Supervisors from the Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History

Maciej Górny is a professor at the Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences and a research fellow at the German Historical Institute in Warsaw. He was a core-group member of the projects: “Regional Identity Discourses in Central and Southeast Europe” (2000-2010) and “Deutsch-Polnische Erinnerungsorte” (2006-2016). From 2014 to 2019, he was the editor-in-chief of Acta Poloniae Historica ( Currently he is co-editor of Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung and Střed/Center.


Research interests:


East and Central Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries, history of historiography, discourses on race and World War I.


Major publications:


Górny M. (2013, Polish edition 2007, German edition 2011, Czech edition forthcoming in 2019). The Nation Should Come First: Marxism and Historiography in East Central Europe.

Górny M. (2001, Czech edition 2018). Między Marksem a Palackým. Historiografia w komunistycznej Czechosłowacji.

Górny M. (2019, 2014, Russian edition forthcoming). Science Embattled: Eastern European Intellectuals and the Great War.

Górny M. and Borodziej W. (2014 vol.1, 2018 vol. 2). Nasza wojna, vol. 1: Imperia, 1912-1916, vol. 2: Narody, 1917-1923.

Górny M. (2017, German edition 2019). Kreślarze ojczyzn. Geografowie i granice międzywojennej Europy.

Dariusz Jarosz is a professor of history at the Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. In 2005–2014, he was a professor at the University of Warsaw, Faculty of History. In 2004-2005, he worked as a professor at the Nicolaus Copernicus University Torun and from 1999 to 2004 he was a lecturer at Akademia Świętokrzyska in Kielce. In 2000 and 2001 he received scholarships from the Fondation de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris. In 1993-1995 he participated in the international research program on the rural transformation in Eastern Europe financed by the Toyota Foundation, headed by Prof. Shingo Minamizuka from Chiba University in Japan. The results were published in: “Transformation of Polish Villages before and after 1989” in: The Transformation of the Systems of East-Central Europe Rural Societies Before and After 1989, ed. by Shingo Minamizuka, Kecskemet (Hungary) 1996.


Research interests:


The so­cial history of Poland after 1945; Poland’s relations with Western countries 1945-1989, Stalinism in Poland, collectivization in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe, book history in Poland during communist period.


Major publications:


Jarosz D. and Pasztor M. (2015). Polish-French Relations, 1944-1989. Translated by Alex Shannon. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Edition.

Jarosz D. (2014). “The Collectivization of Agriculture in Poland: Causes of Defeat” in: The Collectivization of Agriculture in Communist Eastern Europe. Comparison and Entanglements, edited by Constantin Iordachi and Arnd Bauerkämper, Budapest-New York: Central European University Press: 113-146.

Jarosz D. (2000). Polacy a stalinizm [Poles and Stalinism 1948-1956].

Jarosz D. (2004). Afera mięsa: fakty i konteksty [The Meat Affair: facts and contexts].

Jarosz D., (1999).“Polish Peasants versus Stalinism,” in Stalinism in Poland, 1944-1956” in: A. Kemp-Welch, ed., Selected Papers from the Fifth World Con­gress of Central and East European Studies, London: Macmillan Press: 59-77.

Jarosz D. (1998). Polityka władz komunistycznych w Polsce w latach 1948 - 1956 a chłopi [Com­munist Policies in Poland in 1948-1956 and the Peasants].

Andrzej Nowak is a Polish historian and a public intellectual. He is a professor at the Institute of History of Jagiellonian University, and leads the Comparative Imperial Studies Section at the Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences. He has lectured as a visiting professor at several universities in the United States (Columbia University, Harvard University, Rice University and the University of Virginia), Great Britain (University of Cambridge, University College of London), Canada, Ireland, Japan, the Czech Republic. He is currently the editor of Kwartalnik Historyczny (the oldest and most prestigious academic publication in Poland), the chairman of the Council of the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding, as well as a member of the European Network of Remembrance and Solidarity Academic Council, and the Institute of National Remembrance Council. He has received many awards and honors, including the Order of the White Eagle, Poland’s highest order.


Research interests:


Imperial studies, cultural and political history and political thought in Russia and Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries, international relations and European historical memory policies.


Major publications:


Nowak A. (2011). History of Poland: Imperiological Studies – A Polish Perspective.

Nowak A. (2008). Imperial Victims/Empires as Victims: 44 Views. History and Geopolitics: A Contest for Eastern Europe.

Nowak A. (2006). Russia and Eastern Europe: applied “imperiology” (2006).


In addition, among his recent publications there are:


Nowak A. (2013). “Murder In the Cemetery: Memorial Clashes over the Victims of the Soviet-Polish Wars”, in: Memory and Theory in Eastern Europe, eds. U. Blacker, A. Etkind, J. Fedor, Palgrave-MacMillan: New York: 149-171.

Nowak A. (2015). “Political Correctness and Memories Constructed for ‘Eastern Europe’”, in: Memory and Change in Europe  – Eastern Perspectives, eds. M. Pakier, J. Wawrzyniak, Berghan Books, New York-Oxford: 38-56.

Nowak A. (2018). “Is There a Specific Eastern European Perspective on Violence in the 20th Century?, REMEMBRANCE AND SOLIDARITY STUDIES IN 20TH CENTURY EUROPEAN HISTORY”, eds. F. Abraham, R. Földváryné Kiss, No. 6, May 2018: 191-204.

Nowak A. (2018). “Geopolitics, War and Metamorphoses of Empire (1895-1921): Petr Savitskii and the Birth of Eurasianism, in: The First World War on Polish Lands. Expectations - Experiences - Consequences, ed. by W. Mędrzecki, Warsaw: Tadeusz Manteuffel Insititute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences: 55-116.



Tomasz Wiślicz is an associate professor at the Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland, and a member of the Research Group for Old-Polish Culture at the University of Warsaw.


Research interests:


Social and cultural history of early modern Europe, gender history, theory of history.


Major publications:


Wiślicz T. (2020). Earning Heavenly Salvation: Peasant Religion in Lesser Poland, Mid-Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries. Berlin: Peter Lang.

Wiślicz T. (2018). Love in the Fields – Relationships and marriage in rural Poland in the early modern age: Social imagery and personal experience. Warsaw: Institute of History PAS.