Krakow Meetings 2020

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Faculty of Philosophy of the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, the Institute of Philosophy “Edith Stein” in Granada and the House of Frank in Saratov invite you to the international conference:


This is the next Krakow conference on Russian philosophy. In 2019 i we studied the heritage of Vladimir Soloviev, in 2018 – Eugene Trubetskoy, in 2017 – Alexei Khomiakov, in 2016 we investigated the significance of Peter Chaadaev’s works. In previous editions we dealt with the links between Post-Secularism and Russian religious philosophy, the relation of Christianity and culture, the reception of Russian thought in Europe, Russian symbolism and other topics. Each year our conference brings together many scholars from Belarus, France, Japan, Poland, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, USA and many other countries. Selected papers presented at the conference will be published in a volume of our series “Ex Oriente Lux” published in USA by Wipf and Stock.


May 31-June 3, 2020 (begins on Sunday evening, closes on Wednesday evening)


Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec, ul. Benedyktynska 37, 30-398 Krakow, Poland


Prof. Gennadii Aliaiev (Dnipro University of Technology, Poltava, Ukraine)
Prof. Konstantin Antonov (St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University, Moscow, Russia)
Prof. Anatoly Chernyaev (Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)
Prof. Rev. Pavel Khondzinskii (St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University, Moscow, Russia)
Prof. Marcelo López Cambronero (Instituto de Filosofia Edith Stein in Granada, Spain)
Dr Paweł Rojek (Jagiellonian University, Krakow)
Prof. Daniela Steila (The University of Turin, Italy)
Anastasia Mikhailova (The House of Frank, Saratov, Russia)


Prof. Sr Teresa Obolevitch (Krakow, Poland)
Prof. Randall Poole (College of St. Scholastica, USA)


Alexander Tsygankov (Moscow)
Karolina Fiutak (Krakow)


Fr Peter Scorer (Exeter)
Philip Boobbyer (Kent)
Gennadii Aliaiev (Poltava)


The Philosophy of Absolute Realism
Based on Frank’s works, we are going to discuss the different aspects of our general topic:
The conception of the Unknowable
Frank’s Philosophy of Religion and Philosophy in Religion
God with Us
Living Knowledge
Philosophical Anthropology


Talks and discussion will be held in either English or Russian.


Please, complete the Application Form available at We do not accept applications sent through by email. The Application Form must be completed before December 15, 2019. You will be asked for personal data and information about your proposed talk, including an extended summary with bibliography. No submission will be accepted after that date. By January 31, 2020 we will announce the final list of accepted applications.

It is also possible to take part in the Conference without giving a talk. In such cases the Application form will be accepted by January 31, 2020 (the number of rooms is limited).

Application form:


After the conference, selected participants will be asked to prepare chapters for the volume edited in English in our series Ex Oriente Lux published by Wipf and Stock Publisher. The requested papers will be reviewed and may not be accepted for publication.


Conference fee includes accommodation and full board for three nights and three days at the Benedictine Abbey near Krakow. The fee is the same for participants with and without talks and depends on the room standard chosen: 200 EUR (or 800 PLN) for a normal room with shared bathroom and 250 EUR (or 1000 PLN) for a more comfortable room with its own bathroom. The fee must be paid to the account of the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow before April 30, 2019. The conference fee is non-refundable.

To obtain invoice please provide necessary information in your Application Form.
Bank transfer details: Uniwersytet Papieski Jana Pawla II w Krakowie, ul. Kanonicza 25, 31-002 Krakow, ALIOR BANK SA, BIC or SWIFT: ALBPPLPW (8-digit version) or ALBPPLPWXXX (11-digit version) account number for EUR: PL 29 1060 0076 0000 3210 0020 3364 account number for PLN: PL 12 1060 0076 0000 3210 0016 0117, in both cases with the annotation: “Soloviev” and your last name in latinized form.


If necessary, organizers will send the invitation required to obtain a Schengen visa. Please provide the required passport information in the Application Form.


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