1Ė2 June 2017 Saint-Petersburg state University together with the Institute of history of Wroclaw University and with the financial support of the Centre for Polish-Russian dialogue and understanding (grant, under the theme "Spotkali sie Polak, Rosjanin, Niemiec... Poczucie humoru w Polsce i Rosji. Smieja Z czego sie Polacy i Rosjanie") held the international scientific conference of young historians "Humor and satire in the history of Russia and Poland in Modern and contemporary time".|
The conference was dedicated to the historical manifestations of a sense of humor in Russia and Poland from the end of the Middle Ages to the present day. The conference explored the different sources of humor and satire: from audio-visual (such as iconography, plays, songs, performances, cabaret, and cinema) to writing (diaries, books, Newspapers and magazines). The aim of the conference was to review all the humorous elements that affect everyday and political life of the two countries on different levels. As a result, the participants reconstructed historically inherent in Russia and Poland sense of humor, showed its evolution and the changing stereotypes. The participants also tried to find similarities and differences between the Polish and Russian approaches to humor, as well as their causes.