Until 31st December, one can vote for a word or expression which, in their opinion, has great resonance for the year 2019. Słowo Roku 2019 (Word of the Year 2019) will be announced at the beginning of January by the UW linguists who organise the event.

What Polish word has attracted a great deal of interest over the last 12 months? Everyone is invited to either choose a word or expression from the list posted on the website http://sloworoku.uw.edu.pl/ or submit own proposals.

The candidates for the Word of the Year might be nouns, adjectives, verbs, etc. However, organisers will not accept surnames, proper names of people, places and institutions.

The poll is organised for the 9th time. The winner of the last edition is “konstytucja” (constitution).

This year proposals include, e.g. “klimat” (climate), “nauczyciel” (teacher), and “strajk” (strike), “wybory” (elections), “nienawiść (hatered), “hulajnoga” (scooter), and “równość” (equality).

Other countries such as the United Kingdom, Germany, France and the Czech Republic also choose their word of the year. Recently, the editors of “Oxford English Dictionary” have named “climate emergency” as its 2019 Word of the Year. Collins Dictionary, for example, picked “climate strike” as its word.

UW linguists are among a panel of experts who choose the word. The panel includes: Prof. Jerzy Bartmiński (Maria Curie Sklodowska University in Lublin), Prof. Jerzy Bralczyk (the University of Warsaw), Prof. Katarzyna Kłosińska (the University of Warsaw), Prof. Ewa Kołodziejek (the University of Szczecin), Prof. Marek Łaziński (the University of Warsaw), Prof. Andrzej Markowski (the University of Warsaw), Prof. Jan Miodek (the University of Wrocław), Prof. Renata Przybylska (the Jagiellonian University, Cracow) and Prof. Halina Zgółkowa (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań).

Year 2019/2020

Gender and Sexuality in American Studies; ASC’s BA and MA Student Conference

February 13, 2020

Gender and sexuality studies are crucial fields in American studies because they provide important insight into social relations, political struggles, and cultural norms. The aim of the conference is to create a platform for ASC’s MA and BA students to present their research projects, facilitate an exchange of inspiring ideas, and allow an opportunity to practice presentation skills.


Informacja w związku z otwarciem tury składania wniosków o stypendium socjalne na semestr letni roku akademickiego 2019/2020

February 12, 2020

Stypendium socjalne na semestr letni wypłacane będzie co najwyżej przez 4 miesiące (w zależności od daty złożenia wniosku), od marca do czerwca.

Year 2019/2020

February 20, 2020 at 4pm; Naciones Cautivas Europeas

February 10, 2020

The Free Europe Committee engaged in psychological and political warfare against Communism on both sides of the Iron Curtain. In her talk prof. Mazurkiewicz will explain what was really at stake for the exiles involved in US-sponsored programs in Latin America.


Erasmus+ agreements with the UK

February 6, 2020

Good news! Despite Brexit, the Erasmus+ agreements with the UK are still valid for the 2020/2021. B.A. students are welcome to apply for an Erasmus+ short-term studies at our partner institution in Sussex, England. More info: the IRO, UW and the ASC Mobility Coordinator.


The winning thesis got published

February 3, 2020

The American Studies Center is pleased to present the book “Between the Virgin of Guadalupe and la Malinche. Maternity of Mexicans in oral testimonies” published within the “Working Papers” series.