Dissonant heritage of the Third Reich in Poland

:: in May 18, 2021 :: in News :: 0 comments

Professors Christian Fuhrmeister and Jacek Purchla talk to Dr Magdalena Łanuszka. “Dissonant heritage? The architecture of the Third Reich in Poland” edited by Żanna Komar and Jacek Purchla is a book recently published by the International Cultural Centre in Cracow. It contains both the proceedings of a a conference organised…

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Medieval cats

:: in May 1, 2021 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

As it happens, lately I have been staying in a place with lots of cats. I do not consider myself as a cat person (I do not have my own cat), but I must admit, those cats are intriguing creatures. Especially when there is, let’s say, eight of them. As…

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Małopolska’s Virtual Museums project

:: in April 10, 2021 :: in Media, News :: 0 comments

“Małopolska’s Virtual Museums” is an exceptional initiative in Poland. It helps present on the Internet valuable resources of importance to the culture. Within the project, the Regional Digitalisation Workshop and a website have been created. On the website one can admire more than 700 digitalised exhibits for which up until…

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Cupid’s piss

:: in April 5, 2021 :: in Blog :: 4 comments

For some time I have been writing for Polish journal “Urologists’ Digest”, and somehow I started to pay attention to urine-related motifs in art and visual culture. And guess what – there’s lots of it! It is definitively a subject for more than one post on a blog. In his…

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Our Lady of the Sinners

:: in March 14, 2021 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

One of my favourite manuscripts is so called Taymouth Hours, dating back to the second quarter of the 14th century (British Library,Yates Thompson MS 13). Its name comes from Taymouth Castle in Scotland, where the manuscript was kept in the Early-Modern times (and also, it contains notes in Scots dialect…

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