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Department of Political Thought and Culture’s History

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2021, September 24 - 9:40am

The Department was established in 1997 thanks to the initiative of prof. Roman Wapiński. It was created by prof. Wapiński’s students and closest colleagues.

Current academics in the Department:

  • prof. UG, dr hab. Grzegorz Berendt
  • prof. UG. dr hab Arkadiusz Janicki
  • prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Opacki
  • prof. dr hab. Tadeusz Stegner - kierownik Zakładu
  • dr Piotr Koprowski

Main topics of research:

  • the history of Polish thought and political culture, changes in public awareness
  • religious relations on Polish lands in XIX and XX centuries
  • the history of relations between nations inhabiting the territories of the former Republic
  • everyday life on Polish lands in XIX and XX centuries

 

The Department organizes scientific sessions and publishes collections of research. It has organized following scientific sessions in the past few years:

  • 1998 Ukraine between the East and the West

On the verge of independence

  • 1999 Polish people and their neighbors. Distance and merging of cultures. Part I
  • 2000 1999 Polish people and their neighbors. Distance and merging of cultures. Part 2

Poland-Ukraine. People of Reconciliation

  • 2001 The Republic’s Heritage. Distance and merging of cultures.

 10 Years of Ukraine’s Independence

  • 2002 In the Kitchen and at the Table. Distance and merging of cultures.
  • 2007 Home- the meeting of private and public spheres in the XIX and XX centuries civilizational transformations.
  • 2007 A Woman and the Media.
  • 2008 II Republic with the sea in the background. A session dedicated to the memory of prof. Roman Wapiński.
  • 2010 Our and not our sea.
  • 2014 The Year 1914. What Poland, What world? The research interests of professor Roman Wapiński.
  • 2018 The Year 1918 in my village, my town, my country, my world.

 

The most important publications:  Polish people and their neighbors. Distance and merging of cultures. Part I, II, III.,  Gdańsk 2000, 2001, 2002, Between Oder and Dnieper. Religions and Nations,  Part I. II, Gdańsk 1997, 2000, The Time of XX century- not only in the Polish perspective, Gdańsk 2000, On the Verge of Independence, Gdańsk 1999,  Poland-Ukraine. People of Reconciliation, Gdańsk 2002, In the Kitchen and at the Table. Distance and merging of cultures, Gdańsk 2003 r. . Home- the meeting of private and public spheres in the XIX and XX centuries civilizational transformations, Gdańsk 2008, A Woman and the Media,  Gdańsk 2008. Our and not our sea, Gdańsk 2011. Jaka Polska, Jaki świat? What Poland, What world? The research interests of professor Roman Wapiński, Gdańsk 2016.