Central European Congress of Modernization


The event aims to integrate the scientific communities of economic and social history, economics, cultural and religious studies, social communication and media sciences, as well as philosophy and pedagogy from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.


October 23, 
History Panels


October 24,
Media Panels


October 25,
Culture Panels

About Conference

Central European Congress of Modernization - scopes and panels


Economic and Social History 

Panel I.1. States and institutions in modernization processes

Panel I.2. Economic modernization and capital

Panel I.3. Society in the process of change

Panel I.4.  Modernization and Nature. Forests and forestry in Central Europe XVIII-XX century


Media and media ecosystem in modernization processes

Panel II.1 Media systems as an object of permanent modernization

Panel II.2. Media as an agent of modernization

Panel III.3. Information in modernization processes



Panel III.1 Modernization processes in culture

Panel III.2 Cultural institutions in the process of transformation

Panel III.3 Icons of modernization 

Additional Events

Additional events organized as part of the Congress will be:

1. Design workshop as a platform for exchanging ideas and agreeing on principles for joint research projects.

2. Student and doctoral students session - a panel for scientific speeches by students and doctoral students from selected Central European universities.

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Scientific  Board

prof. dr Despina Katerakaksani (University of Peloponesse)
prof. dr Andrij Gorbaczyk (Taras Shevczenko Univeristy)
prof. dr hab. Iwona Hoffman (UMCS Lublin)
prof. dr hab. Henrietta Nagy (Milton Friedman University)
prof. dr hab. Jozef Kaposzta (Janos Kladonay University)
prof. dr hab. Tamas Toth (Milton Friedman University)
prof. dr hab. Sorin Sipos (University in Oradea)
prof dr hab. Teresa Sasińska-Klas (Wyższa Szkoła Informatyki i Zarządzania w Rzeszowie)
prof. dr hab. Mirosław Kłusek (Uniwersytet Łódzki)
prof. dr hab. Christoph Augustynowicz (Uniwersytet Wiedeński)
dr hab. Anna Jupowicz-Ginalska, prof. UW (Uniwersytet Warszawski)
dr hab. Artur Markowski, prof. UW (Uniwersytet Warszawski)
dr hab. Sławomir Kamosiński, prof. UKW (Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy)
dr hab. Mariusz Kolczyński, prof. UŚ (Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach)
dr hab. Agnieszka Hess, prof. UJ (Uniwersytet Jagielloński)
doc dr Bohuslav Kuzysyn (Uniwersytet Preszowski)
dr Marion Dotter (Collegium Carolinum)
dr Tomasz Związek ( Instytut Geografii i Przestrzennego Zagospodarowania, Polska Akademia Nauk)

Organizing Committee

prof. dr hab. Paweł Grata (Uniwersytet Rzeszowski)
dr Jarosław Kinal (Uniwersytet Rzeszowski)
dr Joachim Popek (Uniwersytet Rzeszowski)
dr Bartosz Pasterski (Uniwersytet Rzeszowski)
dr Mariola Kinal (Uniwersytet Rzeszowski)
mgr Michał Skóra (Uniwersytet Rzeszowski)

Conference Venue

Uniwersytet Rzeszowski
Univeristy of Rzeszow

The Congress will be held in the main building of the University of Rzeszow (A1) located at Tadeusza Rejtana 16C Avenue in Rzeszow.

The University of Rzeszow is the largest university in southeastern Poland, educating about 15,000 students in more than 60 fields of study.

Aula Główna A1 UR
Main Hall

The Main Hall of Building A1 is the largest auditorium at the University of Rzeszow. During the Congress, the main and thematic panels will be held here during both days of the Congress. Coffee breaks and lunch will be served in the atrium of the Large Hall during the event.

                         Congress documents:  Congress Regulations (ENG), Regulamin Kongresu (PL)

Flaga i godło Polski

Project financing

Project name: Central European Congress of Modernization.

Principal investigator - dr Jarosław Kinal, PhD

Period of implementation: 01.10.2023-30.09.2025

The project was partially financed from the government budget
Financing institution - Ministry of Education and Science / Excellent Science Programme

Project value- 243,400 PLN
Funding value - 218 900 PLN

Project description:

The aim of the project is to organize and implement the Central European Modernization Congress devoted to modernization processes occurring throughout history from an interdisciplinary perspective in Central and Eastern Europe. An integral part of the project's implementation will be the publication of the results of the speeches presented during the event in the formula of open access in a digital version on an Internet platform dedicated to the event, and in a printed version in the form of reviewed monographs published in Polish and English. The event aims to integrate scholarly circles dealing with economic and social history, economics, cultural and religious studies, social communication and media studies, and philosophy and pedagogy from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, i.e. Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Ukraine and the Balkan states, with a particular focus on researchers dealing with the issues of the economic and social modernization processes taking place in the region and the identifiable paths of development in Central and Eastern Europe in terms of history, culture and media. An additional goal of the event is to establish formal relations and develop common fields of cooperation during the project workshops that are part of the Congress. Within the framework of the project, it is planned to organize a  scientific meeting in a hybrid form (with the possibility of desktop and online participation) and to publish two scientific monographs resulting from the work of the Congress.


Biuro Kolegium Nauk Humanistycznych
al. T. Rejtana 16C
35-959 Rzeszów, Poland

Contact person:
dr Jarosław Kinal, PhD
phone: +48 17 872 13 02
email: jkinal@ur.edu.pl