The purpose of the course is to assist PhD candidates in their final stages of dissertation work. The common thread will be around identity - theoretically and analytically.

The main aim of the course is to gain the ability to apply effectively for research grants, the course will introduce the wider context in which the candidate should place his/her own research and will provide the students with the practical knowledge about existing funding possibilities and will enable to understand the evaluation philosophy behind various programs; additionally it will also provide introduction into such important aspects of research planning as the problem of interdisciplinarity and both academic and non- academic impact of our own research.

Practical aims of the course include:

- gaining knowledge about the general framework of science policy and research funding with respect to humanities: current place of the SSH in European frameworks, situation in Poland

- gaining knowledge about various forms of research funding in Poland and in Europe (top-down vs. bottom up funding, statutory/block funding)

- gaining knowledge about various existing peer-review systems: esp. why and how should we evaluate research proposals and research outcomes, peer-review and the bias, writing and receiving reviews

- problem of the inter-, trans- and multidisciplinarity – in context of student’s own research

- academic and non-academic impact (publication strategies / knowledge transfer / outreach activities and public engagement – when, why, how).

Celem zajęć jest przegląd aktualnych problemów światowej humanistyki, ze szczególnym uwzględnieniem dobiegających z różnych stron głosów o jej kryzysie. Punkt wyjścia stanowi próba diagnozy owego kryzysu (czynników zewnętrznych i wewnętrznych w obrębie poszczególnych dyscyplin) w odniesieniu do polityki naukowej w aspekcie europejskim i globalnym. Ta perspektywa zostanie następnie zestawiona z trzema najważniejszymi problemami funkcjonowania nauk humanistycznych we współczesnym świecie, do których należą: 

- metodologie (prądy filozoficzno-teoretyczne a nowe metody, kryzys metodologiczny a fenomen nowych dyscyplin, „modne” paradygmaty);

- interdyscyplinarność badań (Co to znaczy „interdyscyplinarny”? Czy wychodzenie poza ramy własnej dyscypliny może być korzystne dla prowadzonych badań? Czy istnieją granice między dyscyplinami, a jeśli tak, to czemu służą? Czym różni się „interdyscyplinarność” od „międzyobszarowości”? Czym są inter-, trans- oraz cross-disciplinarity? Jakie są kierunki rozwoju współczesnej humanistyki?);

innowacyjność i tzw. impact (różne definicje innowacyjności w dyskursie o nauce, definicja pojęcia impact i sposoby jego mierzenia w dyscyplinach humanistycznych, societal impact a tzw. misja kulturotwórcza humanistyki, organizacja badań, strategie publikacyjne).

This lecture series will from the most general perspective concern the history of the English lexicon. It will not, however, focus on the obvious issues such as word-formation, borrowings, or lexical attrition. Its aim will be to emphasise the bidirectional relationship between language and culture, illustrating how changes in society affect the lexicon on the one hand, and how the structure of the lexicon can be used to understand changes in society on the other.


The PhD seminar is a platform for the exchange of research ideas, getting feedback and honing research skills.


(1) drafting research articles

(2) drafting grant applications

(3) preparing conference presentations and posters


PhD students who know how to write a research paper, deliver a talk and apply for funds.

Goals and Topics:  This course is about the facts of American English, both historical and current.  Students will learn about the circumstances of colonial settlement as they relate to the English language, in other words how the languages of different ethnic groups came together with different dialects of British settlers to form a peculiarly American variety of English.  Students will learn, through treatment of further settlement and changing social conditions, how American English has become and remained a regionally and socially pluralistic variety of English.  Finally, students will develop perspective about American English as it exists today:  is American English still changing?  how is American English related to other varieties of English?  what are the cultural and social implications of our standards and varieties?