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Tabaszewska Justyna

Period of stay: 01.03.2021-31.07.2021

Current position: assistant professor

Affiliated Home University or Institute: The Institute of Literary Research of Polish Academy of Sciences

 

Evaluation sheet for departing Józef Tischner Fellows

  1. How impactful was the Józef Tischner Fellowship on your personal academic career?

extremely impactful

  1. What is/was the impact of the Józef Tischner Fellowship on your personal academic career? (international contacts, networking, additional fellowships, intellectual growth, interdisciplinary approach, etc.)

– Intellectual growth
– International contacts
– Interdisciplinary approach
– Additional fellowships (Bekker Fellowship, Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange)

  1. Have you benefitted from personal interaction with other scholars at the Institute?

yes

  1. Have you made lasting contacts there which will continue to be useful to you?

yes

  1. What are your career plans for the years ahead?

In the next year I will work at the Goethe University (Bekker Fellowship, Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange) and finish the book I stared writing during my stay at the IWM. The book will be used in the process of habilitation.

  1. Given your experience of a research stay at the IWM, would you consider the possibility of working abroad?

yes

  1. Please list all publications (articles, books, talks) related to the research project you carried out during your Józef Tischner Fellowship. Please note if they are published or awaiting publication
  • During my stay I focused on my book (about the Polish politics of memory and the notion of the future in memory studies) and this is still work in progress (I should finish the work and prepare it for the publication within a year).
  • It’s possible that I will write an article based on the presentation prepared for the Junior Visiting Fellows’ Conference in the next few months.

Talks:
Junior Visiting Fellows’ Conference IWM, Conditional Memory. Functions of Alternative Histories and Futures Past in Memory Studies
Memory Studies Association Conference, Memory of “What Almost Was.” Alternative Histories of the 1989 Polish Political Transformation
Colloquium IWM, Polish Politics of Memory and Poetics of Unlived Future

  1. Please list all conferences, workshops and other events at either the IWM or elsewhere that you participated in during your Józef Tischner Fellowship

Junior Visiting Fellows’ Conference IWM
Memory Studies Association Conference
Colloquium IWM

  1. What do you think have been the impact/s of the Józef Tischner Fellowship on international developments in your academic field? (working groups, workshops etc.)

After the Fellowship it will be a lot easier for me to create an international and interdisciplinary working group and apply for the international research grants.

  1. How impactful do you think the Józef Tischner Fellowship on your home institution was/will be?

extremely impactful

  1. What is/was the impact of the Józef Tischner Fellowship on your home institution? (new courses, interdisciplinary work, scholarly resources etc.)

Interdisciplinary work, scholarly resources

  1. How impactful do you think the Józef Tischner Fellowship has been on your home country or region?

extremely impactful

  1. Do you have any criticisms on any aspect of the IWM’s program and operations?

No


Final Report sheet for departing Józef Tischner Fellows

As stipulated in the terms of your fellowship award, please submit your final report on your activities, travels and talks and what you have accomplished during your research stay.

Please be as specific and concise as possible. Describe briefly the nature of the work and your accomplishments, dates and other pertinent facts. In addition, we ask you to list any prizes or awards and any stipends and grants you received or will receive.

 

Nature of the work at the IWM

During the fellowship, I was working on my book on the Polish politics and poetics of memory, especially the part concerning how the future – both that currently anticipated and the future past (B. Massumi) – influences the ways in which the frameworks and the politics of memory are construed. During my stay, I finished writing one of the three main parts of the book (c. 100 pages), so most probably the book will be ready within a year since the end of the fellowship and then it will be submitted for publication in the renowned Polish book series in the humanities – “Nowa humanistyka” [“New Humanities”].

The book will be submitted for evaluation in the habilitation procedure, so there is a strong possibility that it will help me advance professionally (to the position of associate professor) in the next sixteen months.

 

List of activities, travels and talks:

Talks:

Junior Visiting Fellows’ Conference at the IWM, title of speech: Conditional Memory. Functions of Alternative Histories and Futures Past in Memory Studies,

Memory Studies Association Conference, title of speech: Memory of “What Almost Was.” Alternative Histories of the 1989 Polish Political Transformation,

Colloquium at the IWM, title of speech: Polish Politics of Memory and Poetics of Unlived Future.

Most probably, I will submit for publication in the coming months an article based on the presentation delivered at the Junior Visiting Fellows’ Conference.

 

Travels:

Travel to Polish memory museums: The Warsaw Rising Museum in Warsaw (Grzybowska 79, Warsaw 00-844); Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory (Krakow Historical Museum) in Krakow (Lipowa 4, 30-702 Krakow); Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk (Bartoszewskiego 1, 80-862 Gdańsk); European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk (pl. Solidarności 1, Gdańsk).

 

Activities:

  • Writing down one of the three parts of the planned book, in which I examine the way affective facts pertaining to anticipated and past futures influence presently created politics of In this part, I focused on texts of culture produced after 1989 that deal with historical events of importance to Polish collective memory, especially those concerning the period immediately preceding the Second World War, the time of the war itself, and the political transformation associated with the collapse of the Soviet Union.
  • Preparing the talks mentioned before and preliminary work on a paper based on the talk Conditional Memory. Functions of Alternative Histories and Futures Past in Memory Studies.

 

Prizes/stipends:

During my stay at the IWM, I was awarded the Bekker Fellowship from the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange and, on 1 October 2021, I will start the fellowship at the Goethe University, working in Professor Astrid Erll’s team.

I also applied for the funds from the program “Doskonała nauka – Wsparcie monografii naukowych” [Excellent Science – Support for Scientific Monographs] (Ministry of Education and Science), to support the publication of my book Humanistyka służebna [Servile Humanities] (written in the year 2020), and I am currently waiting for the results.

As stipulated in the terms of your fellowship award, please submit your final report on your activities, travels and talks and what you have accomplished during your research stay.