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  • Erklärung des Arbeitskreises für Kurdische Studien an der Jagiellonen-Universität über die Situation an der Grenze

    Wir, also die mit dem Arbeitskreis für Kurdische Studien verbundenen Wissenschaftler*innen, Doktorand*innen und Studierenden, rufen polnische und europäische Behörden, die Grenzsoldaten und Polizisten dazu auf, die sich gerade an der Grenze abspielende menschliche Tragödie nicht zu ignorieren. Wir sind damit nicht einverstanden, dass die Flüchtlinge wie ein Feind dargestellt werden, auch wenn man sie als ein Instrument bzw. Mittel in den Händen fremder Mächte wahrnimmt. Verzweifelte, ausgehungerte und durchgefrorene Menschen, deren einzige „Schuld“ darin besteht, dass sie nach einem besseren Leben streben, sind bestimmt kein Feind. Sie sind auch nicht einfach ein „Mittel“ bzw. „Instrument“, sondern vor allem leidende Menschen, denen man Wasser, Nahrung, Unterkunft und die erste Hilfe gewährleisten sollte.

  • source: from the Internet

    Our statement about the situation on the border

    The Section of Kurdish Studies at the Jagiellonian University, we, the scholars and postgraduate students associated with it, call on the Polish and European authorities, border guards, and policemen not to ignore the human tragedy taking place on the Polish-Belarusian border. We reject the depiction of refugees as enemies, and their degradation as “tools” in the hands of other forces. The enemy is certainly not the desperate, hungry, and cold people who are searching for a better life. These people are not a "tool in the hands of others," but above all suffering people who need to be provided with water, food, shelter, and first aid. We are concerned that in these tragic circumstances there appears to be no attempt to address their situation, but rather only efforts to impose sanctions against the Belarusian regime. It brings shame not only on the so-called European values, but also to all those in Polish history who struggled for human dignity.

  • Kurdish Oral tradition, Language and Art

    Dear all, we are pleased to invite you to our next and final panel discussion on Kurdish Oral tradition, Language and Art, a conversation with artists and practitioners on 22 June 2021, 3 PM London time, 4 PM Kraków time. The panel will be conducted in Kurdish (different dialects), Q&A in Kurdish and English.

  • Kurdistan in womens' eyes

    We are pleased to invite you to the meeting with Kurdistan in womens' eyes, which will take place on June 17, 2021 at 18.00 via the zoom platform. The meeting is an accompanying event for the exhibition Jin jiyan, azadi (Women, life freedom) - daily life and social involvement of Kurdish women in Kurdistan and the diaspora, held until the end of June at the Asia and Pacific Museum in Warsaw.

  • PhD scholarship competition results

    We are pleased to announce that the competition for a second PhD scholarship in the ALCITfem research project financed under the Grieg program by the National Science Center from the Norwegian Funds announced on May 12th, 2021 has been settled.

  • Kurdistan Photolibrary and Kurdish Women

    On behalf of the Asia and Pacific Museum and the Jagiellonian University we have pleasure to invite you to the meeting with Edith Maubec – Madame Chris Kutschera, the creator of the digital photo archive Kurdistan Photolibrary, which will take place 10.06. 2021, 6 PM (CET).



  • Postdoc 3 competition's results

    We would like to announce that the competition for Postdoc 3 in the ALCITfem research project financed under the Grieg program by the National Science Center from the Norwegian Funds announced on May 12th, 2021 has ended.

  • Translating Kurdish into Kurdish: inter-dialectal translations

    We are pleased to invite you to our next panel discussion entitled, Translating Kurdish into Kurdish: inter-dialectal translations on 8 June 2021, 6 PM (Kraków), 5 PM (London). The panel will be conducted in Kurdish (different dialects), Q&A in Kurdish and English, and chaired by Professor Jaffer Sheyholislami.

  • Kurdish Translations of World Literature

    We are pleased to invite you to our next panel discussion on Kurdish Translations of World Literature with participation of Kurdish authors and translators. The session will be conducted in Kurdish (different dialects), Q&A in Kurdish and English. It will take place 25.05.2021, 4 PM (CET), 3 PM (UK).

  • Postdoc1 competition's results

    We are pleased to announce that the competition for postdoc1 in the ALCITfem research project financed under the Grieg program by the National Science Center from the Norwegian Funds announced on April 27, 2021 has been settled.

  • Woman, Life, Freedom

    We have pleasure to invite to the exhibition entitled Jin, jiyan, azadî (Women, life, freedom) - daily life and social involvement of Kurdish women in Kurdistan and in the diaspora which will take place in the Asia and Pacific Museum in Warsaw between 14.05-30.06.2021. The exhibition is organised in cooperation with Kurdistan Photolibrary in the scope of the ALCITfem project. The opening will take place on the 13th of May, 6 PM, Solec 24. More about the exhibition under the link.

  • PhD scholarship in the ALCITfem project

    Rector of the Cracow University of Economics (Kraków, Poland) announces a competitive selection process for scholarship for the PhD Student - Researcher at the Centre for the Advanced Study of Population and Religion (CASPAR) academic field: sociology 30- months postdoc in Kurdish studies in the research project Activism and Its Moral and Cultural Foundations: Alternative Citizenship and Women's Roles in Kurdistan and The Diaspora (ALCITfem) financed by National Science Centre-Poland in the scope of Grieg programme/ Norway Grants. The competitive selection process is open for all individuals who meet the requirements set out in the appendix to the NCN council resolution no. 25/2019 from March 14th, 2019.: 1)Holding a Master degree; 2)Having relevant scientific achievements; 3)Taking active part in academic life. Please see the details and required documents in the call attached below.

  • Postdoc 3 in the ALCITfem project

    Rector of the Cracow University of Economics (Kraków, Poland) announces a competitive selection process for the post of a Researcher employee (post-doc) in the research staff at the Center for Advanced Studies of Population and Religion (CASPAR) , academic field: sociology, 30 - months postdoc in the research project Activism and Its Moral and Cultural Foundations: Alternative Citizenship and Women's Roles in Kurdistan and The Diaspora (ALCITfem) financed by National Science Centre-Poland in the scope of Grieg programme / Norway Grants.

  • Women dengbêjs and women collectors

    We are pleased to invite you to our next panel discussion on Women dengbêjs and women collectors with participation of women collectors Goli Şadkam, Evîndar Şevîn, Bêrîvan Matyar, and Dr Marlene Schäfers. The panel will take place May 4th 2.00 PM (UK), 3.00 PM (CET) and will be conducted in Kurdish.

     

  • Translation and Language Revitalisation: Global Kurdish Literature

    We are pleased to invite you to join our next panel discussion entitled, Translation and Language Revitalisation: Global Kurdish Literature, a conversation with scholars and translators of Kurdish literature into Polish, Italian, French, and English. The panel, chaired by Professor Michelle Bolduc, Professor of Translation Studies, 29th of April, 3 PM UK, 4 PM CET. Join Us on Zoom.

  • Postdoc2 competition's results

    We are pleased to announce that the competition for postdoc2 in the ALCITfem research project financed under the Grieg program by the National Science Center from the Norwegian Funds announced for the second time on June 18th, 2021 has been settled. One candidate entered the competition. After considering the submitted documents and conducting the job interview, the committee composed of dr hab. Joanna Bocheńska, Dr. Wendelmoet Hamelink (Oslo University) and Dr. Karol Kaczorowski (Cracow University of Economics) at the meeting on 03/07/2021 accepted the candidacy of dr Kaziwa Dylan. Congratulations to the new member of the project.

  • Postdoc-1 second call

    The first postdoc1 competition in the ALCITfem project published on the 10th of March did not result in choosing the candidate. Therefore we publish the postdoc1 call again. The deadline for the proposals is 13.05. The result of the competition will be concluded by 17.05. All the details in the fails below.

  • Dengbejs' Performance as Inspiration for Modern Kurdish Theatre and Music

    We have pleasure to invite you to the seminar entitled Dengbejs' Performance as Inspiration for Modern Kurdish Theatre and Music with the participation of Dr Duygu Çelık (Munzur University) and Dr Argun Çakır (Unıversıty of Bristol). Join us on Zoom.

    Date: 20.04.2021

    Time: 3-5 pm. (CET)

  • MA scholarship competition results

    We are pleased to announce that the competition for MA scholarship in the ALCITfem research project financed under the Grieg program by the National Science Center from the Norwegian Funds announced on February 15, 2021 has been settled.

  • Postdoc 1 in the ALCITfem project

    Rector of the Jagiellonian University (Kraków, Poland) announces a competitive selection process for the post of an ASSISTANT PROFESSOR in the research staff at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Faculty of Philology, academic field: cultural studies 30- months postdoc in Kurdish studies in the research project Activism and Its Moral and Cultural Foundations: Alternative Citizenship and Women’s Roles in Kurdistan and The Diaspora (ALCITfem) financed by National Science Centre-Poland in the scope of Grieg programme/ Norway Grants. The competitive selection process is open for all individuals who meet the requirements set out in Articles 113 and 116.2.3) of the Act of 20 July 2018 – Law on Higher Education and Science, and who meet the following eligibility criteria according to § 165 of the Statute of the Jagiellonian University: 1) Holding at least a doctoral degree; 2) Having relevant scientific achievements; 3) Taking active part in academic life. Details in the file below.

  • Postdoc 2 in the ALCITfem project

    Rector of the Jagiellonian University (Kraków, Poland) announces a competitive selection process for the post of an ASSISTANT PROFESSOR in the research staff at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Faculty of Philology, academic field: cultural studies 30- months postdoc in Kurdish studies in the research project Activism and Its Moral and Cultural Foundations: Alternative Citizenship and Women’s Roles in Kurdistan and The Diaspora (ALCITfem) financed by National Science Centre-Poland in the scope of Grieg programme/ Norway Grants. The competitive selection process is open for all individuals who meet the requirements set out in Articles 113 and 116.2.3) of the Act of 20 July 2018 – Law on Higher Education and Science, and who meet the following eligibility criteria according to § 165 of the Statute of the Jagiellonian University: 1) Holding at least a doctoral degree; 2) Having relevant scientific achievements; 3) Taking active part in academic life. Details in the file below.

  • Reflections on Dengbêjs as Narrators of the Past

    We have pleasure to invite to the online seminar Documenting and Archiving Oral Heritage; part 3

    Date: March 16, 2021, 3 PM (CET), (2 PM UK) with the participation of Dr Metin Yüksel

    Organisers: Jagiellonian University and University of Exeter

     

  • Documenting and archiving written heritage, part 2

    We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming panel discussion on 9 March.

    Documenting and Archiving Kurdish Written Heritage by Rafiq Salih & Seddiq Salih,

    Founders and directors of Zheen Archive and Research Centre in Iraqi Kurdistan Date: 9 March 2021, 11 AM (CET)

  • Documenting and Archiving Oral Heritage; part 1

    We have pleasure to invite to the online seminar Documenting and Archiving Oral Heritage; part 1

    Date: 25 February 2021, 18:00 (CET)

    with the participation of Nadîre Güntaş Aldatmaz and Mehmet Gültekin

    Organisers: Jagiellonian University and University of Exeter

  • ALCITfem - MA scholarship

    The Dean of the Faculty of Philology and Section of Kurdish studies of the Jagiellonian University announc a competitive selection process for the MA student scholarship for 12 months in the research project ALCITfem. Deadline for applications: 15.03.2021. The results will be announced by 21.03.2021. All details in the attachment below.

  • Zazaki Classes

    Section of Kurdish Studies & Iranian Studies Department of the Jagiellonian University have pleasure to invite you to the first ZAZAKI classes. Fridays, 2.45 - 4.15 pm. Institute of Oriental Studies, Mickiewicza 3, room. 4 The first classes: 6. 03.2020

    Teachers: Rodî Keskin, Zubeyde Beyaz, Esat Şanlı, Joanna Bocheńska

  • The New MA programme with Kurdish language

    The Department of Iranian Studies has opened new BA and MA programms in Iranian studies (Filologia Orientalna - Iranistyka). Kurdish language will be taught at both but only the MA offeres the developed programme in Kurdish. You can apply at www.erk.uj.edu.pl . Look for the catalogue of studies at the Polish version of the website. The registration is opened until the 7th of July.

  • Abdullah Jalal Fatah and his doctoral dissertation

    Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw, Section of Kurdish Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, and Kurdistan Regional Government Representation in Poland are pleased to invite you to the session Abdullah Jalal Fatah and The First Doctoral Dissertation on Kurdish Studies, Defended in Poland, 1978, May the 14th, 6 pm., Karowa Street 18, room 112, I floor.

  • Promotion of our book

    We are happy in invite to the meeting on our book:

    Warszawa: 26.02.2019, 6 p.m. Museum of Asia and Pacific, Solec street 24

    Kraków: 14.03.2019, 6 p.m., Rynek Główny 34, III floor

  • Ebrahim Alipoor, his film and photography

    We are happy to invite to the three meetings with Ebrahim Alipoor, the Kurdish film director, photographer and traveler. The screening of his film In the Quest for Stage Seventh will take place on the 17th of April in the Paradox Cinema, 8 pm (Kraków) and on the 23th of April in the Museum of Asia and Pacific (Warszawa), 6 pm. The meeting with Alipoor and presentation of his photographs will be held in the Bonobo Cafe (Kraków) on the 18th of April 6 pm.

  • our book

    We have pleasure to inform that our book entitled Rediscovering Kurdistan's Cultures and Identities: The Call of The Cricket has been just published by Palgrave Macmillan in the ebook version. The printed version will follow soon. The book offers insight into little-known aspects of the social and cultural activity and changes taking place in different parts of Kurdistan (Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran), linking different theoretical approaches within a postcolonial perspective.

  • Archive 2013-2018

    In the archive we present news published between 2013-2018. Most of the events were organised in the scope of the research project How to Make A Voice Audible. Continuity and Change of Kurdish Culture and of Social reality in Postcolonial Perspectives funded by the National Science Centre-Poland within the SonataBis Programme.