08 Mar



16-17 May 2019

University of Gdańsk, Poland

In 2019, the Between.Pomiędzy Festival will be held from May 13-19 in Sopot and the adjoining cities of Gdańsk and Gdynia. The theme of this year’s festival is Island. When considered literally, this may call to mind Ireland’s outstanding artists; however, we remain open to other, less obvious readings. In literature, or, more broadly, art, we are looking for metaphorical and symbolic interpretations of the island. We also welcome the participation of literary and theatre scholars, and those engaged in research within the humanities and other disciplines, including the natural sciences. The main purpose of the festival is to provide a space for discussion, linking the worlds of art and of the university, so that we might leave our studios, offices and laboratories to enter into the space of everyday life that surrounds us. Our invitation is open to scholars, researchers, scientists, artists and anyone interested in developing a working – as well as accessible – discussion at the intersection of literature, theatre and science. Central to this undertaking are questions relating to the laboratory – a specific cognitive island – within which both artists and researchers from the natural and experimental sciences can come face to face. This being the case, we would like to open up this year’s conference to the possibilities that exist in a comparison of practical (including workshop) laboratory experiments. In this way, we hope to find points of contact between the sometimes complementary, but also very diverse cognitive perspectives mentioned above. We invite colleagues to present papers in English at the open sessions that are part of the conference on Islands and Laboratories on Thursday, 16 May, and Friday, 17 May. Those interested should send 250-word proposals by 15 March to katarzyna.kreglewska@ug.edu.pl. They should be clearly marked “Conference: Islands.” We will send notification of acceptance by  31 March. The conference fee is 100 euros (accommodation not included). For more information on Between.Pomiędzy see: between@org.pl

Prof. dr hab. David Malcolm

Prof. UG, dr hab. Jean Ward

Prof. UG, dr hab. Tomasz Wiśniewski

Dr Katarzyna Kręglewska

Dr Monika Szuba