International Cooperation: The Institute for Human Studies, Athens, Greece

Research Project

Within the period of 29 March and 6 April 2016 the representatives of the authorities of the Mysłowice-based Non-Resident Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Jesuit University Ignatianum in Crocow accompanied by the academic and didactic employees of Jesuit University Ignatianum in Crocow conducted a research project in Athens.

Report on the visit – the debates, lectures, meetings and discussions held:

30/03/2016 - introductory discussion on the cooperation details connected with the organization of the summer school of the Greek language, culture and literature in the academic year 2016/2017. The meeting was attended by: Rev. Pier Salambier - Director of the Institute for Human Sciences, Prof. Dionisyos Benetos - Head of the Department of Medieval Latin at the Faculty of Philology at the Kapodistriakos University of Athens, Rev. Sebastian Freris - Director of the Institute Library, Ireni Koutelaki - employee at the Institute for Human Sciences, Rev. Gabriel Marangos - Director of the Archives of the Institute for Human Sciences, Rev. Krzysztof Homa - Dean of the Mysłowice-based Non-Resident Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of Jesuit University Ignatianum in Crocow, Bogdan Sobiło - Coordinator of the Latina Viva program at Jesuit University Ignatianum in Crocow, Ireneusz Kida - Assistant Professor of the Institute of English at the University of Silesia.


31/03/2016 - at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Athens, Prof. Ireneusz Kida gave two lectures on language and cultural barriers in the translation process. The organization and coordination of the lecture was attended by, inter alia, Rev. Krzysztof Homa and Mr. Bogdan Sobiło.

01/04/2016 - preparatory and editorial work on the third issue of the scientific journal SYN / THESIS published at the Institute of Humanities. The expected release date of the journal is September 2016.

01.04.2016 - meeting with Rev. Maurice Joyeux, the Chief Director of JRS (Jesuit Refugee Service) in Athens and getting acquainted with the activities of this organization.

01/04/2016 - meeting with Rev. Pier Petros Chongk, Director of the Arrupe Center, aiming at establishing cooperation with the volunteers from Polish universities.

02/04/2016 - study visit to Nafplio on Peloponnese and the meeting with the pastor of the Parish of the Transfiguration. A plan to organize the summer school of Greek culture in Nafplio at the turn of September and October this year was developed as on the parish premises there is  accommodation available for 25 people, 5 beds in each room. Thus, simultaneously, some minor repairs and maintenance of the parish buildings were undertaken.

03/04/2016 - participation in the morning Mass in the Church of Jesuits held in the Polish language for the Polish Community. The work on the 3rd  issue of Syn/thesis was continued. Mr. Sobiło finished the correction of the article by Rev. Homa working at the same time on an article of his own. In the evening there was a meeting in the Polish parish library. There was also an evening trip to Pnyke and the hill of Museion. Prof. Dionysus Benetos was invited to Crocow for the first week of November, accompanied by Rev. Sebastian Frerisem and Rev. Gabriel Marangos.

04/04/2016 - visiting the port of Piraeus. A visit to the temporary camp for the refugees in the company of JRS. In the afternoon there was a meeting of the Council of the Institute for Human Sciences. The aim was to prepare a  conference on Sources Chrétienne in 2017. The work on the two issues of Syn/thesis in 2016 (one by the end of June 2016 and the other by the end of September 2016 - as  a working issue comprising presentations by the professors participating in the meeting of 30.09. - 08.10.2016) was also discussed. The organization of the summer school of Hellenic culture for approx. 20 students with the knowledge of English at the intermediate level was decided upon and accepted.

05/04/2016 - work on the archaeological sites in Amphipolis.

06/04/2016 - summary of the project. Signing a letter of intent on cooperation between the Non-Resident Faculty of Jesuit University in Crocow and the Institute for Human Sciences. Departure for the airport and return to the country.

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