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INSTITUTE OF HISTORY AND ARCHIVAL STUDIES, PEDAGOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRACOW

 Contact details:
ul.Podchorążych 2
30-084 Kraków, Poland

tel. +48 (012) 662-61-82
email: historia@up.krakow.pl

Authorities:
Director of the Institute of History and Archival Studies
dr hab. Łukasz Tomasz Sroka, prof. UP

Deputy Director of the Institute of History and Archival Studies
dr hab. Jerzy Ciecieląg, prof. UP

Secretaries:

Mgr Elżbieta Brona-Leszczyńska
Mgr Joanna Kołodziejczyk

History of the Institute

The tradition of teaching history at the present Pedagogical University of Cracow dates back to 1949. At that time, history was taught within the Polish language and history section that existed since 1946 at the then Higher Pedagogical School (WSP) in Cracow. The studies lasted three years and were based on lectures. Classes were initially conducted by employees of the Jagiellonian University.

From the 1949/50 academic year, there was already (within the Faculty of the Humanities) an independent study course of history, where the future staff of primary, secondary and vocational schools was educated. Since 1951, the Scientific Circle of Historians has been operating.

In 1953, the Department of Polish History and the Department of World History were established at the Faculty of Philology and History. A year later, the Higher Pedagogical School in Cracow received the right to award a master’s degree, which means that in 1956 the first masters of history left its walls. Since the main purpose of the university was to educate future teachers, in 1956 the Chair of History Methodology (from 1960 the Department of Methodology of History Teaching) was established at the Department of Polish History.

With the establishment of departments and chairs, scientific activity developed. The main research directions included: problems of early humanism in Poland, pedagogy of the Renaissance period, Polish history in the 17th and 18th centuries, Great Emigration, social movements within Poland, history of the press, history of history teaching. The 1950s is a period of dynamic development of history studies, an increase in the number of academic staff, and a growing number of students. An important date was the academic year 1959/60, when the Faculty of Philology and History was granted the right to confer the degree of doctor of the humanities. As part of the reorganization of the university in 1971, the Institute of History was established, initially consisting of three Chairs: Didactics of History and Civic Education, Ancient and Medieval History, and Modern and Contemporary History. A year later, the Chair of Education History was established. Since the late 1960s, research has been intensifying mainly in the history of the Middle Ages, early modernity and the 19th century, as well as the didactics of history. The achievements of the staff of the Institute of History in research on local and regional history were also significant. In 1988, the internal structure of the Institute of History was changed; the following Chairs were established: Ancient History and Ancient Culture, Medieval History, 19th Century History, Contemporary History, History Didactics. Two years later, the Laboratory of the Polish Biographical Dictionary was established to be transformed into the Laboratory of Biography in 1995.

In recent years, the structure of the institute has also undergone further transformations. In April 2003, the Department of Ancient History was established, replacing the existing Chair of Ancient History and Culture AP in Cracow, run for many years by prof. dr hab. Stefan Skowronek, an outstanding expert in the field of archeology, culture and antique numismatics. At that time, the Department of Historical Education was established on the basis of the Chair of History Didactics. In 2013, the Department of Archival Studies and History Sub-Disciplines was established, taking over the tasks and competences of the previously operating Chair of History Sub-Disciplines, part of the Department of Medieval History. In November 2015, the name of the Institute was also modified, renaming it from the Institute of History to the Institute of History and Archival Studies. A year later, as a result of the merger of two Departments: of Contemporary History of Poland and the Contemporary World History, the Department of Contemporary History was established.

Currently, the Institute of History and Archival Studies is a dynamically developing and highly rated institution in various rankings. At the Institute, numerous grants and projects are implemented, both national and international, concerning, for instance, the history of cities, history of the borderland of Lesser Poland and Silesia, cultural border between Poland and Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus and Germany, national and religious minorities within Poland; mainly Jewish history and culture, history of Cracow and Lesser Poland, history of World War II, Holocaust, regionalistics, social security history, history of landed gentry and aristocracy, migration and forced exile and expulsions, and the history of diplomacy, as well as advanced research in the field of archival studies, infobrokering and historical tourism. We are actively cooperating with renowned universities and scientific and research institutions, mainly from Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Hungary, the United Kingdom, the USA, Israel and France.

 

Information on the Institute (structure with basic information on departments, scientific research conducted)

Currently, the Institute of History consists of seven Departments: Ancient History, Medieval History, Modern History, 19th Century History, Contemporary History, Historical Education, and Archival Studies and History Sub-Disciplines. In the structure of the Department of Contemporary History there is the Chair of National Minorities and Forced Migration, which consists of two laboratories: of the History of Forced Migration, of and Ethnic and National Minorities. On the other hand, the Chair of Culture History operates within the Department of Modern History. The Institute of History and Archival Studies has its own library and holds substantive patronage over the Documentation Center for Exile, Expulsions and Resettlements.

 

Department of Ancient History

Staff:

Head
prof. dr hab. Marek Wilczyński

Professors
dr hab. Jerzy Ciecieląg, prof. UP

Assistant professors
dr Adrian Szopa

The staff of the Department of Ancient History conduct mainly research related to the history of countries and peoples of the Mediterranean. Professor Marek Wilczyński published, among others, an important book entitled Germanie w służbie zachodniorzymskiej w V w. n.e.: studium historyczno-prosopograficzne (Germans in the West Roman service in the 5th century A.D.: a historical and prosopographic study; first edition, Cracow 2001). In 2011, a work entitled Królestwo Swebów: regnum in extremitate mundi (The Kingdom of Suebs: regnum in extremitate mundi) was published, being a professorial book by Marek Wilczyński.

The long-time head of the Department of Ancient History, Professor Stefan Skowronek, a historian and archaeologist, initiated in our Institute research on ancient coinage. We owe to Professor Stefan Skowronek innovative books, to mention just some of them: Przedstawienia kultowo-religijne na monetach Aleksandrii egipskiej I-III w. n.e. (Cult and religious visions on the coins of Egyptian Alexandria in the 1st-3rd century A.D.; Cracow 1978), Mennictwo aleksandryjskie w okresie cesarstwa rzymskiego (Alexandria coinage during the Roman Empire; Wrocław 1982), Moneta w kulturze starożytnego judaizmu: spór o mennictwo Heroda Wielkiego (Coin in the culture of ancient Judaism: a dispute over coinage of Herod the Great; Cracow 1994).

A student of Prof. Stefan Skowronek is Prof. Jerzy Ciecieląg, who, while continuing the research conducted by his master, extended it to the history of ancient Israel. Among the works published by Prof. Jerzy Ciecieląg, we can distinguish: Palestyna w czasach Jezusa. Dzieje polityczne (Palestine in the times of Jesus. Political history; Cracow 2000), Poncjusz Piłat, prefekt Judei (Pontius Pilate, prefect of Judea; Cracow 2003), Powstanie Bar Kochby : 132-135 po Chr. (The Bar Kochba Revolt: 132-135 A.D.; Zabrze 2008), Polityczne dziedzictwo Heroda Wielkiego: Palestyna w epoce rzymsko-herodiańskiej (Political heritage of Herod the Great: Palestine in the Roman-Herodian epoch; Cracow 2002). Thanks to the efforts of Prof. Ciecieląg, an academic textbook entitled Żydzi w okresie drugiej świątyni: 538 przed Chr.-70 po Chr. (Jews during the period of the second temple: 538 B.C.-70 A.D.; Cracow 2011) was published as well.

 

Department of Medieval History

Staff:

Head
prof. dr hab. Jerzy Rajman

Professors
dr hab. prof. UP Krzysztof Polek

Assistant professors
dr Dorota Żurek

Teaching assistants
mgr Edyta Pluta-Saladra

The Department of Medieval History conducts research in the field of world history and history of Poland. In the field of world history, attention should be paid to the studies on the history of the Slavs in the early Middle Ages and those devoted to the economic history of Europe in the early Middle Ages. The traditional research direction of the Department is the study of the history of the cities and monasteries of Lesser Poland and Upper Silesia in the Middle Ages and early modern periods and the history of the Lesser Poland and Upper Silesia settlements, with particular reference to the cults of saints and the formation of sacred spaces. A new direction of scientific research are studies in the field of prosopography of the medieval and early modern society. Research on the bourgeoisie, monks and nuns and organists is carried out in this area. Within the research on the organists, the issue of equipping the churches of the medieval diocese of Cracow with musical instruments is also undertaken. The research directions developed especially by the younger employees of the Department include the problems of burghers’ migration in the Middle Ages and the early modern era, Polish-Hungarian-Slovak relations seen through migrations and the role of border monasteries, and the place of women in medieval society.

 

Department of Modern History

Staff:

Head
prof. dr hab. Franciszek Leśniak

Professors
prof. dr hab. Bożena Popiołek

Assistant professors
dr Natalia Bursiewicz
dr Marcin Gadocha
dr Urszula Kicińska
dr Anna Penkała
dr Jarosław Pietrzak

The main directions of the research of the department’s staff are focused on issues such as: economy and society of small and medium-sized Lesser Poland cities in the 16th-18th centuries (microhistory), the crown land of the Cracow province; history of culture and mentality in the modern era, the history of women and the Old Polish family, testamentology, Old Polish epistolography, manuscripts, historical anthropology; history of Cracow crafts; history of culture, family history, historical anthropology.

 

Department of 19th Century History

Staff:

Head
prof. dr hab. Kazimierz Karolczak

Professors
dr hab., prof. UP Hubert Chudzio
dr hab. Petr Kaleta
dr hab., prof. UP Łukasz Tomasz Sroka

Assistant professors
dr Wiktoria Kudela-Świątek
dr Konrad Meus

Teaching assistants
Dir. Michał Niezabitowski

The research interests of the Department’s staff are focused on the following issues: the structure of Polish society in the 19th and 20th centuries; the history of Galicia; aristocracy and landowners in the 19th century; political, economic, social and cultural life of Lviv in the 19th and 20th centuries; ethnic and religious problems of the 19th and 20th centuries (Poles, Germans, Russians, Ukrainians, and Jews); history and culture of Jews in the 19th and 20th centuries; political attitudes of the rural population in Galicia and the Second Polish Republic; Polish national-liberation uprisings; the history of the Great Emigration: political and social thought of political camps; the contribution of Polish emigrants of the 19th century to the civilizations of the nations of Europe and the Middle East; the history of Israel, memory studies, including studies on memorial sites and studies on new museology.

The Department of 19th Century History plays an important role in the organization of Polish-Ukrainian Scientific Conferences from the cycle “Lviv. City – society – culture”. It is a joint venture of the Pedagogical University of Cracow and Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. This conference is the oldest project in the humanities field implemented jointly by Poland and Ukraine. The first conference, prepared by the Institute of History of the Higher Pedagogical School, took place in Cracow (18-20 November, 1992), the second – organized by the Department of Ukrainian History and Ethnography of the Lviv University – in Lviv (18-20 May, 1994), and the third, prepared again by the Institute of History of the Higher Pedagogical School – in Cracow (29-30 April – 1 May 1996). These conferences are continued until now. The meetings are also attended by historians from other scientific centers (Polish and Ukrainian, as well as scientists from Germany, Austria, the USA and other countries) interested in researching the history of Lviv, and recently the presence of researchers in the history of books and book collections, as well as historians studying Jews, education and sport have also clearly marked their presence.

In institutional terms, the Department also develops active contacts with universities and research centers from Israel. The Department’s staff contributed to the signing of the official cooperation agreement between the Pedagogical University of Cracow and the Levinsky College of Education in Tel Aviv, which is the oldest Hebrew-language university in Israel (founded in 1912).

 

Department of Contemporary History

Staff:

Head
prof. dr hab. Mariusz Wołos

Professors
prof. dr hab. Jacek Chrobaczyński
dr hab., prof. UP Marek Herma
dr hab., prof. UP Anna Zapalec

Assistant professors
dr Mateusz Drozdowski
dr Krzysztof Kloc

The scientific interests of the staff of the Department of Contemporary History are focused on the history of Poland and general history since the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries until the end of the 20th century. Among the main research directions undertaken at the Department, there is, for instance the history of the Polish irredentism in the 19th and 20th centuries and of the Piłsudski camp; the history of naval warfare and naval art during the two world conflicts; research on the policy and economy of the reborn Poland and the history of international relations in the 20th century, including the history of diplomacy of Poland, France and the Soviets; problems of World War II, with particular emphasis on the German occupation and (micro)social relations within Poland in that period, attitudes and behaviors, as well as Polish-British, Polish-Soviet, Polish-Ukrainian and Polish-Jewish relations of that time. The research on the history of Cracow in the 20th century, the history of historiography and biography of the 20th century, conducted in the Department, should be mentioned as well.

 

Department of Historical Education

Staff:

Head
prof. dr hab. Bożena Popiołek

Professors
dr hab., prof. UP Józef Brynkus

Assistant professors
dr Agnieszka Chłosta-Sikorska
dr Lucyna Kudła
dr Agnieszka Słaby
dr Piotr Trojański

The research activity of Department focuses primarily on past and contemporary historical, social, cultural and museum education conducted at various stages of education. In the research field of its staff there are also issues in the history of education in autonomous Galicia (1867-1918), especially the local middle school education, its social, national and religious structure. The research also covered the education of the Second Polish Republic, the ideological face of post-war historical education, the transformation of awareness and historical memory and textbook narration in the Polish school after 1945, teaching about Auschwitz and the Holocaust in Poland and around the world, the organization of education in European countries, the content of historical education in programs and textbooks in various historical periods, educational law. Another group of research topics are such issues as: child as a subject of public life in the Old Polish era, socio-economic history of Polish Jews in the interwar period, national hero in the popularization of history and the process of historical education, everyday life in post-war Cracow, contemporary Polish history analyzed in the aspect of history social, women’s history and family history.

 

Department of Archival Studies and History Sub-Disciplines

Staff:

Head
prof. dr hab. Zdzisław Noga

Assistant professors
dr Dorota Drzewiecka
dr Bartosz Drzewiecki
dr hab. Halina Dudała
dr Magdalena Niedźwiedzka
dr Bartosz Ogórek
dr Mateusz Wyżga

Teaching assistants
mgr Barbara Bielaszka-Podgórny
mgr Monika Cołbecka
mgr Hubert Mazur
mgr Anna Pieczka

The staff of the Department conduct research in the field of archival studies and document management, with particular emphasis on the functioning of modern office, current archives, special documentation (photographs, films, recordings) and the implementation of electronic document management systems. Another area of scientific activity is historical cartography. It includes the source edition of the first Josephine photo of Galicia and the edition of historic atlases of the cities of Lesser Poland. The history of cities in the pre-partition period, as well as the history of settlement and historical demography are also a subject of research.

 

EDUCATIONAL OFFER IN POLISH

The Institute of History and Archival Studies has a wide educational offer in Polish. These are first- and second-cycle programs both full-time and extramural, as well as post-graduate studies.

 

First-cycle full-time studies

HISTORY

Graduate’s profile in the field of history, teacher-training specialization in history and social studies:

In the field of the completed courses and specialization, the graduate of the first-cycle teacher-training studies has substantive, psychological, pedagogical and didactic preparation (theoretical and practical) entitling him/her to teach the following subjects: “history”, “history and society”, “social studies” in primary school.

Graduate’s profile in the field of history, specialization in historical anthropology:

In the field of the completed courses and specialization, the graduate is prepared to take up work in houses and cultural centers, museums, open-air museums, nationwide and local media, associations conducting activities for the development of culture and promoting historical knowledge, art galleries, showrooms.

ARCHIVAL STUDIES, DOCUMENTATION MANAGEMENT AND INFOBROKERING

Graduate’s profile:

Professional qualifications to perform the following occupations are obtained: archivist, company archivist, documentation management specialist (manager of the documentation management process, office work organizer), infobroker. During the studies, graduates will be prepared to take up the archivist profession in state, church, private and company archives as well as to work in cultural institutions, as officials in state and local government offices at all levels; they can also manage a modern office both in the company and in the office, they will be specialists in the field of management, coordination of office activities and will acquire the skills of electronic document management; they will be prepared for work in brokerage companies or as documentalists – researchers in the media (press, radio, television) and specialist documentation departments of various companies and enterprises, Internet services, companies involved in conducting analyzes, industry magazines, advertising agencies.

HISTORICAL TOURISM AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

Graduate’s profile:

Studies in the field of historical tourism and cultural heritage are aimed at substantive and professional preparation in the field of issues related to historical tourism and cultural heritage. They will allow to acquire knowledge and competences in the field of planning and servicing of tourist traffic, organization of tourist events, promotion and popularization of cultural heritage, touring and regional education. They will provide graduates with the skills of guiding city and field trips, both domestic and foreign ones. They prepare to work in travel agencies, local associations and non-governmental organizations acting for the preservation and development of cultural heritage and popularizing local historical research. They provide the skills necessary to start and run independent business in the tourism industry.

 

Second-cycle full-time studies

HISTORY

Graduate’s profile in the field of history, specialization in history and social studies:

A graduate of teacher-training second-cycle studies has a substantive, psychological, pedagogical and didactic preparation (theoretical and practical) entitling him/her to teach the following subjects: “history”, “history and society”, “social studies” in a secondary school.

Graduate’s profile in the field of history, specialization in historical anthropology and cultural heritage:

In the field of the completed courses and specialization, the graduate is prepared to take up work in houses and cultural centers, museums, open-air museums, nationwide and self-government media, as well as associations conducting activities for the development of culture and promoting historical knowledge. In addition, he/she can cooperate with art galleries, showrooms and institutions supporting historical research as well as protection and security of cultural heritage.

ARCHIVAL STUDIES, DOCUMENTATION MANAGEMENT AND INFOBROKERING

Graduate’s profile:

Professional qualifications to perform the following occupations are obtained: archivist, company archivist, specialist in document management, coordinator of office activities, infobroker.
The graduate will be able to manage contemporary documentation in state and local government institutions, enterprises, non-governmental organizations and other organizational units; will be prepared to work in cultural and scientific institutions, in state and local government organizational units and to work as an archivist in state, church, private and current archives; will acquire skills in the use of electronic document management systems, computer programs for office work as well as will be able to create and manage simple databases; will gain knowledge on how to search, evaluate, select, process and share information in a historical-archival context and in the realities of contemporary office.

GERMAN AND CENTRAL EUROPEAN STUDIES

Graduate’s profile in the field of German and Central European Studies:

Graduates of German and Central European Studies will gain extensive interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and competences in a unique on an international scale Polish-German-Czech configuration. They will be able to successfully work in: state and local government administration, in various companies and corporations, in international cultural and educational institutions, in art galleries and museums as well as in governmental and non-governmental organizations cooperating with the German and Czech linguistic regions.

 

First-cycle extramural studies – @t home (6 SEMESTERS)

HISTORY
Graduate’s profile in the field of history, teacher-training specialization:

in the field of the completed courses and specialization, the graduate of the first-cycle teacher-training studies has substantive, psychological, pedagogical and didactic preparation (theoretical and practical) entitling him/her to teach the following subjects: “history”, “history and society”, “social studies”  in primary school.

Graduate’s profile in the field of history, specialization in historical anthropology:

in the field of the completed courses and specialization, the graduate is prepared to take up work in houses and cultural centers, museums, open-air museums, nationwide and local media, associations conducting activities for the development of culture and promoting historical knowledge, art galleries, showrooms.

ARCHIVAL STUDIES, DOCUMENTATION MANAGEMENT AND INFOBROKERING

Graduate’s profile:

Professional qualifications to perform the following occupations are obtained: archivist, company archivist, documentation management specialist (manager of the documentation management process, office work organizer), infobroker. During the studies, graduates will be prepared to take up the archivist profession in state, church, private and company archives as well as to work in cultural institutions, as officials in state and local government offices at all levels; they can also manage a modern office both in the company and in the office, they will be specialists in the field of management, coordination of office activities and will acquire the skills of electronic document management; they will be prepared for work in brokerage companies or as documentalists – researchers in the media (press, radio, television) and specialist documentation departments of various companies and enterprises, Internet services, companies involved in conducting analyzes, industry magazines, advertising agencies.

HISTORICAL TOURISM AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
Graduate’s profile in the field of historical tourism and cultural heritage:

Studies in the field of historical tourism and cultural heritage are aimed at substantive and professional preparation in the field of issues related to historical tourism and cultural heritage. They will allow to acquire knowledge and competences in the field of planning and servicing of tourist traffic, organization of tourist events, promotion and popularization of cultural heritage, touring and regional education. They will provide graduates with the skills of guiding city and field trips, both domestic and foreign ones. They prepare to work in travel agencies, local associations and non-governmental organizations acting for the preservation and development of cultural heritage and popularizing local historical research. They provide the skills necessary to start and run independent business in the tourism industry.

 

Second-cycle extramural studies – @t home (4 SEMESTERS)

 

HISTORY

Graduate’s profile in the field of history, teacher-training specialization:

A graduate of teacher-training second-cycle studies has a substantive, psychological, pedagogical and didactic preparation (theoretical and practical) entitling him/her to teach the following subjects: “history”, “history and society”, “social studies” in a secondary school.

Graduate’s profile in the field of history, specialization in historical anthropology and cultural heritage:

In the field of the completed courses and specialization, the graduate is prepared to take up work in houses and cultural centers, museums, open-air museums, nationwide and self-government media, as well as associations conducting activities for the development of culture and promoting historical knowledge. In addition, he/she can cooperate with art galleries, showrooms and institutions supporting historical research as well as protection and security of cultural heritage.

ARCHIVAL STUDIES, DOCUMENTATION MANAGEMENT AND INFOBROKERING

Graduate’s profile:

Professional qualifications to perform the following occupations are obtained: archivist, company archivist, specialist in document management, coordinator of office activities, infobroker.

The graduate will be able to manage contemporary documentation in state and local government institutions, enterprises, non-governmental organizations and other organizational units; will be prepared to work in cultural and scientific institutions, in state and local government organizational units and to work as an archivist in state, church, private and current archives; will acquire skills in the use of electronic document management systems, computer programs for office work as well as will be able to create and manage simple databases; will gain knowledge on how to search, evaluate, select, process and share information in a historical-archival context and in the realities of contemporary office.

 

Postgraduate studies

CRACOVIANA – THE CITY AND THE REGION IN TOURISM (2 semesters)

Characteristics of the studies:

Postgraduate studies “Cracoviana – the city and the region in tourism” are focused on the comprehensive development of students. They enable them to gain theoretical knowledge in the field of history and cultural heritage of Cracow and Lesser Poland as well as practical skills necessary to undertake activities related to the organization and operation of tourist traffic.

The attractive curriculum of the studies consists of courses that outline the most important issues in the field of history and the broadly understood spiritual and material culture of Cracow and Lesser Poland, including the phenomenon of Galicia, Kazimierz and Nowa Huta. In addition, the program of studies includes thematic blocks presenting Cracow museums and elements of museum methodology. These courses will be carried out on the basis of a valuable collection of Cracow museum exhibits. An important thematic block concerns business tourism and urban tourism, including its modern forms, organization of tourist events in the city, promotion of tourism products, tourist routes, as well as the methodology of tourist guidance.

Who are the studies for:

The studies are addressed to university graduates with a bachelor’s or master’s degree who have completed any field of studies. In particular, the offer is addressed to teachers implementing the cultural heritage program, lovers of Cracow and local tradition, tourist guides, museum workers, librarians, as well as employees of other cultural institutions, local government officials, representatives of Local Action Groups, members of public interest associations, cultural animators, people running a business based on objects that are part of cultural heritage.

HISTORY AND SOCIAL STUDIES (3 semesters)

Characteristics of the studies:

During theoretical (at the university) and practical (in schools) classes and as part of study visits in museums and places of remembrance, postgraduate students learn about the elements and mechanisms of the teacher’s work in the field of history and social studies. They acquire theoretical assumptions of historical and social education when it comes to goals, content, methods, techniques and strategies of education. They practice the skills of using modern and traditional didactic means as part of a multilateral and multimedia course of educating a teacher of history and social studies. At the same time, they master and improve the rules for observing school classes. They develop the ability to creatively conduct modern school classes, based on the use of the latest education technologies, (E-school) and independently carry out lessons in the field of history and social studies.

Who are the studies for: For those wishing to acquire the right to teach history and social studies in all types of schools, for graduates of MA students.

TOTALITARIANISM – NAZISM – HOLOKAUST (3 semesters)

Place of classes:

The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim – Oświęcim

Characteristics of the studies:

The subject matter of studies is focused on issues related to Nazi and Communist totalitarianism presented in an interdisciplinary perspective (history, literature, art). Emphasis was placed on the crimes committed by Nazi Germany and the USSR, with particular reference to the German genocide committed on Jews and Roma. The program also includes issues related to the persecution and extermination of other national and social groups under the rule of the Nazis and the Soviets. The key subject is the issue of the camp discussed mainly on the example of Auschwitz.

Who are the studies for: The studies are intended for teachers, educators, museum workers, employees of cultural and educational institutions, journalists, political scientists, priests, catechists, local government officials, etc.

DOCUMENTATION MANAGEMENT, INFOBROKERING AND ARCHIVAL STUDIES (2 semesters)

Characteristics of the studies:

The studies will equip the graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the profession of an archivist employed in the current archive and an infobroker, and prepare for work in office positions in public administration offices and in other public and private sector institutions collecting and processing documentation and information. They will allow the graduate to work as a document management specialist (profession officially recognized by the Ministry of Labor in 2016), among others, as a coordinator of office activities (introduced in offices in 2011).

A graduate of post-graduate studies in the field of documentation management, infobrokering and archival studies:

  • is prepared to work as an official in state and local government offices at all levels and an archivist employed in a current archive or an institution performing archival functions in the area of a non-state archival resource;
  • can manage a modern office both in the company and in the office;
  • is prepared to work in cultural and local government institutions;
  • has the ability to use electronic document management systems;
  • possesses knowledge on the traditional and electronic document, principles of collecting and developing contemporary documents, principles and techniques of managing documentation and information in contemporary law offices;
  • possesses knowledge on old and contemporary office systems;
  • has the skills to organize and select documentation;
  • is able to professionally search, evaluate, select, process and share information;
  • is prepared to work in brokerage companies or as a documentalist – researcher in the media (press, radio, television) and specialist documentation departments of various companies and enterprises;
  • is able to collect general information about the market of specific services or goods;
  • possesses knowledge on how to organize access to external Polish and foreign sources of electronic information and how to function on the basis on programs managing one’s own information workshops;
  • is prepared to work for websites, companies involved in conducting analyzes, industry magazines, advertising agencies.

 

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

Scientific cooperation:

One of the most important research directions undertaken by the employees are regional and local history. Foreign cooperation with universities is developing rapidly with various English, Austrian, Czech, Lithuanian, German, Russian, Slovak and Ukrainian research institutions. Employees participate in numerous domestic and foreign grants.

The Institute of History and Archival Studies is an institution open to cooperation with academic and scientific centers abroad.

Cooperation in the field of study curriculum:

The Institute of History and Archival Studies together with the Charles University in Prague conducts second-cycle (Master’s) full-time studies in the field of German Studies and Central European Studies.

It is a new and unique field of study. The studies respond to the challenges arising from the constantly growing importance of the Federal Republic of Germany in Europe and the world, and the fact that Poland is connected with Germany and other countries of the German language area (Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland) by a large and constantly growing number of partnerships at the level of regions, provinces, cities and communes, as well as schools and universities, not to mention numerous and strong economic ties. As a result, there is a demand on the labor market for people who not only know German but also know the political and legal system of this area, its tradition and culture, the specificity of past and present relations with Poland, who are able to diagnose, plan and implement tasks related to German contacts in various fields.

Classes are conducted by: the Institute of History and Archival Studies, the Institute of Political Science, the Institute of Modern Languages, the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology.

Characteristics of the studies:

Graduates receive a double diploma from both universities, which will ensure high recognition of their studies. The lecturers are Polish, Czech and German academic teachers. Classes will be held in Cracow and Prague, where Polish students will go for one semester as part of the Erasmus+ program.

The studies are conducted in three languages (Polish, Czech and German), which is why their program will put a lot of emphasis on learning these languages.

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS:

At the Department of Historical Education, an international educational grant entitled Online learning tools for combating anti-Semitism and other forms of discriminations, is being financed by the European Union from the “Erasmus+” program (No.: 2015-1-NL01-KA201-008826). As part of the grant, a multimedia online platform called StoriesthatMove was created. Tools to counteract discrimination (www.storiesthatmove.org) supporting education to counteract various forms of discrimination with the help of modern IT tools. The project involves 8 European countries: the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Ukraine. The platform is available in 7 language versions. The international coordinator of the project is the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.

Educational offer in English

At the Institute of History and Archival Studies, there are also classes in English for students undertaking education as part of the Erasmus+ program.

The module deals with subjects related to memory studies. Students learn the basics of the research workshop of the researcher working in the field of the Holocaust experience, including oral history, representation of the Holocaust in art and museum space. They will become familiar with the Polish experience in conducting educational projects in this thematic area. As part of the classes, numerous study classes are planned in Cracow’s museums and art galleries.

page with the module