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History

"The quarterly of the History of Material Culture" has been published since 1953.

The quarterly is an interdisciplinary journal, integrating historians, art historians, archaeologists and ethnologists who are interested in the history of civilization. Published materials mainly concern the material and technical aspects of production, consumption and exchange processes, from prehistory to the 20th century on Polish territory and abroad, especially in the countries of Central Europe.

The magazine publishes articles varied in terms of subject matter and form, as well as review and reporting items. They concern a variety of issues in the field of source science, the history of settlement, rural economy, handicrafts and industry, construction and architecture, exchange and money, transport and communication, consumption, hygiene, medicine and health, military art, material culture methodologies, research methods, protection monuments, science organization, museums and exhibitions, demography and anthropology and the geographical environment. They are published in several basic sections: "Studies and Materials", "Science Announcements", "Research Methods", "Sources" and "Polemics and discussions". An important and integral part of our magazine are "Reviews", "Reports and notes", as well as "The Scientific Chronicle".

"Kwartalnik HKM" is a magazine whose scope of influence crosses the borders of the country. Articles of Polish researchers representing many different centers, scientific and museum facilities, both central and regional, are published. Foreign authors are mostly representatives of Central and Eastern European countries

All Polish-language articles are provided with summaries in English and foreign-language articles in Polish.

Editors of the magazine:

in the years 1953-1968 - Aleksander Gieysztor

in the years 1969-1975 - Kazimierz Majewski

in the years 1976-1991 - Wojciech Szymański

in the years 1992-2017 - Andrzej Klonder

from 2017 - Elżbieta Mazur