In March 2014, it was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Professor Władysław Filipowiak, an outstanding academic, researcher of the early Middle Ages and the Baltic Slavdom, West Africa, museologist, director of the National Museum in Szczecin, founder and editor of Rocznik Naukowy. On the 60th anniversary of establishing Materiały Zachodniopomorskie, we would like to pay tribute to the professor and dedicate to him next volume of the journal.

We would like to thank the authors for the submitted articles and everyone involved in preparing the jubilee volume.