Conference 'Transport in History. Ideas, culture, history.' at the Faculty of History of the University of Gdańsk.

Transport from a historical perspective will be the topic of the meeting, to which you are invited by the Academic PhD Club of History of the University of Gdańsk.

The National Student-Doctoral Research Conference will take place on March 19, 2021, online.

Three years ago, when the first conference was organised, it was thought that it would not be a topic for a large symposium. - 'However, it turned out that the history of transport is a very catchy topic, and the people who deal with it are a group of true enthusiasts, using their knowledge in scientific and popularisation activities,' - inform the organisers.

The programme of the all-day conference will include speeches devoted both to the distant history of transport, such as the wheeled vehicles of the Indus Valley; and to completely contemporary problems and transport solutions of cities such as Gdańsk, Wrocław, Kraków or Słupsk.

Among the topics proposed by the speakers will be those related to means of transport in modern times in the Republic of Poland, journeys made by monarchs or river transport in medieval Bydgoszcz, military transport during the November Uprising and the first trams in Gdańsk after the Second World War.

The topics of the presentations will also include the etymology of terminology related to urban transport in selected languages, with particular attention to metonymy, the Wandering of Marian icons/paintings in wartime or the Jewish emigration tourism from Poland to Palestine in the interwar period, and even the history of Polish transport in the context of hitchhiking and carpooling.

The conference is held under the honorary patronage of the Mayor of Gdańsk, Gdańsk Buses and Trams and the University of Gdańsk Radio MORS. Due to the pandemic, the conference will be conducted online via the MS Teams platform.

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Programme of the Nationwide Student-Doctoral Scientific Conference 'Transport in History. Ideas, culture, history.' III Edition.

9.00 - 9.10 Welcome. Opening of proceedings.

In the beginning, was the wheel of time.

9.10 - 9.25 mgr Adriana Simoncelli (Jagiellonian University), 'Wheeled vehicles in the Indus Valley civilisation.'

9.25 - 9.40 mgr Patryk Banasiak (Nicolaus Copernicus University Toruń), 'River transport and waterfront infrastructure in early medieval Bydgoszcz - an introduction to research issues.'

9.40 - 9.55 lic. Maciej Kwiatkowski (University of Białystok), 'Itinerarium of Sigismund III Vasa. A study of the monarch's travels.'

9.55 - 10.10 lic. Marcin Gnat and lic. Aleksandra Baran (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin), 'Means of transport in modern times in the Republic of Poland.'

Discussion 10.10 - 10.25

Break 10.25 - 10.30

The turbulent 19th century

10.30 - 10.35 Opening of the next panel

10.35 - 10.50 mgr Marta Wołyńska (University of Gdańsk), 'The issue of transport in the context of modern and contemporary archaeological sources acquired in the area of Gdańsk Shipyard.'

10.50 - 11.05 lic. Patryk Kuc (Jagiellonian University), 'The road construction of Lublin in the years 1816-1870.'

11.05 - 11.20 mgr Adrian Talarek, (Jan Długosz University of Humanities and Sciences in Częstochowa), 'Military transport during the November Uprising (1830-1831).'

11.20 - 11.35 mgr Tomasz Sielicki (University of Wrocław), 'Before the trams moved - first horse-drawn omnibuses in Wrocław.'

Discussion 11.35 - 11.50

Break 11.50 - 12.00

In the 20th century

12.00 - 12.05 Opening of the next panel

12.05 - 12.20 mgr Áron Fodor (Jagiellonian University, Gáspár Károli Reformed Church University in Budapest), 'Etymology of urban transport terminology in selected languages with special reference to metonymy.'

12.20 - 12.35 mgr Volha Barysenka (University of Gdansk), '"Wanderings" of Marian icons/images in times of war: a historical outline.'

12.35 - 12.50 mgr Jerzy Brodowski (Pomeranian Academy in Słupsk), '"Emigration tourism" of Jews from Poland to Palestine in the interwar period'

12.50 - 13.05 mgr Rafał Kamiński (University of Gdańsk), 'When change is needed - changes and development of public transport in Słupsk in the post-war period and contemporary times.'

13.05 - 13.20 mgr Waldemar Borzestowski (University of Gdańsk), 'We report as a gift to the country. On the day of the "Feast of the Sea" Gdańsk launches the first tram'- June 1945

Discussion 13.20 - 13.35

Break 13.35 - 14.00

Towards the future. In the whirlwind of the city

14.00 - 14.05 Opening of the next panel

14.05 - 14.20 mgr Agnieszka Sukiennik (University of Gdańsk), 'Expansion of Gdańsk public transport infrastructure in the southern districts of the city in the years 2014-2020.'

14.20 - 14.35 Dominika Szymańska (Witelon State Higher Vocational School in Legnica), 'The history of Polish transport in the context of hitchhiking and carpooling.'

14.35 - 14.50 Agnieszka Leś (University of Rzeszów), 'Road transport as an element of city logistics.'

Break 14.50 - 14.55

14.55 - 15.10 mgr Justyna Ziobrowska (University of Wrocław), 'Shared transport and communication in Wrocław. Opportunities and barriers to development.'

15.10 - 15.25 mgr Tadeusz Jarmołowicz, (Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań), 'Changes in rolling stock in servicing passenger traffic in Poland in the years 2003 - 2021. Causes, effects, prognosis.'

15.25 - 15.40 mgr Piotr Gardynik (Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacyjne S.A. Kraków), 'Kraków Fast Tram - history, infrastructure and future.'

Discussion 15.40 - 15.55

Closing discussion 15.55 - 16.00

Ewa Cichocka / Press Office of University of Gdańsk