Programme editions

Programme editions

20th edition (March-July 2019)
  • Prof. Akiko Kasuya (Japan), Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto. Programme Senior: research on the esthetics of the contemporary Polish art in comparison with Japanese art;
  • Dr Olena Kozakevycz (Ukraine), Institute of Ethnology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv. Programme Senior: research on the Hutsul art from the collections of the National Museum in Kraków and the Ethnographic Museum in Kraków;
  • Tatyana Zabłockaja (Belarus), Belarussian State University, Minsk. Programme Junior: research on the museification of the Piarists’s heritage in Belarus.

19th edition 
  • Dr. Katarzyna Konczewska, Belarus, Grodno, independent scholar. Senior Programme: project involving research on museum objects and archive materials from Belarus, forming part of the collection of the Museum of Ethnography in Krakow for publication on the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of western Belarus.
  • Ass. Prof. Erica Lehrer, Canada, Montreal, Concordia University. Senior Programme: project consisting in research on archive materials for a monographic study on culture of memory of the victims of the Holocaust.
  • Dr. Henadz Sahanovich, Belarus, Minsk, European Humanities University in Vilnius. Senior Programme: research on the role of religion and language as factors integrating the national community in multicultural areas of former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
  • Cristian Antim Bobicescu, Romania, Bucharest, Romanian Academy of Sciences. Junior Programme: research on the Polish-Lithuanian-Moldovan relations at the turn of the 16th and 17th century.
  • Pavel Veljanoski, Macedonia, Skopje, SS Cyril and Methodius University. Junior Programme: project on the Polish traces in architecture and urban planning in Skopje with particular focus on the impact of Polish urban planners on its restoration after the earthquake in 1963.
18th edition (March-July 2018)

On 1st February 2018, there took place a meeting of the Recruitment Committee for the Thesaurus Poloniae fellowship programme organised by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. This year’s first edition of the competition received 59 submissions. The competing projects were sent from Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czechia, Germany, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Spain, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, USA.

The Committee decided to grant seven fellowships to the following candidates:
  • Dr Marek Ďurčanský (Czech Republic), Institute of History, Charles University in Prague. Senior Programme: research dedicated to relations between the Charles University and Cracow’s academic and cultural milieu during the period of Galician Authonomy (1867-1918).
  • Prof. dr hab. Bohdan Cherkes (Ukraine) Institute of Architecture, Lviv Polytechnic. Senior Programme: research dedicated to Ignacy Drexler and his influence on development of urban studies in Poland.
  • Dr Margarete Wach (Germany), University of Siegen, University of Tübingen. Senior Programme: research dedicated to polish independent movie scene in the period of 1945-1989.
  • Dr Iryna Horban (Ukraine) Museum of Ethnography and Art Crafts in Lviv. Senior Programme: research dedicated to art looting from Lviv museums during I and II WW and the restitution of looted artworks.
  • Richard Gregor (M.A.) (Slovakia), Faculty of Philosophy, Trnava University. Junior Programme: research dedicated to the Onset of Neo-avant-garde in Central Europe.
  • Ivan Durgutovski (M.A) (Macedonia), European University – Republic of Macedonia, Skopje. Junior Programme: a multimedia research project dedicated to Tadeusz Kantor.
  • Nune Srapyan (M.A.) (Armenia), independent researcher. Junior Programme: research dedicated to cataloguing armenian old prints in polish libraries.
17th edition (September – December 2017)

On 21st June 2017, there took place a meeting of the Recruitment Committee for the Thesaurus Poloniae fellowship programme organised by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. This year’s first edition of the competition received 57 submissions. The competing projects were sent from Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Egypt, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Madagascar, Nepal, Serbia, Pakistan, Russia, Ruanda, Slovakia, Ukraine, USA. The Committee decided to grant six fellowships to the following candidates:

  • Dr. Siarhei Hruntou (Belarus), The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, The Center for Belarussian Culture, Language and Literature Research, Senior Programme: research dedicated to the analysis of the funeral chapels located in the parks of the manors at the territories of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth;
  • Dr. Noemi Kertesz (Hungary), Miskolc University, Miskolc, Senior Programme: the research dedicated to the analysis of the Polish contemporary literature in relation to the issue of  resettlements;
  • Dr. Nikola Krstovic (Serbia), University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy, Center for Museology and Heritology, Senior Programme: research dedicated to the heritage and culture of memory of Central and Eastern Europe in the relation to the museum projects in the V4 countries;
  • Dr. Piruz Mnatsakanyan (Armenia), Institut of the Old Manuscripts of St. Mashtots, Yerevan: research dedicated to the analysis of the Court Register of Jazlowiec as a source of knowledge concerning the history of life of Armenians in the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth in the 17th c.;
  • Dr. Natalia Moussienko (Ukraine), National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kiev, Senior Programme,  research dedicated to the visual reception of the events of Majdan in Kiev;
  • Dr. Andrij Stefanyshyn (Ukraine), The National University in Lviv, Department of Geography, Senior Programme: research dedicated to the analysis of the Polish practices in usage of the industrial heritage for the tourist functions.

16th edition (March – July 2017)

On 31 January 2017, there took place a meeting of the Recruitment Committee for the Thesaurus Poloniae fellowship programme organised by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. This year’s first edition of the competition received 51 submissions. The competing projects were sent from Australia, Austria, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Latvia, Macedonia, New Zealand, Russia, Ukraine and the USA. The Committee decided to grant seven fellowships to the following candidates:

  • Dr hab. Svitlana Linda (Ukraine), Lviv Polytechnic National University, Lviv: Senior Programme: the research dedicated to the role of Lviv architecture school in the development of theory and practice in Polish architecture after WW II;
  • Dr Andrei Matsuk (Belarus), Institute of National History of the Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk: Senior Programme: the research dedicated to the role of the nobility of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the years 1697–1763;
  • Dr Jakub Forst-Battaglia (Austria), independent researcher, Wien: Senior Programme: the research on the role of Poland and its neighbours emerging from the new political order after WW I;
  • Dr Bojan Blazhevski (Macedonia), independent researcher, journalist, Skopje: Senior Programme: the research on the 2014 Skopje Urban Plan Project in the context of politics and architecture;
  • Eleanor Shapiro (USA), The Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley: Junior Programme: examination of cultural festivals promoting Jewish culture and heritage in small Polish towns ;
  • Anna Ernhoffer (Hungary), The Lorand Eötvös University, Budapest: Junior Programme: the research dedicated to the relations between the political elites of Poland and Hungary in the early modern times in the light of correspondence;
  • Dr Iveta Leitane (Latvia), University of Latvia, Riga: Senior Programme: the research on the transfer of ideas between academic elites in Poland, Kurland and Inflantia in the 16th – 17th c.

15th edition (September – December 2016)

On July 6, there took place a meeting of the Recruitment Committee for the Thesaurus Poloniae fellowship programme organised by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. This year’s second edition of the competition received 31 submissions. The competing projects were sent from Australia, Belarus, Croatia, Great Britain, Italy, Romania, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, and the USA. The Committee decided to grant six fellowships to the following candidates:

  • Prof. dr hab. Lubow Żwanko (Ukraine), Kharkiv National Academy of Municipal Economy: Senior Programme: project on Polish activity in Kharkiv in the 19th and 20th century;
  • Dr Claudia Florentina Dobre (Romania), Centre for Memory and Identity Studies, Bucharest: Senior Programme: comparative research on the social and cultural life in Krakow and Brașovin the communist period;
  • Dr Katarzyna Konczewska (Belarus), independent scholar, Grodno: Senior Programme: ethnographic and anthropological research on the funerary practices of the borderlands of Poland and Belarus;
  • Dr Nataša Urošević (Croatia), Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Pula: Senior Programme: research on the development of the phenomenon of creative cities in Poland;
  • Maia Ipp (USA), San Francisco State University, San Francisco: Junior Programme: project on the contemporary Polish initiatives of commemorating the history of Jewish community in Poland;
  • Dr Elena Kucheyavaya (Russian Federation), The Western Branch of the Russian RANEPA Academy, Kaliningrad: Senior Programme: programme dedicated to the international cultural cooperation on the example of Krakow.
14th edition (March – July 2016)
  • Dr Nataliia Rudyka (Ukraine), University of Culture and Art., Kiev; Senior Programme: comparative research dedicated to the jewelry of the Middle Ages from Scandinavia, Poland and Ruthenia;
  • Ola Khito (Syria), University of Damascus, Damascus: Junior Programme: research on the restoration of objects of cultural heritage damaged during the war in the context of national identity preservation:
  • Miłosz Cybowski (Great Britain), University of Southampton, Southampton: Junior Programme: research on the problem of Polish-British relations in the 19th c. with focus on the role of Poland, its history and culture in British public and political lives in early Victorian Britain;
  • Pieter De Messemaeker (Belgium), Gent University, Gent: Junior Programme: research dedicated to the transnational political activism of the Polish youth in Belgium at the beginning of the 20th c.;
  • Dr Claire Giraud-Labalte (France), Professor emeritus, Universite Catholique de l'Ouest: Senior Programme: research dedicated to travel notebooks and correspondence of Izabela Czartoryska and her family members. The projects aims at analyzing useful documents, giving a summary and transcribing partly with a view to publishing them;
  • Dr Magdalina Mitreva (Bulgaria), University of Sofia (St. Kliment Ohridski), Sofia: Senior Programme: research on the history of diplomatic relations between Poland and Bulgaria in the period from 1444 to 2016 related to the currect international relations in Europe and in the world.
13th edition (September–December 2015)
  • Darya Tscherkaska (Ukraine), Centre for Protection and Preservation of Cultural and Historic Monuments, Kiev: Junior Programme: a comparative study into the methods of preservation of archaeological heritage in Poland and Ukraine;
  • Prof. Zuelika Martinez (Mexico), University of Mexico, Mexico City: Senior Programme: a project dedicated to the links between philosophy and Tadeusz Kantor’s theatre;
  • Dr. Ihor Skotschylas (Ukraine), Ukrainian Catholic University, Kiev: Senior Programme: a study into the culture and heritage of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, as well as their impact on the development of national identities of the Ukrainians and Belarusians;
  • Dr Gediminas Lesmaitis (Lithuania),independent scholar, Vilnius; Senior Programme: a project investigates the letters and documents related to Sigismund II Augustus;
  • Dr Stsiapan Stureika (Belorussia), European Humanities University, Vilnius: Senior Programme: a monograph investigating the influence of cultural anthropology onto the research in architectural heritage;
  • Prof. Violeta Tipa (Moldova), Academy of Sciences, Chișinău: Senior Programme: a monograph on Polish animated movies;
  • Steven Mueller (Germany), University of Jena, Jena: Junior Programme: a project dedicated to an inquiry into the political system of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and its impact on the political reforms in Russia after 1970.
12th edition (March – July 2015)
  • Ola Khito (Syria), Damascus University, Damascus: Junior Programme: the project consists in the research on the reconstruction of objects of cultural heritage destroyed as a result of war as well as on the impact of these works on the preservation of national identity;
  • Professor Adam Maldzis (Belarus), The Institute of Literature of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk: Senior Programme: work on the publication on Krakow as a centre that activated the development of Belarusian culture from the Middle Ages to the 20th century;
  • Dr. Natalia Sindetskaja (Estonia), Tallinn University, Tallinn: Senior Programme: the aim of the project is to develop a study on Polish students in Tartu;
  • Ass. Prof. Jason Francisco (USA), Emory University, Film & Media Studies, Atlanta: Senior Programme: the aim of the project is to continue the research on the area of the former Płaszów camp and on the perspectives of its adaptation in the context of restoring memory;
  • Oksana Tsybulko (Ukraine), The Donetsk National University, Donetsk: Junior Programme: the aim of the project is to conduct research and finish the work on a monographic study on the development of Conceptualism in Ukraine, Russia, and Poland;
  • Mariya Kret (Ukraine), Ivan Franko University, Lviv: Junior Programme: the aim of the project is to conduct research on Polish experience of the revitalisation of historic urban complexes;
  • Mariana Mosorko (Ukraine), Vasyl Stefanyk Carpathian National University, Ivanofrankivsk: Junior Programme: the aim of the project is to conduct research on the everyday life in Eastern Galicia in the period of the Second World War, as well as to complete the work on the monographic study titled Everyday Life of Poles in Galicia in the years 1939–1944.
11th edition (September–December 2014)
  • Aisha Darwish (Syria);
  • Jürgen Joseph Kaumkötter (Germany);
  • Dorina Khalil-Butucioc (Moldova);
  • Aleksandr Musin, PhD (Russia);
  • Nina Netuzhylova (Ukraine);
  • Oleh Rybczynski, PhD (Ukraine);
  • Regina Wenninger, PhD (Germany).
10th edition (March–July 2014)
  • Dr. Istvan Kovacs;
  • Prof. Dr. Yaroslav Hrytsak;
  • Ass. Prof.  Jacob Juntunen;
  • Dr. Dalia Shebl Said;
  • Ass. Prof. Marius Stan;
  • Andrij Saljuk
9th edition (September–December 2013)
  • Prof. Alexandr Osipian, Kramatorsk Institute of Economics & Humanities, Department of History and Cultural Studies, Kramatorsk, Ukraine; Senior Programme – Mercantilism and urban development: perception of Armenian & Jewish trading diasporas in the Polish intellectual thought, 1550–1650;
  • Sona Khechikyan, High School N8, Alaverdi; Fridtjof Nansen Foundation of Armenia,Yerevan, Armenia; Junior Programme – The oeuvre of Teodor Axentowicz, a monograph;
  • Anastasiia Obarchuk, the Ministry of Emergencies, the Centre for Studies on the Protection of Cultural Heritage from Technology-based Disasters, Rivne, Ukraine; Junior Programme – From woods, from steppes; the aim of the project is to translate the 3rd volume of J. T. Stecki’s trilogy Wołyń [Volhynia] into Ukrainian;
  • Dr. hab. Aron Petneki, an independent researcher, Budapest, Hungary; Senior Programme – The Hungarian past of Krakow, a monograph.
  • Zvonimir Milanović, the Juraj Dobrila Univesity of Pula, Department of Humanities, Pula, Croatia; Junior Programme – Polish humanism and Hungarian humanism in early modern period. Ideas, links, parallels
8th edition (March 2013 – July 2013)
  • Dr Jurij Biriulow, National University of Technology, Lviv, Ukraine; Senior Programme: project concerns the monograph entitled Lviv 1880–1918. New artistic outlook;
  • Laszlo Ferenczi, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary; Junior Programme: project concerns research on the Polish Cistercians abbeys  during the late middle aged period;
  • Samuel Morrison Gallacher, IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy and ICOM Europe; Junior Programme: project concerns museum objects that became a collection elements as diplomatic gifts of the 16th c.
  • Katarzyna Korycki, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; Junior Programme: project concerns relationships between memory and law;
  • Dr Olimpia Mitric, Stefan cel Mare University in Suceava, Romania; Senior Programme: project concerns historic Polish inprints and handwritings in Moldova;
  • Viktorija Pimpyte, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania; Junior Programme: project concerns research on conservation of art and architecture in Krakow and Vilnius during the interwar period;
  • Dr Katia Vandenborre, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium; Senior Programme: project concerns the first French monograph of Polish fairy tales.
7th edition (September 2012 – November 2012)
  • Joanna Bardzińska, University of Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain; Junior programme: project description: two research projects are to be carried out simultaneously; the first project focuses on the works of Nina Poland – a Polish artist and actress whose links with Spain and numerous and manifold; the other project takes interest in Krzysztof Kieślowski’s autobiography soon to be translated and published into Spanish;
  • Tim Buchen, University of Otto-Friedrich-Universität, Bamberg, Germany; Senior programme: project description: the project will focus on the mutual relations between the political elites of the region of Galicia and  Vienna, the capital city of the Habsburg Empire; special interest will be paid to political and social activities undertaken by Josef S. Bloch and Stanisław Stojałowski, two of Galicia-based activists;
  • Volodymyr Hutsul, Association of History and Reconstruction in Uzhhorod, Ukraine; Senior programme: project description: a monographic study of the painting titled The Battle of Orsha;
  • Wu Lan, Institute of Chinese Language and Culture for Diplomatic Missions, Beijing, People’s Republic of China; Senior programme: project description: translation and scientific editorship of selected texts by Czesław Miłosz into Chinese;
  • Peter Michalík, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia; Junior programme: project description: the project wishes to discuss the role of Krakow as a place of memory. It is a part of Mr. Michalík’s PhD dissertation focusing on the identity of Central European cities;
  • Ivanna Papa, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine; Junior programme: project description: research into the academic milieu of Lviv-based historians working in what is now a Ukrainian city at the beginning of the 20th century.
6th edition (May 2012 – July 2012)
  • Prof. Viktorija Aladžic, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia; Senior programme. project description: a comparative analysis of urban development of Subotica and Krakow in the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries;
  • Dr Konstantin Erusalimskiy, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia; Senior programme. project description: an analysis of the history of Russian migration into the territory of the Polish Commonwealth in the 16th and 17th centuries;
  • Dr hab. Petr Kaleta, Charles University in Prague, the Czech Republic; Senior programme. project description: survey and collection of sources for the purposes of a publishing initiative, i.e. a monograph entitled Galician ethnography in the 19th century;
  • Dr Natalija Katrenčikova, Volynian Institute of Economy and Management in Lutsk, Ukraine; Junior programme: project description: research into cultural policies of the Visegrad countries after 1989; a comparative study;
  • Dr Robert Pyrah, University of Oxford, the United Kingdom; Senior programme: project description: a monograph of the city of Lviv;
  • Dr Mahmood Shahabi, Allameh Tabatabai University, Teheran, Iran; Senior programme: project description: a comparative analysis of youth culture in Poland and Iran in the times of globalisation;
  • Prof. Peter Swirski, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Finland / Canada; Senior programme: project description: a monograph focusing on the oeuvre of Stanisław Lem
5th edition (September 2011 – November 2011)
  • Dr Patrice Marie Dabrowski, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA; Senior Grant: two research projects: one regards the history of the formation of the Polish national identity, the other regards multiethnic heritage of the Polish-Ukrainian borderlands;
  • Dr Yewsei Gendel, Minsk, Belarus; Senior Grant: the project concerns the history of the formation of the Belarusian national identity seen through relation with Russians, Poles and Jews;
  •  Dr hab. Oleg Odnorożenko, The Ukrainian Academy of Science, Ukraine; Senior Grant: the project concerns the history of Ruthenian heraldic from 14th to the 18th c.
  • Dr Anežka Šimkova, Museum of Arts, Olomouc, Czech Republic; Senior Grant: the project concerns the comparison of the Polish and Czech artistic milieu at the beginning of the 20th c.
  • Tomoko Kakuyama, School of Cultural Science Saitama University, Japan; Junior Grant: the project concerns the research on the development of modernism in the Polish Applied Arts at the beginnigs of the 20th c.
4 th edition (May 2011 – July 2011)
  • Ayla Ağayeva, Centre of Polish Language and Culture, Baku Slavic University, Baku, Azerbaijan; Junior Grant: project concerns the research on Polish ethnography as well as preparing a guidebook on Polish ethnography, the first one in Azeri language;
  • Tetiana Kovalchuk, National University „Ostrog Academy”, Ostrog, Ukraine; Junior Grant: project concerns the history of the tourist industry in Volhynia Region during the Second Republic of Poland;
  • Ekaterina Kuzavleva, I. G. Petrovsky Bryansk State University, Russian Federation; Junior Grant: project concerns the politics of history as well as the post 1991 rise of the national identity in Eastern and Central Europe;
  •  Dr Valentin Constantinov, Tiraspol State University, Chisinau, Moldova Republic; Senior Grant: project concerns the research on history of the influence of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth  on Moldova during the 16th and 17th c.
  • Dr hab. Jan Sucháček, VŠB Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic; Senior Grant: the aim of the project is to complete the monograph research concerning the European integration and its influence on the spatial development in Poland as well as various case studies in different member states;
  • Dr Bela Tsipuria, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia; Senior Grant: project concerns the issue of the Soviet ideology impact on culture as well as anti-Soviet resistance expressed in national literature in relation to Polish culture.
3rd edition (September 2010 – November 2010)
  • Michaela Carpea, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Education Science; Bucharest, Romania; project concerns the comparison of the post 1989 political and economic transformation processes in Poland and Romania;
  • Tomáš Koptak, University of Trnava Slovakia; project concerns the relationships between Cistercian abbeys In Poland and Slovakia;
  • Margarita Korzo, Department of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Science; Moscow, Russia; project concerns the development of the identity of the protestants in Poland and Lithuania during the 16th and early 17th centuries;
  • Kyrill Kunakhovich, Princeton University, History Department; project concerns the history of culture of the Eastern Block;
  • Maud Guichard Marneur, Ecole de Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales, Paris; Project concerns the history of the Polish museums as the expression of the national identity;
  • Leonardo Masi, Conservatorio L. Cherubini, Firenze;  Universita Di Milano; Florence, Italy; Project concerns the first Italian monograph of Karol Szymanowski;
  • Piruz Mnatsakanyan, Newspaper „Ormianie dziś”; Warsaw, Poland; project concerns the history of Polish Armenians.
2nd edition (May 2010 – July 2010)
  • Prof. dr Csaba Kiss, Hungarian Acadmy of Science, Hungary; Senior programme concerning the guide to the Polish culture addressed to the Hungarian audience;
  • Viktória Kellermann, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Piliscsaba, Hungary; Junior programme concerning the deconstruction of the Polish national myths;
  • Prof. Oscar E. Swan, University of Pittsburgh. Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, USA; Senior programme concerning the e-library of the Polish litereature.
1st edition (November 2009 – January 2010)
  • Prof. Mykoła Riabczuk
  • Dr.Żanna Komar
  • Józef Porzecki


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