The aim of the project is to carry out comparative studies into the phenomenon of inter-cultural transfer in various geographical contexts and historical periods. We want to cover as many cultures developing in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period as possible in order to overcome the current focus of research into the pre-modern “inter-culturality” on Western Europe. Thus we deal with the Middle East, Transcaucasia, the Byzantine world, medieval Latin tradition but also early Polish culture. The project team is made up of 13 doctoral students and young doctors from various universities in Europe and America: philologists, historians, culture scholars and philosophers. Each participant studies a specific problem under his or her specialty, which then becomes the subject of a joint discussion during symposia and an international conference. The project result will be presented in the form of a book entitled Cultures in Motion. Studies in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods to be published by Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego in collaboration with Columbia University Press.