Christmas Wishes

May the holiday season end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright New Year.
Merry Christmas!

Ceraneum Centre Team


New project of the Ceraneum Centre member

We are glad to announce the next success in obtaining grants for scientific research by members of the Ceraneum Center, University of Lodz. Dr Marek Majer, an employee of the Department of Slavic Philology at the Faculty of Philology, University of Lodz, was awarded with a grant the Miniatura 2 program, founded by the National Science Center. His project entitled  Research on the morphology of early Slavic borrowings in the Albanian language will be carried out in 2018. Within the project Dr Marek Majer will take part in the prestigious international scientific conference Slavic Linguistics Society Meeting, held this year in Eugene (Oregon, USA). The conference, gathering every year the most important representatives of the Slavic linguistics, is an unique opportunity to confront the research results of the Slavists from the University of Lodz, with the findings of the world’s leading specialists. The expected results of the project, in addition to participation in the conference, are scientific articles that will be published in leading international journals. It is worth recalling, that in February this year Dr Marek Majer became the laureate of the Charles E. Townsend Memorial Fund Award, voted by the Slavic Linguistics Society. Congratulations!

International scientific conference Fourth International Convention on Food History and Food Studies

Between 7th and 8th of June 2018, employees and members of the Ceraneum Center (prof. dr hab. Maciej Kokoszko, dr hab. prof. UŁ Sławomir Bralewski, dr Magdalena Koźluk, dr Zofia Rzeźnicka, dr Krzysztof Jagusiak, dr Jolanta Dybała) participated in the international scientific conference Fourth International Convention on Food History and Food Studies organized in Tours (Université François-Rabelais) by the Institut Européen d’Histoire et des Cultures de l’Alimentation (IEHCA). The Ceraneum Center organized four out of sixty-two sessions that took place during the symposium:

  • In quest of dietary patterns. Multidisciplinary approaches to archaeological evidence;
  • Dietary patterns and alimentary instructions from antiquity to the early modern period;
  • Dietary patterns versus Christian religious rules;
  • Medical sources of antiquity and Byzantium. A cornucopia of applications.

We invite you to take a look at the photo gallery from the event.

The latest publication of Łódź paleoslavist

We are pleased to inform about the latest publication of Ph.D. Małgorzata Skowronek from the Department of Slavic Philology at the University of Łódź, Medieval Biblical Stories. Palaea Historica in the Byzantine-Slavic Tradition.

The monograph is the fourth volume of “Series Ceranea”. It focuses upon the Byzantine literary relic from the end of the 9th century and especially its history within the Slavia Orthodoxa circle. Basically an elaboration of selected Old Testament stories, the Palaea Historica is a text combining different genres and styles of narration, has been translated at least twice into the Slavic language and which translations have been circulating in Bulgarian, Serbian, Moldavian and Ruthenian copies dated from the end of 14th century till the beginnings of the 17th century.

The book may be purchased from the Łódź University Press.

Małgorzata Skowronek, Średniowieczne opowieści biblijne. Paleja historyczna w tradycji bizantyńsko-słowiańskiej, Łódź 2017.


Happy Easter

A member of the Ceraneum Centre awarded

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Marek Majer from the  the Department of Slavic Philology (University of Łódź), a member of the Ceraneum Centre, is this year’s recipient of the Charles E. Townsend Memorial Fund Award ( The distinction is granted each year to one member of the Slavic Linguistics Society, USA  ( for an outstanding graduate student presentation delivered at either of the previous annual meetings. Dr. Majer presented at SLS conferences three times (Heidelberg, 2015: “Šatrovački – the autosegmental status of vowel length and tone in a syllable switching argot”; Toronto, 2016: “The remnants of the Proto-Indo-European Caland system in Slavic”, Ljubljana, 2017: “The origin of Proto-Slavic *čьjь ‘whose’”).

The award bears the name of prominent American linguist and Slavicist Charles E. Townsend ( and is tantamount to a lifetime membership in the SLS.

New research project

We are proud to announce that in February 2018 the group of Ceraneum Centre members received a grant of the National Science Centre (the Harmonia 9 program, panel HS), entitled Orthodox Slavic Polemical Writings in the Middle Ages. The project will be carried out at the Department of Slavic Philology at the Faculty of Philology, University of Lodz by a team composed of: prof. dr hab. Georgi Minczew (coordinator), dr Zofia Brzozowska, dr Agata Kawecka, dr Marek Majer, dr hab. Ivan Petrov, dr Małgorzata Skowronek and dr Jan Wolski, an employee of the Ceraneum Center, University of Lodz and dr Anna Maciejewska, an employee of the Foreign Languages Center, University of Lodz (2018–2021).

The project will be implemented in cooperation with foreign partners from universities and academic institutions of Bulgaria, Denmark and Italy (on the formal rights of project co-contractors).

New members of the Ceraneum Centre

We are pleased to announce that on January 16, 2018 the following people have been accepted as Members of the Ceraneum Centre:

– dr hab. Dariusz Dąbrowski, Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego,

– dr Adrian Jusupović, Instytut Historii Polskiej Akademii Nauk,

– dr hab. Boyka Mircheva, Cyrillo-Methodian Research Centre, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,

– dr hab. Zdzisław Pentek, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza,

– prof. nadzw. Rafał Zarzeczny, Pontificio Istituto Orientale.