General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Arqueologia e historia de Poznań
Language Spanish
Module lecturer dr Michał Krueger
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Adiunkt
Faculty Faculty of Archeology
Semester 2021/2022 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 05-HDPP


Module aim (aims)

• to present general overview of the basic themes in Poznań history and archaeology from the prehistory until the 21st century (with special attention to the most important archaeological and architectonical monuments and places of historical meaning)
• to point out the meaning of the historical processes which influenced the urban development of Poznań
• to raise student awareness of the problems related to the preservation of urban cultural space

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Be able to walk during three hours


Week 1: Presentation of sources and methods. Geography and prehistory of the metropolitan area of Poznań – lecture (meeting point: Collegium Historicum)
Week 2: General introduction to the archaeology and history of Poznań – lecture (meeting point: Collegium Historicum)
Week 3: Archaeological excavations and main monuments of Ostrów Tumski – field trip (meeting point: in front of the Cathedral)
Week 4: The main monuments of the Old Town – field trip (meeting point: in front of the Old City Hall)
Week 5: The surroundings of the Old City – field trip (meeting point: in front of the Old City Hall)
Week 6: Former suburban villages – field trip (meeting point: Łopianowa bus stop)
Week 7: Final discussion (meeting point: Collegium Historicum)

Reading list

Bernatowicz, P. et al., 2004, This is Poznań! A Guide to the City and the Region of Wielkopolska, Poznań: Wydawnictwo Miejskie.
Danielewski, M., 2010, Zrób to w Poznaniu! Do it in Poznań! (in English), Poznań: Wydawnictwo Gazety Wyborczej.
Kóčka-Krenz, H., 2011, Poznań in the 10th century, Poznań: Poznań Chapter/Agder Akademi.Pazder, J. 2000, Poznań – Ostrów Tumski (in English), Poznań: Wydawnictwo Miejskie.
Pazder, J. 2001, Poznań – Stary Rynek (in English), Poznań: Wydawnictwo Miejskie.
Kulczycki J. J., 1982, „The beginnings of the Solidarity movement in Poznań, 1980-1981”, The Polish Review 27(3/4): 154-169.
Liczbińska G., 2011, “Ecological Conditions vs. Religious Denomination. Mortality Among Catholics and Lutherans in Nineteent-Century Poznań”, Human Ecology 39(6): 795-806.
Molik W., Makowski, K., 1986, “Breaking of social barriers as an expression of the emergence of a modern society in the mid-19th century – based on the example of selected Polish towns”, Historical Social Research / Historische Sozialforschung (39): 86-100.
Neveux J. B., 1963, “Une province polonaise de l'État des Hohenzollern : La Wielkopolska et Poznań (1815-1840)”, Revue Historique 230(2): 347-390.
Neveux J. B., 1984, “Le soul?vement de la Wielkopolska et ses conséquences (décembre 1918-novembre 1919)”, Revue d'histoire moderne et contemporaine 31(1): 74-98.
Rohrscheidt, A. M. von, 2008, Historical Poznan. Interactive Guide, Poznań: (CD Rom).
Witkowski, R., 2012, The Jews of Poznań. A Brief Guide to Jewish History and Cultural Sights, Poznań: Wydawnictwo Miejskie Posnania.
Narodowe Archiwum Cyfrowe
Wielkopolska Biblioteka Cyfrowa
CYRYL Wirtualne Muzeum Historii Poznania
Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores de Polonia
Ayuntamiento de Poznań