Kamil Ruszała Ph.D.
Kamil Ruszała, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Department of Polish Modern History, Institute of History, Jagiellonian University. He studied history in Kraków (Jagiellonian University), Vienna (University of Vienna) and Prague (Charles University in Prague). He received his Ph.D. at Faculty of History of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków in 2018 (dissertation: Galician Refugees during the First World War in the Habsburg Empire). He specializes in East Central European History in 19.-20. centuries, especially in late Habsburg Empire, history of Galicia (18.-20. centuries), First World War, refugees and internees, war remembrance, war graves and cemeteries, experiences of soldiers and societies during the war and micro history. He held fellowships at University of Salzburg, University of Vienna, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University in Ivano-Frankivsk. He published a couple of books dealing with the First World War as author or editor. His last book: Wielka Wojna w małym mieście. Gorlice w latach 1914-1918, Krakow 2015 (The Great War in a small town. Gorlice in the years 1914-1918); edited books: Intellectuals and the First World War. A Central European Perspective, Kraków 2018 (together with Tomasz Pudłocki), Bitwa pod Gorlicami. Studia z perspektywy stulecia, Gorlice 2015 (The battle of Gorlice. Centenary perspectives), Doświadczenia żołnierskie Wielkiej Wojny, Kraków 2017, (The Soldiers Experience of the Firs World War, together with Michał Baczkowski). Grant holder of Foundation for Polish Science (FNP "Start" Grant, 2017/2018). His contribution to CEE Studies includes courses: Local History (lecture and workshops), Museum in Contemporary European Culture (lecture and workshops). Privately he likes dogs, working out and travelling.