Woman in culture 2015

Dear Participants of the Woman in Culture Conference,

We would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all of you!

Your presence and contribution helped to make our conference a great success. We hope that you found this event both enjoyable and valuable, and that you will return to Gdansk soon.

We would like to invite you All to submit your manuscript proposals to thematic issues focused on the themes of Gender, Culture & Migration in three scientific journals: Current Issues in Personality Psychology, Health Psychology Report and Miscellanea Anthropologica et Sociologica.

In order to proceed with the publishing procedure send your proposals (ca. 7.000 words) to the following address: conference.papers@migrationnavigator.org no later than April 15th.
After preliminary recommendations by editors of the three respective journals: Current Issues in Personality Psychology, Health Psychology Report and Miscellanea Anthropologica et Sociologica you will be notified in which journal your paper will be peer-reviewed.

Submissions should be written in English (Times New Roman, 12 pt, double-spaced) and follow APA-6 style guidelines (including text citations and reference list): http://www.apastyle.org/

The title page should provide: full names of all authors, affiliations of the authors, manuscript full title, running title, complete address for correspondence with e-mail to speed up contacts with authors, and source(s) of support in the form of grants (quote the number of the grant). All tables and figures should be placed on a separate page each, and numbered in the order in which they are mentioned in the text. Authors should use unbiased language.

We are also happy to announce that the winners of this year’s poster session competition are:

1st place – Karima Aziz (London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom) with the poster entitled: “Migration aspirations and realities: Experiences of female Polish migrant workers in the UK”.

2nd place – A Tie between Magdalena Jochimek, Mariusz Lipowski (Gdańsk University of Psychical Education and Sport, Poland) with the poster entitled: “Gender as a factor protecting youths from risky behavior” AND Daniel Krokosz, Mariusz Lipowski (Gdańsk University of Psychical Education and Sport, Poland) with the poster entitled: “Gender and strategies of coping with stress in relation to risk assessment in extreme sport”.

3rd place – Jagoda Motowidlo (University of Giessen, Germany) for the poster entitled: “Family life at a distance. Sociality of transnational families in the mediated context between Poland and Germany”.

Last but not least, Audience Choice Award – Barbara Jelonek (University of Wroclaw, Poland) for the poster entitled: “Woman in Japanese marriage – actual and past trends”.

With kind regards,

Organizing Committee
10th International Conference Woman in Culture
March 2015

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10th International Conference Woman in Culture: "Gender, Culture & Migration, 2015" is approaching and we would like to give you some useful information concerning your participation.

Date and time: March 6-7th. Conference starts at 9 a.m. (March 6th). Conference program outline will appear on our website next week and we will inform you about accompanying events soon.
Location: The scientific program will occur at the 
University of Gdansk, at the Faculty of Social Sciences, (Bazynskiego 4,  80-952 Gdansk). Lunch and coffee breaks during the two days of the conference will be also served there.

At the Conference's registration desk all participants will receive their invoices based on the information included in the payment. If you need different details to be included in your invoice please send all the necessary information to conference2015@migrationnavigator.org by the end of January, 2015.

There is a possibility to pay in PLN (exchange rate of the NBP from the day of the transfer). The fee rate is the same for postgraduate and PhD students.

Presentation equipment: All symposium presentation rooms will be equipped with LCD projectors and Windows PC. It is possible to use your own laptop, too. Please be 15 minutes early before the start of the session to put your presentation on the computer, or to attach your laptop.  Note: The cable connecting your laptop to the LCD projector provided by us is PC compatible. If you use a Mac laptop, please bring an adapter. Please arrive prior to the beginning of your symposium session in order to set up.

Talks: All thematic sessions are 90 minutes long, which allows ap. 15 minutes for each presentation + 5 minutes of discussion, depending on the number of presenters in a given session. It is important that you do not exceed your presentation time to allow for appropriate coordination across different sessions.













Conference proceedings. Participants interested in publishing their papers in special issues pertaining to Conference’s themes of: Current Issues in Personality Psychology, Health Psychology Report and Miscellanea Anthropologica et Sociologica are invited to send their proposals (ca. 7.000 words) to the following address: conference.papers@migrationnavigator.org no later than April 15th, 2015. You will be informed of the results of preliminary peer-review by the end of May 2015. If your manuscript is accepted for publication you will receive detailed instructions concerning further submission procedure.

Poster session information: Poster Sessions will be held on Friday, March 6 from 1:30 PM until 2:45 PM (part 1) and on Saturday, March 7 from 1:45 PM until 3:00 PM (part 2). Posters will be located in hall on level -1.

Poster session requirements: Posters should measure 100×70 cm (B1 size) and be portrait oriented. All authors are asked to bring their posters to the registration desk on Friday, March 6 before 10:30 AM. Posters will be mount by conference staff and suitable fixing materials will be provided. Board numbers are assigned to every poster according to the numbering included in the conference program.

Authors should be present next to their poster in order to answer potential questions from delegates. Three best posters will be awarded by representatives of Conferences Scientific Committee.

Vegetarian meals: Please let us know if you would like to have vegetarian meal for your lunch and conference dinner – conference2015@migrationnavigator.org















For participants flying to Gdansk:
All the International flights to Gdansk arrive at the Lech Walesa Airport (Gdansk Rebiechowo). The distance between the airport and Gdansk / Sopot hotels is around 20-30 km. The estimated cost of a taxi and bus shuttle  from the airport to Gdansk / Sopot hotels is around $15 – $30. You can book the airport transfer at: 

By taxi: City Plus Neptun Taxi corporation – tel.: (00 48) 585 111 555 – to „Gdańsk Glówny Stacja PKP” (Gdańsk Main Train Station) in Gdańsk should cost you around 10 euros/$15. Cabs park in front of the terminal.














It is cheaper, though maybe less convenient, to take a public bus. There are B ( from/to the Airport – the Gdansk city centre – Orunia) and 110 (from/to the Airport to Wrzeszcz Railway Station) bus lines operating during the day and one N3 (from/to the Airport – the city centre or Wrzeszcz) bus line operating at night. If traveling to/from Gdynia, there is a No. 510 bus to/from Gdynia Railway Station. The tickets can be bought from the driver (PLN 2.80). Please note, that public transport could be pretty crowded.  

Conference venue:
Faculty of Social Sciences University of Gdansk, Bazynskiego 4.

How to get from Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport to the conference venue? 
By public transport: take bus 110 from the airport and get off on the last stop „Wrzeszcz PKP”. Change to Fast City Train (SKM) in the direction of Gdynia. Get off on the second stop „Gdańsk Przymorze-Uniwersytet”. You are now within walking distance from the campus.

By taxi: City Plus Neptun Taxi corporation – tel.: (00 48) 585 111 555 – to „Wydział Nauk Społecznych” (Faculty of Social Sciences) address Bażynskiego 4 should cost around 10 euros. Cabs park in front of the terminal.

How to get from city center of Gdańsk to the conference venue? 
By public transport: Take the Fast City Train (SKM) in the direction of Gdynia. It travels every 6 minutes at peak times and every 10-15 minutes off-peak. Get off on the stop „Gdańsk Przymorze-Uniwersytet”. You are now within walking distance from the campus.

We are about to publish the Conference's Book of Abstracts, which will be issued on PenDrives included in your conference materials.














You are welcome to bring your children to the Conference – for all of you with small kids we're preparing the Nursery Room with a changing table and toys for kids, etc.  

Conference Dinner & Party will be held on Friday, 6th March, at the Art&Business Centre "Zatoka Sztuki" in Sopot (Al. F. Mamuszki 14, Sopot). You can get there by taxi (City Plus Neptun Taxi corporation – tel.: (00 48) 585 111 555) or take the Fast City Train (SKM) and get off at the stop "Sopot". Then you are now within walking distance, go along Bohaterów Monte Cassino Street, down to the seaside. We will start with a buffet dinner and then after 10 p.m. the party will begin! The music at the banquet will be a unique combination of vintage dancefloor tunes with underground nerd-like beats.

For those of you interested in sightseeing, you can try out walking tour prepared for you specially by PTTK (Polish Association of Tourism) in Gdańsk – The Royal Route















1st walking tour: on 7th March 2015 at 2:30 p.m. 
2nd walking tour: on 8th March 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

Meeting point with the guide – at the Golden Gate (Złota Brama)
You will have a chance to walk through the streets of the Old Town: from the Golden Gate through the Long Street, Main Town Hall, Artus Court (in Long Market) to the Green Gate. Afterwards we suggest walking along Motława River to the Crane (Museum) and Mariacka Street to St. Mary’s  Basilic  (Mariacka street is the most known street in Gdańsk) finishing at The European Solidarity Center.

Guided tour will take up to 4 hours,
Cost: 80 PLN/person (cash only) + 17 PLN/person in The European Solidarity Center

PTTK  Guiding Office representative will be present at the registration office at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gdańsk on  6th March 2015 to enroll people interested in the walking tour 














How to get to Gdańsk: by tram number 6, 11, 12 – take off at  “the Upland Gate“ (Brama Wyżynna),  then straight ahead ca. 50 meters towards the Golden Gate.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Gdansk!
Conference Organizing Team






























International Conference Gender, Culture & Migration 2015

The International Conference on Gender, Culture & Migration is a meeting organized under the auspices of the Polish-Norwegian consortium PAR MIGRATION NAVIGATOR (www.migrationnavigator.org), coordinated by the University of Gdańsk.

This conference is an annual event organized under the main theme of Woman in Culture that brings together researchers from multiple disciplines (psychology, sociology, gender studies) along with gender equality practitioners and policy makers to consider how gender issues are represented worldwide.

Details: March 6- 7, 2015 University of Gdansk Gdansk, Poland

The conference themes cover issues relating to gender issues, with a special emphasis placed on social and cultural changes influencing gender equality. Gender (in)equality is established and maintained at different but intersecting levels, from the more proximal family level to the more distal society level. At the cultural level, it can be well-observed in the rituals and practices of individuals and couples who struggle to achieve the work-life balance. Certain societal facts and psychological phenomena influence men’s and women’s adopted work-life balance strategies and how gender equality is maintained or not within their family and professional life.

The goal of the meeting is to analyse how the content of gender roles and egalitarian norms vary across cultures and which cultural and contextual factors lead to the support of gender equality. The focal questions of the conference concern the following issues: How can social change in values and attitudes towards gender equality be fostered? What is the role of culture in forming gender equality within couples, families, organizations and societies as a whole? And finally, how can we investigate the mutual influences of individual motivations and cultural change, when individuals/couples migrate to more egalitarian countries than their home country?

We welcome individual papers, posters,  as well as the whole symposiums from both researchers and practitioners from different disciplines doing cultural and cross-cultural research relating to gender issues, culture and migration (psychology, sociology, education, gender studies):

  • gender stereotypes & culture;
  • social change and gender roles;
  • cultural cues promoting gender equality;
  • women and men in migration;
  • gender equality and migration;
  • gender & acculturation processes;
  • marriage, family, parenting, & gender roles in cultural context;
  • parenting in migration;
  • migrant families and public sector;
  • work-life balance strategies – individual, couple, family, organizational perspectives;
  • gender mainstreaming;
  • discrimination;
  • interventions promoting gender equality.
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This conference is partially funded from Norway Grants in the Polish-Norwegian Research Programme operated by the National Centre for Research and Development.


The submitted program will consist of three submission types: Paper Symposium, Individual presentations and Poster.

A symposium is a cluster of research presentations and theoretical perspectives. All presentations should examine different and complementary aspects of a common topic or subject. In addition to the chair, a symposium can have 2 or 3 presenters. The role of the chair is to submit the paper symposium, organize the symposium session, introduce each presenter and ensure that each presenter does not  exceed his or her allotted time. Please note that the chair of the symposium may be the discussant or one of the presenters. To submit a paper symposium, an abstract for each paper (250 word limit for each) and one integrative statement (150 word limit) must be submitted.

To submit an individual oral presentation, an abstract (250 word limit) must be submitted. The abstract should include the following: a purpose statement, hypotheses or research questions, method description, results and conclusions or implications. Citations and a list of references are optional. A list of references will not count towards the word limit.

Poster presentations are individual, free-standing research presentations. Poster presentations are appropriate for research that can be explained briefly, research that includes graphics or visuals that illustrate components of the study (e.g., procedure, research findings), and when the presenter would benefit from large amounts of interaction and discussion with others interested in their field of research. To submit a poster presentation, an abstract (250 word limit) must be submitted. The abstract should include the following: a purpose statement, hypotheses or research questions, method description, results and conclusions or implications. Citations and a list of references are optional. A list of references will not count towards the word limit.