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Tomasz D. Kamusella
Kamusella speaking at the First Codification Conference of the Silesian Language in June 2008
In 2004 Opole Voivodeship politicians opposed his publication of "Regional Glossary of the Opolskie Voivodeship" which included the interpretation that "Silesia was part of the eastern German lands under the temporary administration of Poland and the USSR 1945-1991". The politicians lodged a criminal complaint with the Polish prosecution who declined to take the case as there was no premise for the crime. The board of the University of Opole's Faculty of Philology formally distanced itself from the theories propagated by Kamusella in a press release published in the local Opole insert of Gazeta Wyborcza, alleging methodological inadequacies, tendentious conclusions and "polonophobia", among others, in his historical research. According to Kamusella, these accusations were unsubstantiated. In the Glossary he presented the official doctrine adopted in West Germany before 1992. This West German view was shared by Britain, France and the United States during the Cold War.
In 1996, he was employed as the regional Plenipotentiary on European Integration to the Regional Governor (Pe?nomocnik Wojewody ds. Integracji Europejskiej) in the Regional Authority (Urz?d Wojewódzki), Opole. Later, from 1999 to 2002, he acted as Advisor on International Affairs to the Regional President (Doradca Marsza?ka ds. Wspó?pracy z Zagranic?), Self-Governmental Regional Authority (Urz?d Marsza?kowski), Opole. In co-operation with the University of Opole, between 1997 and 2001, he managed the application in the Council of Europe, and financing that led to the establishment of the European Documentation Center in Opole. This centre makes acquis communautaire available to the inhabitants of the Voivodeship of Opole and constituted a basis for founding a Department of Law at the University of Opole. In 1998, in the framework of the European Visitors Program of the European Union, he also visited the Spanish Autonomous Community of Galicia, which, in the following year, led to the signing of the co-operation agreement between this Spanish region and the Opole Voivodeship.
Books in English
Ethnic Cleansing During the Cold War: The Forgotten 1989 Expulsion of Turks from Communist Bulgaria (Ser: Routledge Studies in Modern European History). 2018. London: Routledge, 328pp. ISBN9781138480520.
The Un-Polish Poland, 1989 and the Illusion of Regained Historical Continuity. 2017. Basingstoke: Palgrave Pivot, 162 pp.; ISBN9783319600352.
Creating Languages in Central Europe During the Last Millennium. 2015. Basingstoke: Palgrave Pivot, 168 pp.; ISBN9781137507839.
The Politics of Language and Nationalism in Modern Central Europe. 2009. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 1168 pp. ISBN9780230583474.
W b?uhu vieloryba [In a Whale's Belly, a collection of essays on nationalism and language politics in Asia, the Balkans and Central Europe. Introduction by Prof Wojciech J Burszta]. 2006. Toru?, Poland: Wydawnictwo A Marsza?ek, 305 pp. ISBN978-83-7441-383-1.
^Entry on T Kamusella and his research (p 90), in: I V Il'in, I I Mazur and A N Chumakov, eds. 2012. Globalistika entsiklopedicheskii spravochnik. Personalii, Organizatsii, Izdaniia / Global Studies Encyclopedic Directory: Persons, Organizations, Editions. Moscow: Alfa-M.
^"Living in the borderland" : colonialism and the clash of cultures in the fiction of J.M. Coetzee (Book, 1991). WorldCat.org. 9 April 2015. OCLC62288972.
^?abutin, Beata (13 May 2004). "Uniwersytet dystansuje si? od autora glosariusza" [The university distanced itself from the author of a glossary] (Press Release). Gazeta Wyborcza (Opole insert) (in Polish). Warsaw. Dr Tomasz Kamusella nie jest reprezentantem ?rodowiska filologicznego Uniwersytetu Opolskiego - uzna?a w czwartek rada Wydzia?u Filologicznego. Retrieved 2015 – via Wyborcza.pl Wiadomo?ci z Opola. Jak zapewnia dziekan Wydzia?u Filologicznego prof. Stanis?aw Kochman rada ju? wcze?niej wytyka?a Kamuselli kontrowersyjne tre?ci w jego publikacjach. Ostro krytykowano braki metodologiczne, nieznajomo literatury przedmiotu, formu?owanie tendencyjnych wniosków, wreszcie polonofobi?.
^Judson, P. M. (2015). "The Politics of Language and Nationalism in Modern Central Europe by Tomasz Kamusella". American Historical Review. 120 (2): 737-738. doi:10.1093/ahr/120.2.737.
^Spolsky, Bernard (2010). "Book Review: The Politics of Language and Nationalism in Modern Central Europe by Tomasz Kamusella". 9 (4): 375-377. doi:10.1007/s10993-010-9168-1. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
^Nic Craith, Máiréad (2011). "The Politics of Language and Nationalism in Modern Central Europe by Tomasz Kamusella". Anthropological Journal of European Cultures. 20 (2): 138-141. JSTOR43234449.
^Tim Snyder, "European Romance," Times Literary Supplement, (26 February 2010): 10-11; for Burke, see the book's foreword.