Pol-Int in the Media

It is with great pleasure we observe that the Pol-Int platform enjoys growing popularity. The number of users is increasing daily. The platform is actively shaped by users and enriched with the latest information from the field of Polish studies. We would like to thank you for your interest and commitment to developing Pol-Int. With your help, the page will become a platform for international communication and scholarly information.

Pedro Ribeiro Simões

Pedro Ribeiro Simões

In the media several articles have appeared on Pol-Int. H-Poland writes about the platform: "Pol-Int enables students, academics, researchers and journalists with an interests in Poland to exchange ideas and information across boarders and disciplines."

We invite you to read our press review:

Deutsche Welle:


Polish Embassy in Berlin:;jsessionid=DE59C6582E458A5B95FAE9B8F830EDF8.cmsap5p

Institute for Western Affairs:
Kieżun, Urszula / Jeż, Katarzyna (2014): Platforma internetowa 'Studia-o-Polsce.Interdyscyplinarnie (Pol-Int)', in: Przegląd Zachodni 1 (350), p. 287-288.

Märkische Oderzeitung:
Online-Angebot der Viadrina, 25.06.2014, p. 16


Jez, Katarzyna (2015): Innovative Online Platform for Polish Studies, in: NewsNet: News of the Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies 55/3, p. 5


Märkische Oderzeitung:
Der etwas andere Hörsaal: Katharina Kowalski stellt in einem Berliner Club die Wissenschaftsplattform Pol-Int vor, 15.12.2015, p. 14

students scribit:
Patrycja Pancerz (2017): Projekt bardzo patriotyczny, czyli wszystko o Polsce, in: students scribit, 1 (17)/2017, pp. 29-31

Our events

Science Night of Polish Studies

Photo: private

Photo: private

On December 11, 2015 young academics working on Poland-related topics presented their projects in the " Club of Polish Losers" in Berlin.

The "Open Mic" was a full success. 10 research projects were presented in an entertaining and understandable manner: dissertation projects and international scientific projects from different disciplines, such as art history, environmental science, political science, archeology and cultural studies. It was a very inspiring evening, which has joined the digital and the analogous world of science and brought many interested people closer to the area of Polish Studies – also some that are not directly connected with academia.

The event was part of the " 4th Night of Polish-German initiatives" and was hosted by the online platform Polish-Studies.Interdisciplinary (Pol-Int) and the Cultural Cooperative for Polish-German Initiatives.

One year Pol-Int

Photo: Heide Fest

Photo: Heide Fest

For over a year Pol-Int – the online platform for international communication and scholarly information on Polish Studies – has been connecting and informing the academic community. On June 22, 2015 many scholars as well as representatives of our partner institutions and sponsors came together at the European University Viadrina, to celebrate the first anniversary of the Platform with us.

Photo: Heide Fest

Photo: Heide Fest

After the opening ceremony by the President of the University Prof. Alexander Wöll, the director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies – Prof. Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast – thanked all our volunteer supporters of the platform. The work of our users, editors, and reviewers who fill our platform give it life and make it an important academic work tool.

In the lecture "Humanities 2.0 – research strategies and academic development in the digital age" Ph.D. Dobrochna Kałwa from the Historical Institute of Warsaw University showed not only interesting prospects for the academic practice in the digital age, but also paid special attention to issues affecting the future of collaborative academic work. She also highlighted the great opportunities of the digital humanities. To close the anniversary, Katharina Kinga Kowalski (Project Management Pol-Int) and Dorothea Traupe (editor-in-chief Pol-Int) explained the conception of some specific future plans for the strategic and technical development of the platform. Live music and flowers made the evening colorful and pleasant.

Photo: Heide Fest

Photo: Heide Fest

We would like to warmly thank again everyone for the support and best wishes.

Your Redakcja Pol-Int

The First „Pol-Int Sztamtysz“

The Pol-Int team would like to give the people "behind" Pol-Int a chance of getting to know each other in person. That's why we invite all editors and reviewers from the Polish-German border region (and of course all others who happen to be near Berlin by chance) to come to the first Pol-Int Meeting ("Sztamtysz") in the Polish-German bookshop " Buchbund" in Berlin on April 21st 2015 at 7pm. We hope to have these meetings twice a year in the future – hopefully also in Poland. We are looking forward to meeting you personally!