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The team

prof. dr hab. Adam Pawłowski, UWr

Prof. Adam Pawłowski, the head of the DHLab, graduated from Wrocław University of Science and Technology (Faculty of Computer Science and Management, 1985) and the University of Wrocław (Faculty of Letters, French Studies, 1989). He received his doctoral degree from the University of Lausanne (1996) and obtained his habilitation from the University of Warsaw (2002). He has been a full professor since 2012.
Professor Pawłowski is the author of three books and over one hundred research articles from the boundary of sciences and humanities. His main interests lie in quantitative language research, corpus linguistics, Polish language policy, media language, as well as automatic text and information processing.
Today most of these fields make significant use of, and contribute to, Digital Humanities solutions.
Professor Pawłowski has been involved in numerous research projects associated with language policy, text engineering, and corpus linguistics, among others. He collaborates on a regular basis with the CLARIN-PL and DARIAH-PL consortia. He has been employed at the University of Wrocław since 1991 (currently at the Institute of Library and Information Science).  

Paweł Bernacki, PhD, is a graduate in Polish studies at the University of Wrocław. At this University, in 2016, he defended his doctoral thesis Polska książka artystyczna po 1989. O relacjach między tekstem literackim a wizualną formą dzieła and was awarded his doctoral degree in humanities. As a doctoral student he gained professional experience while visiting the University of Lille 3 and the University of Poitiers. Since 2016 he has been employed at the Institute of Information and Library Science of the University of Wrocław, the Department of the Modern Book and Editing. Paweł Biernacki’s articles and conference papers revolve around problems of modern book art, new forms of publishing, games and their connections with bibliology. He is also interested in issues of modern technologies used in education as well as innovative methods of teaching.

Elżbieta Herden, PhD, a graduate of the University of Wrocław in information and library science, a PhD in humanities, specializing in bibliology, and an assistant professor at the Institute of Information and Library Science of the University of Wrocław. She has written research publications in the field of bibliography, book and library history, with particular emphasis on regional history. Her interests also focus on the issues of information sources, knowledge organization systems and bibliographic methodology. She is a member of the Bibliographical Data Working Group (BiblioData WG) in the DARIAH-EU consortium.

prof. dr hab. Adam Pawłowski, UWr

José Luis Losada Palenzuela, PhD, received his doctoral degree at the University of Valladolid (2008) with a study of the Schopenhauer’s translation of the Baroque moralist and writer, Baltasar Gracián. He is an assistant professor at the Department of Romance Philology of the University of Wrocław.
His interests in research and teaching include the Spanish Golden Age literature, comparative literature, and digital humanities. In his last publications, he has engaged with digital methodologies for quantifying and visualizing the narrative space in novels.
He has been recently granted two research visits (by the DAAD and by the Swiss National Science Foundation) related to digital humanities: in 2016 at the Center for Digital Humanities of the Universität Trier (Scholarly digital edition of Schopenhauer's marginalia) and in 2019 at Université de Genève (Byzantine genre in the Spanish baroque literature).
In 2017 he introduced a graduate course on Digital Scholarly Editions at the Spanish Department of the University of Wrocław. In 2019 he was an invited lecturer at the "Programme doctoral en études numériques" at the Université de Lausanne. Since 2019 he has been collaborating with the Universidad Internacional de la Rioja teaching an online doctoral seminar on Data Management and Visualization in the Humanities.  

Anna Łach, PhD, graduated from the University of Wrocław (Faculty of Letters, Polish Studies, 2009). She was awarded her doctoral degree in bibliology and information science at the University of Wrocław (2014). She has written one monograph and several research articles on the issues of popularizing science, media language and bibliometric parametrization of academic achievements. Her interests are in media studies, communicology and information science. She has been employed in the Institute of Information and Library Science of the University of Wrocław since 2014. 

Piotr Malak, PhD, is an associate professor at the Institute of Information and Library Science of the University of Wrocław, previously employed at Nicolas Copernicus University in Toruń. He has written two books and a dozen or so peer-reviewed articles. In 2012-2013 he was a fellow within the Scientific Exchange Programme SCIEX-NMS at the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland, where he conducted his research into searching information and classifying texts for the Polish language. He co-organised the evaluation laboratory CHIC (Cultural Heritage in CLEF, 2013) as well as several conferences and has been involved in research grants and one IILS UWr restructuring grant (within which the DHLab was established). He carries out digitizing archival recordings within the project Mowa Wrocławia (Wrocław’s Speech). He is interested in natural language processing (NLP), linguistic engineering, visualizing information and digital humanities. He is a member of the Polish Information Processing Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Informatyczne, PTI), the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO) and DARIAH-PL. He collaborates with CLARIN_PL.

Dorota Siwecka, PhD,  graduated from the University of Wrocław in information and library science in 2008 and was awarded her doctoral degree in humanities, specializing in bibliology and information science, in 2013. Since 2012 she has been employed in the Institute of Information and Library Science of the University of Wrocław, first as a lecturer and then as an associate professor. Prior to this she worked at the Institute Library. She is a chartered librarian and an instructor in the exploitation of knowledge and of information sources. In her research she is interested in the framing of the international standards to serve bibliography as well as the utilization of bibliographic data in the Semantic Internet context. In relation to the classes she gives, she is also interested in the issues of classifying written record, systems of organizing knowledge, information sources, databases and bibliographical methodology. She has written research articles concerning among other things bibliographic information as well as the book Światowy model informacji bibliograficznej. Programy i projekty (1950-2010) (Warszawa 2015), which was honoured with the award Nagroda Naukowa Stowarzyszenia Bibliotekarzy Polskich im. A. Łysakowskiego for the best book 2015.

Rafał Werszler, PhD, received his doctoral degree in humanities, specialising in bibliology and information science (University of Wrocław, 2015). As a fine artist he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław (1993). Since 2015 he has been an associate professor at the University of Wrocław. Since 1994 he has been the head of the Department of Printing, Graphic and Bookbinding Services at Tadeusz Mikulski Lower Silesian Public Library in Wrocław. In his research he is interested in the history and arrangement of library equipment. In relation to the classes he teaches he is also interested in issues of fine arts, art, graphic design, typography, digitizing collections and the art of arranging exhibitions. He has written research articles on the history of libraries and library equipment. He is a member of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers (Związek Polskich Artystów Plastyków, ZPAP).

Wojciech Sierżęga, MA, graduated from the University of Wrocław (Faculty of Letters, information and library science, 2007). Since 2014 he has been employed at the University of Wrocław, currently as a senior librarian at the Institute of Information and Library Science, where he catalogues and makes accessible library collections, scans and graphically processes items and designs graphic materials.   

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