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Panel discussion recording: Commemorating the History, Culture and Tradition of Jews…

On November 16, 2023, a panel discussion “Commemorating the History, Culture and Tradition of Jews (Israel, Poland, and the Balkans – Sofia, Kielce’s Great Synagogue, Zagajski’s House of Prayer in Kielce, White Building at 6 Twarda St. in Warsaw, Radegast Station and Museum of Polish Children in Łódź, Jewish Cemetery in Gdańsk, Holocaust Memorial Centre in Skopje)” took place at the Faculty of the “Artes Liberales”. The panel was organized as part of the seminar “Wanted and Unwanted Tradition”. The recording of the panel is available online (see at the bottom of the page ↓). Program 12:00 – 1:40 p.m. Opening...

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Seminar: “Wanted and Unwanted Tradition”

Dear all, in the next week on Wednesday we start our seminar ‘Wanted and Unwanted Tradition’, which I conduct with Doctor Monika Stobiecka and Doctor Magdalena Wróblewska. On the first seminar (4.10.2023; from 4.45pm to 6.15pm: Kolegium Artes Liberales, Dobra 72) Professor Jörg Schulte from the University of Cologne will speak about “The Hebrew Renaissance in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in a European context.” I am sending you the program of our seminars in this semester, the link for meeting and the link with lectures for the first seminar: ( You could participate in our seminar...

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Speaking a heritage language – even if very much endangered – positively relates to speakers’ well-being

Results of our Language as a Cure project (TEAM Program, FNP) carried out at in collaboration with Nahua communities in Mexico. Olko, J., Lubiewska, K., Maryniak, J., Haimovich, G., de la Cruz, E., Cuahutle Bautista, B., Dexter-Sobkowiak, E., & Iglesias Tepec, H. (2021). The positive relationship between Indigenous language use and community-based well-being in four Nahua ethnic groups in Mexico. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. Advance online publication...

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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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