Open lectures for the asking

OPEN LECTURES FOR THE ASKING

 

We offer “Open lectures for the asking” connected with presentation of the most interesting and valuable objects of the Library’s collection of books – for organized groups, like students of humanistic majors, students of the University of the Third Age, students of various schools and other interested people. This service is cost free. We kindly ask to make an appointment in a weekly advance.

Moreover, we offer Library Lessons to students who are preparing themselves for the secondary-school final exams (matura).

 

THE SUBJECTS OF THE LECTURES:

1. The history of the Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences and its Library. Presentation of interesting objects.

2. Jan Konstanty Żupański (1804-1883) and his Publishing House. Presentation of the books published by his Publishing House and belonging to the collections of the Library of the Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences.

3. Culinaria in the collections of the Library of the Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences. Presentation of old cookery books etc.

4. Guides of rules of good behavior (savoir – vivre) in the collections of the Library of the Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences. Multimedia and books’ presentations.

5. Special Collections of the Library of the Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences. Presentation of old prints, manuscripts, cartography, iconography.

6. The Collection of Argentinean Polonica donated to the Library of the Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences by Stanisław Lis-Kozłowski. Presentation of interesting books and periodicals.

7. Occult science and magic in the collections of the Library of the Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences. Presentation of very interesting 16th - 20th century objects.

8. The Priest Franciszek Ksawery Malinowski – a linguist and one of the progenitors of founding of the Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences. Manuscripts and publications.

9. The heritage of Hippocrates. Medicine through centuries. Presentation of 16th - 20th century objects.

10. “Lost in the gardens” – the history of gardens in the manuscripts, prints, bookplates  possessed by the Library of the Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences.

11. The history of the theatre – “LIVE”. Presentation of the Library’s manuscripts, posters. Instructions of using various bibliographic databases connected with theatre.

12. To the end of the world! Voyages and voyagers. Presentation of old prints, manuscripts and bookplates of 16th– 19th century of the Library of the Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences.

13. Old books, bookbindings. Presentation of the old prints and bound manuscripts of the Library of the Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences.

14. Pleszew and the Pleszew County in the collections of the Library of the Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences. Presentation of the objects.

15. Kościan in the collections of the Library of the Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences. Presentation of the objects.

16. Gostyń in the collections of the Library of the Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences. Presentation of the objects.

17. Archbishop Edward Likowski – the president of the Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences. Presentation of the objects from the collections of the Library of the Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences.

18. Heraldic books in the collections of the Library of the Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences. Presentation of the objects.

19. Manuscripts of the collections of the Library of the Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences. Elaboration and external critique. Presentation of the objects.

20. The Congress of Vienna. Presentation of  the objects from the collections of the Library of the Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences.

21. Occult science and funny magic in the collections of the Library of the Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences. Multimedia presentation for young, attending primary schools children.

22. August Cieszkowski – Cieszkoviana in the collections of the Library of the Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences.

23. The genealogical archive of dr. Wojciech Skowroński of the collections of the Library of the Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences.

24. Provenances in the collections of the Library of the Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences. Researching of the provenance of the book collections.