Krakow 2019

Katherine Mansfield:  Inspirations and Influences
Jagiellonian University,  Krakow, Poland

5-7 July 2019

An international conference organised by the  Katherine Mansfield Society

Hosted by the Institute of English Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow

Supported by Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovakia

Trnava University, Slovakia

 The New Zealand Embassy, Warsaw

and the University of Northampton, UK 



Professor Kirsty Gunn University of Dundee, UK 

Professor Wojciech Bałus  Jagiellonian University, Poland

The conference will be opened by Her Excellency Mary Thurston, Ambassador for New Zealand to Poland, together with Prof. Dr. Wojciech Nowak, Rector of the Jagiellonian University 

 Conference organisers:

 Dr Janka Kascakova, Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovakia

Dr Gerri Kimber, University of Northampton, UK

and Dr Władysław Witalisz, Institute of English Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow

 For information on all aspects of the conference please email the organisers:  

The full programme can be downloaded now (PDF)


Please select the relevant button below to make your payment. This is a very busy, full conference with many additional highlights! Your registration fee will include the following:

  • All lunches and coffee breaks during the conference
  • A pre-première showing of ‘Vera’, a film adaptation of Mansfield’s story ‘A Dill Pickle’, using new technology,  by Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Pietroszek, American University, Washington, DC, USA 
  • A guided walking tour of the historical centre of Krakow
  • A guided tour of the Franciscan church
  • A guided tour of the Jagellionian museum
  • A special cello and piano concert by professional NZ musicians, Martin Griffiths and Rachael Griffiths-Hughes, featuring music Mansfield would have known and played.
  • A vin d'honneur 

Waged Member of the Katherine Mansfield Society


Unwaged Member of the Katherine Mansfield Society


Waged Non-Member of the Katherine Mansfield Society(to include one year's reduced-price membership of the Society, starting from the date of the conference)


Unwaged Non-Member of the Katherine Mansfield Society (to include one year's reduced price membership of the Society, starting from the date of the conference)



If you are travelling with family or friends who do not wish to register for the conference, but who wish to join the two trips - walking tour of Krakow, plus tour of the Franciscan Church - and the vin d'honneur/concert (all of which is included in the price for paying conference delegates), please note they must book using the button below, and pay the small charge to cover costs. Please note, no one will be admitted on any of the tours/ vin d'honneur/concert, who has not paid to do so. No exceptions! Thank you for your co operation!


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The conference dinner will be held on Saturday evening, 6 July, at the magnificent Wierzynek restaurant, which first opened its doors in 1364! Delegates and friends / family members are all welcome to attend.

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The main conference will take place at the Institute for English Studies: Collegium Paderevianum, Al. Mickiewicza 9, Krakow.

The opening ceremony and first keynote will take place in the old, central buildings of the university: Collegium Maius, Jagiellońska 15, Kraków.


The easiest and cheapest way to get to the centre of Kraków is to take the train to the main station, Krakow Glowny. The trains leave every half an hour. The train terminal is just across the street from the arrivals halls. The journey takes some 17 minutes. Tickets are available from vending machines in the arrival hall (credit card or cash). A single journey costs 9PLN (ca 2.30 euros) 

There are also buses leaving from outside the arrivals hall. Tickets from the vending machine in arrivals hall (credit card or cash) and from the driver (only in cash). One way ticket costs 4.60 PLN (ca 1,2 euro). The journey take ca 30 minutes.

A taxi to the centre will cost ca 90 PLN = ca 23 euros.


There are hotels to suit all budgets in Krakow, a world-heritage site, which welcomes tourists from around the world. There is also AirBnb of course. Some possible hotel suggestions:

Upper range:
Copernicus Hotel (top class)
Bonerowski Palace
Grand Hotel
Hotel Stary
Sheraton Grand 
Radisson Blue Hotel (very reasonable prices if booked ahead of time)

Medium range but very good:
Hotel Kossak
Vienna House Andel's
Hotel Wentzl (stylish - in the Main Square)
Hotel Senacki
Hotel Imperial
Hotel Pod Różą
Hotel Amadeus

Good 3-star hotels:
Campanile Cracovie
Hotel Polonia
Hotel Europejski
Hotel Matejko
Hotel Pod Wawelem
Hotel Alexander