Marcin Wodziński

– is Professor of Jewish history and literature, and head of the Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Wrocław, member of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and member of Academia Europaea. The scope of his academic interests ranges from the social history of Jews in the 19th century to the history of Jews in Silesia and Jewish material culture, especially the history of Hasidism and Haskalah. His publications include more than 100 articles in Polish, English, Hebrew, French, and Czech, nine books authored and two co-authored, and eight volumes co-edited. His publications include: Hebrew Inscriptions in Silesia from the 13th to 18th Centuries (1996); Bibliography on the History of Silesian Jewry II (2004); Haskalah and Hasidism in the Kingdom of Poland (2005); The Polish Kingdom Authority Against Hasidism (2008); Hasidism and Politics (2013)); Hasidism: Key Questions (2018);  Historical Atlas of Hasidism (2018). Wodziński is the editor of the Makor / Sources of Academic Series at Austeria Publishing, Bibliotheca Judaica Series at the University of Wrocław Press, and editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Jewish Studies. marcin.wodzinski[at]


  • 2023 – Irena Sendlerowa Memorial Award
  • 2023 – visiting professor at the Monash University, Melbourne
  • 2022 – Member of Academia Europaea
  • 2021 – Member of the Polish Academy of Science
  • 2019 – National Jewish Book Award in category Scholarship for Historical Atlas of Hasidism
  • 2019 – Award of the Minister of Science and Higher Education
  • 2015 – decorated for services rendered on behalf of Polish culture
  • 2013-2018 – grant from the National Program for the Development of Humanities
  • 2012 – award of the Minister of Science and Higher Education
  • 2011-2014 – National Endowment for Humanities grant (University of California, San Diego)
  • 2011 – visiting professor at the Institute of Jewish Studies, University of Potsdam
  • 2011 – scholarship holder at the Simon Dubnow Institute, Leipzig
  • 2011 – Jan Karski and Pola Nirenska Award for his contribution to the development of Jewish studies in Poland
  • 2009 – fellow at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania (summer semester)
  • 2008 – the Professor Łukasz Hirszowicz award for contributions to the development of academic Jewish studies in Poland
  • 2007-2008 – fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 2004 – Prime Minister’s award for his habilitation thesis
  • 2004-2006 – Research Committee grant for the project: Hasidim and the Authorities of the Kingdom of Poland
  • 2003 – Professor Bernard Choseed Memorial Fellowship, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
  • since 2002 – member of the Board of the Polish Society for Jewish Studies, and its vice president since 2011
  • 2001-2002 – internship at the Mordechaj Anielewicz Center for Studies and Teaching of the History and Culture of Jews in Poland at the University of Warsaw
  • 2000-2001 – Yad Ha-Nadiv Beracha Foundation Scholarship, Jerusalem
  • 1998-1999 – Research Committee grant for the project: Bibliography of the history of the Silesian Jews
  • 1996 – Prime Minister’s award for doctoral thesis
  • 1994 – GFPS library scholarship
  • 1993-1995 – grant of the Scientific Research Committee for the project: Hebrew inscriptions in Silesia
  • 1993 – GFPS language scholarship


  • editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Jewish Studies, Leiden (bi-annual publication of the European Association of Jewish Studies)
  • editor of the Bibliotheca Judaica series, University of Wrocław Publishing House
  • editor of Makor/Sources, Austeria Publishers, Cracow-Budapest
  • Editorial Board: “Quarterly Journal of African and Asian Studies,” Prague (quarterly); “Jewish Cultural Studies,” Oxford (annual publication), “East European Jewish Affairs”, London (quarterly); Jews and Judaism: History and Culture – University of Alabama Press series

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