Scientific Cooperation

Over 20 cooperation agreements signed by PAS or IAE PAS with scientific partners from many countries of Europe and Asia are being realized each year. These agreements guarantee , among other things, the possibility of continuous research on cross-cultural influences (regarding different land areas and different periods of history). Comparative studies regarding, above all, chosen regions of Central Europe and Balkans are conducted. Elaboration of new research methods regarding ancient and medieval glaziery and pottery (Polish-French, Polish-Spanish and Polish-Slovak cooperation) comes as one of the results of these joint efforts.  Another one are the common fieldworks in Poland, Germany, Montenegro and Greece. The results of this cooperation are visible in form of publications and speeches at international conferences.

The scope of formalized international cooperation is nevertheless insufficient and does not guarantee the realization of all those assignments included in scientific plans of the IAE PAS staff members, which require contacts with scientific centers abroad. Therefore the Institute pursues a policy of financial support of study abroad travels. Institutions collaborating with staff members of IAE PAN are, i. a.: Aarhus University in Denmark; American School of Classical Studies at Athens; British School at Athens; Institute of Ethnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences; Institute of Ethnology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences; KD Ephorate of Antiquities for East Crete; Institute for the Aegean Prehistory, Philadelphia; Ludwig-Maksimilians-Universität München, Insitut für Klassische Archäologie; M.T. Rylski Institute of Art, Folklore Studies and Ethnology of the National Academy of Ukraine in Kiev; Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna; Österreichisches Staatsarchiv, Vienna; Service public de Wallonie ; John Cabot University in Rome; Universität zu Köln, Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte; Univerzita Karlova in Prague, Faculty of History, Universidad de Cantabria Santander; Universita’ degli Studi di Venezia.

All scholarly trips either serve the realization of the topics scheduled directly in the scientific plans of the Institute, or the planning of new assignments. They open the possibility of obtaining highly specialized analysis, executing archaeological or ethnological fieldworks, exchanging specialist literature and scientific experiences, caring out library and archive queries, preparing conjoint publications. They also allow a continuous contact with literature inaccessible in Poland, access to museum collections and collections of  maps, catalogues and inventories, exchange of experiences and acquaintance with modern systems of archaeological monument conservation and protection, techniques of examination and elaboration of sources acquired and ways of implementing the new scientific methods. An indispensable element of contemporary humanistic research is referring to comparable material, which allows to situate properly one’s own research, to broaden the questionnaire of problems or to implement the newest methodology. Every trip involves also the promotion of native science. It creates an excellent opportunity for presentation of achievements and making contacts, which can lead to successive cooperation agreements and joint research. To the credit of many people working at the Institute speaks, among other things, their membership in organizational committees of international congresses and conferences, in associations and institutions, as well as in international scientific projects.


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