Aims and scope

The south-north axis of infrastructure has been functioning in Europe for a long time. One of its elements is the Baltic Sea region. A perfect example is the amber route stretching from the Adriatic Sea to the Baltic coast. The Romans built roads connecting the south of Europe with its north. The common perspective of the development of Central Europe is also evidenced by the peregrinations of Constantine and Methodius, linking the Byzantine world with Western Europe. The fate of the Habsburg monarchy was an extension of this concept. The fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe opened up new opportunities for the integration and development of European countries. Integration within the European Union has opened up wide opportunities for various contacts. We want to extend these possibilities of cooperation in the scientific field also to countries from other continents. Before our eyes, the world is becoming ever closer to itself in every respect: successes and failures.

People from different parts of the world should cooperate with each other, so it is worth taking the issues of all cooperation from the perspective of the academic humanities. A good forum for the exchange of scientific ideas can be an international series of interdisciplinary publications, entitled Historia et Orbis, devoted to research on the development of continents in the context of connections between different countries. The title of the journal is in Latin to show a willingness to follow the best traditions. We prefer publishing texts in English, although we allow other national languages of more common use. Certainly, abstracts and keywords will be published in English.

The series of publications and innovative research are to focus on the broadly understood, international and interdisciplinary staff of the UWM “Probalticum” Interdisciplinary Research Center in Olsztyn.