iMath: an Intelligent System to Learn Mathematics

iMath: an Intelligent System to Learn Mathematics is a project funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+, KA2 – Cooperation Partnerships in Higher Education program that aims at applying an AI-driven tool to support higher education students in improving their performances in mathematics subjects.

The iMath consortium is composed by

  • Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
  • University of Peloponnese (Greece)
  • Instituto Politécnico de Bragança (Portugal)
  • University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • University of Malaga (Spain)
  • University of Genoa (Italy)

The project is very interesting, and we are proud to follow its evolvements.

More information on the project website https://imath.pixel-online.org/

Educazione interculturale. Scambio di esperienze delle ONG di Breslavia

Il 6 ottobre, nello spazio del club Pewexx in via Ruska 8/9, si è svolto un incontro di informazione e integrazione del personale educativo di Breslavia sui risultati del progetto “Generazioni in contatto nell’educazione interculturale”. I partecipanti al progetto si sono incontrati con i rappresentanti delle ONG di Breslavia per condividere le loro esperienze di formazione “Affrontare la diversità: gestione interculturale della classe”.

All’incontro hanno partecipato membri dell’Associazione Dante Alighieri e rappresentanti delle ONG di Breslavia: Associazione Educazione Critica, Associazione Nomada, Madri al Confine ed educatori, attivisti culturali e sociali. Il reportage fotografico è riportato di seguito.

Il progetto “Generazioni in contatto nell’educazione interculturale” (n. 2021-1-PL01-KA122-ADU-000019595) è attuato attraverso l’azione K1 di Erasmus+ – Mobilità dei discenti adulti e del personale dell’educazione degli adulti ed è cofinanziato dall’Unione Europea.

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Immaginari Mappature intangibili del reale – XXVII CONVEGNO INTERNAZIONALE

Laboratorio Etno-Antropologico Filologia e longue durée

Genova, 22-24 settembre 2022
Palazzo Balbi Cattaneo, via Balbi 2, Aula Magna

XXVII CONVEGNO INTERNAZIONALE

Immaginari Mappature intangibili del reale

Giovedì 22 settembre Ore 14 – Indirizzi di saluto

Sonia M. Barillari, Martina Di Febo

Presentazione convegno

Ore 14,30 – sessione pomeridiana

Presiede Rita Caprini

In teoria

Marcello Zanatta Università della Calabria – Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei La teoria aristotelica dell’immagine

Sonia Maura Barillari Università di Genova
Il Liber de spiritu et anima e la teoria medievale della percezione

Nicolò Pasero Università di Genova
A margine dell’episodio di Paolo e Francesca nella Commedia: la lettura e i neuroni-specchio

Martina Di Febo Università di Macerata
Praestigium
portentumphantasmata: annotazioni su una teoria del perturbante nel Medioevo

Sławomir Torbus Uniwersytet Wrocławski
La métaphore du ciel chez l’apôtre Paul dans la perspective de la théorie de la métapho- re conceptuelle

Alessandro Norsa Università di Verona-Pontificia Università Regina Apostolorum (Roma) Utilizzo dell’ipnosi come tecnica per il condizionamento di massa

Venerdì 23 settembre Ore 9,30 – sessione mattutina

Presiede Martina Di Febo

In pratica

Ester Fuoco Accademia di Belle Arti Santa Giulia Deviazioni creative: dal phigital al metaverso

Silvia D’Orazio Università di Milano
L’esperienza dello spazio nel teatro di Leopold Jessner

Aurora Caporali Università di Perugia
I giganti sulla soglia. Reale e irreale: sul confine della rappresentabilità

Izabela Mai Uniwersytet Gdański
La percezione frammentata della realtà nel Giardino delle delizie di Lech Majewski

Filippo Mollea Ceirano independent researcher
Tecniche e linguaggi espressivi nell’arte contemporanea dal ready-made agli NFT

Venerdì 23 settembre Ore 15 – sessione pomeridiana

Presiede Nicolò Pasero

Mappe reali, mappe simboliche

Federico Guariglia Università di Genova
«Per lo camin s’en va lo cunte Hue»: la geografia dell’epica franco-italiana. Alcune prospettive di ricerca

Artur Pacewicz Uniwersytet Wrocławski La Tavola di Kebes come mappa dell’anima

Mariusz Plago Uniwersytet Wrocławski
La geografia metaforica di Durazzo nei vv. VI 1-79 della Guerra civile di Lucano

Bernardino Pitocchelli Scuola Superiore Meridionale
Immaginare la Terra Santa nel Medioevo: il caso delle mappe di Matthew Paris

Sabato 24 settembre Ore 9,30 – sessione mattutina

Presiede Sonia Maura Barillari

Mappe reali, mappe simboliche

Caterina Saracco Università di Torino
San Sebastiano in area tedesca. Fonti e iconografia

Błażej Stanisławski Uniwersytet Wrocławski
Immagine(/i) di insediamento nei sobborghi traci di Costantinopoli – piani cartografici, testi scritti e risultati archeologici

Marco Francesco Dolermo Liceo Guido Parodi (Acqui Terme) – Fondazione 1563, Compagnia di San Paolo (Torino)
Immaginari a confronto. Scarti di rappresentazione tra ebrei e non ebrei nel basso Piemonte Sette-Ottocentesco

Fuori dal mondo

Elena Muzzolon Università di Padova
Oltremondi del desiderio: approssimazioni asintotiche al reale nel Medioevo di Francia

Simone Turco Università di Genova
Dimensioni extracorporee e uscite dal mondo: Arthur Machen e la catalizzazione dell’irrazionale tra positivismo e post-decadenza

Sabato 24 settembre
Ore 15 – sessione pomeridiana

Presiede Alessandro Norsa

La lente (deformante) della letteratura

Gianluca Olcese Uniwersytet Wrocławski
Walenbücher
, la fortunata serie di guide italiane alla Slesia

Chiara Italiano Università di Genova
I Rougon-Macquart: un formidabile baccanale?

Ewa Tichoniuk-Wawrowicz Uniwersytet Zielonogórski
«Gestire le idee e manipolare i sentimenti»: le opere tarde di Oriana Fallaci

Luca Peloso independent researcher
Lo stupro e l’immaginario erotico. Diario di lettura (maschile) di Dopo la violenza di Susan Brison

Il convegno ha valore di Corso di Aggiornamento per insegnanti di ogni ordine e grado, essendo SIFR-Scuola agenzia formativa accreditata presso il MUR (identificativo SOFIA 76162).
Per gli insegnanti è prevista l’autorizzazione alla partecipazione in orario di servizio. Ai partecipanti verrà rilasciato regolare attestato di partecipazione.

Direzione del corso: Martina Di Febo mdifebo68@gmail.com

Organizzazione convegno:
Sonia Maura Barillari, Martina Di Febo

Per informazioni:
Sonia Maura Barillari maurasonia.barillari@unige.it

Laboratorio Etno-Antropologico Filologia e longue durée

Genova, 22-24 settembre 2022
Palazzo Balbi Cattaneo, via Balbi 2, Aula Magna

Italian_Design_Experience – Closing event

Invitation to the final event of the blended course Italian_design_experience, sponsored by Visegrad Fund, which will be held on Saturday 24 September 2022 from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. at the Poliarte Design Academy in Ancona – Via Miano 41 a/b – and which can also be followed online at the following link:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86721945206?pwd=WW5vcVNtNzY5aXFuN2VLMHlGYkJsdz09

The final day will feature a talk by Poliarte Scientific Committee Chairman Prof. Giordano Pierlorenzi, and a lecture on current and future trends in transportation design by Prof. Masato Inoue 

Design & Consulting and Former Nissan Advanced Studio Chief Designer.

To conclude, the presentation of attendance certificates to the 12 students from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary will be held by Mr. Antonio Rotondo, President of the Italy-Czech Republic Chamber of Commerce, who will be present with his own delegation.

 Project Abstract:

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.

Partner

Poliarte

Academy of design and fine arts

Ancona – Italy

www.poliarte.net

Since 1972 the Poliarte Academy of Fine Art and Design in Ancona, Italy, has been a centre of excellence for design and applied arts, recognised at both Italian and international level. It’s one of the very first institutions to have specialised in education in the design sector, and has immediately become both a source of inspiration and a benchmark, thanks to its teaching methodology which combines research, practical skills and innovation. Since 1972 Poliarte has organised and run courses focusing on design. From 2016, 3-year courses have been granted formal academic status – 1st level Academic Diplomas, thanks to accreditation from the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research – MIUR. The courses are divided across 5 departments: Fashion Design, Visual Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design and Video-Film Design. Additionally, Poliarte offers short courses focusing on other design areas. It’s a syllabus requiring compulsory attendance, with the perfect balance between theory and practice. Theoretical, creative, design and workshop activities are undertaken with the aim of teaching students how to collaborate, how to communicate and build relationships, as well as inter-disciplinary studies across the different areas of design.

Technická univerzita v Liberci

Technical University of Liberec

Liberec – Czechia

www.tul.cz

The Technical University of Liberec – TUL – is a mid-sized progressive institution based in Liberec, which marries technical education with the wider university education system. Within six faculties and university institutes, it offers a large spectrum of qualifications in technical and scientific subjects, humanities, as well as artistic and interdisciplinary study areas. TUL has well-equipped laboratories and top-quality teams of research workers for humanities. TUL has actively participated in the creation of common European education areas and common European research areas. The Technical University of Liberec can boast excellent results in the field of science and research.

Magyar Képzőművészeti Egyetem

Hungarian University of Fine Arts

Budapest – Hungary

www.mke.hu

The Hungarian University of Fine Art – MKE – was the first and continues to be the most prestigious art academy in Hungary. Its traditions date back 150 years, and it represents and embodies a rich cultural heritage of which it is extremely proud, providing a home where future artists can nurture their talents and learn to navigate the art world of the 21st century. An essential element of MKE is their spirit of innovation in partnership with tradition, the diversity of which is captured in the programs ranging “from pigment to pixel”. The old and the new are not vying with each other for dominance. Rather, they form an organic collective of the experience and knowledge of successive generations who learn from and draw on one another. Education, artistic research and the sharing of knowledge are the triple pillars of MKE’s mission statement.

Krakowskie Szkoły Artystyczne

Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design

Krakow – Poland

www.ksa.edu.pl

Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design – KSA – was established 30 years ago in Krakow, the cultural capital of Poland. The School offers tuition in Polish in the following fields: Fashion Design, Interior Design, Photography, Visual Merchandising, Drama, Choreography and Pattern Making. 

KSA also offers tuition in English in Fashion, Jewellery Design and Creative and Commercial Photography.

Nearly 1000 students study at our school each year, with groups of 15-20 students on each course. KSA represents a point of reference for the whole of Poland – and abroad – for young people that want to study and train in design in the country. Thanks to the importance and reputation of KSA in Poland and its role as a catalyst for excellent design and fine art, Poliarte decide to incorporate the institution in their project.

Technická univerzita v Košiciach, Fakulta umení

Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Arts

 Košice-Sever – Slovakia

www.tuke.sk

The Technical University of Košice, Slovakia – TUKE – is a public college. It plays a key role not just in the East Slovak region as the only science, research, and education centre in Slovakia, but also in Central Europe. The Faculty of Art provides higher education in architecture, design (Industrial, Innovation, Space, 2d and Visual Communication), fine art and media art, and is an active institution in the implementation of art, research and exhibition projects in Slovakia and internationally. The Department of Design is one of the three departments that make up the Faculty of Art at TUKE, and has been in operation since its establishment in 1998. TUKE students continue a long tradition of winning major awards at Slovak and international competitions, as well as taking part in renowned exhibitions both at home and abroad

IDEA

A dynamic, contemporary, and intercultural journey that explores the many different aspects of Italian design and manufacturing, which takes place in the Marche, a region that comprises all the particular features of the Italian peninsula in terms of production, fine art, history, architecture and landscape.

12 students in design and fine art from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia will attend 2-week online courses plus 2 weeks in person in Ancona to discover how the scientific and specific methodology of the Italian design process can respond to the current regional and societal needs of V4 students. 

 An innovative teaching methodology that combines research, innovation, hands-on projects and techniques to create real-life solutions that meet the contemporary needs of companies and end-users. Creative and design activities will be accompanied by additional work designed to improve collaboration, communication and relationship-building.

The Italian way of design can be integrated into the strategies and processes of local companies and artisans, translating this regional expression of the transformation of society and markets into contemporary and socially useful products and services.

History, tradition and proven methods are combined and improved with a strong innovative drive and fresh, out-of-the-box thinking.

Once back in their home countries, these young students will act as ambassadors and promoters of good design practices, introducing and influencing their network and future companies and colleagues as to how the Italian way of design can have a positive impact on their businesses.

TEAM

Fanni Dallos

Bonyhád – Hungary 1998

I always strive for being well-organized but flexible at the same time. You never know what kind of adventure, experience you are going to miss, if you are not adaptable enough. This perception is what I try to keep in my mind during my work as well.

László Bertalan Boda

Budapest – Hungary 1999

I attend the Hungarian University of Fine arts. In school I like to take a different, more manual approach to projects, which is also present in my day-to-day life. Outside of school, I still find time to draw and illustrate, to make alternative covers for my favourite musical artists, of which I also collect their albums on vinyl.

Veronika Anna Csaszar

Budapest – Hungary 1999

Creating has always been an important part of my life. I keep experimentation and exploration as the main elements of my working method, my purpose is to make my artworks as diverse as possible and find ways to be unique, current and educated.

Gabriela Semanova

Levoča – Slovakia 1999

 I’m currently studying industrial design. While designing, I try to implement nature and geometry into my products. I enjoy traveling, literature and getting to know new things.

Karin Kolesarova

​​​​​​ Košice – Slovakia 1998,

I’m student of product design and I’m interested in slovak traditions and traditional crafts. I’ve always been trying different areas of design to gain experience and use it in another projects. The most important for me is the minimalism and pure organic forms.

Stefania Suchodolinska

​​​​​​ Košice – Slovakia 1996

I am a product design student from Košice. In my work I try to combine colourful and playful design together with clean and functional properties. My designs are often inspired by humorous situations I experienced or bizarre objects I observed in everyday life.

Karolina Pabjańczyk

Bełchatów – Poland  2001 

Since I was a little girl I was interested in fashion, volleyball and history. Apart that, I’m a car enthusiast and a film lover. Currently I’m trying myself on a movie set as a costume assistant. I enjoy trying new things and I always try to be positive. 

Katarzyna Machejek

Miechów – Poland 1987

From an early age, demonstrated manual and creative skills. Student of Interior Designing on Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design. Lover of design and art. Architecture has always been my passion. In the future, she wants to combine painterliness and design in interior designing.

Weronika Różycka

Busko-Zdrój  – Poland 1996

I like challenges and I’m open to new ones, so this course is a great opportunity for me. Interior design has been my passion for many years. I’m currently studying at Cracow school of art and fashion design.

Katerina Klozova

​​​​​​Jilemnice – Czech Republic 2000

Hi, I am a student at the Technical University in Liberec, majoring in textile and clothing design. I really enjoy sublimation printing technology, pattern making and experiments with non-traditional materials for textiles and clothing. In my free time I like to play ball games and play sports with my dog.

Marketa Kozena

​​​​​​ Hradec Králové – Czech Republic 1999

I am student of fashion design and previously studied graphic design. I try to make my work with a touch to nature, because for me has nature always been full of unique inspiration and materials. My hobbies are hiking, photography and traveling, which l like to combine :).  I signed for this project, because I think its something which can affect my art and knowledge with new experiences, and I can learn something new.

Nella Meresova

​​​​​​Prague – Czech Republic 1999

I am very creative and i like art of every kind. I love trying new things. I challenge myself very often.

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A learning journey in contemporary design 

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.

Partner

Poliarte

Academy of design and fine arts

Ancona – Italy

www.poliarte.net

Since 1972 the Poliarte Academy of Fine Art and Design in Ancona, Italy, has been a centre of excellence for design and applied arts, recognised at both Italian and international level. It’s one of the very first institutions to have specialised in education in the design sector, and has immediately become both a source of inspiration and a benchmark, thanks to its teaching methodology which combines research, practical skills and innovation. Since 1972 Poliarte has organised and run courses focusing on design. From 2016, 3-year courses have been granted formal academic status – 1st level Academic Diplomas, thanks to accreditation from the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research – MIUR. The courses are divided across 5 departments: Fashion Design, Visual Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design and Video-Film Design. Additionally, Poliarte offers short courses focusing on other design areas. It’s a syllabus requiring compulsory attendance, with the perfect balance between theory and practice. Theoretical, creative, design and workshop activities are undertaken with the aim of teaching students how to collaborate, how to communicate and build relationships, as well as inter-disciplinary studies across the different areas of design.

Technická univerzita v Liberci

Technical University of Liberec

Liberec – Czechia

www.tul.cz

The Technical University of Liberec – TUL – is a mid-sized progressive institution based in Liberec, which marries technical education with the wider university education system. Within six faculties and university institutes, it offers a large spectrum of qualifications in technical and scientific subjects, humanities, as well as artistic and interdisciplinary study areas. TUL has well-equipped laboratories and top-quality teams of research workers for humanities. TUL has actively participated in the creation of common European education areas and common European research areas. The Technical University of Liberec can boast excellent results in the field of science and research.

Magyar Képzőművészeti Egyetem

Hungarian University of Fine Arts

Budapest – Hungary

www.mke.hu

The Hungarian University of Fine Art – MKE – was the first and continues to be the most prestigious art academy in Hungary. Its traditions date back 150 years, and it represents and embodies a rich cultural heritage of which it is extremely proud, providing a home where future artists can nurture their talents and learn to navigate the art world of the 21st century. An essential element of MKE is their spirit of innovation in partnership with tradition, the diversity of which is captured in the programs ranging “from pigment to pixel”. The old and the new are not vying with each other for dominance. Rather, they form an organic collective of the experience and knowledge of successive generations who learn from and draw on one another. Education, artistic research and the sharing of knowledge are the triple pillars of MKE’s mission statement.

Krakowskie Szkoły Artystyczne

Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design

Krakow – Poland

www.ksa.edu.pl

Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design – KSA – was established 30 years ago in Krakow, the cultural capital of Poland. The School offers tuition in Polish in the following fields: Fashion Design, Interior Design, Photography, Visual Merchandising, Drama, Choreography and Pattern Making. 

KSA also offers tuition in English in Fashion, Jewellery Design and Creative and Commercial Photography.

Nearly 1000 students study at our school each year, with groups of 15-20 students on each course. KSA represents a point of reference for the whole of Poland – and abroad – for young people that want to study and train in design in the country. Thanks to the importance and reputation of KSA in Poland and its role as a catalyst for excellent design and fine art, Poliarte decide to incorporate the institution in their project.

Technická univerzita v Košiciach, Fakulta umení

Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Arts

 Košice-Sever – Slovakia

www.tuke.sk

The Technical University of Košice, Slovakia – TUKE – is a public college. It plays a key role not just in the East Slovak region as the only science, research, and education centre in Slovakia, but also in Central Europe. The Faculty of Art provides higher education in architecture, design (Industrial, Innovation, Space, 2d and Visual Communication), fine art and media art, and is an active institution in the implementation of art, research and exhibition projects in Slovakia and internationally. The Department of Design is one of the three departments that make up the Faculty of Art at TUKE, and has been in operation since its establishment in 1998. TUKE students continue a long tradition of winning major awards at Slovak and international competitions, as well as taking part in renowned exhibitions both at home and abroad

IDEA

A dynamic, contemporary, and intercultural journey that explores the many different aspects of Italian design and manufacturing, which takes place in the Marche, a region that comprises all the particular features of the Italian peninsula in terms of production, fine art, history, architecture and landscape.

12 students in design and fine art from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia will attend 2-week online courses plus 2 weeks in person in Ancona to discover how the scientific and specific methodology of the Italian design process can respond to the current regional and societal needs of V4 students. 

 An innovative teaching methodology that combines research, innovation, hands-on projects and techniques to create real-life solutions that meet the contemporary needs of companies and end-users. Creative and design activities will be accompanied by additional work designed to improve collaboration, communication and relationship-building.

The Italian way of design can be integrated into the strategies and processes of local companies and artisans, translating this regional expression of the transformation of society and markets into contemporary and socially useful products and services.

History, tradition and proven methods are combined and improved with a strong innovative drive and fresh, out-of-the-box thinking.

Once back in their home countries, these young students will act as ambassadors and promoters of good design practices, introducing and influencing their network and future companies and colleagues as to how the Italian way of design can have a positive impact on their businesses.

TEAM

Fanni Dallos

Bonyhád – Hungary 1998

I always strive for being well-organized but flexible at the same time. You never know what kind of adventure, experience you are going to miss, if you are not adaptable enough. This perception is what I try to keep in my mind during my work as well.

László Bertalan Boda

Budapest – Hungary 1999

I attend the Hungarian University of Fine arts. In school I like to take a different, more manual approach to projects, which is also present in my day-to-day life. Outside of school, I still find time to draw and illustrate, to make alternative covers for my favourite musical artists, of which I also collect their albums on vinyl.

Veronika Anna Csaszar

Budapest – Hungary 1999

Creating has always been an important part of my life. I keep experimentation and exploration as the main elements of my working method, my purpose is to make my artworks as diverse as possible and find ways to be unique, current and educated.

Gabriela Semanova

Levoča – Slovakia 1999

 I’m currently studying industrial design. While designing, I try to implement nature and geometry into my products. I enjoy traveling, literature and getting to know new things.

Karin Kolesarova

​​​​​​ Košice – Slovakia 1998,

I’m student of product design and I’m interested in slovak traditions and traditional crafts. I’ve always been trying different areas of design to gain experience and use it in another projects. The most important for me is the minimalism and pure organic forms.

Stefania Suchodolinska

​​​​​​ Košice – Slovakia 1996

I am a product design student from Košice. In my work I try to combine colourful and playful design together with clean and functional properties. My designs are often inspired by humorous situations I experienced or bizarre objects I observed in everyday life.

Karolina Pabjańczyk

Bełchatów – Poland  2001 

Since I was a little girl I was interested in fashion, volleyball and history. Apart that, I’m a car enthusiast and a film lover. Currently I’m trying myself on a movie set as a costume assistant. I enjoy trying new things and I always try to be positive. 

Katarzyna Machejek

Miechów – Poland 1987

From an early age, demonstrated manual and creative skills. Student of Interior Designing on Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design. Lover of design and art. Architecture has always been my passion. In the future, she wants to combine painterliness and design in interior designing.

Weronika Różycka

Busko-Zdrój  – Poland 1996

I like challenges and I’m open to new ones, so this course is a great opportunity for me. Interior design has been my passion for many years. I’m currently studying at Cracow school of art and fashion design.

Katerina Klozova

​​​​​​Jilemnice – Czech Republic 2000

Hi, I am a student at the Technical University in Liberec, majoring in textile and clothing design. I really enjoy sublimation printing technology, pattern making and experiments with non-traditional materials for textiles and clothing. In my free time I like to play ball games and play sports with my dog.

Marketa Kozena

​​​​​​ Hradec Králové – Czech Republic 1999

I am student of fashion design and previously studied graphic design. I try to make my work with a touch to nature, because for me has nature always been full of unique inspiration and materials. My hobbies are hiking, photography and traveling, which l like to combine :).  I signed for this project, because I think its something which can affect my art and knowledge with new experiences, and I can learn something new.

Nella Meresova

​​​​​​Prague – Czech Republic 1999

I am very creative and i like art of every kind. I love trying new things. I challenge myself very often.

Call – Mystical Experience in Culture and Science

Invitation to the international conference:

Mystical Experience in Culture and Science

Place and date of the Conference:

Wrocław, December 7-9, 2022

Organizer: 

University of Wrocław

Faculty of Letters

Institute of Romance Studies

     Wrocław is the hometown of the Angelus Silesius (1624-1677), and the region of Lower Silesia is a place of work of outstanding philosophers and mystics, among whom Jakub Boehme (1675-1624) seems to be the most important. The city of Wrocław dedicated the year 2022 to Edyta Stein (1891-1942), one of the most prominent students at the University of Wrocław, who, as a phenomenologist, strove for the depth of the experience of the “inner man”, which she expressed in her writing activity. For this reason, we would like to invite you to participate in the international conference dedicated to the broadly understood mystical experience in culture and science, as well as to the commemoration of Edith Stein.

Mysticism, a philosophical and religious current occurring in various cultures and religions, recognizes the existence of mystical experience seen as an act and / or state of direct communication and union of a human being (or each individual conscious being) with ultimate reality. Most often, this reality is defined as an impersonal absolute or a perfect personal being on which the essence of any other being is founded. This transcendence in the general religious context performs the function of a sacrum[1]. William James (1842-1910), who included mystical experience as Religious Experiences (1902), indicated the distinguishing features such as: ineffability, noeticism (the accompanying enlightenment revealing and covering at the same time), transitory (relative transience) and passivity (of the experiencing subject).

Empirical experience, the seemingly infallible link between the individual and reality, has no justification of its own, it demands validation through reason, ratio. Also, mystical experience (that sudden and overpowering intrusion of the sacred into the individual) seeks its confirmation, understanding and expression through the word, logos, often a coded symbol, which then becomes the basis of a credo, a philosophical movement or an individual soteriological quest. Although the very “object” of the experience of transcendence, i.e., God/Goddess/Divinity, is indefinable and inexpressible, mystics usually try to express this experience in terms rooted in their tradition and culture. In this way, the mystical experience begins to function within an interpersonal and social framework.

Ecstasy is a special kind of theophany indicating a phenomenon of going beyond experienced by the ecstatic (followers, yogis, ascetics), but also by God/Goddess – crossing oneself towards the Other. While divine motives can be debated but never fully recognized, for the mystic their paths from aesthetics (sensual factors, esp. beauty) to the ecstasy become the only possible way of life. Thus, homo mysticus walks via mystica into transpersonal reality, the mystery of the coexistence of the Absolute and Creation, ineffable darkness, in mystical fear.

For this reason, we call mysticism: “[…] intensely aware experience of the sacrum “inside” man, as the highest or only value. […] The value of the sacred will be understood differently in mystical religions, which do not necessarily talk about a dialogue between the mystic and the Absolute, and differently in prophetic religions, which recognize the substantial separateness of the subject and object of mystical experience. Nevertheless, there will be a common element in both traditions, this conscious participation in the very center of holiness.”[2] This sacred incursion, which takes over the human emotional and mental whole, and often also the body one, has many aspects.

In the space of transcendence, the individual “I” may temporarily disappear, leading to deification and the birth of a “new I”. In order to achieve mystical experience, various ascetic efforts are undertaken such as: sensory deprivation, meditation, silence, breathing techniques. There are many testimonies of experiencing the presence of the Divine, facing God/Goddess (to recall only the experience of Moses on Mount Sinai described in the Book of Exodus).  Does God can make effort to encounter His Beloved? – the theme of mystical fusion or mystical love, combining mysticism with eroticism, returns in many forms in very different traditions (the concept of divine bhakti in Hinduism, Jewish and Christian interpretations of the Song of Songs, Sufi poetry). There are also divine entrances into the body of an ecstatic, as well as divine intoxication and other practices of transgression and divine madness (e.g., in Śaivism and Śakti left-hand tantrics, Tibetan Vajrayāna adepts, and Jurodivas in Russia). Then, secret knowledge, hidden from the world (e.g., the Vaiṣṇava tradition of Pāñćarātra, Pythagorean and Orphic teachings) may also be revealed. The divine presence was experienced during the ancient Greek or Egyptian mysteries, in religious and philosophical fraternities, and in later times in the circles of some secret societies (martinists, towians…). In the Christian tradition, mysticism, before it was associated with a specific form of spiritual experience, and on a philosophical and theological basis with knowledge of the apophatic type (the writings of Pseudo-Dionysius, Eriugena, and later Rhenish mystics), was associated with the mystery character of the Christian teachings reserved for the group initiated (Greek adjective μυστικός, “mystical”, shares the same root with the word for “mystery”, μυστήριον). Although mysticism should be distinguished from esotericism (and the related categories of gnosis or magic) – it is an expression of the pursuit of direct union with the Deity by crossing the sphere of the imagination, a key and indispensable factor in various esoteric currents – both of these spheres often interpenetrate with each other (for example in Jewish Kabbalah, Hermeticism and mystical alchemy, in Renaissance Neoplatonists who profess the concept of prisca theologia, and later in Jakub Boehme, Louis-Claude de Saint-Martin, Emanuel Swedenborg, and the romantics inspired by them, or in later trend of perenialism).

            Art appears both as a form of invoking the Deity and an expression of divine love and presence, ecstatic dance (in Sufis, in Kerala teyyam …), music and singing (South Indian Bauls, Ālvars and Nayanars …). Common literature – from the Arthurian cycle and the legend of the Holy Grail to Alef Jorge Luis Borges and the Night of Fire by Eric-Emanuel Schmitt, going through the works of Novalis, William Blake, Victor Hugo, and symbolists, provides countless examples of translating mystical themes into language of poetry and prose.

            Mystical experience is also the subject of keen interest in the numerous varieties and currents of new spirituality, dynamically developing over the last decades (including the vast and diverse New Age culture), combining eagerly Far Eastern traditions with Western sensibilities. It is also a recurring theme in the broadly understood post-secularism, i.e., a trend of thought that questions or exceeds (in axiological, philosophical or sociological terms) the belief in the progressive secularization of the world. We can mention here works by Charles Taylor, John Caputo, Jacques Derrida, Emanuel Carrère or Julia Kristeva, and in cinematography, films by Bruno Dumont. Mystical experience becomes here an element of reinterpretation, transformation and a new reliving of religious experience and religious traditions in the world after the “death of God”, in which neither church structures based on dogmatism nor materialistic atheism, enclosing man in the pure immanence of the natural system, can no longer appear as satisfactory answers to basic questions about the human condition.

            Although the phenomenon of mystical experience has been of such great importance for centuries in the cultural and personal context, it has become the subject of serious empirical, mainly neuroscientific, research only recently. The observations of the psychobiological activity of modern mystics (Carmelite Sisters, yogis and Buddhist monks who practice meditation) so far shed new light on the mechanism of inducing mystical experiences and lead to interesting comparative conclusions.           

We propose that our scientific meeting should cover the following issues:

  • Mystical experience and biblical traditions
  • Mystical experience and world religions
  • Comparative studies on mystical experience
  • Mystical experience and its expression
  • Mystical experience and literature / theater
  • Mystical experience in post-secular contexts
  • Mystical experience in historical perspective
  • Mystical experience in the currents of Western esotericism
  • Mystical experience and philosophy
  • Mystical experience and neuroscience
  • Mystical experience and psychoanalysis
  • “Wild” mystical experience
  • Mystical experience in the works of Edith Stein

NOTES TO PARTICIPANTS:

Location of the meeting:

University of Wrocław

Institute of Romance Studies

pl. Bp. Nankiera 4, 50-140 Wrocław

Organizing Committee:

Nina Budziszewska (UWr)

Marlena Krupa-Adamczyk (UWr)

Gianluca Olcese (UWr)

Tomasz Szymański (UWr)

Scientific Committee:

Piotr Augustyniak (Pedagogical University of Cracow)

Sonia Maura Barillari (University of Genua)

Agata Bielik-Robson (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology Polish Academy of Sciences, 

 University of Nottingham)

Nina Budziszewska (University of Wrocław)

Antonio Guerci (University of Genua)

Marzenna Jakubczak (Pedagogical University of Cracow)

Mirosław Kiwka (Papieski Wydział Teologiczny we Wrocławiu)

Marlena Krupa-Adamczyk (University of Wrocław)

Piotr Lorek (Evangelical School of Theology, Wrocław)

Maciej Manikowski (University of Wrocław)

Monika Rzeczycka (University of Gdańsk)

Gianluca Olcese (University of Wrocław)

Luiza Rzymowska (University of Wrocław)

Alicja Sakaguchi (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

Francisco Javier Sancho Fermín, OCD (Centro Internacional Teresiano-Sanjuanista, Ávila) 

Anna Siri (University of Genua)

Tomasz Szymański (University of Wrocław)

Izabela Trzcińska (AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow)

Zofia Zarębianka (Jagiellonian University, Cracow)

Application deadline: 26 June 2022

Acceptance of abstracts10 July 2022

Duration of speeches: 20 minutes (+10 minutes of discussion)

Conference languages: Polish, English, Spanish, French and Italian

Fee: 100 euro / 450 zł 

(it covers the costs of: gala dinner, coffee breaks, conference materials, concert, and co-financing of the publication of a post-conference monograph)

How to apply:

by email to the following addresses:

  • nina.budziszewska@uwr.edu.pl (Polish or English)
  • marlena.krupa@uwr.edu.pl (Polish or Spanish)
  • gianluca.olcese@uwr.edu.pl (Italian or English)
  • tomasz.szymanski@uwr.edu.pl (Polish or French)

with an attachment in Word format containing the following information:

1. name, surname

2. Academic title / degree

3. affiliation

4. e-mail address

5. mailing address

6. phone number

7. title of the planned speech

8. discipline(s)

9. Abstract of the speech (approx. 200 words)

A post-conference publication in the form of a monograph is planned in a publishing house from the ministerial list.

Concerto dei successi italiani degli anni '50 e '60 – Jarek Wist con il repertorio Dolce VitaM

Il 1° luglio, Jarek Wist terrà un concerto con i più grandi successi della musica italiana degli anni ’50 e ’60! Al concerto si potranno ascoltare celebri canzoni dell’epoca della Dolce Vita – Volare; Ciao, ciao bambina; Quando, quando; Tu vuo’ fa’ ll’americano; a także Se bruciasse la città!

Un primo estratto del concerto qui: https://youtu.be/9aFeCVt731c

1° luglio 2022, alle ore 19:00

Klub IMPART, Scena w Podwórku, ul. Mazowiecka 17, Wrocław

biglietti: 

https://www.eventim.pl/artist/jarek-wist/

https://goout.net/pl/jarek-wist/szeqamt/

biglietti sono disponibili anche al botteghino del Klub Impart Strefa Kultury di Wrocław.

Link all’evento: https://fb.me/e/6rNmNLhA9 

Benvenuti!

Di seguito sono riportati alcuni brani:

https://youtu.be/ygLRAdmi6Zk– Ciao Amore, video musicale

https://youtu.be/DWsxn-B8GnI – Frammento di un concerto alla Filarmonica di Bydgoszcz

Presentazione video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26OjJQ52Pf4&feature=youtu.be

Lingue