June Conference 2022 PUNO
VI International Interdisciplinary Academic Conference

Education, Science, and Culture in Liquid Modernity

– New Readings

Organization of the Conference

Conference programme (available as per schedule)

About the Conference

In 2024, we invite experienced researchers and PhD students to apply to participate in PUNO’s VI International Interdisciplinary Academic Conference.

This year, we aim to reflect on Zygmunt Bauman’s concept of liquid modernity in relation to education, science, and culture, questioning the current relevance of this concept. The times in which we live, phenomena of both a global and local nature, for example: the development of artificial intelligence, the climate crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, the crisis of democracy – the popularity of populist movements, armed conflicts in Ukraine, Yemen, Sudan, the Gaza Strip, and many other places, provoke questions relating to the theses contained in Zygmunt Bauman’s works: “Liquid Modernity” (2000), “Liquid Life” (2005), “Liquid Fear” (2006), “Liquid Times. Living in the Age of Uncertainty” (2007). We especially want to focus on areas of reflection related to education, science, and culture.

Conference Topics

We welcome submissions from various academic disciplines, including but not limited to the following research areas:

  • The impact of technological progress on education and culture,
  • Analysis of reactions to the global crisis in the context of liquid modernity,
  • Fluid materialities: Can any bot be an artist? – AI projections on arts education, artistic training, art production and reception,
  • The role of artificial intelligence in shaping contemporary society,
  • Collaborative learning and social interactions in AI-enabled environments
  • AI in music composition and performance: Blurring the line between human and machine-made
  • Assessment of the effectiveness of tools and interventions based on new technologies,
  • Challenges related to climate change and sustainable development
  • The mutual interaction of science, culture, and education in liquid modernity,
  • wzajemne oddziaływanie nauki, kultury i edukacji w płynnej nowoczesności,
  • Ethical considerations in times of uncertainty,
  • Sociological and psychological perspectives on contemporary global crises,
  • The impact of populism on democratic processes and cultural norms,
  • And other topics related to science, art, and education in the context of liquid modernity.


18 May 2024

deadline for submitting the applications and abstracts

20 May 2024

acceptance of the applications

1st June 2023

announcement of the conference program

5th June 2023

publication of the book of abstracts

29-30 June 2024

conference day

Honorary Patronage

Rector of PUNO
Prof Włodzimierz Mier-Jędrzejowicz

Academic Committee:

  • Prof. Elżbieta Perzycka-Borowska, US (University of Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland; Polish University Abroad, Londyn, United Kingdom)
  • Prof. Grażyna Czubińska, (Polish University Abroad in London, UK)
  • Prof. Karina Banaszkiewicz, (University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland)
  • Prof. Federico Bardazzi (Conservatorio La Spezia, Italy)
  • Prof. Eunika Baron- Polańczyk, (University of Zielona Góra, Zielona Góra, Poland)
  • Dr Wanyenda Chilimo (Technical University of Mombasa, Kenia)
  • Dr Aleksander Cywiński (University of Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland and Polish University Abroad, London, United Kingdom)
  • Prof. Rosita Deluigi (University of Macerata, Macerata, Italy)
  • Dr Marta Gliniecka (Pomeranian University in Słupsk, Poland)
  • Dr Krzysztof Łuszczek (University of Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland)
  • Prof. Helena Elias (University of Lisbon Faculty of Fine Arts, Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Dr Lidia MarekUniversity of Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland)
  • Dr Waldemar Lib (University of Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland)
  • Prof. Włodzimierz Mier-Jędrzejowicz , (Polish University Abroad, London, United Kingdom)
  • Prof. Sławomir Nasuto (Reading University, Reading, United Kingdom)
  • Dr Priscilla Nyawira Gitonga (Kenyatta University, Kenyatta, Kenya)
  • Dr Justyna Gorzkowicz (Polish University Abroad, London, United Kingdom)
  • Prof. Jarek Janio (Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, United States)
  • Dr Agnieszka Barbara Jarvoll (Nord University, Nesna, Norway)
  • Prof. Barbara Kromolicka (Uniwersytet of Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland)
  • Prof. Aleksandra Łukaszewicz (Academy of Arts, Szczecin, Poland)
  • Prof. Ramon Felix Palau Martin (University of Rovira I Virgili, Tarragona, Spain)
  • Prof. John Mugubi (Kenyatta University, Kenyatta, Kenya)
  • Prof. Stephen Muoki (Pwani University, Kilifi, Kenya)
  • Dr Ornat Turin (Gordon College of Education, Haifa, Israel)
  • Prof. Sidey Myoo (Jagiellonia University, Cracov, Poland)
  • Prof. Jakub Petri (Jagiellonia University, Cracov, Poland)
  • Dr Ülkü Ülker (Dicle University, Diyarbakir, Turkey)
  • Prof. Wojciech Walat University of Rzeszow, Rzeszów, Poland)
  • Prof. Jan Zalasiewicz (Leicester University, Leicester, United Kingdom)
  • Prof. Anna Zembala (Catholic University of Applied Sciences of North Rhine, Köln, Germany)

Organising Committee

  • dr Aleksander Cywiński, (Uniwersytet Szczeciński, Szczecin,Polska; Polski Uniwersytet na Obczyźnie, Londyn, Wielka Brytania))
Deputy Chairs
  • Małgorzata Witkowska (Polish University Abroad, London, United Kingdom)M.A.
  • Dorota Hrycak-Krzyżanowska, M.A. (Polish University Abroad, London, United Kingdom)
    Administration office

    e-mail: june.conference@puno.ac.uk

    Media Group
    • Agnieszka Gapińska, M.A. (Polish University Abroad, London, United Kingdom)
    • Michał Parchimowicz, M.A.,(Polish University Abroad in London, London, United Kingdom)
    • Małgorzata Witkowska (Polish University Abroad, London, United Kingdom)M.A.

    Text edition/Contact with media
    • Dorota Hrycak-Krzyżanowska, M.A. (Polish University Abroad, London, United Kingdom)
    • Katarzyna Karita, M.A (Polish University Abroad, London, United Kingdom)
    • Aneta Witos , M.A. (Polish University Abroad, London, United Kingdom)

    Conference language

    • Polish
    • English

    Forms of presentation

    • Presentation (up to 15 min)


    Project patronage

    UE Funding, No: 101086391

    Acronym: CAPHE

    Grant programme: HORIZON-TMA-MSCA-SE.

    Grant title: Communities and Artistic Participation in Hybrid Environment.

    Time: 01.01.2023-31.12.2026.

    UKRI Funding, No: EP/X038572/1

    Grant offer: Research Grant, Other JeS Guarantee Calls,

    Grant Title: Communities and Artistic Participation in Hybrid Environment.

    Acronym: CAPHE

    Time: 01.12.2022-30.11.2026.