One year Pol-Int

Photo: Heide Fest

Photo: Heide Fest

For over a year Pol-Int – the online platform for international communication and scholarly information on Polish Studies – has been connecting and informing the academic community. On June 22, 2015 many scholars as well as representatives of our partner institutions and sponsors came together at the European University Viadrina, to celebrate the first anniversary of the Platform with us.

Photo: Heide Fest

Photo: Heide Fest

After the opening ceremony by the President of the University Prof. Alexander Wöll, the director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies – Prof. Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast – thanked all our volunteer supporters of the platform. The work of our users, editors, and reviewers who fill our platform give it life and make it an important academic work tool.

In the lecture "Humanities 2.0 – research strategies and academic development in the digital age" Ph.D. Dobrochna Kałwa from the Historical Institute of Warsaw University showed not only interesting prospects for the academic practice in the digital age, but also paid special attention to issues affecting the future of collaborative academic work. She also highlighted the great opportunities of the digital humanities. To close the anniversary, Katharina Kinga Kowalski (Project Management Pol-Int) and Dorothea Traupe (editor-in-chief Pol-Int) explained the conception of some specific future plans for the strategic and technical development of the platform. Live music and flowers made the evening colorful and pleasant.

Photo: Heide Fest

Photo: Heide Fest

We would like to warmly thank again everyone for the support and best wishes.

Your Redakcja Pol-Int