Jakub is a social and oral historian affiliated to the Faculty of Arts and Culture at the University of Warsaw. For several years he recorded interviews in oral history projects at the KARTA Centre Foundation; recently conducted his doctoral research on Polish children born of war as a part of the international project Children Born of War – Past, Present and Future (https://www.chibow.org/); author of the book Niedopowiedziane biografie. Polskie dzieci urodzone z powodu wojny (Krytyka Polityczna Publishing House, Warsaw 2022) and academic articles (https://uw.academia.edu/JakubGaleziowski); member of the editorial board of “Wrocławski Rocznik Historii Mówionej” (wrhm.pl).
In oral history he likes most all those ‘human moments’ that happen during conversations with often previously unknown people, and the fact that these encounters cannot be ‘programmed’, they are always surprising and unique!
Adriana is a historian and archivist with MA from Jagiellonian University (Kraków), graduated also Gender Studies at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences; coordinator of training and education at the Centre for Community Archives. Among other things she teaches community archivists how to implement oral history interviews and how to describe, process and make them available online at www.zbioryspoleczne.pl.
Previously, she was affiliated at the KARTA Centre Foundation, where she coordinated oral history projects. She is a social activist too, loves old films, tennis and literature.
Katarzyna is a historian, head of the Research Department at “Remembrance and Future” Centre / The Depot History Centre in Wrocław; editor-in-chief of “Wrocławski Rocznik Historii Mówionej” (wrhm.pl); author end editor of books (her last co-edited book “Peers of the Independent. One Hundred Years of Polish History from the Perspective of the Oldest Poles”, Wrocław 2020). She has also carried out a number of oral history projects.
In oral history she values most the encounter with a person who gratuitously shares his or her story; also the search for the meanings given by witnesses of history to life events from the perspective of time, the authentic emotions accompanying recollection and the sense making of personal experiences from the past – if even ‘ordinary’, always only apparently.
Mariusz is a historian, specialist of Oral History Archive at the Białystok Cultural Centre / Ludwik Zamenhof Centre, where he created Mediateka – the oral history archive – and operates it now. He has been involved in many oral history projects of a documentary nature, combined with educational and social activities and exhibitions.
In oral history he likes the opportunity to confront different stories and opinions, and that the accounts allow him to gain respect and empathy for others and distance from himself.
Marcin is an assistant professor in the Department of Historical Anthropology and Theory of History in Institute of History at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. One of the major oral history projects he has been involved in was ‘Grandfather from the Wehrmacht’ which attracted considerable public and media attention. Currently he is working on a research project devoted to the labour oral history – the experience of working on the Polish railways.
What he likes most about oral history is that it allows him to explore so many ideas about moving through life and ways of approaching ageing (at least some of which he would like to use himself one day).
Komisja Rewizyjna (2022-25)
- Marek Szajda (przewodniczący)
- Monika Szewczyk (wiceprzewodnicząca)
- Michał Studniarek (sekretarz)