Welcome to PIASt

The activities of the Polish Institute of Advanced Studies (PIASt) focuses on the promotion of scientific and intellectual exchange as well as the creation of an international and interdisciplinary community consisting of researchers who come together up for the academic year in order to discuss and exchange views. Scholarship holders, exempted from teaching and administrative obligations, will be able to continue their own projects in an international scientific environment that stimulates debate and innovation.

Fellows

Victor Rosenthal
Victor Rosenthal, fot. Jakub Ostałowski

Victor Rosenthal

Victor Rosenthal is a researcher fellow with the Institut Marcel Mauss of CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. He studied psychology, mathematics, and philosophy at the University of Tel Aviv, and then psychology and neuropsychology in Paris (MA in experimental psychology and doctorate (PhD) in cognitive psychology), where he also completed his habilitation.

Michael G. Esch
Michael G. Esch, fot. Jakub Ostałowski

Michael G. Esch

PD Dr. Michael G. Esch, studied History and German Philology in Düsseldorf and Warsaw. In 1996, he obtained his doctoral degree with a comparative study of German and Polish population policies 1939-1950. In 2008 he was habilitated after a study about migrants from eastern Europe in Paris 1880-1940. He has worked extensively on different topics of European Social and Cultural History in the 19th and 20th centuries, namely different aspects of migration history and of popular culture in transnational perspective.