The series of conferences, held every five years, was initiated by Kraków historians. The meetings bring together researchers from all over the world interested in Polish the history, culture, and language. The main goal of the conference is to foster dialogue, exchange experience and promote research into the history of Poland.
The theme of the Congress will be “meetings of cultures”. The organisers would like to look at the history of Polish lands through the prism of relations and interactions between various long-term cultural trends and patterns.
By inviting researchers interested in the history of Poland to Kraków: historians, archaeologists, art historians, anthropologists, sociologists, literary scholars, linguists, and cultural scientists, the organisers would like to address questions about the dynamics, scale and complexity of these interactions, the main directions of their transmission and retransmission, and to examine the impact of the meetings of cultures on the history of Poland.
The Congress will include the presentation of awards within the framework of the fourth edition of the “Pro Historia Polonorum” competition for the best foreign book on the history of Poland and Poles or the Central European region (including the Polish history) published in a foreign publication and foreign language between 2017 and 2021 by researchers affiliated with foreign scientific institutions. Previous winners of the Award were Timothy Snyder, Antony Polonsky, and Robert Frost.