• last update: 16-06-2024

an Daniluk
(born 1984), PhD, is a graduate of the Faculty of History at the University of Gdańsk.

Assistant Professor at the Department of Gdansk, Pomerania and Baltic Region History, in the Institute of History, the Faculty of History at the University of Gdańsk. He lectures mainly on Poland's and the world history of the 20th century. Professional historian with 15 years experience. Formerly employed at the Hevelianum, Sopot Museum, Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk, and the Institute of National Remembrance. 

Works with NGO's, the tour guide community, district councils and cultural institutions. Historical commentator, expert consultant for publications (incl. historical novels), reviewer, author of historical commentaries. He also conducts research for commerial institutions (e.g. investors). 

Jan Daniluk's main area of interest is the history of Gdańsk and Sopot (Danzig and Zoppot, 19th-20th century). His research interests also include the history of  the Third Reich (1933-1945), and the history of POWs in German captivity during WW2. In addition, he has an interest in the history of colonialism, particularly German (1884-1919). 

Jan Daniluk is also a fan of kayaking, Depeche Mode, board games and reading (novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, urban fantasy and steampunk). Privately, he is a husband and father of three daughters. 

Phot. Dawid Linkowski.

Scholarships and grants:

  • 2011-2014 – grants for independent research for doctors and young scientists of UG (research stays in Freiburg i.Breisgau, Munich, Berlin and Potsdam)
  • 2010 – a scholarship of the Herder Institute (a research stay in Marburg)

Membership in scientific associations, editorial committees etc.:

  • Since 2019: Board Member in Polish-American Foundation for Commemoration of POW Camps in Szubin                                      (www.szubinpowcamps.org)
  • 2018-2020: Vice-President Rady Programowej Hevelianum (www.heweilanum.pl)
  • 2018-2022: Stowarzyszenie Muzeów Uczelnianych (www.muzeauczelniane.pl)
  • Since 2014: Towarzystwo Domu Uphagena (www.domuphagena.pl)
  • 2014-2022: Verein für corpsstudentische Geschichtsforschung e.V. (www.vfcg.eu)

Awards and distinctions:

  • 2014 – The UG Chancellor Award (II Degree) for the best PhD candidate (the academic year 2012/2013)
  • 2010 – Gdańsk Municipal Award (2nd place, ex equo) for the best diploma thesis devoted to Gdańsk