Poland’s predominantly state-owned forests cover a third of the country’s territory and are heavily endowed with national mythology. Anthropologist Agata Agnieszka Konczal explores connections between Poland’s forests and collective memory, and the role of Polish foresters as ‘guardians of the nation’.
Agata Agnieszka Konczal
Social anthropologist with a focus on environmental anthropology and political ecology. Her book Anthropology of the forest: Foresters and the Perception and Shaping of Images of Nature in Poland is forthcoming in Polish.