Kashubology lectures - summary of the series

With the end of 2022, the series of ten interdisciplinary online Kashubian lectures at the Faculty of Philology entitled 'Understanding Kashuby. In the circle of basic scientific and social issues'. They introduced the audience to the history and culture of Kashuby that distinguish Kashubia and Kashubians.

The series was conducted as part of an inter-university lecture offer - for students of the University of Gdańsk and Gdańsk University of Technology. Twenty-three students from both universities were introduced to the cultural and historical aspects of the lecture in the winter term 2022/23. In contrast, up to 50 people attended the Monday meetings each week.

A graphic design by Małgorzata Walasek, a third-year Kashubian ethno-philology student, also refers to the main theme of the series,

'It depicts a snuff-box made of a horn and a traditional red men's handkerchief in polka dots used by Kashubians after snuffing,' - informs dr Justyna Pomierska, project coordinator and chair of the Kashubian Ethnophilology programme board.

This year's project involved:

  • dr hab. Miłosława Borzyszkowska-Szewczyk, prof. UG (Faculty of Philology UG): Günter Grass's Gdańsk as a borderland. Geopoetics in practice,
  • dr Sylwia Bykowska (Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Gdańsk): Eingedeutsche before the court of public opinion, i.e. the problem of the Volkslist during and after World War II,
  • prof. dr hab. Marek Cybulski (Faculty of Philology, UG): Kashubian literary language - work on its standardisation,
  • dr hab. Witosława Frankowska (Academy of Music in Gdańsk): Hearing Kashuby. On the musical diversity of the region,
  • prof. dr hab. Igor Hałagida (Faculty of History UG): Gdańsk '45 - a look from today's perspective (with Bucza in the background),
  • prof. dr hab. Daniel Kalinowski (Pomeranian Academy in Słupsk): Kashubian theatre. From the perspective of 100 years of history and beyond,
  • dr Piotr Kurpiewski (Faculty of Philology, UG): Not only 'The Butler'. Image of Kashubians in cinematography,
  • prof. dr hab. Cezary Obracht-Prondzyński (Faculty of Social Sciences UG): Kashubians - sketch for a sociological portrait,
  • dr Magdalena Sacha (Faculty of Philology, UG): Open-air museum or modernity? Creating an image of Kashubia in regional museology,
  • dr hab. Danuta Stanulewicz, prof. UG (Philology Faculty UG): Not only 'Life and Adventures of Remus'. Translations from Kashubian into English.

Most of the recordings were made in the recording studio of the Pomeranian Teacher Education Centre in Gdańsk (collaboration: Lucyna Radzimińska, senior specialist in Kashubian language at PCEN); three recordings were made at the Film and Documentary Production Centre of the UG. The recording was put online (You Tube) a few days before the discussion with the speaker (MS Teams).

The series was financed within the framework of the task 'Kashubian Ethnophilology' with funds from the Ministry of the Interior and Administration.

Partners of this year's event were: the Kashubian Institute, the Pomeranian Teacher Education Centre in Gdańsk and the Kashubian-Pomeranian Association.

The entire lecture series is available at



MNG / Press Office UG