Professor Markowski a Principal Investigator for European Union Funded Multi-University Project

Professor and Head of the LAS Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures Department Michal Markowski is among the principal investigators of a newly-approved project, which recently received grant funding from the European Union of $735,000. The European Union has accepted a proposal for a multinational, multi-university lead project to build upon relationships among leading research institutions. Professor Markowski will work on the new subjectivities that emerged in Polish culture and literature after the trauma of the WWII had been inflicted upon the national consciousness.

The objective of this project is to build upon, solidify, formalize and condense the recently initiated, but as yet informal, relationships between leading research institutions representing different regions and historical traditions in order to conduct joint research and participate in knowledge exchange to identify new paradigms for understanding how national identities are disrupted and formed by the traumas of history.  Trinity College will coordinate the project, which has an expected realization during 2014-18.

More information about the project and the grant, can be found right here.