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Polish Anthropological Conference - 10 November 2014


RAIThe Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) organised the first United Kingdom conference of Polish Anthropology (10th November 2014).

Marek Rencki, Director of the Polish Heritage Society, is a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute (FRAI), having received the Fellowship for his dissertation on Uganda in 1973.

Poland has a very prestigious Anthropology academic reputation and the following 7 Polish Professors & Leading Academic Researchers attended and spoke at the London-based conference (summary of each lecture listed below) :

  • Michal Bukowski, Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznan) & President of the European Association of Social Anthropologists
  • Anna Malewska-Szalygin, University of Warsaw
  • Marcin Lubas, Jagiellonian University (Krakow) & Head of Institute of Sociology
  • Monika Baer, Jagiellonian University (Krakow)
  • Marcin Brocki, Jagiellonian University (Krakow)
  • Kacper Poblocki, Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznan)
  • Hana Cervinkova, University of Lower Silesia (Wroclaw)

The RAI is located at 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT.

The lecture rooms are limited to 40 attendants , and all 40 seats were booked within 3 days. Apart from the 7 Polish lecturing Professors, 5 Polish students (including former students) based in the UK attended the conference, whilst the remaining 35 seats were taken mainly by British academics. The conference lasted all day (10am – 5pm).

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