Colloquia Humanistica

The journal Colloquia Humanistica was founded as an interdisciplinary annual forum for discussion between researchers, who represent different fields of the humanities. Each issue is centred around different main theme, presented from diverse perspectives. This reflects our awareness of the value of cooperation between various disciplines of the humanities. Thus, we can paint a comprehensive picture of the subject matter. We seek to ensure the consistent Academic standards of the texts by entrusting the editorial duties to scholars of high standing. Every main theme is inspired by cultural studies and devoted particularly to issues that were previously marginalised or dominated by one ideological stance. We focus on topics most often overlooked by so-called official culture inconvenient for national narratives, or treated instrumentally therein. We invite cooperation and contributions from scholars representing cultural studies, linguists, historians, ethnologists, philosophers, and others.

Colloquia Humanistica is not strictly confined to the area of Slavic cultures or the Balkans; while Slavic and Balkan themes will appear in the journal, they only serve as an illustration for broader issues in the humanities. It is the intention of our annual to promote regular discussion on various biases and stereotypes: cultural, national, as well as academic. For that reason, an important place in the journal is reserved for the section called “Materials”, where we present literary and historical inedita, as well as texts translated into Polish for the first time. The journal is published in English, with “Materials” in Polish translation, preceded by English introductions.

We hope that the new Colloquia Humanistica will attain high scholarly standards. At the same time, we would like the journal to host animated discussions on various topics, not in the sense of swift reactions to short-lived sensationalism but by offering constant support to the scholarly exchange of ideas in the form of: debates, arguments, creative discussions; as opposed to biased expositions approaching issues from the singular point of view of a specific ideology. In other words: we would like it to be a “Colloquium”.

The journal is published in open access and is indexed in databases including Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics) and European Reference Index for the Humanities Plus (ERIH Plus). Points awarded for publication according to the List of scholarly journals and peer-reviewed international conference materials, issued by the Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Poland: 70.

 

Rocznik „Colloquia Humanistica” został pomyślany jako przestrzeń dyskusji i wymiany poglądów między badaczami, nie tylko z Polski, ale i z ośrodków zagranicznych, którzy reprezentują różne pola humanistyki. Każdy numer rocznika zawiera blok tematyczny poświęcony prezentacji jednej kwestii (zgodnej z profilem czasopisma), ukazywanej z różnych perspektyw. Dzięki takiemu podejściu staramy się przekazać jak najbardziej kompletny obraz rozważanego tematu, gdyż jesteśmy świadomi, że wartością jest współpraca między różnymi dyscyplinami humanistyki. Z tego powodu przykładamy wielką wagę do wysokiego naukowego poziomu tekstów zamieszczonych w tym dziale, a jego naukową redakcję powierzamy zawsze specjalistom. Każdy temat przewodni rocznika jest inspirowany studiami kulturowymi, a zarazem poświęca specjalną uwagę problemom, które były naszym zdaniem marginalizowane lub ideologizowane. W centrum uwagi rocznika znajdują się tematy niedostrzegane przez tzw. kulturę oficjalną, niewygodne dla narodowych narracji lub traktowane przez nie instrumentalnie Do każdego tematu zapraszamy szerokie spectrum badaczy, kulturologów, lingwistów, historyków, etnologów, literaturoznawców, filozofów, choć ta lista nie wyczerpuje przedstawicieli dyscyplin, których artykuły prezentujemy na łamach rocznika.

„Colloquia Humanistica” nie są rocznikiem ani slawistycznym, ani bałkanistycznym, choć tematy slawistyczne i bałkanistyczne pojawią się w czasopiśmie, ale jedynie jako jedna z ilustracji szerszych humanistycznych problemów. Intencją rocznika jest konsekwentne podejmowanie dyskusji z uprzedzeniami i stereotypami, kulturowymi, narodowymi, czasem naukowymi. Dlatego bardzo ważne miejsce w roczniku zajmuje dział zatytułowany „Materiały”, w którym prezentujemy nowe, niepublikowane teksty: literackie, historyczne, także utwory po raz pierwszy tłumaczone na język polski. Rocznik w całości jest przygotowywany w języku angielskim, materiały publikowane w tłumaczeniu na język polski poprzedzamy angielskojęzycznymi wprowadzeniami.

Mamy nadzieję, że rocznik „Colloquia Humanistica” będzie czasopismem zachowującym naukowe standardy, ale żywym, nie w sensie reakcji na doraźną sensację, lecz w sensie podtrzymywania idei naukowej rozmowy, która ma charakter debaty, sporu, twórczej dyskusji, nie zaś ideologicznej wykładni racji jakiejś strony, „Colloquium” właśnie.

Czasopismo ukazuje się w otwartym dostępie i jest indeksowane m.in. w bazie Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics), European Reference Index for the Humanities Plus (ERIH Plus). Liczba punktów przyznawanych za publikację w czasopiśmie zgodnie z Wykazem czasopism naukowych i recenzowanych materiałów z konferencji międzynarodowych Ministerstwa Edukacji i Nauki wynosi: 70.

Announcements

 

Colloquia Humanistica 12 (2023) – call for papers

 

Colloquia Humanistica is the interdisciplinary journal of humanities of the Institute of Slavic Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Our aim is to introduce a variety of perspectives in discussing contemporary issues. We would like to propose a unique space that allows an intensive intellectual debate and a dynamic exchange of thoughts between researchers of different perspectives in humanities and social sciences. Colloquia Humanistica kindly invites submissions of manuscripts that address the topic:

Centre-periphery relation and the formation of collective and individual identities in the Balkans and Central Europe

Both the Balkans and Central Europe were often perceived as transitional areas and peripheries of Western or Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean or the Orient. This peripherality, present on many levels (cultural, political and otherwise), has not, however, hindered the formation of an identity for these regions, nor a coherent concept of what it means to be Balkan or Central European.

The announced thematic section of Colloquia Humanistica journal will refer to the external and internal image of these regions in the above-mentioned broad context, but also to the axis of center and periphery understood on a smaller scale. Social, ethnic, and religious identities were often formed on the axis of the center (economically prosperous areas, cities, centers of high culture, religious centers) and the periphery (economically backward areas, provinces, the world of culture and traditional beliefs).

The vectors of the center-periphery axis in local terms sometimes coincided with the more general conditions of East-West relations, but often constituted a quality in themselves. This makes it all the more important to examine the formation of collective and individual identities (and their external perception) in the context of different points of reference: the nearest city, or center of worship, or broader ideas of Europeanness, Balkanness, or the Orient.

 

The title and short abstract should be submitted by November 1st, 2022. The deadline for manuscripts is December 31th, 2022. Papers should be submitted on the open journal platform.

Contributors are encouraged to refer to the author guidelines at the journal website: https://ispan.waw.pl/journals/index.php/ch/about.

Feel free to contact scientific editor of the volume:

Wojciech Sajkowski: wojciech.sajkowski@amu.edu.pl


 
Posted: 2022-01-31
 
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No 10 (2021): Heritage and the Post-Socialist City: Social and Cultural Perspectives


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Complete list of reviewers for the issue 10 [Lista recenzentów numeru 10]

Conception and academic editing of this issue [Koncepcja i redakcja naukowa tomu]: Maciej Falski, Linda Kovářová

 

The notion of heritage has become one of the key concepts in conceiving culture as a set of symbolic practices. Moreover, heritage constitutes one of the main concerns of spatial policies throughout Europe. Both the European Union and national heritage institutions in individual countries develop various programs and special purpose funds to support the conservation of objects, practices, or buildings whose value is connected to the past. One of the mechanisms of building the symbolic value, which also has an impact on the economy, is the UNESCO World Heritage List. Heritage is also crucial in any discussion on national identity. We propose to open a discussion on heritage in a specific context of the post-socialist urban and rural areas. The process of cultural, social, and economic transformation and development had an impact on guarding, protecting, and creating heritage. The end of the socialist era also brought a new problem of objects, monuments, and structures related to the previous period. One case in point is the fate of industrial complexes which are no longer in use, remaining an unwanted burden. On the other hand, however, such objects gradually receive the attention of photographers or explorers as witnesses of the past. For anthropologists and sociologists, the question of symbolic practices in the era of transformation constitutes another important research field. The papers presented in this volume of Colloquia Humanistica shed light on various aspects of the issues in focus.