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Ph.D. Jerzy Szafranowski


Master’s degree in history within MISH UW (2013), thesis supervisor: Dr. Krzysztof Skwierczynski; PhD in history at WH UW (2022), thesis “Presbyters and deacons in monastic communities of late antique Gaul” written under the supervision of Prof. Robert Wisniewski.

From 2014-2019, member of the project “Presbyters in the Late Antique West” (http://presbytersproject.ihuw.pl/) directed by Prof. Robert Wisniewski and funded by the National Science Center.

He led the research grants Prelude (2016-2019) and Etude (2018-2022) funded by the National Science Center. He specializes in the history of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages (from the 4th to the 8th century) in the western Mediterranean (with a particular focus on the Gallic areas).

He has a broad interest in Christian spirituality and its impact on society, including in particular monastic movements, the cult of saints and relics, the organization of clergy and liturgy.

Most important scholarly articles

  • „Behind the Abbot’s Back. Clerics within the Monastic Hierarchy”, Sacris Erudiri 58 (2019), ss. 285–303;

  • „The Life of the Jura Fathers and the Monastic Clergy”, Augustinianum 59 (2019), ss. 143–159;

  • „To see with body and to see with mind: corporeal and spiritual cognition in the Dialogues of Gregory the Great”, Studia Patristica 97 (2018), ss. 219–224.