CfP – Krakow Conferences on Russian Philosophy

Deadline: 15 January 2016
Open to: researchers and scholars with a keen interest in the topic
Venue: 5-8 June 2016, Krakow, Poland


The next Krakow conference on Russian philosophy will be about Peter Chaadaev: between the love of fatherland and the love of truth. Scholars from all aroud the world are invited to present their papers. Peter Chaadaev, one of the first Russian religious thinkers, wrote in his Apologia of a Madman: “I have not learned to love my fatherland with my eyes closed, forehead bowed, mouth closed. I find that one can be useful to one’s country only on the condition that one sees things clearly; I believe that the times of blind loves are over, that fanaticisms of any kind are no longer in season, that now we first of all owe the fatherland the truth”. The conference is going to study Chaadaev’s personality and works and investigate the relation between the love of fatherland and the love of truth, analyzing the links between philosophy, theology and nationality, and tracing the tensions between the universal and the particular in Russian thought.

Talks and discussion will be held in either English or Russian. Unlike previous years organizers are not going to publish all of the presented papers. After the conference, selected participants will be asked to prepare chapters for one edited volume in English.


Scholars, students and researchers with a keen interest in the conference´s topic are invited to participate.


Conference fee includes accommodation and full board for three nights and three days at the Benedictine Abbey near Krakow. The fee depends on the room standard chosen: EUR 150 (or 600 PLN) for a normal room with shared bathroom and EUR 200 (or 800 PLN) for a more comfortable room with its own bathroom.  The fee must be paid to the account of the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow before 15 April 2016. See the deatils about payment on the official website.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 15 January 2016. To apply please complete the Application Form. You will be asked for personal data and information about your proposed talk, including an extended English summary with bibliography.  By 15 February 2016 organizers will announce the final list of accepted applications. It is also possible to take part in the Conference without giving a talk. In such cases the Application Form will be accepted until 15 May 2016.

For more information please visit the official website.

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