Thesaurus Poloniae - 6th Edition

The International Cultural Centre in Krakow is pleased to announce the winners of the second edition of 2012 Thesaurus Poloniae – the grant programme of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage for foreign researchers preoccupied with the cultural heritage of Poland and broadly conceived Central Europe. Out of 33 submitted application, the Evaluation Committee selected three projects to be awarded with the Senior-type scholarship, and three project in the Junior category. Hence, this autumn Krakow and the ICC will be happy to host six foreign researches.
We would like to use this opportunity to express our satisfaction with the ever-increasing quality of submitted applications as well as interest in the programme itself which was first launched only two years ago.
The winners of this year’s edition are:

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.

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