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 Science and Higher Education, Republic of Poland: 20.

 

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 Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego wynosi: 20.

Announcements

 

Colloquia Humanistica 11 (2022) – 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:

The sense of an ending and the imagination of the end: apocalypse, disaster and messianic time

Deleuze calls the New Testament’s Apocalypse “the book of Zombies” highlighting not only its connection with death but the influence on the contemporaneity. Apocalyptical visions go beyond Christian eschatology and permeate our present imagination. Not as much with the already bygone symbolism or the terror of bloody carnage, as with the vague sense of an ending, fuelled by historical conditions – the Holocaust, nuclear crisis, or more contemporary global threats of viral pandemic or climate change.

Renewed interest in eschatological narratives is visible in philosophy, literature and art both in recalling or reinterpreting its tradition and in feeding on the radical instance of an ending. According to Derrida, the key hermeneutic undertaking of literature lies in postponing the apocalyptic horizon. Blanchot sees in a disaster a radical change that introduces different logic into our thought and writing. Both of them dwell upon two crucial features brought by the apocalyptical imagination – language and time. End-directed orientation spread between an individual and collective, past and present, religious and secular, becomes an organizing principle of collective thinking and a field of a search for a new language.

In the upcoming volume, we intend to gather various voices concerning the contemporary discursive practices embracing the topic of the sense of an ending and imagination of the end. We propose the three main threads of the end-directed perspective – apocalypse, disaster and messianic tradition. Yet, we are open to proposals tackling the topic from a different angle, not limited to the apocalyptic genre or literature, but embracing variety of perspectives, including art, media or popular culture. 

Several thematic fields can be proposed as examples of possible contributions:

  • apocalyptic poetic or motives in contemporary philosophical thought, literary and art practices;
  • the contemporary allusions to traditional (biblical, mythical) imaginary of apocalypse or the end of the world, continuities and discontinuities;
  • craving for the end as a dream about a new beginning – connection between apocalyptical imaginary and search for renewal;
  • various visions of an ending, apocalypse and catastrophe (environmental, humanitarian etc.), apocalypse in the modern and postmodern imagination;

Other themes related to the leading topic are encouraged as well.

We invite researchers with experience in various fields including, but not limited to humanities, philosophy, cultural and literary studies to contributing to the 11th volume of Colloquia Humanistica. The title and short abstract should be submitted by November 1st, 2021. The deadline for manuscripts is December 31th, 2021. 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:

Ewa Niedziałek eniedzialek@gmail.com
 
Posted: 2021-02-02
 
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No 9 (2020): Sephardim, Ashkenazim and Non-Jewish Peoples: Encounters Across Europe


Cover Page

Complete list of reviewers for the issue 9 [Lista recenzentów numeru 9]

Conception and academic editing of this issue [Koncepcja i redakcja naukowa tomu]: Aleksandra Twardowska, Katarzyna Taczyńska

 

Language and stylistic editor [Redaktor językowa]: Joanna Dutkiewicz

 

We present the 9th issue of Colloquia Humanistica, whose content is entirely coherent and focused on a single theme: cross-cultural encounters which, whether they occurred as clashes or exchanges, affected everyone involved. Our goal was for all the texts – from the main articles to materials, sources, archival research, and even reviews and discussions – to be in line with the issue’s title. Initially, the title’s “encounters” were supposed to apply to Jewish/non-Jewish relations in a specific area, but the present volume, which is a compilation of the perspectives and interests of many different authors, reveals a more multidimensional meaning of the word.