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CREES Noon Lecture. The Polish Athens: Zakopane as a Center of Polish Culture

Maciej Krupa, journalist and mountain guide
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
12:00-1:20 PM
555 Weiser Hall Map
Maciej Krupa is a journalist, translator, and mountain guide who lives and works in Zakopane, Poland. An anthropologist and historian by training, he is the co-founder of the local weekly newspaper "Tygodnik Podhalanski," and a former BBC World Service producer. Krupa has authored and co-authored several books and numerous publications on topics related to Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains. His most recent works in English include: "The Tatras, Zakopane, Podhale" (2018), "The Outstanding Residents of the Zakopane Trail" (2017), and "Zakopane, Past and Present" (2004).

This lecture is related to “100 Years of Polish Independence: Zakopane 1918,” an exhibit of photographs from the archives of the Tatra Museum in Zakopane, Poland. The Copernicus Program in Polish Studies has curated the exhibit and organized public lectures in collaboration with the Tatra Museum, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw, and Culture.pl as part of POLSKA 100, an international cultural program commemorating the centenary of Poland regaining Independence. It is financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the multi-year program NIEPODLEGŁA 2017-21.

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this event, please reach out to crees@umich.edu at least 2 weeks in advance of this event. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Weiser Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: European, History, International, Poland
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, International Institute, Copernicus Program in Polish Studies, Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia


The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies organizes a number of public events each year such as lectures, conferences, and films, many in collaboration with other U-M units. Please use our searchable events calendar for information about upcoming programs sponsored by CREES.

To see all events organized by CREES and other affiliates of the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia this semester, click the image to the right for a PDF calendar.