Foundation for Civic Space and Public Policy at the 3rd Congress of International Researchers of Polish History

Added: 15.11.2017 r.

On 11-14 October 2017, Polish Historical Society organized the 3rd Congress of International Researchers of Polish History in Krakow. Professors Andrzej Chwalba and Krzysztof Zamorski were responsible for the organization of the Congress. 1,200 foreign and Polish historians participated in the Congres; about 250 papers were delivered. During the ceremonial opening of the Congress in the Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University, Andrzej Chwalba presented, among other things, our project’s achievements.

Polish and English-language versions of materials presenting the project were prepared by PGNiG, a sponsor of the Congress, together with our Foundation, and distributed amongst the participants of the event. The project’s most important achievements were also displayed on a wall screen.

According to the organizers, “the participants discussed the phenomenon of the early-modern Polish state against the background of Europe and answered, among other things, the question whether the “Old Republic” could be considered a unique state, and to what extent its history was similar to the history of neighboring countries or those lying in other parts of Europe and the world. Another important point of the debate was the issue of the legacy of the “Old Republic” and the awareness thereof amongst nations inhabiting its territory — the Belarusians, the Lithuanians, the Latvians, the Germans, the Russians, the Ukrainians, and the Jews”.