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Joanna Wawrzyniak

wawrzyniak 100x120 Part-Time Professor of History of 20th-century Central and Eastern Europe

  • Extended CV and publications



Fields of research

  • East Central Europe
  • Social Relations
  • History and Memory of WWII and State Socialism
  • Public History, Cultural Heritage and Oral History
  • Intellectual History

Current research projects

  • (Post)Socialist Industrial Relations and Heritage
  • City Museums and Multiple Colonial Pasts (Leader of Work Package of ECHOES, funded by H2020)


Polish, English, French


For appointments please contact the Administrative Assistant: Laura Borgese

  • Postal address: 
    Department of History and Civilization
    Via Bolognese 156
    50139 Florence - Italy

Office SACA 107 at Villa Salviati, Castello

Current seminar at the EUI

Selected recent publications

  • with F. Laczó, ‘Memories of 1989 in Europe between Hope, Dismay, and Neglect’. East European Politics, Societies and Cultures, no 3 vol. 31, 2017  (EEPS special section co-edited).
  • with K. Kończal, ‘Provincializing Memory Studies: Polish Approaches into Past and Present’. Memory Studies: First published date: January-25-2017. doi: 10.1177/1750698016688238
  • with M. Pakier (ed.), Memory and Change in Europe: Eastern Perspectives, foreword by J. K. Olick. New York-Oxford: Berghahn Books 2016, 2018Pb.
  • with Z. Bogumił, T. Buchen, C. Ganzer, Enemy on Display: The Second World War in Eastern European Museums. New York-Oxford: Berghahn Books 2015, 2017Pb.
  • Veterans, Victims, and Memory: The Politics of the Second World War in Communist Poland, transl. by Simon Lewis, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Edition 2015.
  • with K. Kończal (ed.), S. Czarnowski. Listy do Henri Huberta i Marcela Maussa (1905-1937)/Lettres à Henri Hubert et à Marcel Mauss (1905–1937), transl. by F. Rogalski and D. Thiriet. Warszawa: Oficyna Naukowa 2015.


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