Chair in Contemporary History

The area of research interests

Staff members at the Chair in Contemporary History are interested in the problems of Central Europe and South-Eastern Europe. They conduct research in the following areas: ethnic, religious and national relations and political and socio-economic transformations in the countries of the region.

Teaching objectives

The following courses are available at full-time and extramural studies at the Chair within the following fields of study: political science, international relations, national security:

  • The Analysis of Contemporary Diplomatic Sources
  • Waterway Transport Security
  • The Near and Middle East
  • Ethnic and Religious Problems of Modern Europe
  • History of the Near and Middle East Since 1945
  • Political History of Europe After 1945
  • General History of 20th Century
  • Cultural and Religious Factors Influencing International Conflicts
  • Political and Logistic Aspects of Natural Disasters and Catastrophes
  • Security Problems in the Balkans in EU Policy
  • Problems of Migration
  • Multinational Offences
  • The Role of International Organizations in Conflict Resolution
  • Political Transformations in Europe
  • Political Transformations in Central and South East European Countries
  • Contemporary Problems of International Politics
  • Proseminars and seminars in general history, history of international relations; contemporary problems of international politics, international security   

Contact details

ul. Oleandry 2a/11

phone number: 48 12 422-10-33

Head of the Chair: prof. Irena Stawowy-Kawka, PhD

Position: professor

Research interests:

East-Central Europe, the Balkans, Baltic countries and nations, national minorities, religious minorities, multi-ethnic society, conflicts, international prevention, historiography

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Agnieszka Kastory, PhD

Position: assistant professor with a habilitated doctor degree

Research interests:

International relations, Europe, Central Europe, Romania, Yugoslavia, international rivers, river commissions, the Danube

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Mirella Korzeniewska-Wiszniewska, PhD

Position: assistant professor

Research interests:

The Balkans, Serbia, the Serbs, Serbian minority, Yugoslavia, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Rafał Woźnica, PhD

Position: assistant professor

Research interests:

The Balkans, Bulgaria, Turkish foreign policy, privatization of security, multinational offences

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Doctoral students at the Chair

mgr Katarzyna Fijołek

mgr Krzysztof Hałgas

mgr Katarzyna Kropiak

mgr Justyna Krupa

mgr Jakub Sokół

mgr Wojciech Wojtasiewicz

mgr Daniel Wilk

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