The world on the threshold of the twenty-first century is characterized by a new configuration of economic and political forces. Decision-making center of the globe steadily moving into the direction of the Pacific, leaving behind existing recognized powers, especially Western Europe. The old system, based on the Transatlantic relationship, goes into oblivion, and the foreground stands out once neglected East. This phenomenon is especially visible in our, Polish perspective.


Polish historical experience, which draws from the tradition of Latin and Byzantine civilizations, as well as the achievements of the Orient, and also our current location on the eastern flank of the European Union, gives us a unique opportunity to be open and unprejudiced gaze Eurasia. It is clear that due to geopolitical substantial change is necessary to consider Easter Studies in different contexts and aspects. From this thought was born the idea of ​​the creation of the Department of Eastern Studies as this research unit, which will be able to take the trouble of multilateral and in-depth look at this subject.




dr hab. Tomasz Stępniewski the head of the Department


dr hab. Andrzej Gil, prof. KUL

dr Andrzej Szabaciuk

dr Lech Jańczuk