Bronisław Geremek Fellowship

The Bronisław Geremek Fellowship program aimed to foster the study and reflection of the Polish national heritage in the context of European tradition. The fellowships enabled Polish senior and junior researchers to work on a research project of their choice and to become members of the international, multidisciplinary community of scholars at the IWM. They were open to all academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Bronisław Geremek Fellows were invited to spend the academic year (ten months from September to June) at the IWM to pursue their research projects while working in residence.

The Bronisław Geremek Fellowship was financed by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in cooperation with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute

Presented below is a selection of fellowships. As this is a past program we are working through our archives to ensure that fellows and fellowships are represented accurately. If you were a fellow under this program, please do get in touch with us.


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Bronisław Geremek (1932 - 2008), was a scholar, intellectual and politician, a passionate Pole and exemplary European, he was a source of intellectual inspiration as well as a model for prudent action and moral decency for many. Geremek was a supporter of the IWM almost from its inception and a member of its Board of Patrons until his death. The fellowship program commemorates his name and his work.


  • Discontinuity and Economic Development. A New Approach to the Modern Economic History of the Polish Lands in the 19th and 20th Century , -
  • Between Existentialism and Politics. Europe and History in the Thinking of Krzysztof Michalski , -
  • Public Acts of Self-Critique in Poland and Central Europe: From Totalitarian Regimes to Mediacracy , -
  • Enlightened Sarmatians: Polish Noble Republicanism and the Quest for Alternative Modernity , -
  • Accursed Answers: Communism, Capitalism, Nationalism. The Intellectual Biography of Czesław Miłosz , -
  • Quis judicabit? Carl Schmitt’s Early Theory of Sovereignty (1910 – 1945) in the Context of Pluralism (Laski) and Normativism (Kelsen) , -
  • The ‘Critical’ Lviv in Relation to Vienna, 1895-1914 , -
  • Fear and Politics of Fear in Post-Communist Countries. The Cases of Poland, Ukraine, and the Former GDR , -
  • Rebellion, Hope and Frustration. Coming of Age When the Cold War Ended , -
  • Seven Ways to God. The Dynamics of Religious Pluralism in Rural Southern Poland , -
  • Finding Our Way Through Language. Weber and Wittgenstein on Politics and Science , -