Copernican Astronomy in Shakespeare’s London


Dr. Barbara Bienias talks about the latest research conducted at the Institute for the History of Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw under the supervision of Prof. Jarosław Włodarczyk on the early reception of Nicolaus Copernicus’s heliocentric theory in England in Shakespeare’s time. The story revolves around the figure of Edward Gresham […]

Copernicus and Astronomy: Continuity, Reform, and Dissemination Conference at the World Copernican Congress 2023


Copernicus and Astronomy: Continuity, Reform, and Dissemination Conference is part of the Copernican Congress to be held in Poland in 2023 on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Copernicus. The anniversary is organized by academic centres such as the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, the University of Warmia and […]

Cultural Astronomies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe


Call for Papers – SCIENTIAE conference in Prague


The 10th SCIENTIAE conference (Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World) will take place in Prague next year (7–10 June 2023). The congress is open to all historical perspectives related to the 1400–1800 period. Please check the website for the CfP and more information: Submit your proposal online before January 15th, 2023.

Michał Siermiński, PhD


Assistant Professor History of Education and Anthropology of Culture Research Unit Room: A10 Phone: : +48 22 65 72 863 Office hours: Tuesday 11am–13pm, Thursday 11.30am–13.30pm E-mail: ORCID: 0000-0002-8355-5006 ​ Academic interests History of opposition in the Polish People’s Republic and other countries of the Eastern Bloc History of Marxism, history of left-wing politics […]

Robert Księżopolski, MD


History of Natural and Medical Sciences Research Unit Room: A07 Phone: +48 668 840 003 Office hours: Tuesday, 10am–14pm E-mail: ORCID: 0000-0001-7190-0354 Academic interests History of science Ethnology and anthropology Agriculture and biodiversity Culture of the Podlaskie and the Carpathian regions Education, academic degrees and titles 1995 MD at the Faculty of Medicine, Medical […]

Hanna Rajfura, PhD


Assistant Professor Old and Rare Book Studies Research Unit Room: A16 Phone: +48 22 65 72 730 Office hours: Tuesday 11am–1pm, Thursday 10am–12pm e-mail: ORCID: 0000-0003-2987-8805 Academic interests Critical source studies Codicology Works of Jan Długosz (Johannes Dlugosch, Dlugossius, Johannes Longinus) Editing historical sources Education, academic degrees and titles 2022 PhD in History, Faculty […]

Josefina Rodríguez-Arribas, PhD


Professor History of Exact Sciences Research Unit Room A02 Phone: +48 22 65 72 836 Office hours: by appointment (send me an email) E-mail: ORCID: 0000-0003-0926-3918 PI of PERIPHERIES (a PASIFIC MSCA COFUND project) PERIPHERIES explores the circulation and exchanges of Jewish/non-Jewish mathematical instruments and their textual/visual repertoires in sources dealing with the use, […]

Job announcement: Technical Assistant in a research project


The Institute for the History of Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences is looking for a MA or Ph.D. student with good knowledge of English to work as a technical assistant (10 hours per month) for a professor at the Institute, starting in May 2022. The project is titled Minority Cultures on the Periphery […]

Call for a postdoctoral researcher at the History of Education and Anthropology of Culture Research Unit


JOB POSTING ANNOUNCEMENT Name of the entity: Institute for the History of Science, Polish Academy of Sciences Name of the position: Postdoctoral Researcher Requirements —  doctoral degree in history or any other discipline relevant to the project; —  expertise and experience in archival research and editing source texts; —  interest in gender studies or the […]

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