On this, the 30th anniversary of the institution of martial law in Poland (which took place on December 13th, 1981), we talked with Eastern Europe historian Tomek Jankowski to commemorate this momentous point in modern history which roughly coincides with the release of the 2nd edition of his comprehensive and entertaining history of Eastern Europe. Sharing with us his personal experiences and stories from his time in Hungary as a student to his getting caught in the Romanian revolution of 1989, Tomek reflects on the unimaginable changes in Eastern Europe since the 1st edition of his book (2013) and unpacks the concept of Eastern Europe both in geographical terms and in contemporary culture. We hope you enjoy this amazing discussion!
Check out the 2nd edition here from New Europe Books and Academic Studies Press: https://www.neweuropebooks.com/eastern-europe
And find it in Kindle form on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Eastern-Europe-2nd-Everything-History-ebook/dp/B09329R24B/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
ABOUT THE GUEST
Tomek Jankowski--who grew up in a Polish family in Buffalo, New York--worked, studied, and traveled in Poland, Hungary, and other regions of Eastern Europe from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s. He gained a functional literacy in Polish, Hungarian, Russian, and German, while also studying other Slavic languages. Jankowski holds a degree in history from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Since the late 1990s he has held positions in the business sector ranging from bond analysis to data research. Currently he is a senior analyst at a research firm that specializes in producing market analysis for the management consulting world--a capacity that has seen him author numerous reports focusing on Eastern Europe--as well as the financial services industry. He lives in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Be sure to visit his homepage: http://www.tomekjankowski.com/
PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on December 3, 2021 via Zoom. Tomek Jankowski appears courtesy of New Europe Books and Academic Studies Press.
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