17.09. until 18.09.2020 in Słupsk / Ustka, Poland

International Scientific Conference "Sea, Pomerania and Us over the centuries"

  • 17.09. until 18.09.2020
  • starting at: 17:00
  • Event languages: German, English, Polish
  • Deadline for submissions: 31.03.2020
  • Event location: Centrum Szkolenia Marynarki Wojennej im. adm. floty Józefa Unruga ul. Osiedle Lędowo 1N 76-271 Ustka / Urząd Miasta Ustka ul. Ks. Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego 3 76-270 Ustka
  • Type of Event: Conference
  • Download conference handout

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The year 2020 marks the centennial anniversary of Poland's solemn wedding to the sea. Under the Treaty of Versailles, signed on 28th June 1919, Poland was granted the right to more than 140 kilometers long coast of the Baltic Sea. On February 10, 1920, General Józef Haller threw a platinum ring into the Bay of Puck, which was meant to symbolize restored Polish access to the Baltic Sea.

Organizers of the conference, which will take place as part of the 6th Słupsk Historical Festival, intend to recall both this relatively close history involving restoration of a small stretch of Pomerania within territory of the Second Polish Republic, as well as to commemorate the more distant history of countries and lands, nations and communities related to the Baltic Sea. The subject matter of the conference revolves around the importance of the sea, not only for the inhabitants of Pomerania or the Baltic Sea region, but also for the landlocked countries. The interaction between people and the sea, followed by ensuing consequences, is of essential significance.

We would like to place the Baltic Sea and its importance at the center of considerations, not only for enclosing countries, but also for indirectly involved nations.

The chronological scope of the conference extends from antiquity to the twentieth century. This creates an opportunity to take a broad look at the history of peoples associated with the Baltic Sea.

Along the Baltic shores - in Ustka - we will discuss the following issues:

  • The value of the sea in the history of the peoples occupying its shores.
  • The importance of the sea for the cultural and economic development of the surrounding areas.
  • Spiritual life and mentality of the inhabitants of the Baltic coast.
  • The Baltic Sea - a sea that divides or a sea that connects?
  • The geopolitical situation and everyday life of the countries of the Baltic Sea region.
  • The plight of inhabitants of the Baltic shores over the centuries.
  • The ways of resolving conflicts between people of the sea and landlubbers.
  • The development of fleet and maritime transportation.
  • Marine threads involving the Baltic Sea; fear and fascination with the sea.
  • Conditions and aspects of old shipping - pirates, conflicts with the law, maritime disasters.
  • Hardships of sea travel; fate of passengers, crew members.
  • The history of people of the sea and Pomerania.
  • Everyday life of inhabitants of the coastal area over the centuries.
  • People of the sea - a difficult neighborhood: wars and alliances.
  • Perception of the sea by the landlocked nations.
  • The influence of the sea on national and cultural identity.

The framework of the conference enables the meeting of academics of various specialties: historians, archaeologists, political scientists, culture experts, ethnologists, literature specialists, museologists, archivists, bibliologists, art historians and other scholars.

The conference is meant to creat a forum for the exchange of research results and scientific experiences. The conference will be held for two days. Its launch will be preceded by a debate entitled: Poland on the Baltic Sea in the 20th century, led by Prof. Wojciech Skóra, which will take place on May 13, 2020 on the premises of the Pomeranian University in Słupsk.

The conference will be held on May 14, 2020 at the Navy Training Center in Ustka and on May 15, 2020 at the City Hall in Ustka. The program of the conference includes sightseeing of Ustka, including the Blücher Bunkers, the opportunity to get acquainted with SNIEZNIK, an advanced practicing - training system for simulation of small arms shooting and a gala dinner accompanied by a concert.

The declaration of participation (containing a brief summary of a given topic) must be sent up to March 31, 2020 to the following e-mail: konferencja.knh.ap.slupsk@gmail.com

By April 5, 2020 the organizers will verify all the entries and qualify submitted papers within relevant thematic sessions of the conference.

Papers presented at the conference (after positive reviews) will be published in a scholarly monograph by the Pomeranian University Press, included on the ministerial list of scored publishers.

Conference languages: English, German, Polish. It is also acceptable to present a paper in the native language of a given participant.

Visit the conference website: www.dziejemorza.com

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2213215302316714/

The conference fee is 250 PLN (60 EUR).

In case of resignation from participation in the gala dinner and concert, the conference fee is 200 PLN (50 EUR).

Observers, that is passive participants, are not required to pay the conference fee.

The conference fee does not cover travel and accommodation costs.

In the next announcement, the organizers will present proposals for accommodation.

The conference fee is paid to the following account number:

02 1240 3770 1111 0000 4068 0617

For foreign scholars, the account number is as follows:


IBAN: PL02124037701111000040680617

In the title of payment, please inscribe the following order:


- name and surname of the participant

- name of the institution ma king the payment

- abbreviated name of the conference - KN MPM

Organizing Committee:

mgr Patrycja Osińska - Chairman,

mgr Jacek Adler - Vice-Chairman,

mgr Jerzy Brodowski,

mgr Szymon Smentek,

mgr Patrycja Jędrzejewska,

mgr Marcin Osiński,

mgr Mariusz Borysiewicz,

kmdr ppor. mgr Robert Biernaczyk

Scientific Committee:

Dr hab. Agnieszka Teterycz-Puzio, prof. AP (Pomeranian University, Poland) - przewodnicząca

Doc. mgr. Robert Antonín, Ph.D. (University of Ostrava, Czech Republic)

Prof. dr Tomasz Blusiewicz (University of Tyumen, Russia)

Prof. dr hab. Roman Drozd (Pomeranian University, Poland)

Dr hab. Agnieszka Gut, prof. USz (University of Szczecin, Poland)

Dr hab. Paweł Gut, prof. AP (Pomeranian University, Poland)

Dr hab. Dariusz Karczewski, prof. UKW (Kazimierz Wielki University, Poland)

Dr hab. Robert Kuśnierz, prof. AP (Pomeranian University, Poland)

Dr hab. Jakub Morawiec, prof. UŚ (University of Silesia, Poland)

Prof. dr hab. Beata Możejko, UG (University of Gdańsk, Poland)

Doc. Martin Nodl, PH.D., (The Centre for Medieval Studies/Charles University, Czech Republic)

Dr hab. Małgorzata Nossowska, prof. UMCS (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland)

Kmdr mgr inż. Grzegorz Okuliar (Navy Training Center in Ustka, Poland)

Dr Haik Thomas Porada (Vorsitzender der Historische Kommission für Pommern, Leibnitz Institut für Landeskunde, Germany)

Dr Kacper Pencarski (Pomeranian University, Poland)

Dr hab. Marek Radoch, prof. UWM (University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland)

Dr hab. Zenon Romanow, prof. AP (Pomeranian University, Poland)

Prof. dr hab. Jewhen Sinkewycz (Cherkasy National University, Ukraine)

Dr Anastazja Skiepian (National Academy of Sciences, Belarus)

Dr hab. Józef Szymański, prof. AP (Pomeranian University, Poland)

Prof. dr hab. Wojciech Skóra (Pomeranian University, Poland)

Dr. phil. Jürgen W. Schmidt (FernUniversität in Hagen, Bundeswehr, Germany)

Dr hab. Marek Smoliński, prof. UG, (University of Gdańsk, Poland)

Dr hab. Jarosław Sochacki prof. AP (Pomeranian University, Poland)


mgr Mariusz Borysiewicz
Instytut Historii Akademia Pomorska , ul. Arciszewskiego 22a 76-200 Słupsk