7th edition of the prof. Tadeusz Kotarbiński competition for outstanding scientific work in the humanities

The call for entries for the seventh edition of the prof. Tadeusz Kotarbiński First Rector of the University of Łódź Competition for an outstanding academic paper in the humanities is now open. Works may be submitted until the end of May 2021, and the winners will be announced in autumn during a gala ceremony. The winner of the previous edition was prof. dr hab. Jerzy Zajadło from the Faculty of Law and Administration of UG.

The prof. Tadeusz Kotarbiński Award for outstanding scientific work in the humanities is a distinction of national rank. The idea of the competition was born at the University of Łódź, reminding of the importance of research and publications in the humanities, as well as the humanities themselves. The award is granted by the Competition Jury consisting of scientists from leading Polish scientific institutions, including the winners of previous editions.

- 'The humanities are strong also due to the high level of submitted works, which has not wavered since the beginning of the competition. I am talking here not only about those works that make it to the final round. Many of the works that do not make it into the final deserve great recognition and attention from readers. Every year, the jury has a big problem with the final selection of the nominees,' - prof. Elżbieta Żądzińska, rector of the University of Łódź.

Works can be submitted by universities, organisational units of universities, institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences, scientific publishing houses and other scientific institutions. Each of these units may submit one book which was published in 2020. Among them, the Competition Chapter will select up to five works nominated for the award. The nominations will be announced in September 2021.

The final judging of the competition will take place at a gala ceremony in November 2021, at which time the author of the best humanities book will receive a prize of PLN 50,000 for further scientific research.

Let us recall that prof. dr hab. Jerzy Zajadło, the head of the Department of Theory and Philosophy of State and Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdansk, was the winner of the last edition of the prof. Tadeusz Kotarbiński competition. The award for the best humanities book in Poland went to his work entitled 'Minima iuridica. Refleksje o pewnych (nie)oczywistościach prawniczych', published by University of Gdańsk Publishing House and Arche Publishing House.

- 'Maybe this book, which is addressed not only to lawyers but to all citizens, will be an impulse to return to the idea of good work, also concerning law and jurisprudence,' said prof. Jerzy Zajadło after receiving the award in an interview with dr Beata Czechowska-Derkacz.

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As part of the project Scientific Cafés at the University of Gdansk, which introduces the scientific activities of UG employees, prof. dr hab. Jerzy Zajadło will give a lecture entitled Minima Iuridica - reflections on some (un)obvious legal issues.

The meeting will be held via the MS Teams platform on May 11, 2021 (Tuesday), at 6 p.m. You can ask questions until Monday, May 10, 2021, at: oblicza.nauki@ug.edu.pl

Ewa K.Cichocka / Press Office of University of Gdańsk