Category Archives: Meetings & Lectures

Polish Explorers Night in New York

Dear Polish Explorers, Presenters, Organizers and Supporters of the Polish Branch of The Explorers Club:

The First Polish Evening at The Explorers Club in NYC that took place on October 18th, 2022, with the room filled to the very last seat, exceeded our expectations greatly.

From the statements of TEC officers and the public, I concluded that the efficient organization, the exhibition of the photograms for the 40th anniversary of the discovery of the Colca Canyon in Peru, (borrowed from Washington by Piotr Chmieliński- the coordinator of the Polish Evening), the punctuality and- above all- the presented topics, won the well-deserved recognition of our guests.

Czytaj dalej

Chapter Connect – Poland

Join us tonight for another new episode of Chapter Connect, this time with our Poland Chapter! We’ll introduce you to Mariusz Ziółkowski FI’02, Chair of the Poland Chapter, in conversation with V.P. of Chapters Tim Radke MN’13.
Featuring special guests –
Monika Rogozińska MED’93 – How the Chapter was born
Marcin Jamkowski FI’05 – The deepest underwater cave – Hranicka Propast in Czech Republic
Tomasz Stachura FI’13 – Wreck of Karlsruhe in the Baltic Sea
Benedykt Hac FI’15 – Stuttgart: The most dangerous wreck in the south Baltic Sea
Hubert Kowalski FI’17 – Underwater rescue of artifacts from the Swedish occupation of Poland in the 17th century
Tomasz Grzywaczewski FI’14 – The Death Road across Siberia
Andrzej Ciszewski FI’99 – Cave Explorations in China
Mateusz Waligóra FI’20 – Solo unsupported Gobi desert crossing on foot and Vistula River walk
Maciej Klósak FI’19 – In Szolc-Rogiński’s footsteps in Cameroon
Anna Urbańska FI’14 & Jakub Urbański FI’14 – Cannibals of Papua New Guinea
Andrzej Piętowski FI’09 – First kayak expedition down the Colca Canyon, Peru

To watch the stream, simply visit our homepage at, our YouTube channel, or live on our Facebook page – Thursday, January 21 at 3:00 pm ET (21:00 in Poland)

Mariusz Ziółkowski FI’02 – Poland Chapter Chair

Mariusz Ziółkowski FI’02 is a Professor of Archaeology of the Americas at the University of Warsaw, Poland. He is also the Director of the Center for Andean Studies of the University of Warsaw in Cusco, and Extraordinary Professor at the Universidad Católica Santa María de Arequipa, Peru.
Ziółkowski specializes in Inca archaeology and ethnohistory, absolute dating techniques, archaeoastronomy, and has taken part in archaeological work in Poland, Iraq, Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia. He was decorated with the Order of Merit, in the rank of Officer, by the Government of the Republic of Peru in 1998.
He is the author of several books, including – “Pachap unancha. The Metropolitan Calendar of the Inca State” (Ediciones El Lector, Arequipa 2015) & “Myths, rituals and politics of the Incas” (with Jan Szemiński – Ediciones El Lector, Arequipa 2018).