• March 24, 2015
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Concerning the dynamics of Polish-Lithuanian relations

The publication ‘The dynamics of Polish-Lithuanian relations’ saw the light of day – the legacy of the First International Scientific Conference of the same name, which took place in Kaunas in September last year.

The book is presented by the Adam Mickiewicz Club of Polish Language and Culture at the Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas. Among the research papers, there are texts by great scholars: prof. Tomas Venclova, prof. Algis Kalėda, prof. Ingrid Eglė Žindžiuvienė, dr. Ryszard Balicki, dr. Artur Ławniczak, as well as young researchers: Mindaugas Norkevičius, Ieva Gajauskaitė, Paweł Sobik, Magdalena Kozak, Viki Veličkaitė, Ieva Žindžiūtė i Gintarė Lukoševičiūtė.

In a conversation with our portal Mindaugas Norkevičius confirmed that in about 2 weeks the publication will appear in larger bookstores and libraries in Lithuania, it will also be available in the Library of the Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas. Readings given during the conference has been published in the book in Polish, Lithuanian and English.

On September 17th-18th this year, at the Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, the second edition of this conference will take place. It is organized by the Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas and the Adam Mickiewicz Club of Polish Language and Culture.

The aim of the conference is to encourage research analysing the issue of centuries-old, historical relations between Lithuania and Poland, closeness and experience of countries which intertwined and changed during political and cultural processes. Additionally, it will address current issues of the identity of national minorities, their traces in literature and handling problematic aspects in a contemporary context – common views and interests of Lithuania and Poland, directions of foreign policy and priorities of strategic cooperation, in particular regarding the Eastern neighbourhood, Euro-Atlantic safety perspective and EU development.

During the proceedings, researchers from Poland and Lithuania will address the following issues: Lithuanian and Polish historical paradigms; political, economic and social aspects of Polish-Lithuanian relation; cultural development of Lithuania and Poland; national identity and its transformations; issue of Polish-Lithuanian identity.

The conference will be conducted in Polish, Lithuanian and English.

Applications from the speakers are to be submitted by e-mail: a.mickeviciausklubas@gmail.com until August 3rd.

Participation in the conference is free of charge. The project leader is the Chairman of the Adam Mickiewicz Club of Polish Language and Culture at the Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Mindaugas Norkevičius.

Translated by Antonina Górka within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.

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