The Roman Ingarden Digital Archive team informs

activities carried out within its operations framework has lead them to the present works, but cannot publish them here yet because of outstanding legal matters.

The Roman Ingarden Digital Archive team is seeking people, who are inheritors of the correspondants of Roman Witold Ingarden, and requesting that they contact the team in terms of access to archival materials and the regulation of legal matters concerning copyright.

Please contact the team by email: ingarden.archive@uj.edu.pl or by calling 0048 694 963 587 or 0048 694 640 018.

The Team

Dominika Czakon

Doctor of philosophy. Employed as an assistant professor at the Institute of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University. Main researcher of the research project ‘The Roman Ingarden Digital Archive’, financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland. Deputy editor-in-chief of the philosophical-aesthetical quarterly The Polish Journal of Aesthetics. Research activities deal with aesthetics, hermeneutics, and the philosophy of Roman Ingarden. Preparing to publish a book on the hermeneutic interpretation of contemporary art, based on a proposition of H.-G. Gadamer. Divides free time between family and friends, reading classic and fantasy literature, photography, walks with her dog, and travelling whenever possible.

Leszek Sosnowski

Professor and (habilitated) doctor conducting scientific and didactic activity at the Institute of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University. Director of the research project ‘The Roman Ingarden Digital Archive’, financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland. Founder and editor-in-chief of the philosophical-aesthetic quarterly The Polish Journal of Aesthetics. Co-author of The Dictionary of the Philosophical Concepts of Roman Ingarden (2001), which he intends to translate into English. In private life, reads and constantly searches for new academic (and other) inspiration. Likes French red wine, dark chocolate, and fresh-air activities.

Natalia Anna Michna

Doctor of philosophy. Employed as an assistant professor at the Institute of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University. Main researcher of the research project ‘The Roman Ingarden Digital Archive’, financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland. Director of a project entitled ‘The Concept of Female Experience and the Problem of Feminist Aesthetics’, financed by the National Science Centre in Poland. Deputy editor-in-chief of the philosophical-aesthetic quarterly The Polish Journal of Aesthetics. Research interests concern philosophy, feminist art, and the aesthetics and philosophy of Roman Ingarden. Recently has published a book on feminist aesthetics and women’s aesthetic experiences. In private life, loves cats, good food, and cooking. Favourite forms of relaxation include home gardening and travelling around the world.


Anna Maślanka

Bohemist and clinical engineer by education, translator and a passionate critic of literature. Laureate of the Susanna Roth Translation Competition for young translators from the Czech language (2017). She runs a blog ‘Literary Treasures of the Whole World’.

Annika Romero

Annika Romero is a professional translator and freelance writer. She has a passion for history and language. Annika was raised and educated in Germany, and later completed a Certificate in Professional Translation at the University of Toronto before becoming a freelance translator. She has also worked as a contract linguist and German language proficiency tester for the U.S. government. Annika has translated a number of works for a variety of publishers. She now lives with her husband and children in South Dakota. Translated: Edmund Husserl’s letters.

Izabela Curyłło-Klag

PhD in literature studies, teaches in the Institute of English Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Her research interests include comparative literary and cultural studies, modernist novel, visual arts, and the translation and reception of Polish artists abroad. She has published a monograph on representation of violence in modernist fiction, as well as numerous articles on modern and contemporary literature. She has also co-edited several volumes of critical essays and an anthology on migration to Great Britain in the course of three centuries.  Her current project is a comparative study of Witkacy and Wyndham Lewis. She is in the editorial team of the Witkacy! journal. She also collaborates with the Centre for Avant-Garde Studies at the Jagiellonian University, for whom she currently translates a book on avant-garde, democracy and law. Translated: Witkacy’s letters.

Richard Erickson

is a free-lance translator and editor who has worked on a wide variety of projects. A native New Yorker, he has lived in the Kraków area since 2001. His interests include literature, music, and sports. He especially enjoys travelling in Europe and leisure time spent in Kraków. Translated letters of: Izydora Dąmbska, Zofia Lissa, Irena Sławińska, Daniela Gromska, Janina Makota, Maria Gołaszewska, Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz, Tadeusz Kotarbiński, Zygmunt Czerny, Władysław Tatarkiewicz, Manfred Kridl, Tadeusz Czeżowski, Kazimierz Twardowski, Wacław Borowy.

Piotr Leśniak

an aficionado of all literature. As part of his professional duties, he cocreates the portal roma-nonpertutti.com and writes texts for the Academic Sports Association (AZS) of the Krakow University of Economics. In his spare time he writes a story or script every now and then.

Aleksander Turlej

a student of Electronic Information Processing at the Jagiellonian University, who works on computer graphics on a daily basis. In his spare time away from work, he enjoys cycling and listening to classical music from the turn of the 20th century.

Mateusz Turlej

a graduate of Management in Culture at the Jagiellonian University. One of the founders of the DJ collective “Techno Hand” (pol. Techno Rączka). An organizer of popular music events in Krakow.

Gabriela Matusiak

PhD student at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University. A graduate of cultural studies at the Institute of Oriental Philology, the Institute of Cultural Studies and the KPSC at the Jagiellonian University. A postgraduate of studies in culture management at the Institute of Culture of the Jagiellonian University. Momoyama Gakuin Daigaku and Kōbe Daigaku in Japan scholarship holder. Her scientific interests and numerous publications focus on the culture and erotic art of ancient and modern Japan. Sometimes she takes a cup of tea according to the rules of the Japanese tea school ceremony Urasenke, but he still prefers Lipton tea. She enjoyes watching films, taking photos, and eating Hungarian and Japanese food.

Klaudia Adamowicz

graduate of Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations and Culture Management, PhD student at the Department of Philosophy at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, fellow of Japan Foundation in Kansai Language Institute in Osaka and Nippon Foundation/ Stanford University in Inter-University Japanese Language Center in Yokohama. Currently working on her doctoral dissertation about the transculturality of Japanese Harajuku subcultures. Her academic intrests include Japanese popculture and everyday life, transculturality, postmodernist anthropology. In private life vegan, introvert and aesthete. Loves Lolita Fashion, vampires, fairy tales, symphonic metal, animals, ballet and peanuts butter.

Łukasz Grzesiczak

Journalist, graduate of philosophy of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, PhD student in the field of political science at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the Pedagogical University of Kraków. Currenty working on contemporary Polish-Czech relations.

Katarzyna Czakon

A therapeutic masseuse by profession, and an independent artist in her heart. Her interests concern the development of self-awareness and spiritual life. She is constantly looking for harmony between these both spheres. In her free time, she creates embroidered paintings, takes photographs and hikes in the mountains.

Mark Rudnicki

Associate Professor in the English Department at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, USA.  He received an M.A. degree in Philosophy from the University of Memphis and a Ph.D. in comparative literature from SUNY Buffalo.  He was also the recipient of the Kosciuszko Fellowship to study at the Jagiellonian University Polish Philology Department.  His primary area of scholarly interest is in examining the intersections between philosophy and literature, particularly in writers and thinkers from the nineteenth to mid-twentieth century. He has presented at conferences on various topics including Witkacy, Gombrowicz, Schulz, Nietzsche, and Schopenhauer, and he has co-edited a collection of essays for an issue of the The Polish Journal of Aesthetics, entitled Witkacy in English. In his personal life, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing drums in his band. Translated: Witkacy’s letters.

Sonia Kamińska

I am a philosopher and translator, based in Kraków, Poland, currently working at the Jagiellonian University, Institute of Philosophy.
BIO: 2016-2019 adjunct, Jagiellonian University, on-going project: Mystical and rational interpretations of Aristotle’s psychology and especially his nous poietikos, financed by National Science Centre, Poland (NCN).
2014-2016 adjunct, University of Szczecin, project: Is mind in the head? Two philosophies of mind and two accounts of immortality in the philosophy of Franz Brentano, financed by National Science Centre, Poland (NCN).
Translated books: Franz Brentano, Aristotle and his world-view, trans. from German into Polish. Franz Brentano, Aristotle’s theory on the origin of human soul, trans. from German into Polish.
Interests: German literature, Vienna Secession, music, Lower Silesia (Wałbrzych & Sokołowsko). Translated: Ingarden’s lectures.

Steffen Huber

Faculty Member, born 1970 in Germany, studied philosophy and languages at the University of Vienna. He holds a PhD from the Jagiellonian University, Cracow (2003). Research on Early Modern philosophy in Poland. Translations of philosophical and literary works. Last books: Einführung in die Geschichte der polnischen Sozialphilosophie. Ausgewählte Probleme aus sechs Jahrhunderten, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 2014; Polifonia tradycji. Filozofia praktyczna i teoretyczna Andrzeja Frycza Modrzewskiego, Warszawa: Wydział Artes Liberales UW / Sub Lupa 2014. Translation from Polish into German: Józef Tischner, Der Streit um die menschliche Existenz (original title: Spór o istnienie człowieka), Berlin: Insel 2010. Translated: Edmund Husserl’s letters.

Justyna Górniak

Currently a student at the Faculty of International and Political Studies in the field of cultural studies and a professionally active translator. Her education has always combined her passion for learning about other cultures and their languages. Having obtained the title of Bachelor in the field of English Philology with German, while at the same time starting to learn Japanese, she went on to obtain a double Master’s degree – at the Department of Comparative Studies of Civilizations and the UNESCO Chair of Translation and Intercultural Communication. The latter also provided her with the European Master’s in Translation diploma. Her research activity is currently mainly focused on contemporary Japanese culture, Japanese media and comedy and mechanisms of nationalism. To this end, she went on a a six-month exchange program to Waseda University in Tokyo in 2016/2017.
In her professional activity, she is faced with texts from a variety of fields; from microbiology, through art, biochemistry, IT technologies and broadly understood innovative solutions, financial products, to philosophy – both European and Asian. Translated: Władysław Witwicki’s letters.

Adrian Mróz

a doctoral student of the Faculty of Philosophy at the Jagiellonian University. His thesis concerns behavioral aesthetics. During his time away from the university, he enjoys playing saxophone and guitar for the band SMOGGG cinématique.

Aleksandra Chruścicka

Graduated from Architectural Studies at Politechnika Krakowska, currently studying Graphic Arts at Academy of Art in Krakow. Interested in graphic design, experimental music and travelling.