Old Town in Lublin. Source: Kancelaria Prezydenta Miasta Lublin
Here are some reasons for choosing LCM VI and Lublin:
Lublin (in particular Maria Curie-Skłodowska University) is important Polish academic centre doing active research on:
* language from perspectives: logical (Dept. of Logic and Philosophy of Science), cognitive (Dept. of Logic and Philosophy of Science, Institute of English), linguistic (Institute of English), ethnolinguistic
* philosophy of mind and cognitive theories of mind (Dept. of Logic and Philosophy of Science, Dept. of Ontology and Epistemology)
* cultural studies (Institute of Cultural Studies)
* cultural anthropology (Dept. of Cultural Anthropology)
* communication (Dept. of Ontology and Epistemology)
Lublin is an example of a melting pot of many nations and religions, a place where the cultures of the West and the East meet. You can feel the multicultural character of the city and the region here. You can see it walking around the city, visiting: catholic churches, the old centre for Torah study in Lublin - Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva (“The school of the Wise Man of Lublin”), eastern Orthodox church and places where the cultures coexisted together: the Holy Trinity Chapel at the Lublin Castle and the former German concentration camp at Majdanek.
We got on very well with our eastern neighbours: people from Ukraina and Belarus – there are many students from these countries at MCSU, there are also Ukrainian and Belarussian researchers working in Lublin. Maria Curie-Skłodowska University is a coordinator of the European College of Polish and Ukrainian Universities. The location of Lublin gives a chance to open up the LCM conference to the people from eastern Europe.
Lublin is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities all over Poland: there are many sights (many of them came from XIV and XV century), there is one of the most beautiful and picturesque Old Towns in Poland. Being tired of sightseeing you can rest in one of Lublin’s parks, in MCSU Botanical Gardens or in Lublin Village Open Air Museum. It is said that Lublin is – like Rome – located on seven hills. Having a bird’s-eye view of Lublin, you would notice that these hills are very green – Lublin is a green city.
Lublin is a convenient place from which you can explore the whole region. The city is the starting point of many trekking and bicycle tourist routes. The showpieces of the region include Nałęczów (25 km) – a health resort with a fine palace and park complex; Kazimierz Dolny (50 km) - (“the town of artists”) a beautiful small town of charm and atmosphere set on the bank of the Vistula, with a mediaeval urban design; from Kazimierz you can easily (by ferry) get to Janowiec a village on the right bank of the Vistula River with impressive Firlej’s castle (the only private castle in socialistic Poland). Visitors or participants may be also interested in palace in Kozłówka (32 km) – the best preserved noble residence in Poland, the seat of the Museum of the Zamoyski Family and a collection of socialist realism art
Lublin is a place where local traditional cuisine is rich in exquisite dishes: based on flour, potatoes and cabbage, which were prepared by impoverished gentry and peasants. Traditional dumplings (“pierogi“) filled with buckwheat groats, crispy onion-topped flatbread or the local beer is an indispensable element of the Polish cuisine. You can also taste here specialities of the Ukrainian, Lithuanian or Jewish cooking.