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Professor Grzegorz Pac


I completed my studies at the Historical Institute of the University of Warsaw and at Queen’s University in Belfast (Socrates-Erasmus scholarship) in 2006. I spent the summer semester of the academic year 2008-2009 at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel as a scholarship holder of the KAAD foundation. I defended my doctoral thesis in 2011. I spent the academic year 2011-2012 as a research fellow at the University of Notre Dame, and the following three years as a post-doc at the Institute of History, UAM, as part of an NCN postdoctoral fellowship. Since 2013 I have been working at the Historical Institute of the University of Warsaw, then at the Faculty of History of the University of Warsaw. I received my habilitation in 2020.
Research interests: earlier Polish and universal Middle Ages: cult of saints and Virgin Mary, hagiography, social role of women, queenship, ideology of power, monasticism.

Most important publications

Most important scholarly articles

  • Communities of Devotion across the Boundaries. Women and Religious Bonds on the Baltic Rim and in Central Europe, Eleventh – Twelfth Centuries, w: Imagined Communities on the Baltic Rim, from the Eleventh to Fifteenth Centuries, red. W. Jezierski, L. Hermanson, Amsterdam 2016, pp. 123-154.


  • Richeza, Queen of Poland: Profiting from Ottonian Descent and Royal Status, w: The Sacamentary from Tyniec. A splendid manuscript of the 11th century and the relationship between Cologne and Poland in the time of Casimir the Reviver, ed. K.G. Beuckers, A. Bither (Forschungen zu Kunst, Geschichte und Literatur des Mittelalters, 3), Vienna – Cologne – Weimar 2018, pp. 228-242.

Current scholarly projects