Aleksander Brückner Center for Polish Studies (ABZ) at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU)

The Aleksander Brückner Center for Polish Studies, founded in 2012, is dedicated to the interdisciplinary research of both historical and present-day developments in Polish politics, society, language, and culture. It is a cooperative project of Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, and Friedrich Schiller University, Jena.

The Polish studies at the Center are devised as area studies on common subjects from the perspective of a variety of disciplines, and are designed to methodically foster a dialogue with other programs of area studies. The two endowed professorships for history and Slavic studies make it possible to combine the wealth and variety of expertise on the region within an international network. Three main research areas are the following: “Plural Polonity: Languages, Societies and Cultures”, “Configurations and Reconfigurations of Community and Society” and “Poland and its European and International Interconnections”. The Aleksander Brückner Center pursues an intensive exchange with numerous research institutes in Poland and in other countries that have been closely connected with Poland in the past and today. This serves to provide a foundation for the development of a multiperspective view of Poland linked into its European and international contexts.

The Aleksander Brückner Center for Polish Studies is supported by the Foundation for German-Polish Cooperation, the German-Polish Research Foundation, and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The Center has 15 employees as well as additional guest lecturers, projects assistants and persons receiving a scholarship.


Aleksander Brückner Center for Polish Studies (ABZ)
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU)
Emil-Abderhalden-Str. 26-27
06108 Halle (Saale)

Contact Person

Prof. Dr. Yvonne Kleinmann
Tel.: +49 34555 24309