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Inter-cultural Transmission of Intellectual Traditions in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period. A comparative perspective

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.

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The Duchy of Warsaw (1807-1815)

Name of grant: The Duchy of Warsaw (1807-1815).

The project aims at preparing the first foreign-language monograph on the Duchy of Warsaw.
The project leader and main participant is Dr Jarosław Czubaty. A translation into English is being prepared by Ursula Philips.

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Relations between the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, and Persia, countries in the Caucasus and the Volga Region. An edition of selected documents

The aim of the project is to prepare an edition of Persian documents from Polish collections and to carry out archive and library research in Iran, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia (Moscow and Kazan) as well as the Vatican Archives to find further traces of diplomatic, commercial and cultural relations between the Polish Commonwealth, and Persia, countries of the Caucasus and the Volga Region.

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Inter-October revolution. 1957 in Poland

The aim of the project is to reconstruct complex social processes, especially those associated with modernisation, taking place in Poland in 1957, and affecting practically all social, professional or ethnic groups. In some areas the transformations were so vast and profound that we can even say that this year was a Polish gateway to modernity.

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Pogroms. Collective violence against Jews in Poland in the 19th and 20th centuries and its influence on Polish-Jewish relations. History, memory, identity (2013-2015)

The aim of the project is to study and present – in the form of a three-volume publication – manifestations of collective violence against the Jews living in Poland in the 19th and 20th centuries, and its impact on the emergence of a modern nation (both Polish and Jewish) as well as mutual relations between these two ethnic groups. Pogroms are not only a historical phenomenon, they are still present in the images of Poland and the Poles, and become an issue to be settled during successive debates about the past.

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Poland’s beginnings in the historical memory of the late Middle Ages in Poland

The aim of the project is to investigate the functioning of historical memory in Polish society in the Middle Ages. I define historical memory as a set of ideas about the past and a system of values that accompanies them. I am interested in late medieval (14th century-early 16th century) ideas about the beginnings of Poland (beginnings of the Polish state, beginnings of Poles as a community, beginnings of Christianity and beginnings of the Polish kingdom) as well as in how information about all this functioned in society and how (and when) it was transmitted.

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Louis XVI – Stanisław August. Parallel propaganda images in the international press

The aim of the project is to investigate the methods of shaping the propaganda images of two rulers – Louis XIV and Stanisław August Poniatowski in 1774-1788 in the French-language international press. Both rulers differed in many respects. Their political situation was different as was their position in the political system. What they had in common were propaganda methods and measures used in a period that turned out to be a time paving the way for a great breakthrough in both states.

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Prince Adam Jerzy Czartoryski – memoirs 1810-1830

National Science Centre grant for 2011-2014.

The aim of the project is to collect and prepare a scholarly edition of autobiographical manuscripts of Prince Adam Jerzy Czartoryski covering the period of 1810-1830. The resulting edition of the memoirs will include footnotes, an introduction, as well as an index of names and geographical locations.


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The language of federalism in the ancient Greek federal states

The choice of vocabulary used by the Greeks and Romans to describe their own social and political reality was determined by the fact that the most common form of community life was polis, a city that was a community of citizens. However, we cannot forget that there were other forms of public organisation in Greece. The most important among them was the so-called tribal or federal state, which was the dominant type of state in vast areas of Greece (especially in the western part of continental Greece).