• last update: 30-09-2020

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

He has been a director of the Museum of University of Gdańsk since May 2018. He worked at the Museum of Sopot (2017-2018), at the Research Department of the World War II Museum in Gdańsk (2015-2017) and in the educational and research division of the Gdańsk branch office of the Institute of National Remembrance (2009-2015), was also associated with the ”Gdańsk Fortress” Cultural Park of City Fortifications, today's Hevelianum (2005-2009; a full-time employee in 2008-2009). He collaborates with local non-governmental organisations, the community of the Tri-City guides and the city district councils to make the historical knowledge popular. Member of the K! Lauda fraternity.

Being a passionate researcher of the history of Gdańsk/Danzig and Sopot/Zoppot (19th-20th cent.). He is mainly concerned with the history of the Polish territories incorporated into the Third Reich during the Second World War and the history of  East Prussia (1933-1945). In a wider perspective, he researches the history of SS, SA, the Third Reich police and the prisoners of war in German captivity. He is also interested in the history of colonialism, particularly the German one (1884-1919).

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 2018: Gedaniana.
  • Since 2014: 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