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International conference launched in Poznań

22 May 2014

Today, 22 May 2014, sees the launch of a two-days’ international academic conference titled “The work of Oskar Kolberg as national and European heritage”. The event’s honorary patron is Poland’s president, Bronisław Komorowski.

It is a strategic event of the Kolberg Year 2014 celebrations.

The conference will highlight Oskar Kolberg’s contribution to Poland’s and Europe’s science and culture. It will also underscore the significance of the source materials he collected for Poland’s national heritage and the strengthening of regional and local identities. Among the speakers there are representatives of a number of Polish and international academic and cultural centres. A detailed programme may be found on

The event is taking place thanks to the support of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of Poland and the marshal of Wielkopolskie province.

The conference is held by the Oskar Kolberg Institute in Poznań in association with the Committee on Ethnological Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, and the Polish Ethnological Society.

Media patrons: Polish Radio 2, Radio Mekury, TVP Kultura, TVP Poznań,,