The Scholars’ House. The Tenement at 3 Uniwersytecka St. in Łódź in the Years 1945-2017 Cover Image
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Dom uczonych. Kamienica przy ul. Uniwersyteckiej 3 w Łodzi w latach 1945-2017
The Scholars’ House. The Tenement at 3 Uniwersytecka St. in Łódź in the Years 1945-2017

Author(s): Adrianna Szczerba
Subject(s): Cultural history, Local History / Microhistory, Recent History (1900 till today), Higher Education
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: Scholars’ House; University of Łódź – history; Tenement at 3 Uniwersytecka St.; Helena Radlińska; Tadeusz Kotarbiński
Summary/Abstract: This publication relates the history of the tenement at 3 Uniwersytecka St. in Łódź, originally designed as a place of residence for the teachers of the Merchant Assembly School (Polish: Szkoła Zgromadzenia Kupców) of the city of Łódź (1898-1939). Since 1945 it has been a university building. It used to house the flats of the founding professors of Łódź University (including Professor Tadeusz Kotarbiński’s – the first rector of the University of Łódź) as well as science departments. Until the early 1990s, private and public space coexisted here, which made it a place with a special and unique atmosphere. The Scholars’ House is also interesting when viewing the transformation of Łódź University, as it reflected the ups and downs of the university itself during the time of the Polish People’s Republic. The book presents the story of the tenement at 3 Uniwersytecka St. and the complicated lives of its residents in postwar Poland. It also describes the difficulties of forming an academic environment in Łódź – a working-class city with no scholarly traditions.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-8142-152-2
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-8142-151-5
  • Page Count: 288
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish