Although many people have never heard of them, the bicycle units of Poland’s interwar military were involved in some of the most dramatic war episodes of the 20th century. Learning how bicycles made the difference during the Polish-Bolshevik War and World War II may just change what you think you know about the phenomenon of cycling. Read more »about: Fighting a War on Bicycles: A Secret Polish History
You’ve heard of international superstitions like ‘don’t walk under a ladder’, but how about some exclusive to Poland? The thirteen super-Polish beliefs presented here include why you shouldn’t count pierogi while they’re still cooking, what you need to say to dwarves when you can’t find something, and why you have to watch out for the number seven... Read more »about: 13 Super-Polish Superstitions
This interdisciplinary conference will take a unique look at what it means to be human and other in times of posthumanism. What can the cultures, histories, and belief systems of Central and Eastern Europe bring to the table? Academics will come together on 23rd-25th February 2017 at Columbia University to deliberate on the matter. Read more »about: All Things Living and Not at Columbia University
The introduction of Christianity to Poland in 966 is symbolically linked to the founding of the Polish state. But while the event enabled Poland to enter the realm of Western Latin civilization and become a fixed part of it, as well as its farthest outpost, its true impact and the reasons that led to it are complex and surprising.
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This autumn, Kraków will be invaded again, although this time the intruders will bring joy and laughter. Hundreds of costumed sausage dogs will fly in from every corner of the world to take part in the city’s 21st Dachshund Parade. Read more »about: The 2015 Dachschund Parade in Kraków
Over 200 Roman Polański’s film posters to be presented at the film poster exhibition in Kraków, 14 July 2015. An exhibition prepared by the Film Museum in Łódź opens this Thursday and will be available to the visitors until the end of August. Read more »about: Polański Posters on Show in Kraków