Piotr Nykiel, PhD

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Piotr Nykiel was born in 1971 in Kraków, Poland. In 1996 he graduated (with the MA title) from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, specialising in Turkish studies. In 1997/98 scholarastic year he received an eight-month-long research scholarship from the Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Turkey.

In 2000-2004 he worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland as the 2nd Secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Ankara, Turkey.

In 2007 he received a PhD degree in history (title of the PhD dissertation: Military Operations in the Aegean Basin (August 1914 – March 1915)) and in 2022 a post-doctoral degree (dr hab.).

Since 2004 he has been employed at the Chair in Turkish Studies, Jagiellonian University Institute of Oriental Studies. In the 2005-2017 period he was an expert member of the State Examination Board for the Sworn Translators in Turkish (working by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Poland).

He is the deputy chairman of the Commission on the History of Wars and Military Science of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (since 2021, member since 2017) and member of: the Gallipoli Association (since 2006), Gallipoli & Dardanelles International (since 2013), the Society for Military History (since 2009), member-expert of the Polish Shipwreck Expeditions (since 2011) and correspondent member of the Turkish Historical Society [Türk Tarih Kurumu] (since 2021).

He has published two monographs, two exhibition catalogues, was an editor and co-author of two monographs, co-author (with B. Podolak) of a Turkish-Polish Polish-Turkish dictionary, and author of several dozen of chapters in group monographs and articles in journals.

In 2011 he was a scientific leader of the 1st Polish Diving Expedition to the Dardanelles. Within the scope of his scientific research are history of the decline period of the Ottoman Empire, particularly the Balkan Wars (1912 –1913) and WW1.

To see his CV and up-to-date list of books and papers please visit: https://piotrnykiel.academia.edu/

Piotr Nykiel's last book [English title: "Expedition to the Golden Horn. Military Operations in the Dardanelles and on the Aegean Sea (August 1914 - March 1915)"] was published in Polish in March 2009. To see more details in English click the picture of the book's cover.
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