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Centre for Studies on the Classical Tradition

Faculty of “Artes Liberales”

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Cicero, Society, and the Idea of Artes Liberales

The Second Ciceronian Congress in Poland, December 12–14, 2019, University of Warsaw

The Centre for Studies on the Classical Tradition (OBTA), the Collegium Artes Liberales (CLAS), and the Cluster The Past for the Present at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” University of Warsaw jointly with the Société Internationale des Amis de Cicéron (SIAC) have the pleasure to organize the 2019 Ciceronian Congress focused on Cicero’s role in Artes Liberales education across the ages until the present days:

Cicero, Society, and the Idea of Artes Liberales

The 2019 Congress is taking place on the 30th anniversary of the VII Colloquium Tullianum “Cicerone e lo Stato” organized in Warsaw in 1989 by Prof. Jerzy Axer and the Centro di Studi Ciceroniani.

The Congress’ proceedings will be accompanied by a panel discussion on the Arpinate’s importance for the formation of civil society and by a session by high-school students who will present their own vision of Cicero. These elements of a societal impact are framed within the Cluster The Past for the Present: International Research and Educational Programme built by the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” of the University of Warsaw, Fakultät für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà and Dipartimento di Filologia Classica e Italianistica of the Università di Bologna, and the Faculty of Education of the University of Cambridge.

Moreover, a special panel will be devoted to presenting the most recent results in the studies on the Aratea – Cicero’s poetic endeavour of significant cultural and educational importance.

We plan a publication of the Congress’ proceedings in the journal Ciceroniana On Line.

The Organizing Committee:

  • Prof. Jerzy Axer (Director of the Collegium Artes Liberales at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw)
  • Prof. Ermanno Malaspina (Chairman of the SIAC Advisory Board, Executive Director of the journal Ciceroniana On Line)
  • Prof. Katarzyna Marciniak (Director of OBTA at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw)

Congress Office:

  • Mrs. Maria Makarewicz (Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw)
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Poster by Zbigniew Karaszewski

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Archive poster of 1989 Congress

The Ciceronian Congress has been financed from the Statutory Research Funds of the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” and from the Cluster’s funds granted by the “Artes Liberales Institute” Foundation. We also wish to acknowledge the support of the German Embassy in Warsaw in the organization of the welcome dinner and the contribution of the SIAC.