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Authorities of Institute

prof. dr hab. Waldemar Rozynkowski

dr hab. Krzysztof Kopiński
dr hab. Maciej Krotofil

Waldemar Chorążyczewski (archival studies),
Roman Czaja (History of Cartography, Middle Ages),
Jarosław Dumanowski (social relations in the modern times)
Boguslaw Dybaś (Polish and general history, from the 16th to 18th c.),
Mirosław Golon (History of Poland and Eastern Europe after 1945),
Sławomir Jóźwiak (Medieval History),
Tomasz Kempa (History of Eastern Europe),
Jarosław Kłaczkow (Polish and general history, 20th c.),
Wiesława Kwiatkowska (archival studies),
Kazimierz Maliszewski (Polish and general history, from 16th to 18th c.),
Krzysztof Mikulski (History of Middle Age, Polish and general history, from the 16th to 18th c.),
Danuta Musiał (History of Roman religion in Italy and Provinces),
Magdalena Niedzielska (History 19th c.),
Piotr Oliński (History of Middle Ages),
Szymon Olszaniec (History of Byzantium),
Andrzej Radzimiński (the history of the Church in the Medieval Ages, the history of Middle Ages),
Waldemar Rezmer (the Polish Army between the two World Wars),
Wanda Krystyna Roman (archival studies),
Stanisław Roszak (History of baroque and Age of Enlightenment),
Waldemar Rozynkowski (Medieval History)
Wiesław Sieradzan (Medieval History of Poland and Teutonic Order in Prussia, History of Cartography, computer-assisted historical research),
Aleksander Smoliński (20th c. military studies - uniforms, cavalry),
Adam Szweda (auxilary historical sciences),
Janusz Tandecki (towns in Central Europe and Polish-German relationships),
Jarosław Wenta (Medieval historiography),
Jacek Wijaczka (Polish and general history, from the 16th to 18th c.),
Przemysław Wojciechowski (History of Roman religion in Italy, social history of Roman Empire),
Jan Wroniszewski (auxilary historical sciences, the social and political history of Medieval Poland, from the 12th to 14th centuries),

The Institute employs 29 professors (20 full professors, 9 University professors), 17 persons at dr hab. level, 12 persons at Ph.D. level and 3 at M.A. level.

Departments of the Institute

  1. Department of Ancient History
    Head: prof. dr hab. Danuta Musiał
    Research topics: the history of Roman religion in Italy and Provinces (D. Musiał, Sz. Olszaniec, P. Wojciechowski), Latin language (H. Appel, A. Wróblewski).

  2. Department of Archives
    Head: dr hab. Wiesława Kwiatkowska, assoc. prof.
    Research topics: Torun archives especially in the Old Polish period, the history of medieval Torun libraries (W. Kwiatkowska), history of archives (W. Chorążyczewski).

  3. Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences
    Head: dr hab. Jan Wroniszewski, assoc. prof.
    Research topics: social and political history of Medieval Poland from the 12th-15th c. (A. Szweda), the genealogy of knights, sphragistics (J. Wroniszewski), medieval historiography (J. Wenta).

  4. Department of Eastern Europe History
    Head: dr hab. Tomasz Kempa, assoc. prof.
    Research topics: the history of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Russia, Bielarus, Ukraina; history of the Orthodox and Greek Catholic Church (T. Kempa).

  5. Department of Economic History
    Head: prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Mikulski
    Research topics: economic life, settlements and towns of the Chełmno Land, Dobrzyn Land and Royal Prussia (K. Mikulski), sociotopography of towns, demography of the family from 16th to 18th c. (K. Mikulski).

  6. Department of Twentieth-century History
    Head: prof. dr hab. Jarosław Kłaczkow
    Research topics: social, political and economic problems of the northern regions of Poland from 1945 to 1956 (M. Golon), Soviet Union and contemporary Russia (M. Golon), history of France (Z. Girzyński), history of Great Britain in 20th c., foreign policy of Poland in 1918-1945 (K. Kania), protestantism in Poland from 19 to 20th c., government and public administration on polish territories from 19 to 20th c. (J. Kłaczkow), polish territories under Nazi German occupation in period 1939-1945 (S. Grochowina).

  7. Department of the History of the Baltic Countries
    Haed: prof. dr hab. Andrzej Radzimiński
    Research topics: the history of the Church in Medieval Ages, the history of Middle Ages (A. Radzimiński), Polish-Danish relationships(M. Gawinecka - Woźniak)

  8. Department of History Teaching and Knowledge about Society
    Head: prof. dr hab. Stanisław Roszak
    Research topics: history of culture of the baroque age and Age Enlightenement (S. Roszak) modern historiography, didactic in history (M. Strzelecka, A. Wieczorek, S. Roszak).

  9. Department of Medieval History
    Head: prof. dr hab. Roman Czaja
    Research topics: the history of the Teutonic Knight's State in Prussia (W. Rozynkowski), towns in Central Europe and Polish-German relationships (R. Czaja), the history of the church in the Middle Ages (W. Rozynkowski).

  10. Department of the Methodology of History and Knowledge about Culture
    Head: prof. dr hab. Kazimierz Maliszewski
    Research topics: the history of social communication in European culture (K. Maliszewski).

  11. Department of Military History
    Head: prof. dr hab. W. Rezmer
    Research topics: history of the Lithuanian Army in 1918-1940, Polish 1939 war, minorities in the Polish Army in 1918-1939 (W. Rezmer), Red Army in 1920 y. war, the uniform of the Polish Army in 1918-1939, organisation of Polish Army in 1918-1939 (A. Smoliński).

  12. Department of Modern History
    Head: dr hab. Jarosław Dumanowski, assoc. prof.
    Research topics: social relations in Poland and Europe in the modern times (J. Dumanowski).

  13. Department of History of German-speaking Countries
    Head: prof. dr hab. Jacek Wijaczka
    Research topics: "witch hunting" in Modern Europe (XV - XVII c.), Jewish history in medieval Poland (J. Wijaczka), political, dynastic, religious and cultural problems of Medieval Poland (S. Jóźwiak),

  14. Department of Nineteenth-century History
    Head: dr hab. Magdalena Niedzielska, assoc. prof.
    Research topics: the history of German political thought in 19th c., the political and cultural history of Eastern and Western Prussia, political history of the USA, (M. Niedzielska).

  15. Department of Records Managing and Archival Information
    Head: prof. dr hab. Wanda Roman
    Research topics: cartographic collections in archives, the history of cartography; archive administration, archives and computers.

  16. Department of Science History
    Head: prof. dr hab. Wiesław Sieradzan
    Research topics: archives and computers, computer programmes, computer-assisted historical research (W. Sieradzan, W. Nowosad, D. Jasieniecki).

  17. Departament of Sources Research and Publishing
    Head: prof. dr hab. Janusz Tandecki
    Research topics: chancellery in the Middle Ages, the history of medieval towns and organisation of crafts (J. Tandecki), history of archives (K. Syta).

  1. Section of Copernican Studies
    Head: VACAT
    Research topics: Nicolai Copernicus life's research, Copernican bibliogrphy (T. Borawska).

  2. Section of Historic Atlases of Polish Towns
    Head: prof. dr hab. Roman Czaja
    Research topics: urban history research, preparation of historical town-plan atlases (R. Czaja).


The library in the present-day seat finds from 1965. It makes accessible it’s resources for students and sciences from other faculties. The collection contains books mainly on Polish and general history, archival studies and auxiliary historical sciences. The most important works, Polish and foreign, deal with the history of West and East Prussia and Poland's relations with the countries of Northern Europe and Germany over the centuries. There are very interesting books and historical dissertations from the university in Königsberg (East Prussia). The total number of books and periodicals in the library is over 70,000. In the first part of library there are 4,000 sources, a lot of synthesis, encyclopedias and dictionaries (Incl. Internet and Xerox)

Research Laboratories and Equipment

The Institute has copying facilities, an audio-visual lecture hall and a number of personal computers.


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