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Rev. Michal Janocha

Rev. Michal Janocha

Rev. Michał Janocha is an art historian and Catholic priest born in 1959 in Warsaw. He studied art history at the Academy of Catholic Theology (1978–1982) and took a philosophical and theological course at the Metropolitan Higher Seminary of St. John the Baptist in Warsaw (1982–1987). Obtained a Ph.D. in 1993 („Missa in arte polona. Ikonografia mszy świętej w średniowiecznej i nowożytnej sztuce polskiej”, under the supervision of Janusz St. Pasierb); and habilitation in 2002 („Ukraińskie i białoruskie ikony świąteczne w dawnej Rzeczypospolitej. Problem kanonu”). In 2002 became a professor at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, History of Art Institute.
 In 2005 was appointed Head of the History of Culture of the Christian East department. Since 2004, lectures theology and Byzantine history of art at the Christian East Study Centre in Warsaw. In 2010 became a University of Warsaw professor at the Artes Liberales Interdisciplinary Research Institute. Is a spiritual guide at the Metropolitan Higher Seminary of St. John the Baptist in Warsaw since 2009. Author of 6 books and more than 100 scientific articles and reviews from the field of Byzantine-Russian iconography, medieval and modern iconography, comparative iconology, as well as philosophy and theology of art.