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Loans in Colonial and Modern Nahuatl. A Contextual Dictionary

De Gruyter has just published a book entitled Loans in colonial and modern Nahuatl. A Contextual Dictionary by Agnieszka Brylak, Julia Madajczak, Justyna Olko and John Sullivan. This contextual dictionary of loanwords, loan phrases, and blends in Nahuatl, embracing data from the 1540s to 2016, is the first publication of its kind for this indigenous language, still widely spoken in many parts of Mexico. It relies on an extensive sample of colonial sources and contemporary oral and written materials representing several major variants of modern Nahuatl. The work significantly contributes to our understanding of language continuity and change. This dictionary...

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Grant ERC Consolidator dla dr hab. Justyny Olko

Professor Justyna Olko has received ERC funding for implementing the MULTILING-HIST project. Her research team will carry out the “Multilingual worlds – neglected histories. Uncovering their emergence, continuity and loss in past and present societies” (MULTILING-HIST) project. Its main aim is to reconstruct, explain and better understand the mechanisms and causality of the processes behind the emergence, continuity, reduction and loss (as well as possible re-emergence) of multilingualism in differing historical, geographical, social, political and cultural contexts. Justyna Olko is the first female scholar in Poland and the representative of humanities and social sciences that has been awarded the...

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„Der Kliny Fjyśt”, or the „Little Prince” in the Wymysiöeryś language

Center for Research and Practice in Cultural Continuity and Association Wilamowianie, with the support of the Foundation Institute „Arts Liberales”, have just published „Der Kliny Fjyśt”, or the „Little Prince” in the Wymysiöeryś language. The readers of the book will be the youth and other community members of Wilamowice and all fans and learners of Wymysiöeryś. We invite you to read the...

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Conference: „The Risk of Freedom…”

On 15 June 2018 at the Collegium Artes Liberales took place the international conference entitled “The risk of freedom: Liberal Arts at the Autonomous University: Polish context. American context”. The program of the conference and the list of panelists. The conference was attended by: Professor Marcin Pałys, Rector of the University of Warsaw and Professor Jolanta Choińska-Mika, Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Quality; Professor Robert A. Sucharski, Dean of the Faculty of “Artes Liberales”; Professor Jerzy Axer, Director of Collegium Artes Liberales. The conference was also attended by representatives from the Columbia University in the City of New York:...

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Centre for Research and Practice in Cultural Continuity

Centre for Research and Practice in Cultural Continuity is a new international research entity established at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” of the University of Warsaw. The centre is a common initiative of the University of Warsaw, School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), Leiden University, University of Groningen and Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena. It is located at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” where Dr. Justyna Olko, an ERC grant holder, along with her multidisciplinary team, carries out numerous interdisciplinary projects regarding the cross-cultural transfer between Europe and America, and...

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Conference: „European Humanism and Its Challenges”

Central European University in Budapest published an article about the recent conference in Ljubljana organized jointly by the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana and the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” of the University of Warsaw, entitled European Humanism and Its Challenges. Among participants were five scholars from our Faculty. CEU also posted the inaugural address by David Movrin. We invite you to view pictures from the conference at the Classics Department site, as well as the conference...

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