POLISH SOCIETY FOR EIGHTEENTH CENTURY STUDIES

 

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The Polish Society for Eighteenth Century Studies was founded in 1996, in Warsaw.  It assembles historians of letters, theatre, art, philosophy and of politics, social science and customs, interested in problems of the Enlightenment in its wide sense, covering, in the case of Poland, the period to about 1830. The mission of the Society is to facilitate contacts between eighteenth century investigators and to organise joint interdisciplinary projects, such like conferences and publications of collected works and of sources. The “Biuletyn” (Newsletter) – published every year since 1997, contains data on current publications by members of the Society, their investigations and doctorates under their tutelage. The Society organises conferences and invites persons from outside its circle and from abroad to attend. E.g. in 1998, the Polish Society for Eighteenth Century Studies organised an bicentenary conference on king Stanisław August Poniatowski. In 2001, the Society supported a variety of projects related to bicentenary of Ignacy Krasicki’s death. In the years 2006 (Wrocław) and 2011 (Kraków) the Society initiated and supported the organization of the 1st and the 2nd Congress of The Polish Eighteenth Century Investigators – next, the 3rd Congress is planned for the year 2016 in Poznań. The Society is a member of the International Society for Eighteenth Century Studies “/ Société Internationale d’Etude du Dix-Huitième Siècle. The Polish Society was a partner of the International Society in creation and implementation of programmes for major world congresses of eighteenth century scholars in Dublin (1999) and Los Angeles (2003). A sign of international recognition of the dynamic expansion of the Polish Society for Eighteenth Century Studies was the fact that the meeting of the Executive Committee of the International Society for Eighteenth Century Studies was organised, in Warsaw, in 2002, by the Polish Society. Subsequently, at the Los Angeles Congress,  Ms. Teresa Kostkiewicz, President of the Polish Society, was appointed Vice-President and Ms. Anna Grześkowiak-Krwawicz, was appointed Member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for Eighteenth Century Studies. Currently, the membership of the Polish Society is 209 Polish and foreign members, including many prominent eighteenth century scholars. The ambition of the Polish Society for Eighteenth Century Studies is to promote studies on that period through creation of a meeting platform and of a close contact for all those concerned.