Journal history







„Wadoviana the historical and cultural Review” was founded in 1998 by Piotr Wyrobiec, the director of the Marcin Wadowita Historical Collections of the Wadowice Land. In the first number, the editor-in-chief wrote:

The publication that you have received is another item prepared by the Marcin Wadowita Historical Collections of the Wadowice Land. (…) Our intention is to become a periodical publication covering historical and cultural issues related to Wadowice and its immediate vicinity. We are interested in both distant and contemporary history, cultural events of regional and national importance, but also those related only to Wadowice.

The assumptions set out at that time have not changed over the 20 years of the Review’s existence. It publishes dissertations and articles on the history of Wadowice and the surrounding, biographical notes and memories of the inhabitants of Wadowice, and documents current cultural events (exhibitions, concerts, conferences, meetings, lectures). The yearbook includes works in the field of history, art history, archeology, ethnology and cultural studies.

Since 2000, after the merger of the Historical Collections with

the Cultural Center in Wadowice (WCC) into one institution, „Wadoviana the historical and cultural Review” has been published by the WCC – until 2021,  twenty three numbers were published, including two monographic volumes devoted to Emil Zegadłowicz (No. 4, 2000) and the Jews of Wadowice (No. 9, 2005). In 2013 yearbook has been entered on the list of magazines scoring the Ministery of Science and Higher Education. „Wadoviana the historical and cultural Review” is indexed in the following databases: BazHum, CEJSH (the Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities), Pol-index and Index Copernicus Journal Master List. The journal offers immediate, free, open and constant access to its content, thus supporting the global exchange of scientific knowledge. Neither do the Publishing House nor the Editorial Office charge any fee for preparing and publishing received texts.