Held every five years, the event brings together academics from around the world who research Polish history as well as its culture, arts and sciences.
This year’s conference runs from Wednesday to Saturday and focuses on the legacy of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, a state formed by Poland and Lithuania in 1569 with a common monarch that was one of the largest countries of 16th- and 17th-century Europe.
The conference aims to examine the impact that this joint Polish-Lithuanian state had on what happened later in the history of Poland, Lithuania and other countries that found themselves within its sphere of influence.
The conference also seeks to answer to what extent the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was a unique state at the time and in what sense its history was similar to those of other countries in Europe and beyond.
Among those who lived in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth were Belarusians, Lithuanians, Latvians, Germans, Russians, Ukrainians and Jews. (gs/pk)
In the latest episode of the Substandard (subscribe, review, etc.), we were supposed to spend most of the show talking about aging action stars, tied to the release of The Foreigner. The show took a turn, however, when Vic and I learned that JVL hates sandwiches.
Let that sink in for a moment.
OK, now that you’re prepared—now that you’ve steeled yourself against an unnameable grotesquerie—give the show a listen. I can’t promise you won’t be disgusted by what you hear, but you might be entertained. After the jump, I’ll rank the lunch meats for JVL so he can learn how to truly enjoy the greatness of a fine, handcrafted sandwich.
В сети появились кадры провокационной акции российского художника‐акциониста Петра Павленского по поджогу здания Банка Франции. На кадрах видно, как Павленский поливает горючей жидкостью окна на первом этаже банка и подносит спичку.