Ladies and Gentlemen,
from 16 to 17 of May 2019, the University of Wroclaw will be home to the fifth International Lithuania Congress. It is our pleasure to invite everyone interested in Lithuania, its language, culture, history, politics, society and relations with neighbouring countries, to take part in the happening.
In 2019 we will celebrate two important anniversaries related to the history of Lithuanian and Polish statehood. It is both the 450th anniversary of the Union of Lublin concluded by the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania as well as the 15th anniversary of the accession of our States- the Republic of Poland and the Republic of Lithuania to the European Union. For this reason, this year’s Congress will be held under the motto from the Union of Lublin to the European Union, which directly refers to our common history and cooperation.
The Act of the Union of Lublin, concluded in 1569, merged the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania into one state organism called from one on the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This strengthened political alliance between Poles and Lithuanians played an important role on the maps of Europe for over two centuries and left an important mark in the history and cultural memory of both Poland and Lithuania, which could be seen as a benchmark for integration processes within the European Union.
The history and development of Lithuanistics for four and a half centuries, the threads of common history (including the history of the common state) as well as the aspirations of both nations to the independence and Lithuanian-Polish cooperation in the international arena – all this will be the center of the jubilee Congress’ deliberation. We want to look at these 450 years from a broad perspective, which includes language, literature and culture as well as politics and law.
At the same time we remain open to all topics which are of importance to the Participants, since the main idea of the Congress is that of an interdisciplinary discussion on Lithuania. We invite everyone to partake in the below sections:
- Lithuanian and comparative linguistics;
- culture, literature and folklore;
- Lithuanian history and Polish-Lithuanian relations;
- politics and society;
- law and constitutional system.
Based on previous years’ proceedings, academic panels will be accompanied by cultural events and expert debates, which will be devoted to presidential election in Lithuania and elections to the European Parliament.
Participation in the Congress is free of charge for prelectors. Prelections in Polish, Lithuanian and English are accepted. The best lectures will be published in a reviewed post-conference journal.
Application form can be found here.
deadline expires on the 7th of April 2019.
Please join us in Wroclaw!
The Fifth International Lithuania Congress