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Mikolaj Szoltysek

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

1998–2003
PhD in History
, Doctorate School of Historical Sciences, University of Wroclaw, Poland
Demographic analysis of a historical population from the ethnically mixed region of Prussian Silesia using tools of historical demography and historical anthropology

1993–1998
M.A. in History
, Institute of History, University of Wroclaw
Demographic study of micropopulation combining quantitative and qualitative methodologies

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2014
Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany

2009-2014
Deputy Head, Laboratory of Historical Demography, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany

2008-2014
Research scientist, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany

2006-2008
Marie Curie Intra-European Research Fellow, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, Dept. of Geography, University of Cambridge

2004-2006
Assistant Professor, Department of Methodology of History, Institute of History Pomeranian High School of Pedagogics, Slupsk (Poland)

2002–2005
Lecturer, University of Wroclaw (Poland), Institute of History, Department of Economic History, Historical Demography and Statistics

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

2013-
Member of the Aleksander-Brückner-Zentrum für Polenstudien, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle, Halle (Saale), Germany

2013-
Editorial board of the journal Historical Life Course Studies (http://www.ehps-net.eu/journal)

2013-
Member of the Steering Committee of The European Historical Population Samples Network (EHPS-Net)

2013-
Editorial board of the journal Przeszłość Demograficzna Polski (Polish Demographic Past)

2011-
Member of the Rostock Center for the Study of Demographic Change

2011-
Editorial board of the journal Demografia English Edition (publ. by Demographic Research Institute of Hungarian Central Statistical Office)

2010-
Board Member of The International Commission for Historical Demography (EHESS, Paris)#

2010-12
Chair of the ‘Family/Demography Network’ within Social Science History Association

2008-
Membership in the The International Commission for Historical Demography (EHESS, Paris)

2007-
Membership in Central Europe Population History network, Dept. of Economic, Social and Business History, University of Graz, Austria.

2005-2009
Polish delegate to the Management Committee of the EU research project COST A34 “Gender and Well-Being: Interactions between Works, Family and Public Policies", Brussels.

2005-2009
Polish delegate to the Management Committee of the EU research project COST A35 “Program for the study of European rural societies", Brussels.

2002-
Membership in the Section of Historical Demography, Committee of Demographic Sciences of Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (Poland).

FELLOWSHIPS, PROJECTS, SHORT COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

2013-15
Research scientist in the project “Historical demographic studies and their application to the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: an example of Jewish censuses” (part of the Global Grant of Priority 3 Strengthening Researchers Abilities of the Operational Programme for the Development of Human Resources 2007-2013, No VP1-3.1-ŠMM-07-K-03-050)

2007
Participant, workshop “GIS in Historical Research”, King's College London, 24th October.

2006-08
Marie Curie Intra-European Research Fellowship, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, Dept. of Geography, University of Cambridge (UK).

2-8.2006
Visiting scholar, Population Studies Center / Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI), US (funded by the Polish Science Foundation).

2006
Course “Longitudinal Analysis of Historical Demographic Data”, ICPSR, Ann Arbor, MI (US). Instructors: G. Alter, M. Gutmann, D. Hacker.

2005
Visiting Scholar, The Center for Population Studies, University of Umea, Sweden.

2004
Visiting scholar, Department of Economic History, University of Münster, Germany.

2004
Visiting scholar, Max Planck Institute for History, Göttingen, Germany.

2003–
International Summer School “Border and Borderlands. Re-thinking the history of Europe’; The Academy of European History, European University Institute, Florence (Italy).

2002–
International Summer School: "Historical Anthropology - History of Household, Family and Kinship" for Doctoral Students and Post-doctoral Scholars of History and Related Disciplines, Sankt Petersburg (Russia), organizer: Max Planck Institut for History, Göttingen, Germany.

1994–1998
Studentship from University of Wroclaw (Poland).

CONFERENCES, SESSIONS AND SEMINARS ORGANIZED

2012
Co-organization of the conference 2nd Mosaic Conference "Residence patterns of the elderly". Hungarian Central Statistical Office, Budapest, Hungary, September 2012 (over 20 speakers from Europe and America)

2011
Three scientific sessions within Social Science Association Annual Conference, Boston, November 2011, ‘Family/Demography Network’

2011
Co-organization of the conference Reconstructing the population history of continental Europe by recovering surviving census records, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (over 20 speakers from Europe and America)

2010-11
Three workshops of the Urban Demography Network (research teams from Germany, Sweden, Norway, France, Poland, Czech Republic)

11.2010
Three scientific sessions within Social Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, November 2010, ‘Family/Demography Network’

08.2010
Scientific session Family, demography and well-being: historical perspectives on Eastern Europe, the 21st International Congress of Historical Sciences, Amsterdam

07.2009
Co-organisation of the conference Fertility declines in the past, present and future, University of Cambridge (in cooperation with British Society for Population Studies)

2008-
Population History Seminar, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (over 30 speakers from Europe, America and Asia)

05.2008
Scientific conference: 25 years of ‘Family Forms in Historic Europe’ and beyond: revising geographies, methodologies, explanations, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, Department of Geography, Cambridge University, UK.

03.2008
Scientific session Transitional Zones and Hybrid Family Systems: New Perspectives on the Geography of Family Forms in Historic Eurasia, 7th European Social Science History Conference, Lisbon.

TEACHING

2013-
teaching in history (B.A./M.A.) and International Area Studies (M.Sc.) at Halle University

2013
The seminar–training “Historical demography, its methods and emerging opportunities for understanding past societies” (6 lectures), University of Vilnius, Lithuania (part of the Global Grant of Priority 3 Strengthening Researchers Abilities of the Operational Programme for the Development of Human Resources 2007-2013, No VP1-3.1-ŠMM-07-K-03-050)

2010
Series of lectures ‘East-central European family in comparative perspective’, Gender Studies Centre, Vilnius University (Lithuania); sponsored by the European Union Lifelong Learning Programm for the Mobility of Staff.

2002-05
Courses in History, University of Wroclaw (Poland) [historical anthropology, methodology of history, Computer science for historians, Historical demography and family history]

2004-06
Courses, Institute of History Pomeranian High School of Pedagogics, Slupsk (Poland) [historical demography; Political, social and economic history of Eastern Central Europe, 16th –18th centuries]

2004
Course, University of Münster, Germany: Grand theories and micro-histories—towards a new configuration of the social history of 18th-19th Europe.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

Computing     MS Office, including Excel and Access; SPSS
Languages     Polish (native); English (fluent); Russian (good in reading and speaking); Czech, Belarussian, Ukraininan (in reading); German (moderate).

 
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