Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences

Public task  in the competition announced by the  Minister of Foreign Affairs  "Cooperation with Polish Diaspora and Poles
Abroad in 2013" - c.C: "Supporting Polish Communities; Protection of Polish Minorities, Polish Diaspora and Poles Abroad".

New migrations from Poland - psychological, sociological and cultural perspectives

                            University Abroad [LONDON]

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Programme Committee



Prof. Dorota

Prof. Dorota Praszalowicz [ e-mail ]
Jagiellonian University - Conference Chair

Prof. Halina Taborska [ e-mail ]
Polish University Abroad - Chancellor

Prof. Halina Grzymała-Moszczyńska
Jagiellonian University

Prof. Ewa Lewandowska-Tarasiuk
Polish University Abroad

Prof. Dariusz Niedźwiedzki
Jagiellonian University

Dr Magdalena Łużniak-Piecha
Polish University Abroad

Dr Agnieszka Małek
Jagiellonian University

Dr Joanna Pyłat
Polish University Abroad

Dr Michał P. Garapich
University of Roehampton

Grazyna Czubinska MA
Polish University Abroad

Almost ten years after the EU enlargement, which paved the way for one of the biggest population movement in post-war Europe, academic studies from various disciplinary perspectives on migrations from Poland have generated a good deal of fascinating research. But as this is a dynamic reality, there is still a lot of dimensions of this social phenomena to account for, conceptualise and debate. Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (Polska Akademia Umiejętności - PAU) and the Polish University Abroad in London (PUNO) have invited scholars to take part in a conference held in Kraków on 23-24 September 2013, which presents the opportunity to share and discuss latest research and developments on migrations from Poland in the aftermath of EU enlargement.

The conference is part of a joint programme - “EuroEmigranci.PL” - led by PAU and PUNO which aims to examine and explore existing research and debates on the position of contemporary Polish migrants in the EU Member States, with special reference to the United Kingdom. The results of the conference provide a platform of support and a pool of expertise which will be available to various civil society institutions representing them or advocating on their behalf. The conference is divided into three thematic sections corresponding to the following disciplinary approaches to migrations: psychological, sociological and broadly defined cultural studies.

Despite the on-going and dynamic development of migration studies, research taking a predominantly psychological focus is largely absent from the relevant debates. This section therefore aims at taking a closer look at what psychology has to offer within migration discourses. We have welcomed papers exploring the intercultural psychology, education and cross-cultural communication, therapeutic experiences with migrants and cultural psychiatry. We wish to focus on language and migration, bilingualism, the situation of children, culture shock, migration crisis, dysfunctional aspects of migration, changes in personality, perceptions of success and dynamics of identity constructions.

The focus of this thematic section is on consequences of migrations at both micro and macro level. In particular we would like to explore the following areas: the relationship between migrations and modernity, shifts of migrants’ position at a structural level - upward mobility, degradation, marginalisation; crisis and/or changes in the nature of social bonds; the emergence of new life styles, forms of sociality and behaviour.

Given the importance and relevance of culture in the migratory process, this theme offers an exciting area of research into the contemporary development and evolvement of cultural constructions. This section has invited papers on the themes of cultural production, cultural hybridity, and syncretic forms of cultural representation. We have welcomed papers on culture both in its material as well as symbolic dimensions with aspects of trans-border, cultural boundaries negotiations, relationships between the settled and migrating groups, constructions and reconstructions of stereotypes and identities but also on artistic representation of Polish migrations: the development of Polish artists’ practice and various influences of the migration process on art.

Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences
Cracow, Poland
internet: www.pau.krakow.pl

Polish University Abroad
London, United Kingdom
internet: www.puno.edu.pl


Contact with the Programme Committee:

email: konferencja@euroemigranci.pl



The   project    is    co-financed    from   the   funds   granted    by   the
Ministry  of  Foreign  Affairs  in  the  competition  for  the  public 
"Cooperation  with  Polish  Diaspora  and  Poles  Abroad  in 2013."