Lecturer
History
School of History
Silverdale
University College Cork

T: +353 21 490 3437
E: bozena@ucc.ie

I was born in Poland, and studied History, Archive Studies and Information Retrieval in KUL University where I obtained my MA. I was awarded PhD from University College Cork for the research on the comparative analysis of some aspects of Polish and Irish political life 1918-1939.
I specialise in Polish and Easter European political history after the WWI, especially development and transformation of nationalism in a changing world and global response to these changes as well as Constitutionalism and the concepts of civic society and autonomy of nations.
My long term goal aims at looking at the role of academic in the university from the dual perspective of teaching and learning.

I also undertook research sponsored by European Commission on the development of EU policy formation within the area of IT access and provided support to EC reserach project in terms of planning and executing usability engineering and usability standards. I work as EC evaluator in User Centered Design and Research Task, Access to digital collections of cultural and scientific content, and The Challenge of EU enlargement.

Research Interests

Polish history after the WWI,
East Central European history,
nationalism,
Constitutional history,
reflective teaching and learning 

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(1998)'Bunreacht na hEireann and the Polish 'April Constitution''
Cierlik B; (1998) 'Bunreacht na hEireann and the Polish 'April Constitution'' In: Ireland's evolving constitution: 1937-1997. Oxford: Hart Publishing. [Details]
(1998)'Bunreach na hEirean and the Polish April Constitution'
Cierlik B.; (1998) 'Bunreach na hEirean and the Polish April Constitution' In: Ireland's evolving constitution; 1937-1997. Collected essays. [Details]
(1998)'Usability from the Top and from the Bottom'
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J.; (1998) 'Usability from the Top and from the Bottom' In: Transferring Usability Engineering to Industry. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(1998)'Web site design and evaluation'
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J.; (1998) 'Web site design and evaluation'. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society 42nd Annual Meeting, :424-429 [Details]
(1998)'Measuring the usability of websites. Proc. Hum. Fact. Ergon. Soc. 5, 424-428'
Kirakowski, J., & Cierlik, B. ; (1998) 'Measuring the usability of websites. Proc. Hum. Fact. Ergon. Soc. 5, 424-428'. Proc. Hum. Fact. Ergon. Soc, 5 :424-428 [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(1998)'Web site design and evaluation'
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J.; (1998) 'Web site design and evaluation' Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society 42nd Annual Meeting, * :424-429. [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2000)Integrated Computer Systems in Industry
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J.; (2000) Quality of Use and closing the deal Integrated Computer Systems in Industry Technical University of Bydgoszcz, Ciechocinek, Poland, , 14-SEP-00 - 16-SEP-00 [Details]
(2000)East West Collaboration in the Development of Interactive Media
Cierlik B.; (2000) Usability of Multimedia East West Collaboration in the Development of Interactive Media Balatonfured, Hungary, , 09-MAY-00 - 09-MAY-00 [Details]
(1996)Usability Workshop
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J.; (1996) Evaluation of Multimedia Products - MUMMS questionnaire Usability Workshop Crete, , 12-OCT-96 - 19-OCT-96 [Details]
(2013)Irish Slavonic Studies
Bozena Cierlik (2013) A Master Plan?Overview of Soviet foreign policy towards East Central Europe Irish Slavonic Studies , pp.14-23 [Details]

Review Articles

YearPublication
(1998)System for quality assessment of educational performance of academics and decision makers in the institutions of higher education in accordance with European and international standards.
Cierlik B; (1998) System for quality assessment of educational performance of academics and decision makers in the institutions of higher education in accordance with European and international standards. Review Articles [Details]
(2000)Methodology for evaluation of usability of mutimedia - recent research.
Cierlik B; (2000) Methodology for evaluation of usability of mutimedia - recent research. Review Articles [Details]
(2000)Quality of use and closing the deal.
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J.; (2000) Quality of use and closing the deal. Review Articles [Details]
(2004)Cultural and historical links between Poland and Ireland in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Cierlik B; (2004) Cultural and historical links between Poland and Ireland in the late 19th and early 20th century. Review Articles [Details]
(1994)The case of Irish nationalism.
Cierlik B; (1994) The case of Irish nationalism. Review Articles [Details]
(1996)Methodology for evaluating multimedia- MUMMS questionnaire.
Cierlik B; (1996) Methodology for evaluating multimedia- MUMMS questionnaire. Review Articles [Details]
(1998)Usability from the top and from the bottom.
Cierlik B; (1998) Usability from the top and from the bottom. Review Articles [Details]
(1999)European universities TEMPUS and ERASMUS cooperation - Irish universities experience.
Cierlik B; (1999) European universities TEMPUS and ERASMUS cooperation - Irish universities experience. Review Articles [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2000)Validation Methodology, ESPRIT 26753.
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J.; (2000) Validation Methodology, ESPRIT 26753. ESPRIT 26753, Madrid. [Details]
(2000)Validation Plan T6.1 ESPRIT 26753.
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J.; (2000) Validation Plan T6.1 ESPRIT 26753. ESPRIT 26753, Genoa. [Details]
(1997)Evaluation Report on Columbus Reise MM Product, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, ESPRIT 20857.
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J.; (1997) Evaluation Report on Columbus Reise MM Product, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, ESPRIT 20857. ESPRIT20857, Berlin. [Details]
(1996)Evaluation Report on VISPER Prototype Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, ESPRIT 20875.
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J; (1996) Evaluation Report on VISPER Prototype Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, ESPRIT 20875. ESPRIT 20875, Berlin. [Details]

Audiovisual material

YearPublication
(1997)Evaluation of Multimedia products - MUMMS questionnaire.
Cierlik B; (1997) Evaluation of Multimedia products - MUMMS questionnaire. Audiovisual material [Details]

Articles

YearPublication
(1998)Usability from the top and from the bottom.
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J.; (1998) Usability from the top and from the bottom. Gdansk: Articles [Details]

Unpublished Reports

YearPublication
(2000)Validation Methodology.
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J.; (2000) Validation Methodology. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1998)Requiements Identification Methodology.
Cierlik B.; (1998) Requiements Identification Methodology. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1997)Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Evalutaion.
Cierlik B; (1997) Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Evalutaion. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2002)EurEauWeb Requirements Specification.
Cierlik B; (2002) EurEauWeb Requirements Specification. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1999)Requirements Synthesis Report.
Cierlik B., Huarte I., Imedio A.; (1999) Requirements Synthesis Report. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2000)Validation Plan.
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J.; (2000) Validation Plan. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(1998)Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society 42nd Annual Meeting,
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J.; (1998) Web site design and Evaluation. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society 42nd Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA , 05-OCT-98 - 09-OCT-98. [Details]
(2014)35 year of Irish-Polish Society,
Bozena Cierlik (2014) Poles in UCC after WWII. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 35 year of Irish-Polish Society, UCD Dublin , 27-SEP-14 - 27-SEP-14. [Details]
(2000)Integrated Computer Systems in Industry,
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J; (2000) Quality of use and closing the deal. [Invited Oral Presentation], Integrated Computer Systems in Industry, Ciechocinek, Poland , 14-SEP-00 - 16-SEP-00. [Details]
(2008)Polish-Irish encounters,
Bozena Cierlik (2008) Ireland and Poland- like Alice in Wonderland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Polish-Irish encounters, Mary Immaculate College Limerick , 03-OCT-08 - 04-OCT-08. [Details]
(2007)Conversations about Modern Polish Art and Culture,
Bozena Cierlik (2007) Cross cultural links - history and art. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Conversations about Modern Polish Art and Culture, National Gallery Dublin , 01-DEC-07 - 01-DEC-07. [Details]
(1989)70 years of Versailles treaty,
Cierlik B; (1989) Roman Dmowski and the Polish delegation's involvement during Versailles Treaty. [Oral Presentation], 70 years of Versailles treaty, Catholic University of Lublin, Poland , 25-MAY-89 - 29-MAY-89. [Details]
(2014)The Emergency:Ireland in Wartime,
Bozena Cierlik (2014) Poles in Irish universities after the WWII. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Emergency:Ireland in Wartime, University College Galway , 27-JUN-14 - 28-JUN-14. [Details]
(2004)EU frontiers: Art knows no boundries,
Bozena Cierlik (2004) Cultural and historical links between Poland and Ireland in the late 19th and early 20th century. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], EU frontiers: Art knows no boundries, National Gallery Dublin , 28-MAR-04 - 28-MAR-04. [Details]
(2014)If you want peace prepare for war: Poland and Ireland in WWI,
Bozena Cierlik (2014) The road to independence for Poland in WWI. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], If you want peace prepare for war: Poland and Ireland in WWI, Dublin, Wynn Hotel , 22-NOV-14 - 22-NOV-14. [Details]
(1998)International Usability Workshop,
Cierlik B., Kirakowski J.; (1998) Usability from the top and from the bottom. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Usability Workshop, Gdansk, Poland , 12-JUL-98 - 14-JUL-98. [Details]
(1998)Quality assessment of educational performance in the institutions of higher education,
Cierlik B; (1998) System for quality assessment of educational performance in institutions of higher education in accordance with European and international standards - Irish universities experience. [Invited Oral Presentation], Quality assessment of educational performance in the institutions of higher education, Skopje, Macedonia , 01-JUL-98 - 02-JUL-98. [Details]
(1996)European Usability Workshop,
Cierlik B.; (1996) Evaluation of multimedia products. [Invited Oral Presentation], European Usability Workshop, Crete , 12-OCT-96 - 19-OCT-96. [Details]
(1999)Symposium on international cooperation between universities within ERASMUS and TEMPUS programs,
Cierlik B.; (1999) TEMPUS and ERASMUS cooperation - Irish universities experience. [Invited Oral Presentation], Symposium on international cooperation between universities within ERASMUS and TEMPUS programs, TU Czestochowa, Poland , 09-JAN-99 - 12-JAN-99. [Details]
(2014)Small nations and collonial peripheries in World War I Europe and Wider World,
Bozena Cierlik (2014) For your Freedom and Ours. Polish military formations in WWI. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Small nations and collonial peripheries in World War I Europe and Wider World, Univerity College Galway , 13-JUN-14 - 14-JUN-14. [Details]
(2013)Poland and Ireland: ways to independence,
Bozena Cierlik (2013) Irish and Polish way to independence in 19 and 20th century. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Poland and Ireland: ways to independence, UCD Dublin , 08-OCT-13. [Details]

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1991KUL, Lublin, Poland M.A.History and Archive Studies
1997National University Of Ireland Ph.D.History

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Russian FluentFluentFunctional
Polish FluentFluentFluent

Outreach Activities

 Description

Together -Razem organisation promoting integration of the Polish community. www.together-razem.org

I am responsible for strategic development and external contacts. I act as expert voice of Polish history and culture.

Teaching Interests

HI2105 Sources and Methods in History - Democracy and Post-communism
HI2024 The Balkans from World War I to Kosovo
HI3200 Seminar -God's playground or the world's headache? History of Poland from 1918