IBL PAN Library

At the origin of the IBL PAN Library (created in 1948 together with the Institute) were Jan Michalski’s and Gabriel Korbut’s collections, comprising books of the 19th century and older, often unique. Owing to these collections, as well as to the regular purchase o...

The Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Nowy Świat 72, 00-330 Warsaw
Tel: (+48 22) 826-99-45, 657-28-95
Fax: (+48 22) 826-99-45
E-mail: sekretariat@ibl.waw.pl

Mikołaj Sokołowski, Professor

Deputy director
Grzegorz Marzec, Assistant Professor

Deputy d...


Warsaw, 5-9 July 2021: Memory Studies Association Annual Conference "Convergences"

Gorąco zachęcamy do udziału w konferencji, której współorganizatorem jest IBL PAN. Rejestracja uczestników potrwa do 15 października.

The submission system is now open. Deadline for abstract submission: October 15, 2020.
The conference is currently planned to take place both on-campus in Warsaw and online.
We will closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and consider shifting to online-only events if necessary.

Erasmus at IBL PAN - information for foreign students

'Geopolonistics’ ("Geopolonistyka")

Polish literature, art and language have become of interest to many persons from all around the world, and university units and educational institutions teaching about Polish language, literature and culture have definitely played a major role in it.

Since the knowledge about the institutions offering Polish studies programmes, their history and people behind them is highly fragmentary and scattered, there is a need to communicate effectively on the matters of such importance to Polish culture and heritage.

'Geopolonistics’ ("Geopolonistyka") will be a project making such communication possible – a world map with marked locations of the current and former Polish studies centres. This solution will combine various types of content from the ‘Polish Studies Newsletter’ – databases, information texts and an interactive map in the OpenStreetMap format with geo-location functions.

The links between the map, the articles and the database will make it possible to see the bios of international scholars who conduct research on the Polish literature, culture and language, and present in this way the state of research on the Polish literature abroad, as well as the current and past activity of all institutions with Polish studies programmes worldwide.

International Conference on Electronic Publishing (ElPub) 2019 "Academic Publishing and Digital Bibliodiversity" / Conférence ELPUB 2019: bibliodiversité et publication de livres numérique

In 2019, the Electronic Publishing conference will expand your horizons and perceptions! Taking as an inspirational starting point the concept of bibliodiversity, a term coined by Chilean publishers in the 1990s, the forum will revisit its definition and explore what it means today. Being organised five years after the adoption of the International Declaration of Independent Publishers to Promote and Strengthen Bibliodiversity Together, supported in 2014 by 400 publishers from 45 countries, the conference aims to bring together the enquiring academic, professional and publishing industry minds keen to explore the ever evolving nature of the knowledge transmission within human societies.
More information: https://elpub2019.hypotheses.org/

14-15 May 2020 at the University of Łódź: Research in the Arts, the Arts in Research (a symposium)

Artists study the reality they are surrounded by, people they live among, themselves, their instruments of work and how these areas are interconnected. Their work addresses complex issues, establishing dynamic relationships to a whole variety of other disciplines, from philosophy to new technologies. Their creative activity generates knowledge that could not be gained otherwise. Artistic knowledge is acquired through sensory and emotional perception and is practice-based, practice-driven, ‘felt’, ‘embodied’. It crosses the borders of different countries, languages, cultures, disciplines. Many artistic research projects are genuinely multicultural and interdisciplinary. Yet artists still often have to justify the idea that their practice is research.

Academic research too has become increasingly inter- and multidisciplinary. Cultural Literacy [CL] is the ability to think in literary ways about any topic or question, using the key concepts of textuality, fictionality, rhetoricity and historicity (see http://cleurope.eu/about/key-concepts/). How can the creative arts and CL come together to think about the contemporary world?


The event “PoliSSH perspective on Horizon Europe” will be held on 27th November 2019 (Wednesday) in Staszic Palace in Warsaw

This event is organised jointly by the Polish Science Contact Agency in Brussels and National Contact Point for Research Programs of the European Union in Poland.

The keynote speech will be given by Mr. Harald Hartung, Head of Unit ‘Fair Societies and Cultural Heritage’ in European Commission (DG Research & Innovation).The event is mainly addressed to the authorities of the Polish Academy of Sciences, directorates of its Institutes, representatives of other scientific institutions (including universities), researchers and project managers directly involved in building consortia, participating in calls and being responsible for project implementation. The event is an excellence opportunity for everyone to meet, to exchange experiences and to establish new contacts.
The main objective of the event is to support the participation of researchers from Social Sciences and Humanities’ disciplines in EU Framework Programs, especially in the next program Horizon Europe. It is aimed at raising awareness of the opportunities offered by EU programs, as well as at showcasing the “success stories” of beneficiaries, not only from Poland, but also from other European countries.
Read more: https://polisshpolsca.pan.pl/.

Education - our offer 2019/2020

The Institute’s activity includes education in Polish literature and culture. It offers doctoral programmes (Full-time Doctoral Programme at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme ‘Digital Humanities’ and, starting from the new academic year, Anthropos Doctoral School), postgraduate programmes (Gender Studies, Teaching Polish as a Foreign Language, Culture Management in Government and Local Government Administration, and in Non-governmental Organisations, Postgraduate Polish and Jewish Studies), as well as courses, including: Creative Writing, Literature and Psychoanalysis, Correct Use of Polish, Practical Rhetoric, and Workshops on Screenplay and Drama Writing.

The Institute takes part in the Erasmus+ programme, with the goal of improving the quality and expand the international reach of its educational offer, aiming at an intensified exchange of students and lecturers with partner universities.


















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