FF

Philosophy Festival, a project of two incurable enthusiasts (Bogdan Banasiak, Eugeniusz Obarski), embodies the idea of organizing noninstitutionalized philosophical meetings and conferences, to which the Festival organizers have invited academic teachers from more than 20 Polish universities and academic centers. Cooperation was also declared by philosophy magazines: “Hybris” (Łódź), “Nowa Krytyka” (Szczecin), “[fo:pa]” (Szczecin), “Przegląd Filozoficzno-Literacki” (Warszawa), "Rita Baum" (Wrocław) and "Humanistyka i Przyrodoznawstwo" (Olsztyn).

The institutional patronage of the Philosophy Festival was provided by the foundation "Kocham moje miasto" ("I love my city"). In 2010 and 2011 edition the Philosophy Festival was held in collaboration with Warmińsko-Mazurski University in Olsztyn and the Bialystok School of Public Administration. Cooperation - Uniwersytet Jagielloński in Krakow.

From 2012 edition the Philosophy Festival is organized by the Warmińsko-Mazurski University in Olsztyn.

The organizers intend to create tradition of regular annual (organized in mid-September) meetings of Polish and foreign scholars involved with philosophy, philosophy students and everybody who is interested in humanities but not involved professionally with the field of philosophy.

The aim of the Festival is to create a discussion forum for philosophy and corresponding sciences. Achieving the aim includes:

  • organizing lectures, seminars, workshops, etc. (a new theme will be chosen for each consecutive edition of the Festival);
  • publishing of conference papers, translations, commentaries and research projects carried out within the framework of the Festival.

Interested participants can take part in all festival events, except for the organizational meetings (by invitation only).


The Festival plans and events are supervised by Festival Committee including representatives from different academic centers and universities:

Prof. Jarosław Barański (Akademia Medyczna we Wrocławiu)
Prof. Henryk Benisz (Uniwersytet Opolski)
Prof. Adam Chmielewski (Uniwersytet Wrocławski)
Prof. Ignacy S. Fiut (AGH w Krakowie)
Prof. Beata Frydryczak (Uniwersytet Zielonogórski)
Prof. Jan Hartman (Uniwersytet Jagielloński)
Prof. Krzysztof Jarosz (Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach)
Prof. Jerzy Kochan (Uniwersytet Szczeciński)
Prof. Jerzy Kopania (Uniwersytet w Białymstoku, Rektor WSAP w Białymstoku)
Prof. Małgorzata Kowalska (Uniwersytet w Białymstoku)
Prof. Wojciech Kunicki (Uniwersytet Wrocławski)
Prof. Jan Kurowicki (Kolegium Karkonoskie w Jeleniej Górze)
Prof. Krzysztof Matuszewski (Uniwersytet Łódzki, ASP w Łodzi)
Prof. Jacek Migasiński (Uniwersytet Warszawski)
Prof. Jadwiga Mizińska (UMCS w Lublinie)
Prof. Paweł Pieniążek (Uniwersytet Łódzki)
Prof. Ryszard Różanowski (Uniwersytet Wrocławski)
Prof. Beata Sierocka (Dolnośląska Szkoła Wyższa we Wrocławiu)
Prof. Ewa Starzyńska-Kościuszko (UWM w Olsztynie)
Prof. Tadeusz Sławek (Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach)
Prof. Andrzej Szahaj (UMK w Toruniu)
Prof. Stefan Symotiuk (UMCS w Lublinie)
Prof. Lech Witkowski (Uniwersytet Jagielloński, UKW w Bydgoszczy, IBE w Warszawie)
Prof. Cezary Wodziński (Polska Akademia Nauk, Uniwersytet Jagielloński)
Prof. Andrzej L. Zachariasz (Uniwersytet Rzeszowski)
Prof. Aleksandra Żukrowska (Rektor Collegium Balticum w Szczecinie)
PhD Agata Janaszczyk (Akademia Medyczna w Gdańsku)

All current organizational work is done by Management Board, including:
Prof. Ewa Starzyńska-Kościuszko (UWM) - Director of the Festival,
PhD Andrzej Kucner (UWM) - ,
PhD Dorota Sepczyńska (UWM),
PhD Piotr Wasyluk (UWM) - secretary - .