Studies in the Humanities) in Lviv; the other one (in two
parts in Warsaw and Lviv) was a continuation of the session of the Classical
Philology and the third one was the next edition of the International School of
the Roman Law.
During autumn/winter 2003 (October/November/December) six sessions were held. The first (in Kazimierz and Warsaw) was devoted to rhetoric, the second one(two modules: in Warsaw and Kedainai) mattered the works by Sienkiewicz with the concern on his influence on the national identity, the third one (in Minsk) was a presentation of Belarusian history, language and culture, the fourth one (in Warsaw) was a continuation of sessions devoted to the Jewish culture and heritage, the fifth one (Warsaw) was a continuation of Lviv-Warsaw seminar " Philosophy of Science", and the sixth one (Warsaw), organized together with the seminar of »Artes Liberales« Academy mattered the question of identity.
During winter/spring 2004 (January/February/March) three sessions were held. The first (in Warsaw) was devoted to linguistics, the second one (in Warsaw) mattered the questions of the antiquity tradition a reception, the third one (in Wrocław) organized together with the seminar of ťArtes LiberalesŤ Academy mattered the question of identity of the city.
During spring/summer 2004 (April/May/June/July) six sessions were held. The first (in Warsaw) was devoted to dialectology, the second one(also in Warsaw) mattered the works by Shakespeare, third one (in Wrocław) was a presentation of Wrocław as the European metropolis, the fourth one (in Warsaw) was a continuation of sessions to the Classical philology, the fifth one (Lviv) was a continuation of seminar "Tranlatorium", and the sixth one (Warsaw and Horki), was a continuation of seminars " Belarus and neighbors".
The sessions 1999/2004 were held in Lviv, Warsaw (Orońsko, Perkoz, Stężyca, Miętne), Grodno, Mozyr, Białystok, Lublin, Cieszyn, Poznań/Gniezno, Kazimierz, Kedainai, Wrocław and Horki attended by 1515 students. Almost half of the participants came from Ukraine (749 persons); the others were from Poland ( 380 persons), Belarus (268 persons), Russia (67 persons) Lithuania (26 persons), Czech Republic (7 persons), Germany (4 persons), Slovakia (4 persons), Bulgaria (2 persons), Montenegro (2 persons), Croatia (2 persons), Hungary (2) Moldova (1 person), USA (1 person) and Romania (1 person).
The Program covered 8494 lecture units with which the participants used to build up their curricula. The lectures were delivered by 1200 lecturers (counted separately for a session what means that a person could have lectured more than once) from various countries: Poland - 791, Ukraine - 195, Belarus - 103, Russia - 30, Lithuania - 19, Italy - 18, USA - 17, Germany - 10, Czech Republic - 3, Bulgaria - 2, Hungary - 2, South Africa - 2, Sweden - 2, the Netherlands - 2, Canada - 1, France - 1, UK - 1 and Israel -1.
5.07 - 4.08.1996 Lviv session (interdisciplinary humanities) 30.09 - 7.12.1996 Warsaw session (interdisciplinary humanities)
25.08 - 31.08.1997 Lviv session "Byzantine Tradition in Slavic Cultures" 31.08 - 5.09.1997 Ivanofrankovsk session "Peasants in Processes of Formation of Modern Nations in East-Central Europe" 20.01 - 5.04.1998 Warsaw session (interdisciplinary humanities) 27.09 - 8.10.1998 Krakow session "Galicia: Small Homeland - Whose and Where?" 15.03 - 27.03.1999 Warsaw "Braslav workshops: Ethnic-Cultural Polish-Belorussian-Lithuanian Borderland" 11.05 - 21.05.1999 Kiev session "Kiev as a Cultural Center" 5.09 - 15.09.1999 Krakow-Lviv summer school "Galicia II: Lviv and Krakow in European Civilization"
27.10 - 11.11.1999 Warsaw session (4 research seminars):
1. "Minority Languages in an Alien Environment" ;
3. "Peasants in Processes of Forming a Modern Nation in Central and Eastern Europe in 19th-20th Centuries" ;
4. "Reception of Antiquity and the Classical Tradition in Central and Eastern Europe"
4.05 - 21.06.2000 Warsaw session (5 research seminars):
1. "Methods and results of the social history (XIX-XX centuries)";
2. "East-Central European Slavonic Linguistics" ;
3. "Translatorium" ;
4. "The Classical Tradition and the European Identity of the Nations in the Central and Eastern Europe" ;
5. "Polish 1st Republic in the Eastern Europe: myths - clichés - traditions"
5.06 - 12.06.2000 Lviv session on "Philosophy of Science" 19.09. - 30.09.2000 "Polish-Ukrainian Relations in the 20th century" (Warsaw + tour around Bieszczady Mountains) - organized together with the Institute for Applied Social Sciences (ISNS Warsaw University) 12.11. - 7.12.2000 Warsaw session (4 research seminars):
2. "Theory of literature and rhetoric" ;
3. "Traditions of antiquity vs. historical memory";
14.01. - 18.02.2001 Warsaw sessions on "Old History", consisting of three seminars:
1. "Law in the East-Central Europe" ;
2. "Nuncio's Acts - Editorial Problems and Analysis";
3. "Parliamentarianism of the Gentry"
19.02. - 10.03.2001 Warsaw session (two research seminars):
1. "The contemporary History";
2. "Minority languages"
22.04 - 29.04.2001 Lviv session organized by Lviv Theological Academy on the past and present of the Greek-Catholic Church "Church in catacombs" and trip around Lviv surroundings (Truskavec, ®olkva, Krechiv) 15.05 -9.06.2001 "The inheritance of Byzantium" ; session devoted to the present state of Byzantine studies in Poland, Warsaw (15.05.-01.06.) and the other part devoted to the problemsof the Byzanitine tradition in the Ukrainian culture, Lviv and its surroundings (02.06-09.06) 17.06-29.06.2001 "Belarus and neighbors", Białystok and trip around its surroundings; organized together with the Chair for Belorussian Culture (University in Białystok) session devoted to problems of ethnic identity on Belorussian-Lithuanian-Polish border 15.07-29.07.2001 "Rhetoric of Transformation" , Warsaw sessions devoted to the questions of rhetoric during times of transitions and organized together with 13th Congress of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric. 12.09-24.09.2001 "School of the Roman Law", Warsaw session, a special module of the School concerning the problemsof the heritage of the Roman Law and contemporary approach to law inthe post-Soviet countries. 20.09-30.09.2001 "Philosophy of Sciences", Warsaw session, a continuance of the previous one organized in Lviv - cooperation between philosophers, physics and biologists. The session was organized in the cooperation with Lviv University. 02.10-13.10.2001 "Contemporary art from East-Central Europe" , Orońsko-Warsaw devoted to the problems of the heritage of the Classical art and culture in modern art of the region, organized together with the Center for Modern Art in Orońsko. 04.11-23.11.2001 "Poland and neighbors. Values in linguistic and cultural image of the world", Warsaw session devoted tothe cognitive linguistics together with a conference concerning the subject, organized in Lublin. 12.11-15.11.2001 "The challenges for the general education" . A specific session, organized together with the "Education Laboratory" of Warsaw University and concerning the problems of the general education in secondary schools in Poland and Ukraine. 04.11-09.12.2001 "Antiquity and Classical Tradition" ; Warsaw session devoted to the Classical Philology, consisted of four modules: Greek literature, Latin Literature, Ancient Philology and Classical Linguistics. The session was organized in cooperation with Grodno University and Lviv University 11-23.02.2002 "History and theory of theatre" Warsaw session devoted to the history and theory of theater; a continuation of the previous one, stressing cooperation between Lviv nad Warsaw Universities 20.02-7.03.2002 "Dialogue of religions and denominations" ; Lublin session devoted to the history of inter-religion and inter-denomination relationship in the history of Poland andEurope as well as to the modern state of ecumenical dialogue. It wascombined to the MSH session in Lviv), devoted to the history of Greek-Catholic Church in western Ukraine.
The MSH session was organized with the session of »Artes Liberales« Academy
17.02-26.03.2002 "Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in XVI-XVIII cent.; narrative sources"; Warsaw session devoted to the old history; a continuation of the previous ones that were devoted to the problems of historiography 7-25.04.2002 "The Problems of Historical and Comparative Grammar"; Warsaw session on the grammar and language; a continuation of previous ones and devoted to the questions of Common Slavonic; it also matters Polish and East – Slavonic dialectology 8 - 27.04.2002 "The Memory of Jewish stetl" ; Warsaw session + tour around the remainings of the Jewish architecture (small cities called stetl) in Poland; The session (in which researchers from various culture hold their lectures) was devoted to the heritage of the culture of the overkilled nation
27 May - 14 June 2002
it was a continuation of the previous ones and mattered problems of the mutual translation and interpretation of the texts in Belarussian, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian.
23 June - 6 July 2002
"Regional development" (Warsaw)
Pilot session of the program stressing problems of the regional development in the East Central Europe
1 - 15 August 2002 "Understanding of social phenomena" (Przemy¶l)
Przemy¶l session concerning possibilities of Polish, Ukrainian and maybe Belarussian cooperation in social psychology in order to restore the social sciences to their proper place.
24 August -16 September 2002 "Belarus and neighbors" (Grodno-Warsaw)
A continuation of a previous session devoted to problems of ethnic identity on Belorussian-Lithuanian-Polish border.
4-20 September 2002 "School in Roman Law" , Warsaw
A continuation of a previous School in Roman Law, co-organized by lawyer milieus from Poland, Italy, Russia andUkraine.
9-21 September 2002 "Small nations and ethnic groups in the contemporary Europe - Kashubs case example" , Warsaw and Gdansk with its surroundings
Session devoted to problems of ethnic, cultural and linguistic identity of small nations and ethnic groups in contemporary Europe on the Kashubian example. It also stressed problems of the environment.
15-29 September 2002 "Classical philology" (Warsaw)
A contunuation of the previous session. The focus was on problem ofmethodology.
19-28 October 2002 "Philosophy of science"
this session is the third of the series and continuation of the previous ones.
3-16 November 2003 " Borders and the factors of the cultural integration. Silesia case example"
The focus was on the problem of the identity in the multicultural environment
8-13 November 2002 "Translatorium"
A continuation of the previous ones. The focus was on the interpreting between the Slavonic languages
6-10 December 2002 "Educational conference"
The focus was on the possibility of implementing the liberal arts principles in the system of the high education in East-central Europe.
13-16 January 2003 "Belarus and neighbors"
A continuation of previous ones.
19-31 January 2003 "Text corpuses in the linguistic research"
The focus was on the methodology of the linguistic research
3 February – 8 March 2003
16 February – 8 March 2003
Old History Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth:XV-XIX cent. (Warsaw)
module I „ Education and Instruction” 3.II – 8.III.2003 r.
module II “Sources of Kievan Rus’” 16.02 – 8.03.2003 r.
Warsaw session devoted to the old history; a continuation of the previous ones that were devoted to the problems of historiography
10-21 March 2003
The theory and history of the theater (Warsaw)
Warsaw session devoted to the history and theory of theater; a continuation of the previous one, stressing cooperation between Lviv and Warsaw Universities
24 February – 7 March 2003
Myths of the beginning (Poznań/Gniezno),
The focus was on the problem of the beginning in the various aspects ofthe human culture. It was organized together with the session of the »ArtesLiberales« Academy
10-21 March 2003
Small nations and ethnic groups – tartars case example
The main target was to present the actual state of research on the language, history, art history and literature of the Crimean Tartars.
1. Classical philology (Warsaw-Lviv)
2. Belarus and neighbors (Warszawa - Mozyr)
3. Translatorium (Warsaw)
"Polish language, culture and literature", Cieszyn
1. The school of the Roman Law (Warsaw), knowledge of Italianor Russian indispensable
2. Classical Philology (Warsawa, Lviv)
Sienkiewicz as a factor of national identity (Warsaw-Keidanai)
History, language and culture of Belarus: between tradition and universalism (Minsk)
Jews in Central and Eastern Europe of XVIII-XX cent. (Warsaw)
Philosophy of science (Warsaw)
AAL/MSH National, European and local identity (Warsaw)
Test corpuses in lexicographic research (Warsaw)
Antiquity and classical tradition - reception of the classical culture (Warsaw)
AAL/MSH Identity of cities (Wrocław)
Polish and Ukrainian dialectology (Warsaw)
"Shakespeare Tragedies" (Warsaw)
Classical philology (Warsaw)
Belarus and neighbors - Byelorussian-Russian border (Warsaw - Gorki next to Mohylev)
Ukrainian reading of Sienkiewicz, the continuation of session "Sienkiewicz as a factor of national identity." (Ukraine: Łuck, Zbaraż, Beresteczko)
Roman Law (Warsaw)
Small nations and ethnics groups - Tartars (Suprasl)
session on "Philosophy of Science" (Lviv)
August - September 2004
25 more sessions will be held up to the end of 2005. The Program is supported by the Higher Education Support Program (OSI HESP),Báthory Foundation, Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation and other sponsors.
Warsaw, July 2004
European School in the Humanities
Foundation "Institute Artes Liberales"
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