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The Faculty of History was founded in 1994. Its organizational structure covers three Chairs: the Chair of Mediaeval History, Contemporary History, Biblical Studies and Social Communication, the Chair of European Studies, and Urban & Metropolitan and Regional History, and the Institute of Anthropology and Archaeology.
The Faculty of History promotes quality education, as evidenced by the successes of its students and graduates, and by certificates issued by public institutions and certified experts. We employ quality teachers. Classes are usually held in quite small groups of a dozen or so students. Apart from compulsory courses there is also a possibility to attend a number of optional ones: lectures held by renowned Polish or foreign scientists and academic research workers, meetings with politicians and religious leaders, and with media people. Our students are also enabled to participate in art research tours of Poland and of neighbouring countries.
The educational process is in compliance with the rules governing the Bologna Process. The Faculty participates in the international exchange of students and academic teachers under the LLP Erasmus Program and under the Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window: with Germany, Lithuania, Russia, the Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus.
    Foreigners wishing to do their studies at the Faculty of History have two options. The first one involves enrollment under the terms and condition governing studies done by Polish citizens which means three-year courses of study for a bachelor degree upon the completion of which students seeking a master’s degree may elect to pursue under a two-year MA program. The other option involves applying to a university consortium for an EU scholarship under the Erasmus Mundus Program. Successful applicants may, at their discretion, proceed with their studies at the Faculty for a year or two, earning credits in the courses elected under the respective BA or MA degree programs. Each of them is obligated to earn ca. 30 ECTS credits per semester, but not fewer than 60 per year. This conditions crediting such a student by the sending university for the work done by him/her in a given semester or year should the sending university have its ECTS system in place already.
    The amount of coursework completed by a foreign student as required under the Learning Agreement made with his/her sending university shall earn him/her credit from Pultusk Academy of Humanities being equivalent to the credit for the corresponding amount of coursework not completed at his/her sending institution, which enables such a student to get enrolled in the consecutive semester or year upon return to his/her country.
Bachelor degree courses are offered in the following fields of study: Archaeology (major: Archaeology of European Civilizations), History (majors: African Studies; Archives Keeping and Handling Contemporary Documentation; History of Central and Eastern Europe and Rusia; Military and Maritime History; Museology, Collecting, and Art Market; Teacher Training), and Library and Information Science.
Master degree courses are offered in the field of History (majors: African Studies; Archaeology; Archival and Museum Studies; Teacher Training).
Tenured Faculty members pursue their own projects and participate in research projects of other academic centers, run all-Poland and international conferences, and take part in such and similar events. They are each an author of numerous publications. Professorial and senior research fellows from the Institute of Anthropology and Archaeology carry on archaeological excavations both in Poland and abroad (in Israel and Sudan). What may be counted among their most spectacular successes was the discovery and identification of the mortal remains of Nicolaus Copernicus (in cooperation with other Polish and foreign research centers).
     Our students are actively involved in the research work done at the Faculty.
Since 2001 the Faculty of History also offers doctoral seminars. Upon their completion students seeking doctoral degrees may earn a PhD degree. The seminars cover world history including the history of non-European countries, and the history of Poland. In the chronological perspective, they comprise all the stages of history, beginning with the earliest ages up to the modern times. Participants in the seminars are enabled to do research in the fields of: political, social, economic, military, constitutional, and Church history, and in the history of education, of culture, and of science and technology
Academic teachers and research workers involved in the seminar program, and their specializations:
  1. Prof. Stefan Ciara: Polish history and world history of the 18th - 20th cents.; auxiliary sciences of history;
  2. Prof. Jerzy Gąssowski and prof. Władysław Duczko: ancient and early mediaeval Polish and world history;
  3. Prof. Mirosław Nagielski, Prof. Andrzej Chojnowski: military history;
  4. Prof. Bronisław Nowak: modern world history; history of Africa;
  5. Prof. Izabella Rusinowa: Polish history and world history of the 19th - 20th cents., with a special focus on English speaking countries;
  6. Prof. Janusz Szczepański: history of 19th-20th century Poland; history of Mazovia;
  7. Prof. Romuald Turkowski: history of 19th-20th century Poland; history of the peasants movement;
  8. Prof. Jan Tyszkiewicz and prof. Marian Dygo: mediaeval Polish history and general mediaeval history.