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University Centre of Excellence IMSErt - Interacting Minds, Societies, Environments

Contactul. Fosa Staromiejska 3, 87-100 Toruń
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e-mail: imsert@umk.pl

KNOW Team

KNOW – Knowledge Complexity and Memory

The KNOW team works in two overlapping areas: broadly defined studies on knowledge and science – both historical and contemporary, including data science, data and knowledge visualization, science mapping, network analysis. In turn, the studies on memory, starting from strictly humanistic research, open up to issues related to neuroscience, medicine, psychology and psychiatry, cognitive science. In both aspects, the comparative approach is essential. The starting point is also significant – Central and Eastern Europe’s specificity as an area different from both Euro-Atlantic centres and postcolonial non-European areas. We form a team that uses modern research tools, exceeding disciplinary and disciplinary constraints, focusing on problem-oriented research.

Team Leader: Dr hab. Adam Kola, prof. UMK (read: Head of the Center)

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Members:

1. Dr hab. Anna Branach-Kallas, prof. UMK (kallas@umk.pl)

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Hobby: ice-skating, roller-skating, swimming

2. Dr hab. Agata Domachowska, prof. UMK (a.domachowska@umk.pl)

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An associate professor (dr hab.) at the Faculty of Humanities (Nicolaus Copernicus University, NCU) and a senior analyst at the Institute of Central Europe (Department of the Balkans). Her research focuses on identity and historical narratives, nation-building and the politics of memory in the Western Balkans, Balkan diasporas, politics and culture of Western Balkan states. She has carried out her research in Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, North Macedonia, Croatia, Germany and the United States. She also did an internship at the European Parliament and a training stay at the Polish Embassy in Tirana (Albania). The recipient of numerous scholarships and grants including a Kosciuszko Foundation in New York, the 2015 ASEEES Davis Travel Grant. What is more, she is a recipient of a research grant from the National Science Center for the project on “The subjectivity of the Albanian diaspora during the transformation in Albania”. Member of the Laboratory for the Study of Collective Memory in Post-communist Europe – POSTCOMER and the Polish Commission of Balkan Culture and History.

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Hobby: basketball and tennis

 

3. Dr hab. Veslava Osińska, prof. UMK (wieo@umk.pl)

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Hobby: art history, oil painting, sketching, popular science reading, sport

 

4. Francesco Trupia, PhD (trupia@umk.pl)

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Hobby: photography, volunteerism, antiques

 

5. Dr Łukasz Gemziak (lukgem@umk.pl)

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Hobby: sport

Doctoral Candidates:

mgr Radosław Klimas

mgr Julia Siepak (julia.siepak@doktorant.umk.pl)

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HobbyItalian language and culture, travelling

mgr Adam Szalach