A think tank, other called policy institute or research institute, is an organization that performs research and advocacy concerning topics such as social policy, political strategy, economics, military, technology, and culture.
There are a lot of think tanks in every democratic country. A very important think tank in Poland is Centre for Eastern Studies (Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia). It’s an independent public research institution monitoring the events and analysing the socio-political and economic processes taking place in Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltic states, the Visegrad Group states, the Balkan states and Turkey. Continue reading “Being up to date thanks to think tanks”
Community archives are archival initiatives, which are independent from the state activities. They are a new place, where you can look for unknown historical sources. You can find there e.g. family photos, private documents and diaries. Polish scientists consider sources of community archives to be very important for researches with new approaches, e.g. every day life, cultural life and social life.
On October, 24 they met in Warsaw (Museum of History of Polish Jews – Polin) at the 1st Meeting of Community Archives (www.archiwa.org). Continue reading “New historical sources – a meeting”
Comparisions of regionals researches and finding a broader geographical context can be also very inspiring. So the conference „Regional memory places: Western Bohemia and Middle Germany – a comparision” (Regionale Erinnerungsorte: Westböhmen und Mitteldeutschland im europäischen Kontext) in November 2011 was for me a great possibility to see the bigger picture. Continue reading “Memory places of the regions”
The Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education supports the achievements of students at Polish universities. Not only the scientific results are here important, but also the social activities of students. More about the conditions which students should fulfiled you can read here in Polish. Continue reading “Stipend of Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education”
Making internship while study is very important. But you should look for the best institution for you. I didn’t think at the beginning about the culture department of Polish Embassy in Berlin, but thanks to help at the Polish Embassy I made this decision and it was the best one for me at this time. Continue reading “Internships at cultural and educational institutions”
Relationships between France and Germany are called often as “difficult”. Especially Alsace and Lothringen are the regions which caused conflicts. Continue reading “Difficult neighbourhood in Alsace and Lothringen”
My scientific background is based on study of German culture and language at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń 2002-2007 and history study at University of Potsdam 2007-2013. I recommend you to go there because of many possibilities to develop your skills and interests. I took part on many excursions to different historical regions of East Central Europe and learnt to make researches on the history and culture of the region. Continue reading “Scientific background and mentors”