Publishing Series of the Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities,
Jagiellonian University Press
Hermeneia in Greek means the art of interpretation, but also the art of mediation. Under this name is hidden not only the need of understanding reality, but also the need of mediating between different spans of culture. Choosing this name for our series of publications, the Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities would like to call attention to three phenomena: understanding as an unmovable, but nonetheless unconnected basis of the humanities, a material of life with many origins, which understanding has to do with, a large amount of languages, with the help of which people, from varied spheres of work, articulate the need for understanding. The series Hermeneia, not unlike the purpose of the Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, is called to be a witness to not only the academic, but also the existential multi-faceted nature of our culture.