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Katarzyna Wojtczak – a doctoral student at the University of Gdańsk’s Faculty of History convinces us that 19th century Gdańsk has its charms and tackles the stereotypes about the development of the city in the period.

Faculty of History
Katarzyna Wojtczak

Can History of Art be fascinating?

My work is very interesting and varied. If I can use the metaphor, quoted by my beloved promotor, an art historian is like Columbus and Pasteur. While of course he’s not sitting on a ship or in a laboratory, but metaphorically he travels in space and time and examines a micro-world through the magnifying glass of research tools. I study the architecture of the 19th century. History of Art consists of very varied areas, each of which has its own methodology and its own characteristics. I travel a lot as part of my work, examining old buildings but I also go deep into the history, sitting in libraries, researching notes in archives and recreating that world. As well as that I analyse the artistic aspect to what was happening at the time.

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