Blazej Brzostek (1977-) is a historian who currently works at the University of Warsaw and the Museum of Warsaw. He deals with the cultural history of the nineteenth and twentieth century, the history of cities, urban societies, and modernization. Newer publications:, “Urban and rural development in Eastern Europe,” (with Ivana Dobrivojević) in: The Routledge History Handbook of Central and Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century: vol 1 (Routledge 2020); “Wstecz. Historia Warszawy do początku” [Back. History of Warsaw to the beginning] (Warsaw: Muzeum Warszawy, 2021).