LIST OF THE FINANCED PROJECTS
2015-2018: "Odnaleziony raptularz Juliusza Słowackiego z podróży na Wschód jako romantyczne dzieło synkretyczne oraz źródło literackie i ikonograficzne do badań nad historią i kulturą XIX wieku", OPUS 8 grant project financed by the National Science Center (NCN) (Poland); duration: 36 months; function: participant of the project. READ MORE >>>
2013-2015: Research project "'Late style' in the writings of José Saramago"; funding: OPUS grant offered by National Science Center (Poland) DEC2012/05/B/HS2/03986; duration: 32 months; project coordinator. READ MORE IN ENGLISH >>>
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2013-2015: "Strategies of introducing and and evaluating transdisciplinary curricula and research projects in universities in context of the reform of higher education in Poland" POKL.04.01.03-00-002/11, project co-financed by the European Social Found – Human Capital, IV, 4.1.3; participant of the project.
2010-2014: International PhD Program "The Traditions of Mediterranean Humanism and the Challenges of Our Times: the Frontiers of Humanity"; Foundation for Polish Science; duration: 48 months; participant of the project.
2006-2009: Ministry of Science (Poland) - research project "Silent Intelligentsia. A Study of Civilizational Oppression"; duration: 36 months; participant of the project.
2003-2006: Ministry of Science (Poland) - research project "L’île et l’insularité dans le contexte de la civilisation romane"; duration: 36 months; project coordinator.
Over the years, I've systematically participated in diverse research initiatives, both individual and collective. On the other hand, an important disclaimer is to be made here. In some measure, I consider myself as a victim of the peculiar system of financing research in Poland that privileges all kind of retroactive approaches ("cultivating the heritage", "assuring continuity to previously realized projects", etc.). To get a financial support for radical innovation, such as implied in my project of Transcultural Humanities, is extremely difficult in these conditions. Synthetic and far-flung endeavors are often excluded as "not realistic" and "unfeasible". Also my grant proposals referring more timidly to some aspects of my main program have always been rejected. This is why in some cases I've often been obliged to foster research plans that may seem quite anachronistic from the perspective of international humanities and actually have very little to do with the main direction of my theoretical reflection. This is why the officially financed projects have been as much a hindrance as a help to me, while the crucial elements of my endeavor have had to be financed predominantly from a private pocket.
Most of my experimental projects have never received any official support, and in some cases, the research philosophy which is implied in such endeavors makes them to adventurous for any institutional support. Nonetheless, I never lose hope to find private sponsors for such outcomes. On the other hand, other projects are in early stage in development, and as soon as the ground is broken, I hope to get any institutional framework for them, hoping even for prestigious and generous grants supposed to finance "high risk" research. Such is the case of my Transcultural Humanities project.
Among other, long term and more or less systematic research ideas there is the adventurous Ibn Battuta Reactivation Project, which presupposes to offer the serendipity basis for further developments.