Welcome to PIASt

The activities of the Polish Institute of Advanced Studies (PIASt) focus on the promotion of scientific and intellectual exchange as well as the creation of an international and interdisciplinary community consisting of researchers who come together up for the academic year in order to discuss and exchange views. Scholarship holders, exempte from the didactic and administrative obligations, will be able to continue their own projects in an international scientific environment that stimulation debate and innovation.

Fellows

Ian Wood
Ian Wood

Ian Wood

I took my BA, MA and Ph.D. at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and I also held a research fellowship at the Institute of Historical Research from 1974-6.  My thesis was on Avitus of Vienne: Avitus was a bishop and writer of importance in the late fifth and early sixth century, and he has left us with an important dossier of letters and poems which are central to an understanding of the culture of the post Roman West from 470-530.

Michael G. Esch
Michael G. Esch, fot. Jakub Ostałowski

Michael G. Esch

PD Dr. Michael G. Esch, studied History and German Philology in Düsseldorf and Warsaw. In 1996, he obtained his doctoral degree with a comparative study of German and Polish population policies 1939-1950. In 2008 he was habilitated after a study about migrants from eastern Europe in Paris 1880-1940. He has worked extensively on different topics of European Social and Cultural History in the 19th and 20th centuries, namely different aspects of migration history and of popular culture in transnational perspective.