dr hab. Joanna Kulwicka-Kamińska, prof. UMK (Institute of Linguistics/Department of Polish Language)
tel. 56 611-37-87
office: room 318A, Collegium Maius
Joanna Kulwicka-Kamińska – university Professor (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń), holds the postdoctoral degree of doktor habilitowany (doctor habilitatus) of the Humanities in Linguistics; head of the Centre for Kitab Studies and the Post-Graduate Centre for Speech Therapy at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Conducts research into diachronic and contrastive linguistics (theolinguistics, kitabistics, history of the Polish language, including Old and Middle-Polish inflection systems as well as relations between Slavic and Oriental languages, such as Arabic, Turkish and Persian borrowings in Polish) and translation studies (translation of Christian and Muslim terminology into Polish). Author of three books and over 100 academic papers. Member of the Renaissance Society of America, Polskie Towarzystwo Językoznawcze (the Polish Linguistic Society), Towarzystwo Miłośników Języka Polskiego (the Society of the Lovers of the Polish Language) and Towarzystwo Naukowe in Toruń (the Society of Arts and Sciences in Toruń).
dr hab. Czesław Łapicz, prof. UMK (Institute of Linguistics/Department of Slavonic Languages)
Czesław Łapicz – university Professor Emeritus (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń). His academic interests concern mainly Slavonic (particularly Polish and Belarusian) languages and dialects and their mutual systemic and historical relations. Author of many dissertations and papers in the field of Slavonic comparative studies. For over 30 years studied the literature of the Tatars of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, a Slavic Aljamiado. Interested in theolinguistics and sociolinguistics. Served two terms as Vice-Rector of the Nicolaus Copernicus University for Education as well as Dean and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Languages. For many years the Head of the Slavonic Comparative Literature Unit at the Institute of Slavonic Studies at the Nicolaus Copernicus University. supervised over 200 MA and BA theses in the field of Polish and Slavonic Studies and 12 doctoral theses in Linguistics.
dr hab. Anna Cychnerska, prof. UMK (Institute of Linguistics/Department of Balkan Studies)
Anna Cychnerska – university Professor (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń), holds the postdoctoral degree of doktor habilitowany (doctor habilitatus) of the Humanities in Linguistics, head of the Department of Balkan Studies at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Graduate of Russian, Croatian and Albanian studies as well as yhe Post-Graduate Centre for Teaching Polish as a Foreign Language at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. In 2006-2008, Polish teacher at the University of Belgrade. Conducts research into phonotactics of Slavic languages (in particular, Macedonian language). Other scientific interests: word formation of Slavic languages, interference in the process of learning Polish as a foreign language among users with the native Slavic language, language of Aliamjado monuments from former Yugoslavia. Author and co-author of scientific works in the field of Slavic studies, co-author of textbooks for learning the Serbian language. She belongs to the Commission of Phonetics and Phonology at the International Committee of Slavists.
Ahmet Burak, PhD – (born 1983) received his PhD degree in Political Science Nicolaus Copernicus University / Faculty of Political Science and Security Studies in Toruń. Master of management Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kaliningrad, the Russian Federation (2010–2012). He conducts research on the history of printing in Turkey, Arabic script and its reform, i.e. transition to the Latin alphabet. He specializes in the culture and religion of the Middle East (native language – Turkish). Academic interests: Foreign relations of Turkey, Middle East, foreign relations of Russia, Caucasus region, European Union, foreign relations of Poland, Balkans, Baltic region, Eastern Europe and Kaliningrad.
Prof. dr hab. Genadij Cychun
Prof. Marek M. Dziekan Ph.D. (born. 1965), a founder and a head of the Department of Middle East and North Africa, University of Łódź, lecturer at the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Warsaw. He is an author of over 400 scientific works and translations from Arabic, Russian, German and English. He published several books in Polish, e.g. Arabia Magica. Wiedza tajemna u Arabów przed islamem (Arabia Magica. The Recondite Wisdom among the Arabs in pre-Islamic Times), 1993; Symbolika arabsko-muzułmańska (Arabo-Islamic Symbols), 1997; Irak. Religia i polityka (Iraq. Religion and Politics), 2005; Cywilizacja islamu w Azji i Afryce (Civilization of Islam in Asia and Africa), 2007; Dzieje kultury arabskiej (History of Arabic Culture), 2008; Złote stolice Arabów. Szkice o współczesnej myśli arabskiej (Golden Capitals of the Arabs. Essays on Contemporary Arab Thought) 2011; Aḥmad Ibn Ḫālid an-Nāṣirī, XIX-wieczne Maroko w Kitāb al-istiqṣā. Przekład z języka arabskiego, wstęp, opracowanie i przypisy (Aḥmad Ibn Ḫālid an-Nāṣirī, 19th Century Morocco in Kitāb al-Istiqṣā. Translation form Arabic, Introduction, Edition and Footnotes), 2018; Arabska wiosna i świat arabski u progu XXI wieku (Arabic Spring and the Arab World at the Beginning of 21th Century, with K. Zdulski and R. Bania). 2020. His main interests are the history of Arabo-Islamic civilization, classical and contemporary Islam and also the political thought in Islam. An important point of his research is Islam in Europe, including Polish-Lithuanian Tatars, to whom he devoted over 30 publications. Member of Polskie Towarzystwo Orientalistyczne (Polish Oriental Society – President), Polskie Towarzystwo Nauk Politycznych (Polish Society of Political Sciences), Union Europeenne des Arabisants et Islamisants, Towarzystwo Naukowe Warszawskie (Warsaw Society of Sciences), Komitet Nauk Orientalistycznych PAN (Committee for Oriental Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences – Vice-President). Editor-in-chief of „Rocznik Orientalistyczny/Yearbook of Oriental Studies”.
Prof. Dr. Henryk Jankowski (b. 1951) graduated from Loránd Eötvös Budapest University, getting MA in Turkish and Hungarian. He received PhD in general and Uralo-Altaic linguistics at the Faculty of Philology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań in 1986 and a postdoctoral degree in Oriental linguistics at the Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures at the same university. In 2007, he was awarded the title of professor. Since 1982, he has been working at Adam Mickiewicz University except for the years 1991–1993 when he was associated with his alma mater in Budapest. At present, he teaches at the Institute of Oriental Studies. He authored over two hundred scholarly publications, including those published at prestigious European publishers such as Brill, De Gruyter Mouton, Otto Harrassowitz and journals such as Acta Orientalia Hungarica, Archivum Ottomanicum, Central Asiatic Journal, Journal Asiatique, Turcica and Turkic Languages. His research focuses on Turkic linguistics. He edited the online series Turkic Studies and is a member of editorial boards of a few journals, e.g. “Journal of Eurasian Linguistics”. He has been a member of the Committee for Oriental Sciences at the Polish Academy of Sciences since 1999, between 2011 and 2015 a deputy to the chair, and a member of the Polish Oriental Society, between 2003 and 2006 a deputy the chair.
Dr Artur Konopacki obtained his doctorate in humanities in 2007 from the Institute of History of the University of Bialystok. He is employed at the Faculty of History and International Relations of the University of Bialystok in the Department of Eastern Studies. His research interests include history in a broad sense, with a particular emphasis on the history of the Tatar community in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. He also deals with the phenomenon of multiculturalism and multi-religiousness, which has evolved over the centuries in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. He conducts his own research, primarily related to the Tatar settlement, the history of Islam and the policy towards people of different faiths in the period up to the 19th century, which resulted in numerous scientific and popular science publications as well as a monograph entitled Religious life of the Tatars in the lands of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the 16th-19th centuries (2010). His research interests also include regional history with a particular emphasis on educational processes and transformations in the 18th-20th centuries. He is a member of numerous organizations and associations, including the Białystok branch of the Polish Historical Society, the Polish Oriental Society, the Joint Council of Catholics and Muslims, the Podlasie Branch of the Tatar Association of Poland (chairman). He is also a member of the Joint Commission of Government and National and Ethnic Minorities.
Afiliation and publication: http://historia.uwb.edu.pl/pracownicy/dr-artur-konopacki/
Prof. Dr. phil. habil. Alla Kozhinova (born in 1963) holds the position of full professor at the Department of Theoretical and Slavic Linguistics at the Faculty of Philology of the Belarusian State University. She is a member of Ethnolinguistic Commission of the International Committee of Slavists. She has successfully supervised 13 PhD students, 5 masters and numerous undergraduate students. Her research interests focus on the history of Slavic languages, languages of national minorities residing in Slavic territories, ethnolinguistics and translation studies. She has authored more than 250 research papers.
PhD (Philology), Assoc. professor Miškinienė Galina, Chief research fellow of the Institute of Lithuanian Language Research Centre of Written Heritage. Field of academic interests: Lithuanian and Polish Tatar writings, history and culture, Lithuanian and Turkish cultural relationship, Islam development in Grand Duchy of Lithuania. In 2001 she prepared and published study “Oldest Lithuanian Tatar manuscripts. Graphics. Transliteration. Translation. Text structure and content.” Moreover, she prepared and published “Lithuanian – Turkish conversations” (2002), “Ivan Luckevic kitab – monument of Lithuanian Tatar culture” (2009), she is the co-author of “Catalog of Lithuanian Tatar manuscripts” (2005) and study of “Turkish-Polish dictionary from Lithuanian Tatar manuscript (1840)”. Translating from Turkish.
Publication and Projects
Dr Iwona Radziszewska, Slavist, 2010 graduated with a PhD in linguistics. Her PhD thesis is titled: “Chamails as a type of religious writing for Muslims of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (based on the Slavic language part), and was written under the tutelage of Professor Czesław Łapicz. Her research interests include: religious literature of the Tartars of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, cultural and linguistic borderlands, problems of ethnic minorities, religious language, culture and religion of Islam. The author of scientific articles closely related to kitabiology, e.g: “Maciej Musa Konopacki – our Tatar” (2016), “About Tatar Literature in International Context” (2016), “Chamails -Tatarsilvae rerum (2017), The story of a clever young man and a royal daughter from Safarewicz’s kitab” (2018).
Prof. dr hab. Sergejus Temčinas, Slavist, employed at the Institute of Lithuanian Language in Vilnius. The author of more than 170 publications in Baltic and Slavonic historical word formation and etymology, Old Church Slavonic language and textual studies, the earliest history of Slavonic East Orthodox culture, Cyrillic written heritage of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the cultural interaction of Jews and Slavs in the Middle Ages, and the Tatar manuscript tradition of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
Prof. dr hab. Halil İbrahim Usta (born in 1963) holds the position of full professor at the Ankara University, Faculty of Language, History and Geographie, Turkish Language and Literature. He specializes in linguistics, in particular in lexicography (native language – Turkish). Publications of kitabistics (between 2015-2020): On the (Phonological) Criteria Used in the Classifications of Dialects, Turkish Studies, Volume 10/8 Spring 2015, p. 221-230, ISSN: 1308-2140 and Presentation: On the Problem of Establishing the Source (or Sources) of Tafsir Tatar Manuscripts GDL, International Cultural Heritage of the Tatars of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. 50 years of Kitabistics, Institute of Polish Language (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun), 12-13 April 2018 Torun.
Affiliation and Publication: http://firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Irina Synkova is а graduate of the University of Saint-Petersburg, the Faculty of History with a specialization in medieval studies (1993). In 1998 she has finished the postgraduate studies at the Department of Ethics and Aesthetics of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Saint-Petersburg State University. In 2003 she has defended her doctoral dissertation on the subject of Aesthetics of German Humanists. She worked at the St. Petersburg Institute of Cinema and Television and the Minsk State Linguistic University, where she lectured in culture and religious studies. In the years 2003–2008 she also worked at the Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts of the Central Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. Currently she works at the Belarusian State University (Faculty of International Relations, Department of Oriental Linguistic and Country Studies). He researches the history of culture and religious and philosophical thought of the East. A culturological kitabistyka is an important sphere of her scientific research. She published over 60 works.
Dr. Michail Tarelko is a graduate of the Faculty of the Asian and African studies of the Saint Petersburg (Leningrad) University (Department of Arab Philology, Sub-department of Semitic studies, 1991). In 2004, he defended his doctoral dissertation on the subject: Structure of the text in Polish written in the Arabic alphabet (Based on religious and polemical works of the manuscript R97 from the Central Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus) and on this basis he received the degree of candidate of philological sciences (doctorate). He started working at the Belarusian State University, where he obtained the position of assistant professor (docent). Currently, he works as a senior researcher at the Research Center of Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. He conducts research on the Tatar manuscript legacy of the former Grand Duchy of Lithuania. He is the author of several dozen scientific papers and Tatar manuscript catalogs.
Doc. Dr. Mykhaylo Yakubovych (born 1986) is the Director of the Center for Islamic Studies at the National University of “Ostroh Academy” in Ukraine. His doctorate on Religious Studies was entitled “Interpretation of the History of Religions in Sunni Traditionalism: The Classical and Post-Classical Periods”. Among other interests, his scientific research focuses on the translations of the Qur’an into Slavic languages, since he is a translator of the Qur’an into Ukrainian. Fluent in several languages, including Arabic. Specializes in Sunni Islam.
PhD STUDENTS AND STUDENTS
Maria Woźniak, a third-year student of polish philology with an editorial and publishing specialty, deputy chairman of the Editorial Science Club Wyjustowani, deputy editor-in-chief and editorial manager of the magazine “Tekstura. Rocznik Filologiczno-kulturoznawczy”.