Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology Department at Nicolaus Copernicus University


Ethnology Students at NCU’s Research Group

are honoured to invite you to

our third International Conference:

Cultural problems of the contemporary world

which is going to take place on

11-15 October 2009 in Toruń

The theme of the conference encompasses all cultural phenomena and cultural processes taking place in the contemporary world. Like in the previous years, the form of the conference enables the undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students of ethnology to present a wide cross-section of their interests in the cultural issues of the contemporary reality. We hope that the conference will contribute to the strengthening of the cooperation among academic institutions situated both in Poland, and abroad.

Please send the application form, available at (below this text), along with the topic and the abstract of your conference paper via e-mail to or by 31 May 2009. The conference paper should be approved by your academic tutor/supervisor. The organizers reserve the right to choose and reject the proposals of the conference papers under certain circumstances. The estimated time for each speech is 15-20 minutes, which is 4 – 5 pages of normalized typed text. All papers are to be prepared in English, which will be the language of instruction.

The conference will take place on 12 and 13 October 2009 at Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology Department, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Szosa Bydgoska 44/48.

On 14 October 2009, the participants of the conference will visit the Masovian Countryside Museum in Sierpc, which could be a distinguished opportunity for the abroad guests to learn about traditional way of building, about customs and folk rites of the central Poland. The visitors will be able to taste the traditional specialties of the regional cuisine. Our guests are also welcomed to participate in two lectures by the specialists working for the Museum, concerning the rites and customs of Masovia.

A post-conference publication is planned. The texts are supposed to be sent to the conference organizers in native language by 15 November 2009 (Times New Roman, font size 12, line spacing 1,5, 1800 signs a side, annotations in text, bibliography following the text).

The organizers will cover the costs of accommodation, conference materials and the costs of the excursion to Masovian Countryside Museum. The participants of the conference will cover the cost of travel and food at their own expenses.

The conference academic tutor

dr Wojciech Olszewski

Conference secretaries

mgr Aleksandra Kleśta-Nawrocka, e-mail:
mgr Żaneta Kopczyńska, e-mail:

Application form: PDF DOC


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