Polish Studies Newsletter

About Polish Studies Newsletter

A few words about our history

"Polish Studies Newsletter" was a periodical published by the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in the years 1958-1991 providing collective information on works in the field of the theory and history of Polish literature, during the development, in printing or submitted in editorial offices. In addition, the fourth issue in each yearbook brought a complete register of the work undertaken. The basis for preparing the detailed information was a Polish-wide survey sent by the editors to all scientific centers and individual researchers in the country and abroad.

Archival issues of the "Polish Studies Newsletter" are still available in BazHum, the full-text database of Polish scientific humanities and social journals (bazhum.muzhp.pl).

Within a dozen or so years of discontinuing the publication of the Newsletter, the Institute of Literary Research attempted to reactivate it. Currently, the "Polish Studies Newsletter" exists in a new, online form, while maintaining its former character and substantive level. The work on its creation and development was undertaken by the Digital Humanities Center established in October 2013 at the Institute of Literary Research PAS. The "Polish Studies Newsletter" is created in cooperation with the Committee on Literary Studies and the Conference of Polish Philology Institutes.

In October 2014, the Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center started to implement the "Polish Studies Newsletter" project from the IT side.

In March 2016, the "Polish Studies Newsletter" was officially entered in the register of journals and magazines, obtaining the ISSN number 2543-8328 in 2017.


The "Polish Studies Newsletter" has been also listed among the European digital projects promoted by the European Association for Digital Humanities, presenting the research in the field of digital humanities in Europe: https://eadh.org/projects/polish-literature-newsletter.


Interinstitutional Editorial Team

The reactivation of the "Polish Studies Newsletter" requires co-editing of the portal by research centers expressing willingness to cooperate on the basis of equal partners. The idea of ​​co-creating the Newsletter by the researchers themselves was reflected in the model of editorial work adapted by us. The Editors-coordinators, who take responsibility for supplementing data within their institute or department, update information, in particular on events, scientific projects, educational offers, job offers and contests.

Applications from representatives of institutions ready to co-create the "Polish Studies Newsletter" are still being collected. The first training meeting familiarizing them with the rules of updating content took place at the Institute Of Literary Research PAS on April 10, 2015. Further meetings are planned.


List of partners and institutions cooperating in the edition of the "Polish Studies Newsletter":



The role of the central editorial office at the Institute of Literary Research PAS is to take care of the substantive content of the "Polish Studies Newsletter" by revising the information sent, introducting  subsequent ones using additional sources of information (including resources of research institutes, faculty libraries and dean's offices), ensuring the overall shape and coherence of the Newsletter .

On February 23, 2016, the Institute Of Literary Research PAS and the International Association of Polish Studies (MSSP) have concluded a framework agreement on cooperation in joint projects in foreign Polish studies, especially in the development of the "Polish Studies Newsletter" as a platform serving the Polish language community at home and abroad.


The Council of the Polish Studies Newsletter

Substantive patronage over the project is held by the Council of the Polish Studies Newsletter. Membership in the Council is honorary.

Currently, the Council has 16 members:

1. prof. dr hab. Marek Bernacki (ATH)

2. prof. dr hab. Tomasz Chachulski (IBL PAN)

3. dr Wojciech Hofmański (UAM)

4. prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Kłosiński (UŚ)

5. prof. dr hab. Sławomir Kufel (UZ)

6. prof. dr hab. Jarosław Ławski (UwB)

7. prof. dr hab. Luigi Marinelli (Uniwersytet “La Sapienza” w Rzymie)

8. prof. dr hab. Małgorzata Mikołajczak (UZ)

9. prof. dr hab. Tomasz Mizerkiewicz (UAM)

10. prof. dr hab. Magdalena Popiel (UJ, Międzynarodowe Stowarzyszenie Studiów Polonistycznych)

11. prof. dr hab. Paweł Próchniak (Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny w Krakowie)

12. prof. dr hab. Renata Przybylska (UJ)

13. dr hab. Dorota Siwicka (IBL PAN)

14. prof. dr hab. Marek Stanisz (URz)

15. prof. dr hab. Wojciech Tomasik (UKW w Bydgoszczy) - Przewodniczący Rady

16. dr Tomasz Umerle (IBL PAN)



On May 11, 2017, the editorial team of the "Polish Studies Newsletter" began a series of open meetings for researchers, students and anyone interested in digital humanities and the development of the BiuletynPolonistyczny.pl portal.

During the meetings:

· We discussed the mode of operation, available functionalities, possibilities and prospects for the development of the "Polish Studies Newsletter",

· We presented the host department / institution on the example of information contained in the "Polish Studies Newsletter",

· We presented the person of the editor-coordinator,

· We invited the participants to a conversation, listened to comments and answered questions.


Project of the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center, implemented in cooperation with the The Committee on Literary Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Conference of Polish Philology Institutes.

Realization: Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center (http://www.pcss.pl). The works are carried out by the Department of Digital Libraries and Knowledge Platforms (http://dl.psnc.pl/).

The author of the logo referring to the visual identification of the former "Polish Studies Newsletter" is Anna Światłowska.






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