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Piotr Kołodziejczak


The first and second name Piotr Kołodziejczak
University Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland
Faculty Faculty of History


I have graduated in history receiving both bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Nicolaus Copernicus University. My first thesis was connected with the ideas on the renovation of the State of the Teutonic Order in Prussia in the late Middle Ages. Then I turned to a wider topic, that is, the descriptions of the Baltic region in the writings of Pope Pius II.

Both above-mentioned theses show my research interests, namely the history of the Latin Church, religious life and pious practices, urban history, history of ideas and mentality, and last but not least the history of the Baltic region and the Teutonic Order. Noticeably, my investigations focus on but are not limited to the Middle Ages.

When starting my doctoral studies, I wanted to address less known among Polish scholars issue. Thus, I decided to dedicate my doctoral dissertation to pious donations in medieval Stockholm. Moreover, this topic is an excellent opportunity to employ more complex methodological approach consisting of, among others, the comparative perspective as well as the findings of ethnological and religious studies.

Since the commencement of the doctoral studies, I have been employed as a co-investigator in a research project concerning urban history in medieval Europe, as well as the secretary of the Editorial Board of a historical journal “Zapiski Historyczne”. In order to ensure international cooperation necessary to conduct such research, I have participated in conferences, workshops and research stays abroad, mainly in Germany, Sweden and Great Britain.

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Scientific activities       


Jak uczyć o historii średniowiecznego Kościoła? [How to Teach about the History of the Medieval Church?], Wiadomości Historyczne, vol. 62 (2019), issue 2, pp. 31–33, ISSN: 0511-9162.

Review of “Formularz z Uppsali:” Późnośredniowieczna księga formularzowa biskupstw pruskich [“The Formula of Uppsala:” A Late Medieval Book of Forms from the Prussian Bishoprics], commentary and edition by Radosław Biskup, Ordines Militares Colloquia Torunensia Historica: Yearbook for the Study of the Military Order, vol. 24 (2019), pp. 351–355, ISSN: 0867-2008.

Participation in scientific conferences and workshops:

A nationwide conference for young researchers “Grupy społeczne w dawnych miastach polskich i europejskich” [“The Social Groups in the Towns of Poland and Europe in the Past”]; Kraków, June 24, 2019; the title of paper: “Grupy społeczne jako gwaranci trwałości fundacji mieszczańskich w Sztokholmie do początków XV wieku” [“The Social Groups as Guarantors of the Survival of Burghers’ Foundations in Stockholm until the Beginning of the 15th Century”].

The International Medieval Congress; Leeds, July 1–4, 2019; the title of paper: “Between Salvation and Wealth: The Oldest Religious Foundations Made by Burghers in Stockholm”.

An international conference “The Global North: Spaces, Connections, and Networks before 1700”; Stockholm, August 12–14, 2019; the title of paper: “Between Civilisation and Barbarism: The Baltic Region in ‘De Europa’ by Enea Silvio Piccolomini”.

Research stays abroad:

July 4 – August 1, 2019, the British Library, London; funded by the De Brzezie Lanckoronski Foundation.

Implementation of research projects:

Co-investigator in the research project “Social and Political Order of the Communal Towns in the European Peripheries from the 12th to 16th c.” (National Science Centre, HARMONIA 8, no. 2016/22/M/HS3/00157).