Scientific conference

Oppression, Serfdom, Domination. Subjugation and Violence in the Light of the New Humanities

The Institute of European Culture in Gniezno, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań

28th–29th November, 2024

The Organizinig Committee:

  • Michał Duch, PhD
  • Zofia Kaczmarek, PhD
  • Kamil Wasilkiewicz, PhD

The Scientific Committee:

  • Janusz Karwat, PhD, DSc, ProfTit
  • Grzegorz Łukomski, PhD, DSc, ProfTit
  • Leszek Mrozewicz, PhD, DSc, ProfTit
  • Mateusz Jaeger, PhD, DSc, Assoc. Prof.
  • Filip Kubiaczyk, PhD, DSc, Assoc. Prof.
  • Leszek Wetesko, PhD, DSc, Assoc. Prof.

Discrimination, aggression and terror have been a regrettable part of human history. It has repeatedly witnessed various conflicts and crises, in which some became the persecutors and others their victims. Hence, this conference seeks to examine the mechanisms and forms of oppression, subjugation and violence. In order to meet the challenges of the new humanities, we intend to adopt a broad perspective which includes the animate life, the inanimate world as well as ideas. Importantly, we wish to focus the inquiry on both the oppressors and the oppressed.

Example thematic areas include:

  • mechanisms of power
  • systems of subjugation and oppression
  • victims of violence: people, animals, plants, objects
  • methodology of research into subjugation and violence
  • artificial intelligence: a potential oppressor or victim
  • violence in art, art as violence
  • cultural facets of subjugation and violence

Those interested in partaking are kindly requested to fill in the registration form, which is open until September 30th, 2024.

The conference fee is:

  • 50 EUR for foreign guests
  • 200 PLN for Polish guests

Those whose abstracts were accepted are kindly asked to pay the fee to the account of Adam Mickiewicz University.

Payee: Adam Mickiewicz University

Address: H. Wieniawskiego 1, 61-712 Poznan, Poland

VAT no: PL7770006350

Bank: Santander Bank Polska S.A.

Address: Plac Wolności 15, 60-967 Poznan, Poland

IBAN: PL 77 1090 1362 0000 0000 3601 7903


Transfer title: /KN001021 – John Kowalsky/


The conference fee includes the opening banquet costs, two lunches and refreshments during breaks.

The fee does not include travel and accommodation costs.

News are available on the Facebook website.

Hall of residence:

  • Possibility to rent a single and double room
  • Payment by card and cash on the day of check-in
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Good stay conditions at low price (65 PLN per day)


Paulina Strzeszyńska MA
E-mail address:
Mobile phone number: 0048 61 829 48 00


Selected hotels:


How to get to Gniezno?

From many parts of Europe, it is easy to reach Poznań and then take a train to Gniezno.

Schedule of trains


Where is the Institute of European Culture in Gniezno located?

Kostrzewskiego Street 5-7

Zofia Kaczmarek, PhD

E-mail address:

Mobile phone number: +48 691 245 990