The website was created 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 between 2013-2018. After the end of the project it serves as the platform of the Section of Kurdish Studies (ZI IO UJ) promoting different research projects' results and Kurdish culture.



  • ALCITfem

    The project Activism And Its Moral and Cultural Foundation: Alternative Citizenship and Women’s Roles in Kurdistan and the Diaspora (ALCITfem) is an interdisciplinary research programme that is rooted in literary studies, cultural anthropology, gender studies and sociology. Methodologically and theoretically, the project combines and connects Humanities with Social Sciences through the cooperation of the following institutes: the Section of Kurdish Studies at the Institute of Oriental Studies (Faculty of Philology) of the Jagiellonian University (JU, Kraków), the Centre for Gender Research (STK, Senter for Tverrfaglig Kjonnsforskning) at the University of Oslo (UiO), the Centre for the Advanced Study of Population and Religion (CASPAR) at Cracow University of Economics (CUE), the Fafo, Institute of Labour and Social Research in Oslo and the Asia and Pacific Museum (Warsaw). The project is funded in the scope of the Grieg programm of the National Science Centre of Poland from the Norway Grants.

  • Citizens of the World

    In the February 2020 we started a new research project entitled Citizens of the World: Modern Kurdish Literature and Heritagisation as A means for Transforming and Revitalising The Kurdish Language and The Oral Tradition financed within the Opus 17 programme by the National Science Centre - Poland. The project is launched in cooperation with the University of Exeter.

  • The 2013-2018 project's results

    The 5-year team research project (2013-2018) directed by Joanna Bocheńska focused on the analysis of the selected social and cultural aspects of the dynamic Kurdish reality. The main result of the project is the book Rediscovering Kurdistan's Cultures and Identities: The Call of The Cricket, Palgrave Macmillan 2018.

  • Project "Ez mafê xwe dizanim"

    The project Ez mafê xwe dizanim/I know my rights ran from October 2014 to September 2016 in the scope of Erasmus Plus program and was carried out by the Kurdish Institute in Brussels (Belgium), Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland), Pro Humanitate in Cologne (Germany) and Kurdî Der in Amed/Diyarbakır (Turkey). It's result is the Manual focused of the role of mother tongue education. It summerizes our experiences and studies achieved during the project and offers some sugestions regarding the Kurdish cultural and language policy.