Dawid Kobiałka

M.A. in archaeology (Poznań, Kalmar)
Doctoral Candidate, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland)
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Dawid Kobiałka has a Ph.D. in archaeology from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland). His research interests include popular culture, public archaeology and heritage studies. He is currently researching archaeological open-air museums and historical re-enactment at Linnaeus University (Sweden). David’s contemporary-flavoured archaeology includes reflections on Gandalf the Grey.


PopAnth Articles

Military heritage in the trenches

Military heritage in the trenches

Wherever there are wars, material heritage is left behind. Objects discarded or lost in battle can lie dormant for years, centuries, and sometimes even millennia. A photo essay from the Polish woodlands.Read on »


Forgotten landscapes of the Great War

Forgotten landscapes of the Great War

Sometimes history leaves little documentation and few remains. How can archaeology be of some help in understanding destroyed, forgotten, and abandoned landscapes such as a prisoner-of-war camp in Czersk?Read on »


Memories in the forest

Memories in the forest

There are dozens, or perhaps hundreds, of similar carvings with names, surnames, initials and other texts on trees. Who carved them, and what archaeological evidence can they add to our understanding of the Second World War?Read on »


An archaeology of Skyfall

An archaeology of Skyfall

The ancient world left us mummies and pottery. Are James Bond films part of the cultural legacy we leave for future generations?Read on »


We are all zombies

We are all zombies

Does your daily life make you feel like a zombie? An analysis of The Walking Dead explains how mixing fantasy and reality can give us that impression.Read on »


Popping tags

Popping tags

We live in a world–or so we're told–in which we're obsessed with the new. Shopping malls, glossy magazines, and catwalk parades encourage us to buy more new, shiny stuff. But Macklemore suggests that what's old is new again.Read on »


Exploring the ruins of the Cold War

Exploring the ruins of the Cold War

The Cold War left a material legacy of ruins and memories in numerous European countries. This photo essay explores the abandoned bunkers, trenches, and ghost towns that remain in Poland.Read on »