Call for papers

On behalf of the Faculty of Oriental Studies of the University of Warsaw, we would like to kindly invite you to the Oriental Studies for the Future – International Conference Organized On the Occasion of the 90th Anniversary of Oriental Studies at the University of Warsaw, which will be held under the auspices of the Rector of the University of Warsaw on June 29-30, 2022 (Old Library, Assembly Hall, Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, 00-927 Warsaw).

As the title suggests, the conference will celebrate the 90th anniversary of Oriental studies in the structure of the University of Warsaw which has started with the foundation of the Institute of Oriental Studies in 1932. The activity was interrupted during the Secord World War and renewed in 1945. Since 2008 the Institute was upgraded to the Faculty of Oriental Studies. Divided into fifteen chairs, departments and centers, it covers many aspects of studies on Asia and Africa with an interdisciplinary approach (including studies in literature, culture and religion, linguistics, history, archeology, and philosophy).

We will be honoured if you attend the conference and deliver a paper (20 minutes) referring to your current work, its results, and applied methodologies.

If due to the pandemic SARS-COVID-19 or other reasons you cannot participate in the conference in person it will be possible to send a paper recording (mp4) and take part in the conference online (the conference will be streamed).

We do hope that the conference will become a forum for a fruitful scholarly discussion and exchange of opinions opening a new phase of Oriental studies at the University of Warsaw.

Conference registration forms with abstracts (in English up to 500 words) shall be submitted to the email address: till May 1, 2022.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by May 10, 2022.

Registration will start on June 1, 2022.

 The conference fee is 400 zl. It shall cover conference materials and refreshments.

In order to contact the organizing committee please send your message to the email address:

With best regards,

Yours sincerely,

Conference Advisory Board Committee,   

  • Prof. Piotr Taracha (Dean)   
  • Dr. Marta Vidy-Behiesse (Vice-Dean)   
  • Prof. Józef Pawłowski (Vice-Dean)     
  • Prof. Marek Mejor         
  • Dr. Marzena Godzińska
Conference Organizing

  • Prof. Agata Bareja-Starzyńska (Convenor)
  • Dr. Magdalena Kubarek
  • Prof. Kamil Kuraszkiewicz
  • Dr. Jan Rogala       
  • Dr. Joanna Dolińska-Streltsov
  • Magdalena Szpindler, MA