Marcin Wodziński is professor of Jewish history and literature at the University of Wrocław, Poland. His special fields of interest are the regional history of the Jews in Silesia, Jewish sepulchral art, and the social history of Jews in nineteenth-century Poland, especially history of Hasidism and Haskalah. His books include: Hebrew Inscriptions in Silesia 13th-18th c. (1996), Bibliography on the History of Silesian Jewry II (2004), Haskalah and Hasidism in the Kingdom of Poland: A History of Conflict (2005), and Hasidism and Politics: The Kingdom of Poland, 1815-1864 (forthcoming with the Littman Library of Jewish civilization in 2011).
Marcin Wodziński will present a lecture entitled: Why historical museums need historians? The Warsaw lens.