Prof. dr hab. Piotr Borek
Piotr Borek graduated in Polish Philology from the University of Pedagogy (UP) in Kraków in 1995. In the course of his academic career, he obtained the PhD degree in 2000, the postdoctoral degree (habilitation) at the UP in Kraków in 2006, and subsequently the title of Professor of Humanities in 2012. His scholarly activity focuses on ancient Polish literature, editing of ancient texts, ethnic issues, occasional writing until the end of the 18th century, ‘testamentology’ and historical epic. Since 1995, he has been employed as a scientific and didactic employee at the UP in Kraków, the Faculty of Humanities, Institute of Polish Philology; in 2009-2016, Director of the Institute of Polish Philology; subsequently, in 2017-2019, Dean of the Faculty of Philology, in 2019-2020, after the change of the university structure, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities; since 2020, Rector of the UP. In 2004-2016, director of the sole postgraduate studies in the field of Romology in Poland: Roma in Poland – history, law, culture, ethnic stereotypes. In 2014-2018, a member of the Committee on Literature of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN); secretary and then Deputy Chairman of the History and Literature Commission of the PAN, Kraków Branch (until 2021); a member of the Slavic Studies Commission of the PAN, Kraków Branch; a member of the Eastern European Commission of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (PAU); editor-in-chief of journals “Studia Historicolitteraria” and “Rocznik Przemyski. Literatura i Język”, a member of editorial committees and review boards of several Polish and foreign journals. He headed several scientific projects financed by NPRH and NCN as well as didactic projects financed by MSWiA; he promoted 7 PhDs, reviewed over a dozen doctoral theses, over a dozen post-doctoral (habilitation) theses, several applications for the title of professor and, moreover, prepared super-professorial reviews for the Central Commission for the Academic Degrees and Titles; took active part in numerous international and national conferences and organised several periodical conferences; gave visiting lectures in Chernivtsi, Kiev, Lviv, Moscow, Ostrava, Veliky Tyrnov and Vilnius. His most significant scientific publications include “Ukraina w staropolskich diariuszach i pamiętnikach. Bohaterowie, fortece, tradycja” (Kraków 2001); “Szlakami dawnej Ukrainy. Studia staropolskie” (Kraków 2002); “Od Piławiec do Humania. Studia staropolskie” (Kraków 2005); “W służbie Klio. Studia o barokowych pisarzach ‘minorum gentium’” (Kraków 2011); “Przyszłym czasom swej sławy gotować poprawce” and “Studia o literaturze i piśmiennictwie wieków dawnych” (Kraków 2015).