Jagiellonian University, Faculty of History, Institute of Musicology


Website: www.muzykologia.uj.edu.pl

The Jagiellonian University is the oldest higher education institution in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe. It was founded on 12 May 1364 by the Polish king Casimir the Great. The Jubilee year 2014 marked the 650th anniversary of this remarkable event. Since its very foundation, the Jagiellonian University has been an international institution. Poles, Ruthenians, Lithuanians, Hungarians, Germans, Czechs, the Swiss, the English, the Dutch, the French, the Spanish, Italians, and even Tatars studied here in the old days. Further development of the University has been inextricably bound with the turbulent and often tragic history of Poland. The institution managed to survive both the partitions of Poland by Russia, Prussia and Austria, and the two world wars, serving as a guardian of Polish culture and identity and educating successive generations of Poles, as well as citizens of other nations, significantly contributing to the intellectual heritage of Europe. Read more: www.en.uj.edu.pl/en_US/about-university/overview The Faculty of History offers study programmes in fields such as Archaeology, Ethnology, Cultural Anthropology, History, Art History, Jewish Studies, Musicology, and Cultural Property. The faculty is composed of 6 institutes, each of which makes significant contributions to research in various fields. The Institute of Musicology at the Jagiellonian University was established in 1911 by Zdzisław Jachimecki (1882–1953), a distinguish scholar, historian and music critic. It was the first department of its kind in the Polish universities, the other were founded in Lviv (now Ukraine) 1912 and Poznań 1922.

Role of the partner: The creation of database of bibliography and of the sources to the history of musical theatre in Krakow (1870–1920); collection of theatre playbills (music theatrical productions of the traveling companies, Krakow, Lwów); presentation of the latest outcomes of the project (the musical life,Krakow-Lwów); participation in a joint workshop, authorial share in publishing of a brochure from the project. The partner is one of the most important researchers of the history of music in Krakow. The Austrian Army brought to Krakow its rich tradition of military bands which was then integrated into the musical life of the town. The partner will bring in discussion the activity of these bands which were genuine orchestras composed of a full-size ensemble and played during opera performances as well.

Renata Suchowiejko

Renata Suchowiejko, Professor, Head of the Methodology and the 19th-21st centuries Music History Department at the Institute of Musicology, Faculty of History, Jagiellonian University; since 2012 Head of the Methodology and the 19th-21th centuries Music History Department at the Institute of Musicology. She is one of the most important researchers of 19th-century and early-20th-century Polish music history.

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