Supervisors from L. & A. Birkenmajer Institute for the History of Science

 iarabas@wp.pl

@ http://ihnpan.pl/iwona-arabas/?lang=en

Since 2007 Iwona Arabas has been an associate professor at the Institute for the History of Science PAS and since 2020, the supervisor of the History of Natural and Medical Sciences Research Unit at the Institute. In the years 1997–2019, she was the head of the Museum of Pharmacy in Warsaw and the author of the new exhibition submitted for the European Museum of the Year Award (Council of Europe). She graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Warsaw, where she lectures on the History of Pharmacy. In 2009, she completed postgraduate studies at the Institute of Art History, Faculty of History of the University of Warsaw. She is a member of the International Academy for the History of Pharmacy and of the Polish Pharmaceutical Society Board.

She has done archival research (among others) in Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, France, and Japan.

 

Research interests:

history of nature museology, history of pharmacy, cabinets of curiosities, cabinets of natural history

 

Major publications:

Arabas I., Bodnar L. (2018). Источники для изучения истории естественного кабинета герцогини Анны Яблоновской в собрании спбф АРАН. In: Series ad Fontes Materials and Studies on the History of Science, Issue 14, ed. by I. V. Tunkina; Müller’s Conference—2018: Continuity and Traditions in Preserving and Studying Documentary Academic Heritage Materials of the II International Scientific Conference, May 24–26, 2018, St. Petersburg, pp. 263–279.

Arabas I. (2017). Res pharmaceuticae: Muzeum Farmacji im. mgr farm. Antoniny Leśniewskiej Oddział Muzeum Warszawy: katalog wystawy stałej; Antonina Leśniewska Museum of Pharmacy, Branch of the Museum of Warsaw: permanent exhibition catalogue, Warszawa, pp. 266.

Arabas I. (2017). Nieprzetartym szlakiem. Wspomnienia pionierskiej farmaceutki Antoniny Leśniewskiej, Polski Instytut przy Polskim Konsulacie Generalnym w St.Petersburgu, 2017, pp. 101.

Arabas I. (2017). A case study of the role of 18th-century natural history cabinets as vehicles of knowledge transfer to the society. In: Christoph Friedrich / Wolf-Dieter Müller-Jahncke / Sabine Anangnostou (eds.). Grenzüberschreitungen in der Pharmazie. Die Vorträge der Pharmaziehistorischen Biennale in Meißen vom 22. bis 24. April 2016 mit einem Anhang: Pharmaziehistorische Reminiszenzen von Dr. Klaus Meyer, Stuttgart: Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft, pp. 33–54.

 atrojan990@gmail.com

http://ihnpan.pl/anna-trojanowska/?lang=en

Since 2013 Anna Trojanowska is an Associate Professor at the Institute for the History of Science, PAS, where she has been employed since 1999. She graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy (Medical University of Warsaw [former Medical Academy of Warsaw]) and the  Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology (Faculty of History, University of Warsaw). She received her PhD and DSc (habilitacja) degrees from the Institute for the History of Science, PAS. She is a member of the Research Commission on the History of Medical Sciences, PAS, and a member of the Polish Society for the History of Medical Sciences. She is also a Deputy Editor-in-Chief at Kwartalnik Historii Nauki i Techniki (Quarterly Journal of the History of Science and Technology).

 

Research interests:

History of pharmacy, drugs of natural origin, hygiene of food products

 

Major publications:

Trojanowska A. (2019). Pracownia Chemiczno-analityczna Warszawskiego Towarzystwa Farmaceutycznego w latach 1897–1914 (w świetle „Wiadomości Farmaceutycznych”). [Chemical-analytical laboratory of the Warsaw Pharmaceutical Society in the years 1897–1914], (part 2)], “Kwartalnik Historii Nauki i Techniki” (64) 4, pp. 151–169. DOI 10.4467/0023589XKHNT.19.034.11042

Trojanowska A. (2018). Pracownia chemiczno-analityczna Warszawskiego Towarzystwa Farmaceutycznego w latach 1897–1914 (w świetle „Wiadomości Farmaceutycznych”). [Chemical-analytical laboratory of the Warsaw Pharmaceutical Society in the years 1897–1914, (part 1)], “Kwartalnik Historii Nauki i Techniki” (63) 3, pp. 63–90. DOI 10.4467/0023589XKHNT.18.019.9510

Trojanowska A. (2018). Żywienie w ośrodkach karnych i poprawczych w Królestwie Polskim w XIX i w początkach XX w. [The nutrition in prisons, detention centres and correctional facilities in the Kingdom of Poland in the 19th and early 20th centuries]. In: Płonka-Syroka B., Grajeta H., Syroka A. (Eds.) Historia diety i kultury odżywiania, Wrocław: Wroclaw Medical University Press, pp. 141-156.

Trojanowska A. (2012). Farmakopealne leki pochodzenia zwierzęcego w polskiej literaturze naukowej w latach 1800–1869. [Pharmacopoeial drugs of animal origin in the Polish scientific literature in the years 1800–1869], Warsaw: Institute for the History of Science PAS; ISBN 978-83-86062-13-3.

Trojanowska A. (2008). Wiedza o grzybach leczniczych w polskiej literaturze naukowej XIX wieku. [Knowledge of curative fungi and mushrooms in Polish scientific literature of the 19th century], Warsaw: Comittee for the History of Science and Technology of the Polish Academy of Sciences; Institute for the History of Science PAS; ISBN 978-83-87992-57-6.

 pineus22@gmail.com

@ http://manuscripta.pl/osoby/soszynski.htm

Currently Prof. Jacek Soszyński serves as director of the L. & A. Birkenmajer Institute for the History of Science PAS. He earned his MA in History from the University of Warsaw (1982), and PhD and DSc (habilitacja) degrees at the Institute for the History of Science PAS (1994; 2007). His professional career began at the Central Archives of Historical Records, Warsaw, to be continued at the Institute for the History of Science PAS. During the years 1995–2016 he taught history of learning at the University of Warsaw. His research interests have always been related to the study of medieval manuscripts: universal chronicles, history of the manuscript book as an artefact and vehicle for the spread of ideas, and the manuscript transmission of the Bible in medieval Poland. Since 2017, he has been the head of the project Manuscripta.pl: A guide to medieval manuscript books in Polish collections, a national inventory of handwritten books prior to 1530.

 

Research interests:

codicology, palaeography, history of the book and book collections, medieval historiography, history of the Bible in the Middle Ages

 

Major publications:

Soszyński J. (2020). Nicht ganz verloren: Fragmente zweier mittelalterlicher Handschriften aus dem ehemaligen Staatsarchiv Königsberg in Wilna, „Preußenland”, 11:2020 (in press).

Soszyński J. (2018). Martini Poloni Continuatio Coloniensis: A Historiographical Misapprehension. In: Hadi és más nevezetes történetek. Tanulmányok Veszprémy László tiszteletére, Szerkesztette Kincses Katalin Mária, Budapest: HM Hadtörténeti Intézet és Múzeum, pp. 477–482.

Pludra-Żuk P., Soszyński J. (2017). Hugona ze świętego Wiktora Didascalicon, czyli co i jak czytać (Hugh of St. Victor, Didascalicon, or, On the Study of Reading, Polish translation and commentary), Warszawa: Instytut Badań Literackich PAN.

Soszyński J., Chamera-Nowak A. (eds.). (2015). Book versus Power: Studies in the Relations between Politics and Culture in Polish History, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Edition.

Soszyński J. (2006). Sacerdotium - Imperium - Studium. Władze uniwersalne w późnośredniowiecznych kronikach martyniańskich (Universal Powers in Late-Medieval Chronicae Martinianae), Warszawa: ASPRA-JR.

 jszumski@ihnpan.pl

 szumski_jan@onet.eu

@ http://ihnpan.pl/jan-szumski/?lang=en

Associate Professor Jan Szumski is a supervisor of the History of Humanist and Social Thought Research Unit at the Institute for the History of Science PAS. He studied at the Grodno University (Belarus), University of Warsaw and the Polish Academy of Sciences, receiving a PhD in History in 2007 and a post-doctoral degree (habilitatacja) in History in 2016. Professor Szumski has spent nearly two decades researching post-Soviet archives in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Russia, and the US. In 2017 Szumski was granted Fulbright Senior Award and for 9 months conducted research as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at UC Berkeley.

 

Research interests:

History of the Soviet Union, Soviet-Polish relations, social and academic processes in Poland and the USSR

 

Major publications:

Szumski J. (2019). The USSR’s Politics of History toward the Slavic Countries of the Eastern Bloc: Formal and Institutional Frameworks. 1945–1989, „Kwartalnik Historii Nauki i Techniki”, Issue 4, pp. 61-81.

Szumski J. (2016). Historia a polityka. ZSRR wobec nauki historycznej w Polsce 1945-1964 [in Polish] [History and Politics: the USSR versus the historical discipline in Poland in 1945-1964], Warszawa: IHN PAN, ASPRA-JR.

Szumski J. (2010). Sowietyzacja Zachodniej Białorusi 1944-1953. Propaganda i edukacja w służbie ideologii [in Polish] [Sovietization of Western Belarus in 1944-1953: Propaganda and Education in the Service of Ideology], Krakow: Arcana Publishing House.

 jaroslawwlodarczyk@wp.pl

@ http://ihnpan.pl/jaroslaw-wlodarczyk/

 

Institute for the History of Science, PAS: 1986-present; Professor since 2014

Member of the International Steering Committee of the Hevelius Project - the edition of Johannes Hevelius’s correspondence, a long-term international project coordinated by the International Academy of the History of Science, under the auspices of the International Union of Academies, 2011-

Académie internationale d’histoire des sciences, corresponding member since 2014;

Warsaw Scientific Society, corresponding member since 2017;

Johannes Kepler Working Group, International Astronomical Union;

Commission for the History of Science, Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Research grants from the National Programme for the Development of Humanities and the National Science Centre

 

Research interests:

History of astronomy, history of science, scientific instruments, science and literature

 

Major publications:

Włodarczyk J. (2020). The pre-telescopic observations of the Moon in early 17th-century London: the case of Edward Gresham (1565–1613), „Notes and Records: the Royal Society journal of the history of science”, 74(1), pp. 35–53 (DOI: 10.1098/rsnr.2019.0009).

Włodarczyk J., Kremer R.L., Hughes H.C. (2018). Edward Gresham, Copernican Cosmology, and Planetary Occultations in Pre-Telescopic Astronomy, „Journal for the History of Astronomy”, 49(3), pp. 269–305 (DOI: 10.1177/0021828618790302).

Retyk J.J. (2015). Relacja pierwsza z ksiąg O obrotach Mikołaja Kopernika [Narratio prima or First Account of the Books On the Revolutions by Nicolaus Copernicus], edited with introduction and notes by J. Włodarczyk, Warszawa: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego.

Włodarczyk J. (2012). Księżyc w nauce i kulturze Zachodu [A Natural and Cultural History of the Moon], Poznań: Dom Wydawniczy Rebis.

Włodarczyk J. (1987). Observing with the Armillary Astrolabe, „Journal for the History of Astronomy”, 18(3), pp. 173–195 (DOI: 10.1177/002182868701800303).

 zasztowtles@poczta.onet.pl

 zasztowtles@gmail.com

Professor Leszek Zasztowt studied history at the University of Warsaw. In 1978 he started work at the L. & A. Birkenmajer Institute for the History of Science PAS, where he was the director in the years 2007–2015. Since 1998 he has been employed at the Centre for East European Studies of the University of Warsaw. He received a professorship at the University in 2006 and became a full professor in 2009. He is a Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Polish Academy of Sciences Archives in Warsaw. Until 1991 he was a Secretary, and in 2010 he became the President of the Mianowski Fund - Foundation for the Promotion of Science. He is a member of the Warsaw Scientific Society (since 2002) and its general secretary in 2009–2020.  He was a J. William Fulbright scholar at the University of California in Berkeley (1999/2000), and he received a British Academy scholarship in 1988. He was a guest lecturer at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, and Lund University in Sweden. He is also a member of the scholarly commission of the Research Centre for the History of East Europe (Czech Academy of Sciences).

 

Research interests:

history of East-Central Europe and Russia since the 19th century to the present;

history of academic and scholarly life;

anthropology of human knowledge;

history of non-formal social relations;

history of ideas, symbols, and allegories

 

Major publications (books):

Zasztowt L., Szumski J. (eds.). (2019). Rok 1918. Odrodzona Polska i Sowiecka Rosja w nowej Europie [1918. Reborn Poland and the Soviet Russia in New Europe], Vols. 1 and 2, Warszawa: Polish Academy of Sciences.

Zasztowt L. (2018). Melting Puzzle. The Nobility, Society, Education and Scholarly Life in East Central Europe (1800s-1900s), “Bibliotheca Europae Orientalis”, Vol. XLIX, Studia 7, Warszawa: Aspra-JR.

Zasztowt L., Schiller-Walicka J. (eds.) (2015), Historia nauki polskiej, Vol. 10, 1944-1989 [History of Polish Science, 1944-1989], Part 1 - Warunki rozwoju nauki polskiej; Part 2 - Instytucje, Part 3 - Idee i polityka, Warszawa: IHN PAN, ASPRA-JR.

Zasztowt L., Hübner P., Piskurewicz J., Soszyński J. (eds.). (2013). A History of the Józef Mianowski Fund, translated and edited by Jacek Soszyński, Warszawa: ASPRA-JR.

Zasztowt L. (ed.). (2013). Akademie nauk, uniwersytety, organizacje nauki. Polsko-rosyjskie relacje w sferze nauki XVIII-XX w. [Academia, Universities, Scholarly Institutions. Polish-Russian Relations in Science and Humanities, 18th–20th c.], Warszawa: IHN PAN.

Zasztwot L. (ed.). (2011). Kasa Mianowskiego 1881–2011 [The Mianowski Fund, 1881–2011], Warszawa: Kasa im. J. Mianowskiego.

Zasztowt L., Malicki J. (eds.). (2009). East and West. History and Contemporary State of Eastern Studies, “Bibliotheca Europae Orientalis”, Vol. XXXIV, Didactica 5, Warszawa: Studium Europy Wschodniej, ASPRA-JR.

Zasztowt L. (2007). Europa Środkowo-Wschodnia a Rosja XIX-XX wieku. W kręgu edukacji i polityki [East Central Europe and Russia 19th–20th c. Education and Politics], “Bibliotheca Europae Orientalis”, Vol. XXVII, Studia 3, Warszawa: Studium Europy Wschodniej, ASPRA-JR.

Zasztowt, L. (1997). Kresy 1832–1864. Szkolnictwo na ziemiach litewskich i ruskich dawnej Rzeczypospolitej [Borderland 1832–1864. Education on Lithuanian and Ruthenian lands of the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth], Warszawa: Towarzystwo Naukowe Warszawskie, IHN PAN.

Zasztowt, L. (1989). Popularyzacja nauki w Królestwie Polskim 1864-1905 [Popularization of Science in the Kingdom of Poland, 1864-1905], Wrocław: Zakład Narodowy im. Ossolińskich.

 michal.kokowski@ihnpan.pl

@ http://www.cyfronet.krakow.pl/~n1kokows/home.html

Since 15 September 1991, Michal Kokowski has been employed at the Institute for the History of Science PAS, and since 1 March 2017 he is a full professor (“prof. zw. dr hab.” in Polish terminology). He specializes in the history and philosophy of exact sciences, especially the Copernican studies and the history of physics, as well as the science on science, including critical analyses of bibliometrics.

He is a member of:

  • European Society for the History of Science (since 2004; he was the main organizer of the 2nd International Conference of the ESHS (Cracow, Poland, September 6–9, 2006); and Member of the Scientific Board in 2008–2012);
  • International Academy of the History of Science (Corresponding Member since 30 May, 2015);
  • Commission on the History of Science of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (since 2000; from 2013: the Editor-in-Chief of the commission’s open access journal Prace Komisji Historii Nauki PAU / Studia Historiae Scientiarum indexed in Scopus, DOAJ, etc.; since 20 November 2018: the Chairman of the Commission);
  • Commission on the Philosophy of Sciences of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences; Committee on the History of Science and Technology of the Polish Academy of Sciences; Science on Science Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

 

Research interests:

History and philosophy of exact sciences, science on science (including bibliometrics)

 

Major publications:

Kokowski M. (2001). Thomas S. Kuhn (1922–1996) and the Issue of the Copernican Revolution. (in Polish, with contents of table and summary in English), “Studia Copernicana” vol. 39, p. XV + 397, bibls., apps., indexes. Warszawa: Instytut Historii Nauki PAN, 2001; ISBN 83-86062-02-9 (Paper); pp. 676. Available online: http://kpbc.umk.pl/dlibra/doccontent?id=41760.

Kokowski M. (Editor & Webmaster). (2007). Proceedings of the 2nd ICESHS. Online Edition. Launched in December 23, 2007 (Updated version: January 14, 2008). Available online: http://www.2iceshs.cyfronet.pl/proceedings.html.

Kokowski M. (2009). Different faces of Nicholas Copernicus. Meetings with a history of interpretations (in Polish). Warsaw: Institute for the History of Science, PAS, Krakow: Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, ISBN 978-83-87992-67-5; pp. 676. (For writing this book the author received The Nicolaus Copernicus Scientific Award in 2010).

Kokowski M. (2015). The Nicolaus Copernicus grave mystery. A dialog of experts (Kraków 22–23 II 2010). Kraków: Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences; ISBN 978-83-7676-196-1 (hard cover), pp. 316. Available online: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/302997048_The_Nicolaus_Copernicus_grave_mystery_A_dialog_of_experts_Krakow_22-23_II_2010.

Kokowski M. (2013–2015) (ed.): Prace Komisji Historii Nauki PAU 12 (2013), 13 (2014), 14 (2015). Available online: http://pau.krakow.pl/index.php/en/publications/scientific-journals/proceedings-of-the-pau-commission-on-the-history-of-science/archives.

Kokowski M. (2016–2020) (ed.):  Studia Historiae Scientiarum 15 (2016), 16 (2017), 17 (2018), 18 (2019), 19 (2020). Available online:  http://www.ejournals.eu/sj/index.php/SHS/issue/archive.

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