Dialogue of Two Cultures 2017 is the Road to Dialogue between two Nations

Ludmila Siryk, PhD, DSc
Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (Poland)
ORCID: 0000-0002-1957-2290

Volume 5/2018

Publication type: others noncitable

DOI: 10.32612/uw.23535644.2018.pp.245-251

Pages: 245-251

Publication language: Polish

Abstract:

The article deals with the activity and history of the Dialogue of Two Cultures which is one of the largest and the most important Polish-Ukrainian events of cultural workers and scholars. This event takes place every year in September under the patronage of the Minister of Culture and Heritage of the Republic of Poland and the Minister of Culture of Ukraine. It has been organized since 1999 and continues hitherto. Traditionally it begins in Ukraine (based at the Museum of Juliusz Slowacki in Kremenets) and recently ends in Poland (based at Anna and Yaroslav Ivashkevych Museum in the suburbs of Warsaw). The grand opening begins with the hymns of the both states and laying of flowers to the monuments of Taras Shevchenko, Juliusz Slatowski, as well as the grave of his mother – Salomea. Meetings bring together literary critics, historians, writers, translators, publicists, museum workers, artists, painters and people who work in the field of humanities. One of the achievements of the organizers and participants is the bilingual almanac Dialog Dwóch Kultur – Dialogue of Two Cultures (2016, No. XI), which includes conference materials (articles of participants) and information (in the form of photographs, paintings and accompanying texts) about the most important events. The participants of the event combine the idea of dialogue, implementation of which is a prerequisite for understanding, rapprochement and cooperation of the two nations.

Key words: Ukraine, Poland, Dialogue of Two Cultures, scientific session, concert, exhibition, cooperation

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