Interdisciplinary Conferences

6th Copernicus Graduate School Interdisciplinary Conference

"Transitive Justice. Creating Norms and System Change"

Toruń (Poland), 7 July 2016

The symposium was organized by the International Relations History Department of the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland) in cooperation with Palacky University in Olomouc, University of Rostock and German Historical Institute Warsaw. 14 scholars from 6 countries participated in the event.

The main aim of the one-day event was to discuss the transitional justice and its influence on system transformations. Other issues discussed were identity building, democracy and its consolidation, as well as institutional change within transformation process.

The conference was chaired by Professor Ralph Schattkowsky. The working language of the conference was English. Panels were held in the building of the Faculty of Humanities in Toruń.

The conference was financially supported by the Foudation for German-Polish Cooperation.

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Administration:

Conference chair:
Prof. Ralph Schattkowsky (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń/University of Rostock)

Secretaries:
Adam Jarosz, PhD (University of Zielona Gora)

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5th Copernicus Graduate School Interdisciplinary Conference

The "Exclusive" Society. Inclusion and Exclusion as Factors of Society Formation in 20th and 21st Century

Toruń (Poland), 15 July 2016

The symposium was organized by the International Relations History Department of the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland) in cooperation with Palacky University in Olomouc, University of Rostock and German Historical Institute Warsaw. Nearly 20 scholars from 8 countries participated in the event.

The main aim of the one-day event was to discuss the inclusion and exclusion as factors of society formation, with special focus on elite formation, identity building, politics, both historically and contemporary, as well as nation building processes.

The conference was chaired by Professor Ralph Schattkowsky. The working language of the conference was English. Panels were held in the building of the Collegium Maximum in Toruń.

The conference was financially supported by the Foudation for German-Polish Cooperation.

CFP 5th CGS Interdisciplinary Conference

Schedule of activities

Administration:

Conference chair:
Prof. Ralph Schattkowsky (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń/University of Rostock)

Secretaries:
Adam Jarosz, PhD (University of Zielona Gora)
Joanna Piechowiak-Lamparska, PhD (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń)
Maryana Prokop, PhD (Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce)

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4th Copernicus Graduate School Interdisciplinary Conference

History and Politics. Remembrance as Legitimation

Toruń (Poland), 10-11 July 2015

The symposium was organized by the International Relations History Department of the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland) in cooperation with German Historical Institute Warsaw. Nearly 30 scholars from 11 Countires participated in the event.

The main aim of the two-day event was to discuss the relations between history and politics in the context of the rebirth of nationalism after the collapse of communism, the erosion of collective identities and identity-conflicts in the European Union.

Discussions were divided into three panels:

1. History as argument
2. History as instrument
3. History as science and political competition

The conference was chaired by Professor Ralph Schattkowsky. The working language of the conference was English. Panels were held in the building of the Collegium Maximum in Toruń.

The conference was financially supported by the Foudation for German-Polish Cooperation.

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Administration:

Conference chair:
Prof. Ralph Schattkowsky (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń/University of Rostock)

Secretaries:
Katarzyna Kacka, PhD (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń)
Patryk Wawrzyński, PhD (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń)
Joanna Piechowiak-Lamparska, PhD (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń)
Natalia Olszanecka, PhD (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń)
Maryana Prokop, PhD (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń)

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3rd Copernicus Graduate School Interdisciplinary Conference

Politicized Society, or How Much Politics Do We Need?

Toruń, Poland, 25-26 July 2014

The symposium was organized by the International Relations History Department of the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland) in cooperation with Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany). Nearly 30 scholars from 11 countries participated in the event.

The main aim of the two-day conference was to ask about the role of politics, its new definitions and understandings in the modern societies.
The scholars also commented widely on the recent developments and crisis in Ukraine and other regions of the world

Participants took part in following panel discussions:

1. Politicized Masses as an Essence of Modernity. Forms and Spheres of Influence
2. Boundaries and Possibilities of Democracy in the Globalization Process
3. Power of Memory. Tradition, Patterns, Myth
4. Social Resistance as a Form of Political Dynamics

The conference was chaired by Professor Wiesław Wacławczyk. The working language of the conference was English. Panels were held in the building of the University Library in Toruń.

The conference was financially supported by the German-Polish Science Foundation.

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Administration:

Conference chairs:
Prof. Ralph Schattkowsky (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń/University of Rostock)
Prof. Wiesław Wacławczyk (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń)

Secretaries:
Piotr Zariczny, PhD (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń)
Anna Rydel, B.A. (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń)

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2nd Copernicus Graduate School Interdisciplinary Conference

Good Governance and Civil Society

Toruń, Poland 19-20 April 2013

The symposium was organized by the International Relations History Department of the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland) in cooperation with Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany), Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Hungary) and Palacky University in Olomouc (Czech Republic). Nearly 50 scholars from nine European countries participated in the event.

The main aim of the two-day conference was to pose fundamental questions on social functionality and state order.
The central objects of this discussions were relation between state and society as well as the methods of efficient governance and sustainable development.

Participants took part in following panel discussions:

1. Internationalization of Governance and Society
2. Culture and Economy as Regulators of Socio - Political Relations in Modern Societies
3. Forms and Methods of Communication and Information as Elements of Regulation of Power and Society (Knowledge - based Society, Information Society)
4. Quality of Regional and Local Identity as Democratic Pattern of Efficacy of Civil Society

The conference was chaired by Professor Ralph Schattkowsky. The working language of the conference was English. Panels were held in the building of the Collegium Humanisticum in Toruń.

The conference was financially supported by the Foundation for German-Polish Cooperation and the City of Toruń.

CFP 2nd CGS Interdisciplinary Conference

Schedule of activities

Administration:

Conference chair:
Prof. Ralph Schattkowsky (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń/University of Rostock)

Secretaries:
Adam Jarosz, M.A. (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń)
Krzysztof Olszewski, M.A. (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń)

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1st Copernicus Graduate School Interdisciplinary Conference

Central Europe on the Threshold of the 21st Century. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Challenges in Politics and Society.

Toruń, Poland 02-04 February 2012

The symposium was organized by the International Relations History Department of the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland) in cooperation with University of Miskolc (Hungary) and Palacky University in Olomouc (Czech Republic). Over 70 scholars from 10 European countries took part in the event.

The main aim of the three-day conference was to deal with actual issues and challenges facing Central Europe.
The main focus was set on the research in social perspective, coping with the transformation process and relations between the state and society. Additionally, the conference speakers focused on the perception of general Central European problems through the prism of influence of the totalitarian past and development deficits of individual countries.

Participants took part in following panel discussions:

1 International relations
2. European Union
3. Economy
4. Civil society
5. History and culture
6. Political systems

The conference was chaired by Professor Ralph Schattkowsky. The working language of the conference was English. Panels were held in the building of the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies [WPiSM] (02.02.2012) and Collegium Humanisticum (03-04.02.2012).

The conference was realised within the scope of the project "Central Europe in 21st Century - Politics - Society - Identity" and financially supported by the Visegrad Fund and the City of Toruń.

CFP 1st CGS Interdisciplinary Conference

Schedule of activities

Administration:
Conference chair:
Prof. Ralph Schattkowsky (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń/University of Rostock)

Conference council:
Prof. Milos Reznik (Chemnitz University of Technology)
Prof. Jaroslav Miller (Palacky University in Olomouc)
Prof. Arpad Tóth (University of Miskolc)

Secretaries:
Lucyna Czechowska, M.A. (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń)
Adam Jarosz, M.A. (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń)
Krzysztof Olszewski, M.A. (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń)

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