Reviews on books on history recently published in Poland.
06 February 2017
In the conclusion of her interview about Muzeum Śląskie in Katowice, Director Alicja Knast focuses on distinct regional aspects within the museum’s collections, and reflects on new audiences and outreach activities in ways that hold broad relevance to museums and culture institutions in our day....
31 January 2017
Nation Branding, Public Relations and Soft Power: Corporatizing Poland provides an empirically grounded analysis of changes in the way in which various actors seek to manage Poland's national image in world opinion. It explores how and why changes in political economy have shaped these actors...
30 January 2017
“I Am the Last One”: Lidia Ciołkosz – Witness of the 20th Century is the title of the online exhibition by the Polish History Museum dedicated to Lidia Ciołkosz. She was an activist for independence and socialism, a columnist and historian, member of the Polish Socialist Party in exile,...
28 January 2017
The tenth edition of the grant competition by the Polish History Museum has been announced. The grants are awarded to support studies on Polish history and enterprises propagating knowledge about our history abroad.
In 2017, the grants are awarded to twelve researchers. The grants awarded:
26 January 2017
The exhibition which opens in two days is part of the programme accompanying the premiere of the opera The Passenger at the Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen.
The exhibition presents the life of the writer Zofia Posmysz and her literary works inspired by her...
19 December 2016
The album contains several dozen photographs taken by Maksymilian Fajans, including the views of Warsaw of the 1860s and 1870s and pictures documenting the life of the city.
Among them are photographs from the opening ceremony of Kierbedź’s bridge, the interior of famous Lourse’s pattiserie...
15 December 2016
Filling a sizable gap in the literature, White Eagle, Black Madonna is a systematic study of the Catholic Church in Poland and among the Polish diaspora. Polish Catholicism has not been particularly well understood outside of Poland, and certainly not in the Anglophone world. Robert E....
Primed for Violence Murder, Antisemitism, and Democratic Politics in Interwar Poland by Paul Brykczynski
13 December 2016
The assassination that changed a nation.
In 1922, the new Republic of Poland democratically elected its first president, Gabriel Narutowicz. Because his supporters included a Jewish political party, an opposing faction of antisemites demanded his resignation. Within hours, bloody riots erupted in...