Communicare – history and culture
The series presents texts of classic authors, translations, works by outstanding Polish scientists and debutants, who discuss communication systems, media, press and writing genres from an anthropological perspective, that is just being shaped but already gaining importance in the humanities. Important problem areas in the series include: the relationship between oral and written culture, the history and anthropology of writing, printing, the electronic word, the history of the book and the history of reading, the anthropology of literature, the relationship between memory and history, the anthropology of memory, and cultural memory.
The idea of the series is to present a project of the history of universal, autonomous culture - with its own subject and approach, and creating a new cognitive perspective. It is a scientific series addressed to humanists, especially the young ones who have modern, anthropological orientation; it points to the tasks for the 21st century.
The originator, scientific editor of the series and its leader in 2005-2016 was professor Andrzej Mencwel, a longtime director of the Institute of Polish Culture, University of Warsaw. Currently, the editorial committee responsible for the series includes professor Grzegorz Godlewski, professor Paweł Majewski and professor Paweł Rodak (chairman). In 2010 prof. Andrzej Mencwel, was awarded the "Literatura na Świecie" magazine award in the "Publishing Initiatives" category, and in 2019 the KLIO Award was given to the series in the editorial category.