Iwona Dadej

PhD awarded (date and institution):

October 13, 2015, Freie Universität Berlin promovierte Historikerin

Further academic qualifications:


history of the social movements of the 19th and 20th centuries (particularly women’s movements), history of science, history of women and gender, comparative studies

Additional information

Department of the History of Ideas and the History of the Intelligentsia in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Participation in research projects:
“Transnational Struggles for Recognition. Women and Jews in France, Germany and in Poland in the 20th century”, affiliated with Wissenschaftszentrum für Sozialforschung Berlin, funded by Volkswagen-Stiftung.
2. “Porządek płci w polskiej kulturze akademickiej 1890–1952” [“The order of gender in Polish academic culture, 1890–1952”], affiliated with IH PAN, NCN-funded, no. 2016/20/S/HS3/00337.

Selected publications:

1. “Nicht nur Madame Curie – Zum Phänomen der polnischen Bildungsmigrantinnen an westeuropäischen Universitäten im 19. und Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts”, in: Femina Migrans. Frauen in Migrationsprozessen (18.-20. Jahrhundert), eds. E. Aubele, G. Pieri, Sulzbach/Taunus, 2011, pp. 69–98.
2. [with A. Leszczawski-Schwerk] “Together and apart. Polish Women’s Rights Activists and the Beginnings of the International Women’s Day around 1911”, in: Aspasia. The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women’s and Gender History, 6 (2012), pp. 25–42.
3. “‘Mittendrin statt nur dabei?’ Niemieckie badania nad historią płci w nauce”, Rocznik Antropologii Historycznej, 4 (2014), pp. 181–197.
4. “‘The Napoleonic civil code is to blame for my decision to study law’. Female Polish law students and lawyers in the first half of the twentieth century”, in: New Perspectives on European Women’s Legal History, eds. S. Kimble, M. Röwekamp, London, 2016, pp. 217–246.