About me

Magdalena

Wiśniewska-Drewniak, Ph.D.


ORCID ID: 0000-0001-9119-1372

Education

2014 - 2018 - doctoral studies in history at the Faculty of History, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland

  • dissertation entitled Community archives in Poland - multiple case study (defended in May 2018)
  • supervisor: dr hab. Waldemar Chorążyczewski, prof. NCU
  • specialization: archival science and records management

2012 - 2014 - master's studies in archival science and records management at the Faculty of History, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland

  • master thesis entitled Problems of archival theory in community archives
  • supervisor: dr hab. Waldemar Chorążyczewski, prof. NCU

2009 - 2012 - bachelor's studies in archival science and records management at the Faculty of History, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland

  • bachelor thesis entitled The phenomenon of community archiving in Poland
  • supervisor: dr hab. Waldemar Chorążyczewski, prof. NCU

Professional & research experience

  • since 2018 – research assistant at the Department of Archival Science, Faculty of History, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland,
  • since 2016 – head in research project entitled Community archives in Poland - multiple case study (funded by the National Science Center in Kraków),
  • 2016–2017 – primary investigator in research project entitled The term community archives - building a definition (funded by the Faculty of History, Nicolaus Copernicus University),
  • 2015–2016 – primary investigator in research project entitled Oral history in community archives (funded by the Faculty of History, Nicolaus Copernicus University),
  • 2014–2016 – participation in a project of co-operation between the Faculty of History, Nicolaus Copernicus University and the National Digital Archives in Warsaw, title of the project: Keeping the digital archival heritage.

Most important scientific conferences

  1. 8.11.2012; Lublin, Poland; conference title: Archiwa organizacji pozarządowych w Polsce; paper title: Funkcje archiwów społecznych [Functions of community archives],
  2. 5-6.12.2013; Toruń, Poland; conference title: IV Toruńskie Konfrontacje Archiwalne; paper title: Archiwum społeczne – nowy rodzaj archiwum [Community archives - a new type of archives],
  3. 29–31.07.2015; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; conference title: the Seventh International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (I-CHORA 7); paper title: History of community archiving in Poland,
  4. 17-18.09.2015; Łódź, Poland; conference title: Oral history in Central-Eastern Europe: Current research areas, challenges and specificity; paper title: Oral History in Poland: The Archival Perspective,
  5. 21–22.04.2016; Toruń, Poland; conference title: VI Wiosenne Spotkania Archiwalne; paper title: Badanie zarządzania dokumentacją z użyciem metod empirycznych badań jakościowych [Studying records management using empirical methods of qualitative research],
  6. 29.09-1.10.2016; Kraków, Poland; conference title: Participatory Culture and the Future of Democracy; paper title: Community archives in Poland – the past, the present and the future of the grassroots documentary movement,
  7. 20–21.06.2017; Wrocław, Poland; conference title: VI Transdyscyplinarne Sympozjum Badań Jakościowych, Między poznaniem a zmianą. Postępy, kontrowersje, perspektywy współczesnych badań jakościowych; paper title: Wielokrotne studium przypadku archiwów społecznych w Polsce – wyzwania i problemy [Multiple case study of community archives in Poland - challenges and problems],
  8. 6-7.12.2017; Toruń, Poland; conference title: VI Toruńskie Konfrontacje Archiwalne; paper title: O metodach badawczych stosowanych w archiwistyce [About research methods in archival science] [co-author: Monika Cołbecka],
  9. 14–15.06.2018; Vilnius, Lithuania; conference title: Communication and information sciences in network society: experience and insights; paper title: Researching community archives – about traps of empirical approach,
  10. 8-12.07.2019; Liverpool, UK; conference title: Archival Education and Research Institute, AERI 2019; paper title: Arrangement and description of archival materials in community archives in Poland.

Additional functions & memberships

  • since 2014 – member of the editorial board of scientific journal „Archiwa – Kancelarie – Zbiory"/"Archives – Chanceries – Collections",
  • 2018 – member of the team of WebArchiving work group (a scientific and education project at the Digital Humanities Laboratory at the Warsaw University, funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education),
  • since October 2018 - counselor of the Student Science Club of Archivists at the Faculty of History NCU,
  • member of the Polish Archivists Association Branch in Toruń,
  • member of the International Council on Archives.

Additional information

  • experience in using learning management system Moodle,
  • experience in using the integrated system of archival information used by Polish state archives (ZoSIA - Zintegrowany System Informacji Archiwalnej),
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE),
  • on-line course Arts and Heritage Management on Coursera (organized by the Bocconi University in Milan).