Piotr Daszkiewicz, PhD, DSc

09.11.2020 | 22.03.2023

Associate Professor

History of Natural and Medical Sciences Research Unit

Phone: +48 22 65 72 748

Office hours: contact via e-mail

E-mail: piotrdas@yahoo.fr

ORCID: 0000-0002-6631-100X


Academic interests

My research focuses mainly on the history of natural science collections and Polish-French ties in the field of natural science in the 18th and 19th centuries. I am also interested in the history of the Białowieża Forest research, the research of neotropical nature by Polish travelers, and the achievements of Polish emigration in France in the 19th century in natural sciences. I also research the functioning of scientific institutions and the work of naturalists in the conditions of limited freedom of science, as well as the history of wartime robberies of natural collections.

Education, academic degrees and titles

  • 2015 DSc (habilitacja) at the Institute for the History of Science, Polish Academy of Sciences (based on the publications on the influence of the Jardin des Plantes and the Natural History Cabinet of the King of France, and subsequently the National Museum of Natural History, on the development of Polish natural sciences in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries)
  • 2002 PhD at the Institute of Dendrology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kórnik (based on the dissertation Introduction of the “Riga pine” in 18th and 19th century France; supervisor: Prof. Jacek Oleksyn)
  • 1992 DEA (Diplôme d’études approfondies) Epistemology and History of Exact Sciences (history of biology), dissertation on the history of phytosociology, Université Denis Diderot (Paris)
  • 1984 MSc in Biology (general botany) – Department of Plant Genetics, Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznań)


  • 2016– Associate Professor, Institute for the History of Science PAS, History of Natural and Medical Sciences Research Unit
  • 1993– Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN) in Paris (currently a joint unit: PatriNat, Agence Française pour la Biodiversité, MNHN, CNRS) – reference taxonomy and history of natural sciences
  • 1990–1993 PLEASE, FD-Gestion (studies in environmental engineering), Biological Analyst
  • 1986–1987 Senior Assistant at the Department of Plant Resistance (Institute of Dendrology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kórnik)
  • 1984–1986 Specialist at the Department of Population Genetics (Institute of Plant Genetics PAS, Poznań)
  • 1984 Technical employee at the Department of Plant Genetics, Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznań)

Membership in scientific councils and editorial boards of journals and publishing series

  • Przegląd Historyczno-Oświatowy (member of the scientific council since 2019)
  • Z Badań nad Książką i Księgozbiorami Historycznymi (member of the editiorial board since 2018)
  • Kwartalnik Historii Nauki i Techniki (since 2015)
  • Memorabilia Zoologica (since 2015)
  • Organon (since 2012)
  • Meritum (since 2012)
  • Porównania (member of the editorial board since 2012)
  • Rocznik Polskiego Towarzystwa Dendrologicznego (since 2011)
  • Cahiers Lituaniens (since 2006)

Membership in scientific societies and organisations

  • Section Sciences, histoire des sciences et des techniques et archéologie industrielle. Comité des Travaux Historiques et Scientifique. École nationale des chartes (since 2018)
  • Administrative Board of the Muséum national d’histoire naturelle in Paris (March 2014–March 2019)
  • Polish Acarological Society (since 2014)
  • Cercle d’Histoire Alsace-Lituanie (since 2009)
  • Polish Dendrology Society (since 2007)
  • Histoire, Science, Totalitarisme, Ethique et Société (since 2000)


List of publications on ResearchGate

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