Galicia and its Multicultural Heritage

International Conference

13 May 2016 – Cracow, Poland

organised by
 Interdisciplinary Research Foundation
 Institute of Audio Visual Arts
of Faculty of Management and Social Communication 
of the Jagiellonian University


Keynote Speaker: Dr Yan Chaykovskyy, has a PhD in political science (Lviv National University) and finance. His research focused on liberalism theory, problem of man`s alienation in liberalism and ideology in society. His special interest lies in philosophy of economics, evolutional economics, and main philosophy principals of economics. Recently he has also developed a keen interest in the topic of Galicia and its philosophical thought.

Yan chaykovskyy published several articles in these various domains in Ukrainian, English, Polish and Russian, for example, „The Political Discourse in Teun Van Dijk’s Theory”, “Political Alianation of Man in Modern Political Liberalism Theory”, „Oświeceniowy millenaryzm a liberalny postęp. Z koncepcji politycznej Johna Graya”, “Забута філософія слов’янського світу” and many others. For the past few years he has been working on a research project at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin. Currently he is working on a book that will examine in detail the philosophical principles of evolutional economics.

Interdisciplinary Research Foundation and Institute of Audio Visual Arts (Jagiellonian University) are pleased to announce the International Conference “Galicia and its Multicultural Heritage”. The conference sessions will be devoted to the interdependent cultures, literatures, languages, religions, ethnic and social groups in the Austrian crownland Galicia and Lodomeria, as well as the multicultural heritage of Austrian Galicia in Poland, Ukraine and Austria at the present time.

The conference will adopt a multidisciplinary approach and will combine different methodological approaches such as gender studies, migration studies, border studies, memory studies, oral history, language history, etc.

There will be an official screening of film “A Kingdom Reborn: Treasures from Ukrainian Galicia” (dir. Dani Stodilka, Canada) about Ukrainian Galicia heritage, and meeting with the director of documentary. More information and free tickets are available HERE>>>>

The conference is addressed to independent scholars, students and professors of history, philosophy, sociology, political sciences, literature, linguistics, culture studies or anthropology (see the extended list of thematic areas). The conference language is English.

The registration for the conference is closed. Please write to galicia@irf-network.org in case of any questions. Selected papers will be published in the post-conference volume.

   Full registration fee – 70 €         Student registration fee* – 50 €

(*fee for Students of Jagiellonian University – 30 €)

The registration fee covers all conference materials, coffee breaks and lunch during 1st day, Cracow city tour and post-conference publication.

Interdisciplinary Research Foundation is preparing special Сultural & Networking program for week-end – May 14-15, 2016 (participation is optional).

We send official invitation for getting Polish visa on your request.

Conference venue: Campus of Jagiellonian University, ul. Łojasiewicza 4 (2d floor, room 2.226), 30-348 Kraków

How to get from Train Station to Campus

The closest tram stop to the Campus is Norymberska. The building of University is situated behind the Kaufmann supermarket so you need to cross parking to get there.


The conference is co-funded through National Science Centre grant “PIONEERS WITH A CAMERA”. WOMEN IN CINEMA AND PHOTOGRAPHY IN GALICIA 1896-1945