Marcin Wodziński

– is Professor of Jewish history and literature, and head of the Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Wrocław. 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 European Journal of Jewish Studies. marcin.wodzinski[at]


  • 1992 – first prize in a nationwide competition of master’s and doctoral dissertations on Jewish topics
  • 1993 – GFPS language scholarship
  • 1993-1995 – grant of the Scientific Research Committee for the project: Hebrew inscriptions in Silesia
  • 1994 – GFPS library scholarship
  • 1996 – Prime Minister’s award for doctoral thesis
  • 1998-1999 – Research Committee grant for the project: Bibliography of the history of the Silesian Jews
  • 2000-2001 – Yad Ha-Nadiv Beracha Foundation Scholarship, Jerusalem
  • 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
  • since 2002 – member of the Board of the Polish Society for Jewish Studies, and its vice president since 2011
  • 2003 – Professor Bernard Choseed Memorial Fellowship, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
  • 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
  • 2007-2008 – scholar at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 2008 – Professor Łukasz Hirszowicz’s award for his contribution to the development of academic Jewish studies in Poland
  • 2009 – scholar at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania (summer semester)
  • 2011 – Jan Karski and Pola Nirenska Award for his contribution to the development of Jewish studies in Poland
  • 2011 – scholarship holder at the Simon Dubnow Institute, Leipzig
  • 2011 – visiting professor at the Institute of Jewish Studies, University of Potsdam
  • 2011-2014 – National Endowment for Humanities grant (University of California, San Diego)
  • 2012 – award of the Minister of Science and Higher Education
  • 2013-2018 – grant from the National Program for the Development of Humanities
  • 2015 – decorated for services rendered for Polish culture


  • editor-in-chief of “Studia Judaica”, Cracow (bi-annual publication)
  • 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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