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NPRH grants for KUL scientists
On July 8, the Ministry of Education and Science announced the winners in the National Program for the Development of the Humanities in the National Heritage module. Out of the 83 applications submitted, 30 were qualified for funding, among them two from KU. Project of Professor Slawomir Lukasiewicz called “Zbigniew Jordan - forgotten emigrant critic of Marxism and totalitarianism. Collected works and correspondence.” The second project of Professor Bogumił Szada is entitled “Territorial divisions of the Latin Church in Poland (X-XXI century). From data management to synthesis.”
Zbigniew Jordan – “The forgotten emigrant critic of Marxism and totalitarianism. Collected works and correspondence.” The project aims to recall the figure and thought of Zbigniew Jordan, as well as a critical edition of his texts about: a) political concepts, including those devoted to geopolitical solutions and alternative regional political organization; b) analysis, and criticism of the post-war realities constituting the functioning of European non-democratic regimes, the political system and internal politics of the People's Republic of Poland and c) philosophical criticism of Marxism and the discourse of using Marxism as an ideological basis for legitimizing systemic solutions in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
In turn, the project “Territorial Divisions of the Latin Church in Poland (X-XXI century). From data management to synthesis” tries to prepare synthesis in two different ways. First, atlas-dictionary monograph and second, database and web application. Both of them aim to illustrate the development of territorial divisions of the Latin Church in lands historically connected with Poland. During the course of the project, the digitization of maps, inventories, catalogs and other materials will be carried out, which will form the main information basis of the study. The use of databases and GIS technology will make possible to harmonize spatial and attribute information, and then prepare a monographic work and repost all the collected material on the Internet in the form of a web application, services and downloadable data. In the methodological dimension, solutions will be prepared for the collection and integration of data on the territorial divisions of the Latin Church. In addition, a specialized dictionary will be compiled.