Olsztyn to host a debate on the place of the humanities in the modern world

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The Olsztyn Science Forum, the Committee on the Humanities of the Polish Academy of Sciences Branch in Olsztyn and Białystok, the Pruthenia Scientific Society and the University Library of the University of Warmia and Mazury (UWM) in Olsztyn are inviting participants to a debate on the place of the humanities in the modern world.

The introductory lecture to the debate will be given by Dr Andrzej Wojciech Nowak, Professor of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. His topic is: “The lost past? Knowledge, imagination and the performativity of progress’.

Prof. Andrzej W. Nowak’s research deals with issues in ontology, including social ontology, the study of science and the sociology of knowledge. He develops research on the political and axiological consequences of the so-called ontological turn and posthumanism focusing on transformations of the notion of imagination.

The event will take place on 18 May 2023 at the UWM University Library in Olsztyn at 12.00 pm.