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Back Krzystof POMIAN

A philosopher and historian specializing in the socio-cultural history of France, Italy, and Poland is director of research emeritus at the Centre National de la Recherché Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris and professor of the history of culture at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland. He also serves as chair of the Scientific Committee of the Museum of Europe in Brussels and as editorial adviser to the journal Le Débat.. Educated at the University of Warsaw where he was awarded a Ph. D. in philosophy in 1965, he taught there until 1968 when he was dismissed because of his political opinions. In 1973, he emigrated in France where he joined the CNRS. He also taught history at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and at the University of Geneva, and museology at the Ecole du Louvre. His particular interests are history of history and history of collections and museums. A member of Ateneo Veneto (Venice) and of Bologna’s Accademia Clementina, he is recipient of Mieroszewski’s Prize for political essays and of Premio Letterario Montesilvano. Dr. Pomian is a Commandeur de Polonia Restituta and a Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, and holds honorary degrees from Maria Sklodowska-University in Lublin (Poland) and from the University of Geneva. In addition to numerous articles published in scholarly journals, he is editor of two books, co-editor of four and author of fifteen others, including L’Europe et ses nations (1990) and most recently, Des saintes reliques à l’art moderne. Venise-Chicago, XIIe-XXème siècle (2003) and Ibn Khaldûn au prisme de l’Occident (2006).

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