Ph.D. Grzegorz Bartusik
Research and teaching assistant at the Institute of History, University of Silesia, and research assistant at the Faculty of History, University of Warsaw. He graduated in history and classical philology at the University of Silesia. He received his doctoral degree in history at the University of Silesia in 2020 on the basis of the thesis entitled. “Rómverja saga – Saga of the Romans. A study on the reception of Latin culture in medieval Scandinavia”.
In parallel, he pursued study abroad at the Aristotle University of Thessalonica, Greece (VII-VIII 2013, International Summer School on Greek Language, History and Culture, scholarship of the Government of the Hellenic Republic), the University of Oslo, Norway (I-VI 2014, scholarship of The EEA & Norway Grants Scholarship and Training Fund) and the University of Iceland, Reykjavik (I-VI 2015, I-VI 2016, scholarship of The EEA & Norway Grants Scholarship and Training Fund). He did his doctoral internship at the University of Southeastern Norway in Borre (VI-IX 2016). Completed courses in medieval Scandinavian manuscript studies at the Árne Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies in Reykjavík and Copenhagen (Summer School in Scandinavian Manuscript Studies: level I – course in paleography and codicology of Scandinavian manuscripts – VIII 2017. ; Level II – theory and practice of editing Scandinavian manuscripts – VIII 2018; Level III, master class – preparing an edition of a Scandinavian manuscript – VIII 2019, with funding from a grant from the National Agency for Academic Exchange, PROM program). In August 2020, he participated in the courses of the Summer School of Living Latin and Greek at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.
Research interests: reception of antiquity, process of civilization, Christianization and Europeanization in medieval Scandinavia.
Employed at the Faculty of History of the University of Warsaw in the research team implementing the ELITES project.
Most important scholarly articles
G. Bartusik: Himna smiðr : the Ancient Hebrew Conceptual Metaphor GOD IS THE MAKER OF HEAVEN in the Old Icelandic Language and Literature as a Marker of Christianization in Iceland. “Scandia: Journal of Medieval Norse Studies” 2020, no. 3, s. 64-101.
Social Norms in Medieval Scandinavia. Red. J. Morawiec, A. Jochymek, G. Bartusik. Leeds: Arc Humanities Press – Amsterdam University Press, 2019.
Cultural Transfer of Cognitive Structures of Fortune in the Latin and Old Icelandic Literatures and Languages: The Case of the Metaphor Fortune is a Wheel. W: Social Norms in Medieval Scandinavia. Red. J. Morawiec, A. Jochymek, G. Bartusik. Leeds: Arc Humanities Press – Amsterdam University Press, 2019, s. 103-138.
Sarð hann yðr þá eigi Agði? Humour and laughter in Sneglu-Halla þáttr. W: HistoRisus: Histories of Laughter and Laughter in History. Red. R. Borysławski, J. Jajszczok, J. Wolff and A. Bemben, Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne 2016, s. 119-138.