Curriculum vitae

I was born in Kalisz. And although I’ve not lived in my home town for a long time I’m still extremely attached to it. I’m also fond of the Warsaw district of Praga where I lived during most of my student years. After graduating, I moved to Mińsk Mazowiecki. I spent endless hours on local trains and buses – enough to acquire my own brand of travel sickness. For that reason, my return to my Praga stamping grounds came as a relief – although I didn’t stay there for long. I live outside Warsaw once again, on the Otwock Line – which I always considered superior to the Siedlecka Line. I’ve become accustomed to the Świdermajer-style wooden houses.

Ewa Rudnicka
photo Wojciech Robakowski, www.robakowskistudio.pl

Education

2003–1998
University of Warsaw, PhD in the Collegium of Interdepartmental Individual Studies in the Humanities PhD within the Institute of Polish Language at the University of Warsaw under the supervision of Professor Andrzej Markowski, PhD thesis: Opis znaczeń metaforycznych jednostek językowych jako zagadnienie leksykologiczne i leksykograficzne w świetle polskiej tradycji słownikarskiej (Describing metaphorical meanings of lexical units as a lexicological and lexicographical issue against the perspective of Polish lexicographical tradition), reviewed by Professor T. Dobrzyńska and Professor S. Dubisz, PhD with distinction
1998–1993
University of Warsaw, graduate studies in the Collegium of Interdepartmental Individual Studies in the Humanities under the tutorship of Professor Andrzej Mencwel (1993-95) and Dr Wincenty Grajewski (1995-98); MA in Polish Philology (literary and linguistic studies) with distinction; MA thesis under the supervision of Dr Wincenty Grajewski: Rola tytułu i jego typologia w poezji polskiej (The role of the title and its typology in Polish poetry)
1998–1995
parallel studies in Collegium Invisibile under the tutorship of Professor Andrzej Strzałecki from the University of Cardinal S. Wyszyński in Warsaw (1995-97) and Professor Andrzej Markowski of the University of Warsaw (1997-98); senior member status; participation in the academic seminars of the research-educational project PHARE SC-TECH: “The Canon of Polish Culture in the Transformation of Europe”
1993–1989
3rd Mikołaj Kopernik Grammar School in Kalisz, graduation summa cum laude (Gold Copernicus Award), scienceoriented class

Career

2012-1998
University of Warsaw, the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies Artes Liberales (formerly the Centre for Studies on the Classical Tradition in Poland and East-Central Europe) and the Collegium of Interdepartmental Individual Studies in the Humanities:
from 1 October 2009 lecturer in the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies Artes Liberales:
  • 2010-2006 — programme manager of series library science sessions for librarians from Eastern European countries, organized every year within the East European School in the Humanities
  • 2010-2003 — individual tutor of Collegium MISH student Agnieszka Gajewska (the 6th year)
  • 2009-2004 — coordinator of international relations between IBI UW and Lviv Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine within the project: “Common Middle-East European cultural heritage. Roots, collections and ideas – 16th-20th centuries”.
  • 2009-2004 — tutor for one year of students of Collegium MISH
  • 2003-1998 — tutor’s assistant for one year of students of Collegium MISH Professor Barbara Bokus and prof. Zbigniew Kloch
  • 2003-1998 — Departmental Secretary of Recruitment Commission of Collegium MISH
2009–2003
University of Warsaw, Faculty of Polish Studies
from 1 October 2003 lecturer in the Unit for Lexicology and Culture of Polish Language in the Institute of the Polish Language:
  • 2005-2004 — departmental coordinator for USOSweb system
  • April-October 2004 — departmental coordinator for the 7th Science Festival
  • May-July 2003 — advisory duty in university Linguistic Counseling Service
2012-2003
the Polish Academy of Sciences – Polish Literature and Language Contest at the Institute of Literary Research:
  • author of linguistic topics for discussion for competitive essays
  • 2007-2004 — coordinator for linguistic specialization and preparing Polish candidates for the International Linguistics Olympics, team leader in competition in St. Petersburg (2007), Leida (2005) and Moscow (2004)
  • from April 2003 — member of the judging panel at the central competition of Polish Literature and Language Contest
2012–2000
Polish Radio, Polish Television, commercial TV and radio stations:
participation in educational programmes and features concerning linguistic issues
2010-2008
the District Law Council in Warsaw:
lectures and workshops in verbal communication
2007
the State Agency for the Prevention of Alcohol-Related Problems:
linguistic workshops
2006-2005
law firm Wardyński & Partners:
linguistic workshops
2001-2000
the «Artes Liberales» Institute Foundation:
working for an organization the Inter-university Individual Studies in the Humanities
2000-1998
Robert Fleming Poland S.A. Warsaw:
teacher of Polish as a foreign language

Participation in academic projects

2012-2008
manager of the grant of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies Artes Liberales for the project: “The manuscript of “The riches of the Polish language” by Alojzy Osiński as the first Polish prescriptive dictionary of collocations”
March-June 2006
individual academic grant for the project: “The linguistic and epistolary legacy of Alojzy Osiński and Jan Karłowicz in Lviv Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Lviv Ossolineum)” given by the Foundation for Polish Science
2005-2003
linguistic consultant within the grant of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies Artes Liberales for the project of building a resource of Latinisms used by H. Sienkiewicz in his Trilogy
2005-2002
participation in the academic grant for the project: “The newest neologisms in Polish language and their German equivalents” under managed by Professor Andrzej Markowski (University of Warsaw) and Professor Erika Worbs (the Institute of Slavonic Studies at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz) within the Polish-German grant of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the German Academic Exchange Service
2002-2000
individual grant of the “Artes Liberales” Institute Foundation for the project: “Lexicographical presentation of metaphors within semantic field of movement” under the supervision of Professor Renata Grzegorczykowa
1999-1998
participation in a research project concerning Polish language at the Eastern borderlands under the supervision of Professor Janusz Rieger (the Institute of Polish Language at Polish Academy of Science)

Grants

April-May 2008
Socrates Erasmus academic grant for preliminary library survey and lectures at the University of Sheffield
May 2008, May-June 2007 and September 2006
grants for preliminary library survey and research in Lviv Stefanyk Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
September-October 2007
Socrates Erasmus academic grant for preliminary library survey and lectures at University of Stockholm
March-June 2006
academic grant given by the Foundation for Polish Science for preliminary library survey and research within the individual project: “The linguistic and epistolary legacy of Alojzy Osiński and Jan Karłowicz in Lviv Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Lviv Ossolineum)”
May 2003 and December 2002
lexicographical placements at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

Profesional membership

2010-2006
the Chief Committee of the Polish Literature and Language Contest within the Institute for Literary Studies at the Polish Academy of Science , life member
2010-2006
the Academic Council within the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies Artes Liberales at the University of Warsaw
2010-2008
the Foundation for Polish Language
2010-2005
the Lexicographical Laboratory within the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies Artes Liberales at the University of Warsaw, manager
2010-2005
the Academic Council within the Collegium of Interdepartmental Individual Studies in the Humanities at the University of Warsaw
2010-1995
Collegium Invisibile (Warsaw), senior member
2010-2008
the Laboratory for the Polish Dictionary within the Faculty of Polish Studies
2008-2005
the Academic Council within the Faculty of Polish Studies at the University of Warsaw
2006-2004
the Orthographic-Onomastic Committee within the Council of Polish Language at Presidium Polish Academy of Science
2004-1997
the Linguistic Culture Society, associate member

Awards

2010-2003
Work:
  • 1 January 2007 — winner of the competition for academic scholarship given by the Rector of the University of Warsaw, Professor Katarzyna Hałasińska-Macukow
  • 10 January 2005 — winner of the competition for academic scholarship given by the Rector of the University of Warsaw, Professor Piotr Węgleński
  • 19 November 2004 — laureate of academic anniversary prize given by the Rector of the University of Warsaw, Professor Piotr Węgleński (in celebration of the founding of the University)
2003-1993
Studies:
  • June 2003 — honourable mention for PhD thesis given by the Academic Council within the Faculty of Polish Studies at the University of Warsaw
  • May 2003 — recommendation for Uczniowski słownik języka polskiego (The Students’ Dictionary of the Polish Language), Warszawa, 2002) given by the Council of Polish Language at Presidium Polish Academy of Science (reviewers Professor Jerzy Podracki, Professor Edward Polański)
  • 2001 — winner of the competition for National Scholarship for Young Researcher, 2001 edition, given by the Foundation for Polish Science
  • 2000 — winner of the competition for National Scholarship for Young Researcher, 2000 edition, given by the Foundation for Polish Science
  • 1998 — MA degree with honourable mention given by the Academic Council within the Faculty of Polish Studies at the University of Warsaw
  • 1998-1996 — academic scholarship given by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education