News

11.07.2017

On July 4-7, 2017 the 6th CGS Summer School and Interdisciplinary Conference took place under the topic "Transitive Justice. Creating Norms and System Change". PhD Students from 9 countries worked in 2 workgroups under the guidance of internationally acknowledged fellows. On July 7, 2017, during the conference, the scholars from 6 countries presented and discussed results of their research. Events were financially supported by the Foundation for German-Polish Cooperation.

06.03.2017

The applications for the 6th CGS Summer School and Interdisciplinary Conference are open.

The Summer School "Transitive Justice. Creating Norms and System Change" takes place on July 4-8, 2017 in Torun (Poland) and is dedicated to the PhD Students of humanistic disciplines.

More information in the 6th CGS Summer School section.

The Interdisciplinary Conference "Transitive Justice. Creating Norms and System Change" takes place on July 7-8, 2016 in Torun (Poland) and is open to all researchers dealing with the topic.

More information in the 6th CGS Conference section.

08.12.2016

The 7th CGS Seminar "Visual History and Historical Reception Studies" took place at University of Rostock (Germany) on 1-3.12.2016. The speaker was Dr. habil. Magdalena Saryusz-Wolska from the German Historical Institute, Warsaw and University of Lodz.

Participants were 15 PhD students from 9 countries - CGS members. During the event participants discussed the importance of visual material in researching history, as photographs, films, posters and images.
In the evening young scholars watched and discussed the film "Rotation" by Wolfgang Staudtes.

20.05.2016

The applications for the 5th CGS Summer School and Interdisciplinary Conference are open.

The Summer School "Inclusion and Exclusion as Constitutive Elements of Society Formation Processes" takes place on 11-14 of July 2016 in Torun (Poland) and is dedicated to the PhD Students of humanistic disciplines.

More information in the 5th CGS Summer School section.

The Interdisciplinary Conference "The 'Exclusive' Society. Inclusion and Exclusion as Factors of Society Formation in 20th and 21st Century" takes place on 14-16 of July 2016 in Torun (Poland) and is open to all researchers dealing with the topic.

More information in the 5th CGS Conference section.

30.04.2016

The 6th Copernicus Graduate School Seminar "Minorities in (Central) Europe with Special Focus on Roma" took place at the German Historical Institute Warsaw. The speakers and chairs were: Tatiana Podolinska, PhD. and Tomas Hrustic, PhD. from the Institute of Ethnology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences.

Participants were 14 PhD students from 7 countries - CGS members. During the event participants discussed approaches to research on ethnical minorities, presenting problems of Roma minority in Slovakia, their relations with Slovak majority and strategies of their integration in the society.
On the last day the participants shared the experiences with attitudes towards stalinism and communist system in their countires.

08.12.2015

The 5th CGS Seminar "Society in Dictatorship. Stalinism and its Consequences" took place at University of Rostock (Germany) on 3-5.12.2015. The speaker was prof. Stefan Creuzberger from the History Department of that university.

Participants were 20 PhD students from 9 countries - CGS members and guests from Rostock. During the event participants discussed approaches to researching stalinism and its consequences for Central-Eastern European countries.
In the introductory part new CGS members were welcomed. In the evening young scholars visited former Stasi Prison in Rostock and were guided by the former political prisoner.

The event was financially supported by the Herbert Quandt-Stiftung

Official information from the website of the University of Rostock:

http://www.uni-rostock.de/detailseite/news-artikel/junge-wissenschaftler-aus-osteuropa-diskutieren-an/

01.10.2015

We are proud to announce that Prof. Ralph Schattkowsky, the head of the CGS Board has been awarded with Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland. The medal has been granted for reasling research, scientific and education projects in the German-Polish field, outlining the history of two countries and nations, as well as contributing to building up friendly contacts and cooperation.

15.07.2015

On 6-9 July 2015 the 4th CGS Summer School and Interdisciplinary Conference took place. The topic of both events was: "History and Politics. Remembrance as Legitimation". PhD Students from 14 countries worked in 4 workgroups under the guidance of internationally acknowledged fellows. On 10-11 July 2015, during the conference, the scholars from 17 countries presented and discussed results of their research. Events were financially supported by the Foundation for German-Polish Cooperation.

31.01.2015

The 4th CGS Seminar will be held under the topic "Jewish Spaces-Jewish Places". The Seminar will take place from 5th to 8th of March 2015 in Warsaw and will be organized by the German Historical Institute Warsaw in cooperation with POLIN, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews. The organizer offers a rich and diverse program including a guided tours of the core exhibition, lectures by fellows of the Institute and discussions on various aspects of the topic.

For further information and program click here

28.01.2015

The application for the 4th CGS Interdisciplinary Conference "History and Politics. Remembrance as Legitimation" is open now. The deadline for applications is 31.03.2015. We invite to participate in our event!. For further information please check the "4th CGS Conference" section of our website.

28.01.2015

The application for the 4th CGS Summer School "History and Politics. Remembrance as Legitimation" is open now. The deadline for applications is 27.04.2015. We invite to the youg scientists of humanistic fields to participate in our event!. For further information please check the "4th CGS Summer School" section of our website.

15.12.2014

We are happy to announce that the volume 3 of the CGS Studies has been published: Good Governance and Civil Society. Selected Issues on the Relations between State, Economy and Society, Edited by Adam Jarosz. For further information please check the "Publications" section of our website.

16.07.2014

On July 21 begins the 3rd CGS Summer School.

For five days young scholars from across Europe will focus on the topic Politicized Society, or How Much Politics Do We Need?

Workshop's participants are going to work in three work groups under the guidance of acknowledged social science specialists (fellows) from different countries. The results of the workgroups will be presented and discussed in plenary sessions.

The panels will take place in the building of the Faculty of Political Sciences and International Studies of the NCU (ul. Batorego 39L, Torun, Poland).

The summer school is financially supported by the German-Polish Science Foundation.

Schedule of activities

10.01.2014

We are happy to announce that one of our fellows prof. Miloš Řezník was nominated as a director of the German Historical Institute Warsaw. We wish scientific many successes at the new post.

06.01.2014

We are happy to announce that one of our fellows prof. Jaroslav Miller was elected as a rector of the Palacky University in Olomouc. We wish all the best and many successes for the up-coming term.

10.12.2013

On 6.-8.12.2013 the 3rd CGS Seminar Civil Society Outside Europe took place in Rostock, Germany. The participants from 6 countiries discussed issues of civil society in the non European countries.

The speakers of the seminar were prof. Jörn Dosch, from the University of Rostock, who held presentation on Civil Society in Asia and prof. Nikolaus Werz, from the University of Rostock, who spoke about Civil Society in Latin America. The guest speaker of the seminar was Christine Dettmann, PhD., from the University of Essex (UK), who presented a lecture on: Behind the Scenes: Searching for the African Roots of the Martial Art Capoeira.

The seminar was financially supported by the Foundation for German-Polish Cooperation and German-Czech Future Fund.

15.11.2013

The second volume of the series CGS Studies Questions of Civil Society. Category-Position-Functionality, edited by: Ralph Schattkowsky and Adam Jarosz has been released. More information about the series and the volume in the "Publications" section. Next volumes of the CGS Studies series are comming up soon.

28.10.2013

On 16.-18.10.2013 the 2nd CGS Seminar Revitalizing of Local and Regional Cultures took place in Chemnitz, Germany. The participants from 6 countiries discussed issues of language, nation, identity, regional languages in comparative perspective, the significance of mulitilingity, as well as so-called "small languages" and prognosis of their development in the future.

The speakers of the seminar were Piotr Kocyba, PhD from the Chemnitz University of Technology, who held presentation on Ethnic Revival and the Question of Language - the Case of Upper Silesia and Nicole Dołowy-Rybińska, PhD from the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, who spoke about Revitalization of Minority Cultures and Languages. Methods, Possibilities and Aims.

The seminar was financially supported by the Foundation for German-Polish Cooperation and German-Czech Future Fund.

23.07.2013

On 16.-21.07.2013 2nd CGS Summer School "Society and Nation in Transnational Processes in Europe" took place in Toruń (Poland).

Summer school 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 the Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany), Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Hungary) and Palacky University in Olomouc (Czech Republic).

Workshop's participants from 7 countries worked in four work groups under the guidance of acknowledged social science specialists (fellows) from different countries. The results of the workgroups were presented and discussed in plenary sessions.

The topic of the Summer School developed interdisciplinary approaches to elementary fields of politics, society and international relations in a comparative perspective. The nation as an organization form of modern societies was the main point of interest. Therefore, its necessity as a bearer of civil society structures as well as the justifiability of its existence in the processes of internationalization and globalization were inquired. The aim of the project was to contribute to a comprehension of the complexity of social and transnational development as well as to reveal its movement and communication patterns.

During the summer school an international scientific conference took place. The topic of the conference was similar to the topic of the whole event. Speakers were 9 scientists from 6 countries, among them fellows and invited guests. They presented speeches on the issues of history and current developments in nation building as well as relations between civil society and nation in contemporary Europe from historic, economic, legal, administrative and sociological perspective. Also other participants of the summer school (PhD students) took active part in the conference, what resulted in a lively discussion.

The work groups were:

1. Civil Society Contours of Nation
2. Ideas (Dis)continued: Historical Roots of Modern Society
3. The Process of European Integration and the National Model
4. Cultural Identities and National Pattern/Foreignness and Migration

The summer school was chaired by Professor Ralph Schattkowsky. The working language was English. Panels were held in the building of the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies in Toruń.

The summer school was financially supported by the German-Polish Science Foundation and Foundation for German-Polish Cooperation.

The photos from our event are available on our Facebook site.

11.06.2013

Our Facebook site is up to date now. You can find photos from the CGS events and other information about the project. We invite to visit and like it.

29.05.2013

Application for the 2nd CGS Summer School is open now. The topic of the summer school is Society and Nation in Transnational Processes in Europe. It takes place on 16-21 July 2013 in Torun (Poland).

We invite all PhD students of all disciplines to participate. You can find all the necessary infomation and application form in the "2nd CGS Summer School" section of this website.

25.04.2013

Good Governance and Civil Society at NCU

On 19th to 20h of April, 2013 nearly fifty scholars from nine European countries took part in the 2nd Copernicus Graduate School Interdisciplinary Conference "Good Governance and Civil Society". The symposium was organized by the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland) in cooperation with the Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany), Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Hungary) and Palacky University in Olomouc (Czech Republic). The main aim of the two-day conference was to pose fundamental questions on social functionality and state order. The central object of this discussion was 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.

15.03.2013

The first volume of the series CGS Studies Central Europe on the Threshold of the 21st Century: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Challenges in Politics and Society, edited by: Lucyna Czechowska and Krzysztof Olszewski has been released. More information about the series and the volume in the "Publications" section. Next volumes of the CGS Studies series are comming up soon.

21.01.2013

Application for the 2nd CGS Interdisciplinary Conference is open now. The topic of the conference is Good Governance and Civil Society. It takes place on 19-20 April 2013 in Torun (Poland).

We invite all scientists of all disciplines to participate. You can find all the necessary infomation and application form in the "2nd CGS Conference" section of this website.

19.08.2012

Application for permanent membership is open now. We invite all PhD students to apply to be a permanent member of the CGS. You can find all the necessary infomation in the "Application for membership" section of this website.

12.07.2012

On 17 July begins the 1st Copernicus Graduate School Summer School.

For five days young scholars from across Europe will focus on the topic Models of European Civil Societies. Transnational Perspectives on Forming of Modern Societies in Central Europe.

Workshop's participants are going to work in three work groups under the guidance of acknowledged social science specialists (fellows) from different countries. The results of the workgroups will be presented and discussed in plenary sessions.

Summer school is 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 the University of Miskolc (Hungary), Palacky University in Olomouc (Czech Republic) and Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany).

The event chair is professor Ralph Schattkowsky. The working languages of the conference is English. The panels will take place in the building of the Faculty of Political Sciences and International Studies of the NCU (ul. Batorego 39L, Toruń, Poland).

The summer school is realized within the scope of the project "Central Europe in 21st Century. Politics - Society - Identity" and is financially supported by the Visegrad Fund, City of Toruń and German-Polish Science Foundation. The president of the City of Toruń Michał Zaleski assumed the Honorary Patronage over the event.

Schedule of activities

30.03.2012

The event of the Copernicus Graduate School 1st CGS Summer School has been financially supported by the German-Polish Science Foundation and the City of Toruń. The president of the City of Toruń Michał Zaleski assumed the Honorary Patronage over the event. The board of the CGS would like to thank for the support and is looking forward to fruitfull cooperation.


07.02.2012

The board of the Copernicus Graduate School would like to address thanks to all participants of the 1st Copernicus Graduate School General Conference "Central Europe on the Threshold of the 21st Century. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Challenges in Politics and Society" for joining us (despite the frosty weather), for very interesting and fruitful discussions and for creating an international and European atmosphere. We would also like to thank our partners and the Visegrad Fund for support.

The reports about our conference have been published in the local media and at the website of the city council:

http://www.torun.tv/multimedia-10514-o_europie_na_umk.html

http://www.torun.pl/index.php?offset=0&status=1&news_id=11818&nde=1328396400&nds=1328050800&tit=&txt=


29.01.2012

The official programme of the 1st Copernicus Graduate School General Conference is now availabe:

Official programme

Transport information you can find in "Aproach" section of this website

26.01.2012

Central European challenges at NCU

From the 2nd to 4th of February, 2012 scholars from twelve European countries will take part in the 1st Copernicus Graduate School General Conference "Central Europe on the Threshold of the 21st Century. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Challenges in Politics and Society".

The symposium is organized by the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland) in cooperation with the University of Miskolc (Hungary) and Palacky University in Olomouc (the Czech Republic).

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

Participants will take 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 is chaired by Professor Ralph Schattkowsky. The working language of the conference will be English. Panels will be held in the building of the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies [WPiSM] (02-03.02.2012) and Collegium Humanisticum (04.02.2012).

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

13.12.2011

With great sadness we have to announce the death of our dear colleague and fellow of the CGS Prof. Andras Vari.
We loose with him an outstanding scientist and respected colleague.
May his soul rest in peace!

03.12.2011

The project of the Copernicus Gradute School "Central Europe in 21st Century - Politics - Society - Identity" got financial support from the Visegrad Fund. We are very grateful for acknowledgment and we are looking forward to fruitful cooperation.
There will be two events organised within the scope of the project:

1st Copernicus Graduate School General Conference
Central Europe on the Threshold of the 21st Century.
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Challenges in Politics and Society
in Toruń, Poland on 02-04 February 2012. (more information in 1st General Conference part on this website)

and

1st CGS Summer School
Models of European civil societies. Transnational perspectives on forming of modern societies in Central Europe
in Toruń, Poland on 12-17 June 2012.

We kindly invite to participate in our events.

17.08.2011

The new Copernicus Gradute School website is working now.