The artificial product of Austrian diplomacy – which stayed on the
maps for 150 years and has not existed now for a century – leads a
specific life after life: it is an important point of reference not only
for citizens of contemporary Poland or Ukraine but also for many
descendants of Central Europe who now live in the United States or
Western Europe. For Galicia is rather not a place but a lens which
focuses specific relations between time and space.
The newest issue of Herito tries to grasp this phenomenon: it gathers the most important contributions from the conference that accompanied The Myth of Galicia exhibition
in Krakow, as well as articles of authors who aimed at portraying
contemporary Ukraine: its culture and society that often looks to the
Galician past in order to find answers for the question about the future
in difficult times. Text in both English and Polish.