Prof. Dr. Włodzimierz Borodziej

Curriculum Vitae

  • October 2010-September 2016: director of the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena, together with Joachim von Puttkamer
  • 1996-present: professor at the Historical Institute of the University of Warsaw
  • 1999-2002: vice-president, University of Warsaw
  • 1997-2007: chair of the German-Polish Textbook Commission
  • 1992-1994: director-general at the Kancelaria Sejmu (parliamentary administration) of the Republic of Poland
  • 1979-1991: assistant (1985-1991) and subsequently assistant professor (post-doc) at the Historical Institute, University of Warsaw
  • 1991: completed postdoctoral professorial qualification 
    1984: completed doctorate

Research project

  • Behind the Eastern Front, 1914-1918 

Main areas of research

  • Resistance in the Second World War
  • International relations  
  • Political and social history in the People´s Republic of Poland 
  • Galicia in the period of autonomy


  • Chair of the Academic Committee of the House of European History to be established in Brussels
  • Editor-in-chief of the Polish diplomatic documents series (Polskie Dokumenty Dyplomatyczne), published by the Polish Institute of International Affairs (18 volumes as of 2013)
  • 2006 Herder Prize awarded by the Alfred Toepfer Foundation
  • 2010 Carl von Ossietzky Prize awarded by the city of Oldenburg