In 2015 the Centre for East European Studies celebrated its 25th anniversary. On this ocassion we wished to present our history, activities, most important events, publications and projects of the Centre within the space of the last 25 years.
View a special anniversary exhibition in English “25 YEARS OF THE CENTRE FOR EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES”
The Centre for East European Studies UW was created in 1990, and can be traced back to the underground journal “Obóz” (1981-present) and the underground East European Institute (1983-1985).
The East European Summer School has been running since 1992. Starting in the 1998/1999 academic year, the Centre began offering an M.A. degree in Eastern Studies, and later post-graduate degrees. B.A. degrees were introduced in 2012/2013. A significant part of the Centre’s activity is dedicated to academic conferences dealing with the most important issues in the region. The most important are: Warsaw East European Conference, St. Grigol Peradze Caucasus Sessions and Promethean Conference. The Centre – either independently or in cooperation with others – publishes: “Obóz”, “Przegląd Wschodni”, “Pro Georgia”, “Nowy Prometeusz”, “Warsaw East European Review”, “Rocznik Centrum Studiów Białoruskich“, “Bielaruskij Istorycznyj Ahliad” and “Polskii Studii“. It also edits the Internet publication “BIS” – the Centre’s information bulletin dedicated to “Eastern issues”. In addition, the Centre coordinates numerous scholarship programs, for example: Konstanty Kalinowski Scholarship Program and Scholarship Program for Young Scholars. As of 2006, the Caucasus Bureau has been functioning at Tbilisi State University within the framework of the Centre, intended to support Caucasian-Polish academic collaboration. In 2015, a Kyiv Bureau was established at Kyiv Mohyla Academy. In 2011, the Centre launched an M.A. degree “Eastern Studies” program in Ukraine, with the participation of students from Kyiv Mohyla Academy, Prykarpattya National University in IvanoFrankivsk and National University “Ostroh Academy”.
The Centre for East European Studies at University of Warsaw along with its numerous practical and publishing projects, as well as the Eastern Studies, which in line with the pre-war traditions, educate young cadres specialised in Eastern affairs, belongs to the considerable group of Polish institutions – scientific, academic, and analytical – the establishment, development and functioning of which became possible after the fall of communism and the regaining of independence of Poland.