The organizers of the conference aim to analyze the most important issues concerning the centuries-old Polish-Siberian relations. These will include literary parallels, connections between Poland and Siberia in painting and music, the image of Siberia in ego-documents, the myth of Siberia and an exile, and finally the culture and Polish society in Siberia — journalism, activities of Polish researchers, problems of adaptation and identification of Siberian Poles.
The conference is organized by the Mieroszewski Centre, the Sybir Memorial Museum and the Student Scientific Association for Dialogue and Cooperation with the East operating at the Department of Russian Studies (at the Faculty of Applied Linguistics) of the University of Warsaw.
The event was under the scientific patronage of the Interdisciplinary Commission for Research on the History of Siberia of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the media patronage of the World of Sybir portal (www.swiatsybiru.pl/en/).
The conference will be attended by the members of the so-called Siberian Commission with professor Zbigniew Wójcik at the head. Each day, introductory lecture will be given by a celebrated researcher of the subject of Siberia. Papers will be delivered by the scientists from the universities all over Poland, as well as the representatives of the Polish Academy of Sciences and museums — including the Sybir Memorial Museum. The detailed program will be available soon.
The conference will be held in Polish.