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University of Silesia in Katowice

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Faculty of Humanities
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3–8 August 2025


Katowice and Kraków

The south of Poland is a region which boasts of richness of nature, history, and culture. This is also reflected in our suggestion for trips so that everyone can find something to their liking. There will be some trekking routes, and several possibilities to see wonderful monuments, numerous objects of religious and profane architecture, and museums.

Katowice is a vibrant city, lying at the heart of the Silesian Metropolitan Area and at the crossroads of cultures and influences. Its often troubled past located between Silesian, Polish, German, and Czech identities, and its proximity to the present and past state borders, make Katowice a place where “otherness” was frequently both a divisive and connecting classification.

Kraków, founded in the early Middle Ages, holds a prominent place as the former capital of Poland. Several sites in the city are included on the UNESCO list of World Heritage.

Organizing committee

Dr Grzegorz Bartusik (University of Silesia)

Assoc. Prof. Rafał Borysławski (University of Silesia)

Dr Carina Damm (University of Silesia)

Dr Remigiusz Gogosz (independent scholar)

Dr Annett Krakow (University of Silesia)

Assoc. Prof. Jakub Morawiec (University of Silesia)

Dr Ryder Patzuk-Russell (University of Silesia)

Dr Marta Rey-Radlińska (Jagiellonian University)

Dr Kendra Willson (Jagiellonian University)


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