The Department of Russian Language and Translation Studies and the Department of Pragmatics of Communication and Didactics of the Russian Language at the Institute of Russian Studies and Oriental Studies at the Faculty of Philology of the University of Gdańsk are the organisers of the Third International Scientific Conference "World's Great Religions in Language and Culture. Christianity. Judaism: a common heritage', which will be held in a remote format on November 17 and 18 this year.
Launched in 2018, the conference series aims to present the impact of the world's great religions - Christianity, Islam and Judaism - on the languages and cultures of the world's different peoples. This year's scientific meeting will be devoted to the common heritage of the two great monotheistic religions - Christianity and Judaism, which is made present in the language and culture of individual ethnic groups and nations within Europe.
As Professor Kazimierz Ożóg stressed in his article 'Traces of Jewish culture in the Polish language':
'The Polish and Jewish cultures are too great, and they have remained in close contact for too long for one not to influence the other. For hundreds of years on this land, which together, in one language and in the other called the Commonwealth, the Homeland, Poland, two nations - Jews and Poles - lived side by side. [...].
The effect of Jewish culture on the Polish language took place on two levels: firstly, it is the overwhelming influence of the Bible, this Book of Books, especially the Old Testament, and secondly, it is the effect of the names from the everyday life and culture of the Jews, who for centuries were neighbours of the Poles. Traces of this life have remained in the Polish language.'
The conference invites philologists, ethnographers and theologians representing both national and foreign academic centres. They present their research on the interaction of Christianity and Judaism on a linguistic and cultural level.
The working languages of the conference are Polish, Russian and Ukrainian.
The event is under the patronage of the Rector of UG prof. dr hab. Piotr Stepnowski.
prof. dr hab. Alicja Pstyga
dr hab. Żanna Sładkiewicz, prof. UG
dr hab. Izabela Kępka, prof. UG
prof. dr hab. Kazimierz Ożóg
dr hab. Aleksy Kucy, prof. UŁ
prof. dr hab. Krystyna Szcześniak
prof. dr hab. Leonarda Dacewicz
dr hab. Magdalena Jaszczewska
dr Tatiana Kopac
dr Wanda Stec
dr Joanna Mampe
mgr Jelena Jegorowa
mgr Iryna Antonenko