Information on the meetings of the Committee on Literary Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences in 2013.

 

Meeting of the Committee on Literary Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences – January 8, 2013

The discussion focused on implementing procedures to organize, first, a discussion panel on the humanities involving representatives of the humanities and social sciences, and, secondly, to organize the Congress on Teaching Polish Studies, Cracow, November 20-23, 2013.

Meeting of the Committee on Literary Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences – March 12, 2013

Prof. Piotr Salwa and Prof. Grażyna Borkowska were recommended for membership in the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Discussion focused primarily on the system of journal rating and its inadequacy for the humanities. Several problems were identified, including the inadequacy of the ERIH list, the inadequacy of some of the criteria for publications in the field of the humanities, omissions of important journals in current ratings, privileging publications in English over those in Polish, and privileging publications in journals over books and articles in books.

A need to develop more adequate criteria for publication rating was formulated.

Meeting of the Committee on Literary Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences – May 14, 2013

The meeting was devoted to a further discussion of the issues of journal rating within humanities and to the organization of the Cracow Congress.

Prof. Krzysztof Kłosiński presented a project proposing new criteria of journal rating and assessment. The project was devised by a task team for the assessment of humanities journals chaired by prof. Krzsztof Mikulski.

A team for the assessment of literary journals was formed within the Committee, including Prof. Anna Łebkowska (Chair), prof. Wojciech Kalaga, Prof. Lech Kolago, Prof. Anna Czabanowska-Wróbel, Prof. Anna Nowicka-Jeżowa, Prof. Krzysztof Kłosiński.

Meeting of the Committee on Literary Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences – December 10, 2013

Following a discussion, the Committee decided to issue recommendations for Tadeusz Różewicz and Adam Zagajewski for the Nobel Prize in 2014.

Prof. Anna Janus-Sitarz presented a detailed report on the Congress on Teaching Polish Studies, which took place in Cracow, November 20-23, and gathered 500 participants, including 184 panelists and speakers. It was emphasised that the Congress was extremely popular among secondary school teachers, who participated in numerous workshops. In conclusion, postulates formulated by the Congress participants were communicated to the Committee.

Prof. Krzysztof Kłosiński reported on further progress in the activities of the Team for the Assessment of Journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences. In the following discussion, the proposals of the Team were debated and new solutions for particular issues were suggested.