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Ph.D. Jacek PURCHLA Director, International Cultural Centre; Professor of European Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow

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 PhD degree (1983) and habilitation (1991) at the Jagiellonian University. Professor of humanities since 1994. Full professor of humanities since 1997. He is head of the Urban Development Department at the Krakow University of Economics and head of the Chair of European Heritage, Faculty of International and Political Studies at the Jagiellonian University. His areas of research are urban development, social history and art history of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as the theory and protection of cultural heritage. In 1990-1991 he was vice-president of the city of Krakow. Since 1991 the organiser and director of the International Cultural Centre in Krakow. Professor (1995-2001) in the Institute of the Art History. Professor in the European Studies Chair (2001-2005).

Memberships

Österreichisches Ost- und Südeuropa Institut in Vienna
Council for the Protection of Monuments, president
Comité International d'Historie de l'Art, vice-president
Europa Nostra, member of the board
International Council on Monuments and Sites ICOMOS, member of Polish Committee

Publications

"Matecznik Polski. Pozaekonomiczne czynniki rozwoju Krakowa w okresie autonomii galicyjskiej", The Cradle of Poland. Non-economic Factors of Krakow s Development in the Period of Galician Autonomy,Krakow, 1990, 2nd edition, Krakow, 1992.
Krakau unter österreichischer Herrschaft 1846-1918. Faktoren seiner Entwicklung, Wien-Köln-Weimar, 1993.
Das Theater und sein Architekt, Krakow, 1993.
"Krakow - prowincja czy metropolia?", Krakow - Provinces or Metropolis?, Krakow, 1996
Heritage and Transformation, Krakow, 2005.
Krakow in the European Core, Krakow, 2008.

Awards

Knight s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Golden Order of Merit of the Republic of Austria
Golden Cross of Merit of the Republic of Hungary
Knight s Cross of Leopold s Order
Cross of Merit of the Republic of Germany on the Ribbon
Officer s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta