Professor of humanities. Philosopher, historian, essayist.
Krzysztof Pomian is a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Warsaw, where he also defended his doctoral dissertation (1965) and habilitation thesis (1968) and worked as an assistant professor in the Department of the History of National Philosophy. In 1968 he lost his job at the university for the support given to participants in the March events. In 1969–1972 he was employed at the Manuscript Department of the National Library, then he went to France.
In 1984 he became a professor at the French National Center for Scientific Research (Center national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS). In 1998, by order of the President of the Republic of Poland, he received the title of professor of humanities. In 1999 he became a professor at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. In 2001 he became the director of the Museum of Europe created in Brussels. In 2010 he became a member of the Advisory Committee of the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity.
In 2003, the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University awarded him an honorary doctorate. In 2017, he received the Award of the Foundation for Polish Science.
He is the author of of works: ‘The past as an object of faith: history and philosophy in the thought of the Middle Ages (1968),’ A man among things: historical and philosophical sketches (1973) ‘,’ Les archives: du Trésor des chartes au caran ‘(1980),’ L ‘ orde du temps “(1984),” Europe and its nations “(1992, 2004, 2009),” The past as an object of knowledge “(1992),” Roads of European culture: three studies “(1996),” Philosophers in the world of politics, Essays 1957–1974 ”(2004).