Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28,
00-927 Warszawa
tel./fax (48-22) 826-36-83

University
of Warsaw

 

 


Published with financial support from EU Erasmus Programme

Ph.D. studies - Oriental Studies – Language and Culture - part-time 3rd-cycle degree program - get in 


Oriental Studies – Language and Culture

Name of the program: Oriental Studies – Language and Culture

Director of studies: Joanna Jurewicz, Prof. UW dr hab. (48-22-55-20-459, j.jurewicz@uw.edu.pl)

- Domain: domain of humanities

- Discipline: discipline of humanities

- Field of study: literary studies, linguistics

Specialty:

  • Oriental Studies – African Studies

  • Oriental Studies – Arabic Studies

  • Oriental Studies  - Hebrew Studies

  • Oriental Studies – Indology

  • Oriental Studies  - Iranian Studies   

  • Oriental Studies – Japanese Studies

  • Oriental Studies – Korean Studies

  • Oriental Studies – Culture of Ancient East: Hittitology

  • Oriental Studies – Mongolian and Tibetan Studies

  • Oriental Studies – Sinology

  • Oriental Studies – Turkish Studies

  • East-European Studies

Level and form of study: part-time 3rd-cycle degree program

Language of instruction: English

Duration: 4 years

Tuition fee: 8 000 PLN/semester

The four-year doctoral program in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Warsaw provides a unique opportunity in Europe to gain in-depth knowledge of the Orient, while also creating a possibility to acquire the skills of using basic cognitive linguistics tools to examine various aspects of culture and cross-linguistic inter-cultural communication. The program encourages respect for linguistic and cultural variation, and prepares students to be competent experts on a selected Oriental or African culture, with a clear understanding of the challenges and the opportunities stemming from diversity and communication across cultures. Students additionally receive training in research methods and dissemination, selected web-based tools to enhance their academic work, and pedagogical approaches to teaching languages, literatures, and cultures, all of which position the program’s graduates to excel in their research and future career.

 

I. Learning outcomes and conditions of attainment

Doctoral students carry out individual academic work under supervision of the professor conducting the doctoral seminar[1]. The effect of individual research under the guidance of the supervisor is the doctoral dissertation. In addition, doctoral students are required to complete the program of study which is a process of education enabling them to attain  defined learning outcomes.

Doctoral program includes compulsory courses, optional courses and apprenticeships.

Participation the doctoral program of study prepares future graduates to research or research and development work, particularly leading to the attainment of learning outcomes in the scope of:

1) advanced level knowledge, covering the latest achievements of academic study, of fundamental nature to the domain related to the area of academic research, and also of detailed nature in relation to the field of the conducted academic research;

2) skills relating to teaching methods and methodology of the carried out academic research;

3) social competencies pertaining to academic and research activities and the social role of  an academic scholar.

            Doctoral program also offers conditions for academic collaboration in research groups, preparing reviewed academic publications, participation in the life of the academic environment, preparing to doctoral examinations. 

Learning Outcomes

Conditions of Attainment

Knowledge

knows the main directions of research and achievements of contemporary literature and linguistic studies applied in Oriental studies research

participation in doctoral seminar and classes pertaining to the academic discipline, participation in classes in general subjects

has detailed knowledge necessary to clarify subject-specific research problems in the scope of broadly-defined Oriental studies in the context of literary and linguistic studies

participation in doctoral seminar and 'Methodology of Teaching' discussion sessions, participation in classes in general subjects

understands, can characterize, and if necessary can propose solutions to complex religious, cultural, linguistic, political and social processes in selected countries of the Orient and Africa

participation in the seminar and 'Methodology of Teaching' discussion session, participation in classes in general subjects

Skills

can use theoretical knowledge to put forward a hypothesis, to describe and solve a research problem in accordance with the teaching methods and methodology of conducted academic research

participation in the doctoral seminar, individual work with the supervisor, , participation in classes in general subjects

can look for, select and make use of the contemporary achievements in the scope of conducted academic research and present the results of the research in public

participation in the seminar and 'Methodology of Teaching' discussion sessions and apprenticeship, participation in classes in general subjects

can collaborate with others in a research group, bringing in skills within the scope of conducted academic research and represented specialty  

participation in the academic life of the organizational unit of the faculty, work within the received research grants

can schedule, organize and conduct research in the scope of the chosen specialty

individual work with the supervisor, participation in research projects, doctoral dissertation

Social Competences

understands the special social role of academic study and the need to popularize academic achievements

participation in doctoral seminar, , participation in classes in general subjects

understands the value of cultural diversity of the world and accepts the rules of behaviour that embrace respect and kindness towards members of other cultures

participation in classes related to the field of study and in 'Methodology of Teaching'  discussion sessions, , participation in classes in general subjects

is aware of the need to act in accordance with the principles of ethics, and understands the particular responsibility of academic personnel for the future of civilization

participation in doctoral seminar and in 'Methodology of Teaching' discussion sessions, , participation in classes in general subjects

can interact and work in a group, acting in different roles, including managerial, and predict the effects of his or her activities

participation in the academic life of the organizational unit of the faculty, work within the received research grants

II. Minimum course load

Each participant of the doctoral program is required to get a credit in the course of study for at least 415 hours, including:

1) 120 hrs of doctoral seminar in the relevant organizational unit of the Faculty of Oriental Studies a doctoral student belongs to with regard to the professor of the doctoral seminar and the conducted didactic classes

2) by the end of the first year of study, 15 hours of classes developing teaching skills of a participant in doctoral studies organized by the University of Warsaw in cooperation with the organizational units of the University of Warsaw, 15 hours of teaching methods course pertaining to the education within the scope of Oriental Studies, 15 hours of classes introducing into the researcher's field of activity

3) by the end of the second year of study: 210 hours of classes in general subjects organized by the Faculty of Oriental Studies or from the range offered by the University of Warsaw (including 60 hours of introductory course to literary studies/linguistics)

4) apprenticeship in the form of conducting didactic classes at the University under the supervision of the director of the doctoral seminar, amounting to 10 hours a year. A participant of the doctoral program employed as an academic teacher is exempt from this form of apprenticeship.

In addition, a student of the doctoral program is required to:

4)  report (at least two times a year) during the doctoral seminar and in the presence of the professor conducting the seminar on the progress of the doctoral dissertation

5) prepare (by publishing or submitting the text for publication) at least one publication by the end of the 3rd year of study.

6) participate in the academic life of the Faculty by working for its benefit (participation in research grants, assistance in organizing conferences and seminars etc.).

 

Subject

Lecturer

Type of Classes

Duration

Credit

 ECTS

credits

1st year

Doctoral Seminar

Doctoral Seminar Director

seminar

30 hrs

ungraded credit

3

1st year

Conceptual  metaphor and metonymy in the cross-cultural perspective[2]

 

prof. dr hab. Elżbieta Górska

proseminar

60 hrs

ungraded credit

3

1st year

Selected topics in cognitive linguistics[3]

dr Magdalena Rybarczyk

proseminar

30 hrs

ungraded credit

2

 

Tools for Academia

dr Magdalena Rybarczyk

proseminar

15 hrs

ungraded credit

2

1st year

Didactics of Higher Education

 

lecture

15 hrs

ungraded credit

5

1st year

Methodology of Teaching

Faculty of Oriental Studies Personnel

lecture

15 hrs

ungraded credit

5

1st year

 Apprenticeships

 

 

10 hrs

ungraded credit

2

TOTAL

 

 

 

175

 

22

2nd year

Doctoral Seminar

Doctoral Seminar Director

seminar

30 hrs

 

4

2nd year

Application of Cognitive Linguistics in Literary Studies[4]

dr hab. Joanna Jurewicz

lecture

60 hrs

ungraded credit

2

2nd year

Emotions in Cultures (Cognitive Perspective)[5]

dr Monika Nowakowska

proseminar

30 hrs

ungraded credit

2

2nd year

Shaping Identity in Cultures[6] 

dr Monika Nowakowska

proseminar

30 hrs

ungraded credit

2

2nd year

Apprenticeships

 

 

10 hrs

ungraded credit

2

TOTAL

 

 

 

160

 

12

3rd year

Doctoral Seminar

Doctoral Seminar Director

seminar

30 hrs

ungraded credit

4

3rd year

 Apprenticeships

 

 

10 hrs

ungraded credit

2

TOTAL

 

 

 

40

 

5

4th year

Doctoral Seminar

Doctoral Seminar Director

seminar

30 hrs

ungraded credit

4

4th year

 Apprenticeships

 

 

10 hrs

ungraded credit

2

TOTAL

 

 

 

40

 

6

 

III. Description of courses

Courses connected with the field of study (optional)

1) Conceptual metaphor and metonymy in a cross-cultural perspective

Conceptual metaphor in a cross-cultural perspective (a one term course)

Cognitive theory of conceptual metaphor as a means to understand and experience the world discussed in a cross-cultural perspective; main focus on three experiential domains: life, emotion, and time. Analyses of conceptual metaphors and metaphorical expressions from everyday language and literature; multimodal metaphors (verbo-visual and verbo-musical); theoretical framework of cognitive linguistics.

Key terms and issues: the nature of metaphorical mappings; common source and target domains; metonymic activation of source domains; kinds of metaphor; metaphorical entailments; coherence of metaphor; two metaphor systems: the Great Chain of Being and the Event Structure System; dynamic activation of metaphors in discourse; metaphor in language acquisition: primary metaphors and their universal basis; cultural variation of metaphors.

Metonymy in language and thought (a one term course)

Metonymy as a conceptual process; analyses of conceptual metonymies and metonymic expressions from everyday language and literature; non-linguistic manifestations of conceptual metonymies (data from visual perception); theoretical framework of cognitive linguistics.

Key terms and issues: Cognitive domain, Idealized Cognitive Model (ICM), the distinction of metonymic vehicle and metonymic target; cognitive and communicative principles for the selection of metonymic vehicle; functions of metonymy (in, e.g., the formation of metonymic extensions and in indirect speech acts); comparison of conceptual metonymies and conceptual metaphors; the role of metonymy in categorization and in creation of stereotypes; rhetorical effects of metonymy; metonymy as a mechanism of linguistic manipulation; developments in the cognitive approach to metonymy since 1980.

 

2) Selected topics in cognitive linguistics

Cognitive Linguistics is an approach to the study of language and mind which places central importance on meaning and its grounding in human cognitive abilities, embodied experience and culture. The course introduces students to the core subject matter of Cognitive Linguistics and helps guide them toward their own research topics. The theory and methodology will be  introduced through readings and seminar-style discussions. Students will also be afforded opportunities to begin applying the knowledge through hands-on classroom assignments.      

Topics include: cognitive foundations of language; meaning as conceptualization; grammar and mind; usage-based model; meaning construction; mental spaces; the relationship between language, thought and culture; categorization; the issue of embodiment; grammaticalization; empirical methods in cognitive linguistics. 

 

3) Tools for Academia

This course offers an overview of web-based tools to enhance your academic work. Some are specifically designed for scientific research while others are general purpose tools which can help research.  It also introduces some universal research methods that may form a valuable part of  the research skills 'tool kit' of every researcher in the humanities. Additionally, the course discusses selected aspects of preparing grant proposals and strategies for disseminating research results.

Topics include: Internet as a source of information and data (online libraries, Google Scholar, etc.); reference managers; citations, H-index and journal impact factors; grant proposal writing; introduction to empirical methods such as corpus analysis and psycholinguistic experimentation.

 

4) Application of Cognitive Linguistics to Literary Studies
The aim of the course is to present how methodology of cognitive linguistics (especially conceptual metonymy, conceptual metaphor and conceptual blending) can be used in the investigation of literature and other aspects of culture (philosophy, religion, visual art, advertisements).

 

5) Emotions in cultures (cognitive linguistics perspective)

The course takes up the question of metaphorical conceptualizations across cultures of the primary human emotions (love, anger, hatred, fear, etc.) as recorded in literature, music and cinema. The main focus in the analyses will be on multimodal metaphors.

Our aim will be to use in practice the CL means in studying multicultural reality, and particularly, to look first of all at the ways of understanding, experiencing and expressing emotions, and, secondly, to recognize the cultural rooting of those various ways in multicultural and multi-religious contexts. We will start with an exemplifying analysis of this kind based on case studies from the literature and cinematography from the Indian subcontinent (Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Islam and Christian traditions; many languages and various worldviews), and then, gradually, will move, assuming active participation of the students, to similar analyses of the data collected and presented by the students from cultures best known to and/or studied by them.

 

6) Shaping Identity in Cultures

The course  aims at the analysis with the use of the means of CL of the complex processes of construing and supporting of regional vs. supra-regional, religious vs. supra-religious, and local vs. national identities, taking as a starting example the case of building a new national identity by and for the citizens of a young, freshly independent multicultural, multi-linguistic and multi-religious state with particular historical experience.

It will be then expected that students take active part in the seminar, contributing and presenting their own relevant material (from literature, music or cinema) from various cultures. In the analyses we will refer to (with illustrations) and take use of the CL concepts of metonymy and metaphor (including multimodal metaphor), frames and metaphoric frames, image-schemas, mental spaces and conceptual blends.

 

Obligatory subjects

7) Doctoral Seminar

The subject studied under the supervsion of the director of the doctoral seminar within the framework of which a doctoral student prepares the doctoral dissertation.

8) Methodology of Teaching

A subject dealing with the specifics of particular cultures and the need to explain them and teach with the emphasis on the incompatibility of terms formulated in the European culture that are employed to describe and analyze the socio-cultural phenomena of the countries of Asia and Africa.

9) Didactics of Higher Education 

A course directed at doctoral students as the future academic teachers for whom the knowledge of planning the effective execution of the education process in a higher education institution is a necessary component of their professional competence. Organized by the Faculty of Education.

 

 III. Apprenticeship

 Performed by conducting didactic classes at the university under the supervision of the director of the doctoral seminar in the amount of 10 hours annually. A doctoral student gains competence in the scope of applying modern methods and techniques of running didactic classes.

 

IV. Timetable and detailed rules of participation in the doctoral program

Art. 1

 

1. The assessment of doctoral student's progress takes place on a year-to-year basis.

2 . The consecutive years of the doctoral program become completed on the basis of:

            1) a report containing information on the progress in execution of the doctoral dissertation, publications, conferences and conducted didactic classes together with the opinion of the doctoral seminar director,

            2) credits collected in the grade book,

            3) apprenticeships performed in the form of conducting at least 10 hours of didactic classes a year, in the presence of the professor-director of the doctoral seminar;

           

Art. 2

            A student of the program is required to submit annual reports in the Office of the Doctoral Studies at the Faculty of Oriental Studies within the timeframe given by the director of the program.

            The report should contain information about the progress in execution of the doctoral dissertation, participation in conferences, publication of works (together with their copies), number of conducted didactic classes, including those within the required apprenticeship (as certified by the director of the doctoral seminar), number and type of didactic classes taken part in. A written opinion of the professor conducting the doctoral seminar is to be attached to the report.

            The signed report and opinion are to be submitted in paper.

 

Art. 3

1. The student of the program who has fulfilled all the conditions to complete a year mentioned in Art. 4 is granted enrolment to another year of study.

2. Conditional enrolment to another year of study is granted to a doctoral student who did not fulfil one of the following conditions provided for in the program of study:

            1) as required by the course of study, did not get a credit for the subjects (maximum two),

            2) whose progress in execution of the doctoral dissertation was assessed negatively (i.e.  obtained less than 40% of max. total points)

            3) did not prepare at least one publication by the end of the 3rd year of study,

            4) did not get credit for apprenticeship in the form of conducting didactic classes at the University under the supervision of the director of the doctoral seminar in the amount of 10 hours annually.

3. The student of the doctoral program who obtained conditional enrolment is required to execute the unfulfilled tasks in the following year of study. Conditional enrolment may be granted only once during the course of study.

4. Obtaining conditional enrolment precludes receiving doctoral scholarship and scholarship for good performance for another year of study.

5. The Director of the Doctoral Program removes a participant in the doctoral program from the list of the participants in the doctoral program in the event of failing to meet more than one conditions mentioned in Art. 2 and required by the course of study.

 

Art. 4

V. Conditions and procedure of receiving credit

1. 1st year

1) obtaining credit for classes:

  • Doctoral Seminar (30 hrs)

  • Methodology of Teaching (15 hrs)

  • Subject connected with the field of study (90 hrs)

  • Didactics of Higher Education (15 hrs)

  • Researcher's Workshop (15 hrs)

  • d)  Apprenticeships (10 hrs)

 

2. 2nd year

1) obtaining credit for classes:

  • Doctoral Seminar  (30 hrs)

  • Subject connected with the field of study (120 hrs)

  • Apprenticeships (10 hrs)

 

3. 3rd year

1) obtaining credit for classes:

  • Doctoral Seminar  (30 hrs)

  • Apprenticeships (10 hrs)

  • c) preparing (by publishing or submitting the text for publication) at least one publication

 

4. 4th year

  • obtaining credit for classes:

  • Doctoral Seminar (30 hrs)

  • Apprenticeships (10 hrs)

 

Art. 5

By the end of the 4th year of study, a student of the doctoral program must submit the doctoral dissertation and apply to the Faculty Council for acceptance of the dissertation and for appointment of its reviewers.

 

VI. Application and admission procedure

On the basis of Art. 9 para 1, item 4 and Art. 12 para 2 of the Terms and Conditions of the Doctoral Program at the University of Warsaw, passed by the Resolution of Senate no. 494 of 18 April 2012 (Monitor Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego No. 4 z. 201, pos. 88), detailed terms and conditions and admission procedure are in force:

 

Art. 1

In the admission procedure, account is taken of:

  • assessment of the research project,

  • assessment of academic activity,

  • the opinion of the professor recommending a candidate for a doctoral program.

 

 

Art. 2

Research project assessment criteria:

1. Research project (the size of 2 pages, ca. 4000 characters) is to:

- contain the formulation of a research problem and tentative hypotheses,

- contain brief theoretical introduction with references to the literature of the subject,

- determine the field of study (literary studies/linguistics)

2. The subject of the assessment is:

the clarity of the way the scope of the research is formulated (aim, scope of research, proposed hypotheses),

justification of the research problem and its place in the existing academic achievements in the given field of research,

uniqueness of the issues at question and of the methodology of research,

correctness of the proposed research methods.

 

Art. 3

Criteria for academic activity assessment

1. Assessment is made on the basis of documents, and in particular, copies of publications or typescripts of texts submitted for publication (together with a proof of receipt from the editor), and proof of active participation in conferences (poster or essay) or research projects.

2. Academic activity is evaluated in a scale of 1-5 points.

 

Art. 4

Candidate Assessment Criteria

1. Candidates shall be admitted according to the number of points they score. The maximum number of points is 30, including maximum for:

1) research project       15
2) academic activity      5

2. The necessary condition for being admitted to the program is obtaining at least 40 % of the maximum number of points.

 

§ VII. The list of people who are planned to run seminars in English on doctoral program in the academic year 2015/2016.

  • Piotr Balcerowicz, Prof. UW dr hab. (Indian Studies)

  • Prof. dr hab. Janusz Danecki (Arabian Studies)

  • dr hab. Joanna Jurewicz, Prof. UW (Indology Studies)

  • dr hab. Irena Kałużyńska, Prof. UW (Sinology)

  • Prof. dr hab. Marek Mejor (Indology – Buddhist Studies)

  • Prof. dr hab. Ewa Machut-Mendecka (Arabian Studies)

  • Prof. dr hab. Nina Pawlak (African Studies)

  • dr hab. Shoshana Ronen, Prof. UW (Hebrew Studies)

  • Prof. dr hab. Jolanta Sierakowska-Dyndo (Iranian Studies)

  • Prof. dr hab. Danuta Stasik (Indology)

  • Prof. dr hab. Piotr Taracha (Hittitology)

  • Prof. dr hab. Leszek Zasztowt (Chair of East-European Studies)

 

VIII. Academic profile of scholars conducting subjects organized by the Faculty of Oriental Studies

Elżbieta Górska, Prof. UW dr hab,. is Professor in the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, teaching also doctoral students in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at that University. Her research interest include multimodal metaphor, conceptual metonymy, word formation, cognitive grammar, cognitive foundations of language, linguistic coding of concepts in cross-cultural perspective. She has previously published On Parts and Wholes. A Cognitive Study of English Schematic Part Terms (Warsaw University, 1999), edited the first Polish collection of articles in cognitive linguistics Images from the Cognitive Scene (Universitas, 1993), and co-edited (with Günter Radden) Metonymy-Metaphor Collage (Warsaw University Press, 2005). She has also contributed articles to numerous journals and postconference volumes.

Joanna Jurewicz, Prof. UW dr hab., is a professor at the Oriental Studies Department of Warsaw University. In her research, she uses the interdisciplinary methodology of philology and cognitive linguistics to analyze ancient Indian texts (Vedic texts and philosophical parts of the Mahabharata, especially the Bhagavadgita and the Mokshadharmaparvan) and religious and cultural aspects of Hindu tradition. Author of three books and over 50 papers. For her latest book, Fire and Cognition in the Rgveda (Warszawa 2010), she got the Prime Minister Award for the Outstanding Scholar Achievement (2011). She is a member of the Academia Europaea, vice-president of Polish Semiotics Society and vice-secretary of Warsaw Society of Science.

Prof. dr hab. Marek Mejor, professor at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw; head of the Research Centre of Buddhist Studies; special fields of interest: Sanskrit, Buddhist studies (Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan), Indo-Tibetan studies, history of Indology. Studied in Warsaw, Oxford, Hamburg, Tokyo; cofounder of the journal "Studia Indologiczne" (Journal of Indological Studies); chairman of the Committee of Oriental Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences; vice-president of the Polish Oriental Society; author of books and papers on Sanskrit and Buddhist studies.

Monika Nowakowska, Ph. D., is an assistant professor at the Chair of South Asian Studies of the Faculty of Oriental Studies in the University of Warsaw. The graduate and postgraduate from the Faculty, the holder of scholarship from the Government of India, Michael Coulson Junior Research Fellow of the Wolfson College, University of Oxford. She teaches Sanskrit and sometimes Hindi, studies and researches the classical Indian philosophical thought (the author of a PhD thesis on some epistemological aspects in the 9th century Sanskrit treatise by Jayanta Bhatta), especially in the context of the role and function of the language in culture. She also translates belletristic and philosophical literature.

Magdalena Rybarczyk, Ph.D., is a cognitive linguist whose academic research has focused on the subtle semantics of grammatical elements in discourse and the relationship between grammatical structure and socio-cultural and interpersonal situatedness. Her Ph.D. dissertation investigates selected Polish closed-class forms in view of their emphatic potential and  their role in an indirect communication of the speaker’s attitudes. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Warsaw, where she gained substantial teaching experience at the Institute of English Studies.

 

IX. Academic profile of scholars conducting seminars on doctoral program in English in 2015/2016

Piotr Balcerowicz, Prof. UW dr hab., Professor of Philosophy and Oriental Studies (Indology), teaching at the University of Warsaw (the Chair of South Asia, the Faculty of Oriental Studies). He specialises in philosophical traditions of Asia and the West, with emphasis on South Asian epistemological thought and non-Brahmanic philosophical schools (Jainism, Ajivikism, Buddhism). He also lectures on Indian philosophy and South Asian religions as well as on intercultural relations and contemporary history of Asia. Till 2011 Professor of International Relations at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (Department of International Relations), Warsaw, and member of the  Committee for Oriental Studies of Polish Academy of Sciences. He publishes extensively on Indian philosophy, epistemology and religions.  His main books include: (1) Jaina Epistemology In Historical And Comparative Perspective. Volume I & II, Stuttgart 2001 (reprinted: Delhi 2008). (2) Afghanistan: History - people - politics, Warsaw 2001 (in Polish). (3) Jainism – An Ancient Indian Religion. History, Ritual, Literature, Warsaw 2003 (in Polish). (4) History of Classical Indian Philosophy. Part One: Beginnings, Analytical Trends i Philosophy of Nature, Warsaw 2003 (in Polish), (5) Jainism and the Definition of Religion (Mumbai 2009), (6) Logic and Belief in Indian Philosophy (ed., Delhi 2010), (7) Art, Myths and Visual Culture of South Asia (ed., Delhi 2011), (8) World View and Theory in Indian Philosophy (ed., Delhi 2012), (9) Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies, Vol. 14: Jaina Philosophy, Part II (ed., Delhi 2013).  For more information: www.orient.uw.edu.pl/balcerowicz/me.htm.

Prof. dr hab. Janusz Danecki teaches Arabic language and Islamic Culture in the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Oriental Faculty at the University of Warsaw. He specializes in Arabic linguistics and Islam, especially Islam in the Arab World. He is the editor of the international journal “Studia Arabistyczne i Islamistyczne” (Arabic and Islamic Studies). J. Danecki is the author of a number of essential works on the Arabic language and Islam (Arabic Grammar, Arabic-Polish Dictionary, Introduction to Islam, Political Thought in Islam) . He also translated into Polish a number of essential books of classical and modern Arabic literature (i.a. Ibn Hazm, the Mu’allaqat, Al-Hamadhani’s Maqamat; G. Kanafani, Yusuf Idris, Tawfiq al-Hakim).

Joanna Jurewicz, Prof. UW dr hab., is a professor at the Oriental Studies Department of Warsaw University. In her research, she uses the interdisciplinary methodology of philology and cognitive linguistics to analyze ancient Indian texts (Vedic texts and philosophical parts of the Mahabharata, especially the Bhagavadgita and the Mokshadharmaparvan) and religious and cultural aspects of Hindu tradition. Author of three books and over 50 papers. For her latest book, Fire and Cognition in the Rgveda (Warszawa 2010), she got the Prime Minister Award for the Outstanding Scholar Achievement (2011). She is a member of the Academia Europaea, vice-president of Polish Semiotics Society and vice-secretary of Warsaw Society of Science.

Irena Kałużyńska, Prof. UW, dr hab., holds the position of professor in the Sinology Department of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw. Her research interests are Chinese linguistics and culture, especially Chinese onomastics. She has published two monographs and many academic papers mainly on Chinese toponymy and anthroponymy. She has also translated several pieces of  classical and modern Chinese literature and a number of books on Chinese culture and history.

Agata S. Nalborczyk, Prof. UW dr hab. M.A. in Iranian studies, Ph. D. in Arabic and Islamic Studies, habilitated Dr. in Religious Studies – Islamic Studies, Ass. Professor at the Department for European Islam Studies, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw. Her research focuses on Islam in Europe (esp. Poland, Central and Eastern Europe), legal status of European Muslim minorities, Polish-Lithuanian Tatars, gender issues in Islam, Christian-Muslim relations, the image of Islam and Muslims in Europe, Arabic sociolinguistics, Arabic grammatical theory. She is the member of the Editorial Board of the series “Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe” (Leiden: Brill; first volume published in 2014), editorial advisor and author in the “Yearbook of Muslims in Europe” ed. by Jørgen S. Nielsen et. al. (Leiden: Brill vol.1-5 2009-2013). Author of numerous articles on Islam in Europe published in incl. “Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations” “Global Change, Peace and Security”, “Islamochristiana”, “TRANS” and edited volumes.She is a member of the Association for the Sociology of Religion and of the International Study of Religion in Eastern and Central Europe Association (ISORECEA). Some recent publications include: 2) Poland (with Stanisław Grodź) [in:] J. S. Nielsen, S. Akgönül, A. Alibašić, E. Račius (ed.), Yearbook of Muslims in Europe, vol. 5, Brill, Leiden 2013, pp. 501-515; 3); Islamic organizations in Poland: From monopoly to pluralism (with Monika Ryszewska) [in] M. Kortmann, K. Rosenow-Williams (ed.), Islamic organizations in Europe and the USA. A multidisciplinary perspective, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke-New York 2013, pp. 13-36; 4) The political participation of Polish Muslim Tatars – the result of or the reason for integration? From Teutonic wars to the Danish cartoons affair [in] J. S. Nielsen (ed.), Muslim Political Participation in Europe, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh 2013, pp. 239-254.  

Prof. dr hab. Nina Pawlak is a professor of African linguistics, member of the Department of African Languages and Cultures, University of Warsaw (since 2009 as its Head). Her academic interests focus on Hausa, in comparative perspective they also cover other Chadic languages. The main fields of linguistic investigation are typology, language development, cognitive linguistics, culture and communication. http://www.afrykanistyka.uw.edu.pl/staff/nina-pawlak-3

Shoshana Ronen, Prof. UW dr hab., is professor of the University of Warsaw, the head of the Department of Hebrew Studies at the Faculty of Oriental Studies. Among her publications: In Pursuit of the Void: Journeys to Poland in Contemporary Israeli Literature, The Judaica Foundation, Cracow (2001); Nietzsche and Wittgenstein: In Search of Scular Salvation, Dialog, Warszawa (2002); Polin – A Land of Forests and Rivers: Images of Poland and Poles in Contemporary Hebrew Literature in Israel, WUW, Warsaw, (2007). Polish and Hebrew Literature and National Identity, (co-editor with Alina Molisak: 2010).

She is interested in modern Hebrew literature, Jewish thought, and modern philosophy. Particularly she is dealing with questions like: The Holocaust in Hebrew literature, Jewish philosophical and theological thinking after Auschwitz; women in Judaism and Hebrew literature, memory, identity and nationhood in modern Hebrew literature.

Prof. dr hab. Danuta Stasik (Indology): https://uw.academia.edu/danutastasik

Prof. dr hab. Piotr Taracha (born 1960) is a professor of Hittitology at the Department of Near Eastern Studies of the University of Warsaw. He is also half-time Professor of Aegean Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences. His PhD thesis (1993) concerned weaponry and the system of fighting in the Late Bronze Age Aegean; his habilitation monograph (2000) was Ersetzen und Entsühnen: Das mittelhethitische Ersatzritual für den Großkönig Tuthalija (CTH *448.4) und verwandte Texte, Leiden: Brill. Professor of Humanities, the title acknowledged by the President of Poland in 2010. His publications, including two books and over 80 papers and essays, cover a wide range of topics concerning Hittite and other languages of ancient Anatolia, Hittite religion, magic, literature, and history, as well as Anatolian and Aegean archaeology.

His teaching experience at the University of Warsaw (since 1993) includes lectures and seminars in: Hittite, archaeology of the ancient Near East, general information on the Middle East, and the history of Anatolia. He was a supervisor  of 10 MA theses and 3 PhD dissertations (4 PhD dissertations in progress).  He delivered lectures abroad as a visiting professor at: Altorientalisches Seminar, Free University Berlin (1993-1999), Altorientalisches Seminar, University in Tübingen (1994-1995), Altorientalisches Seminar, University in München (2004), Institut für Ägyptologie und Altorientalistik, University in Mainz (2004, 2010, 2012, 2014), Institut für Altorientalistik, University of Würzburg (2013)

 

 

[1] A professor conducting a doctoral seminar is the professor of the seminar a doctoral student enroled to (before starting the doctoral program) and at the same time, the supervisor of the doctoral dissertation  (after the program has been started)

[2] or classes chosen from the range of Oriental Studies/University of Warsaw offer, corresponding to the interests of a doctoral student

[3] or classes chosen from the range of Oriental Studies/University of Warsaw offer, corresponding to the interests of a doctoral student

[4] or classes chosen from the range of Oriental Studies/University of Warsaw offer, corresponding to the interests of a doctoral student

[5] or classes chosen from the range of Oriental Studies/University of Warsaw offer, corresponding to the interests of a doctoral student

[6] or classes chosen from the range of Oriental Studies/University of Warsaw offer, corresponding to the interests of a doctoral student



 

 

     

projekt graficzny strony Wiktor Dyndo