Wanda Rutkiewicz

Alma Ida Willibalde Maximiliana Karlin was born on October 12, 1889, in Celje (Slovenia) and died in 1950 in Pečovnik (Slovenia). Alma Karlin was a writer, globetrotter, intellectual, polyglot, theosophist, and collector with a very intricate personality.
Her suitcase, her self-written dictionary in 10 languages, and her typewriting machine became Alma’s objects of recognition.

She dreamt of following the paths of Cristopher Columbus and thus, from 1919 to 1927, Alma Karlin traveled unceasingly and financed her travels by working along the way as a teacher and as a translator. During these 8 years, she traveled all continents except Antarctica. She returned to Celje due to a request from her mother.

Alma also believed in reincarnation. She once stated ‘ If I was to be born again, I wish to be a bird, so I can travel’.

Bronisław Malinowski, in full Bronisław Kasper Malinowski, was born on April 7, 1884, in Kraków, (Poland) and died on May 16, 1942, in New Haven, (United States).

Bronisław Malinowski was a traveller, and ethnographer and often labeled as the godfather of modern anthropologists. He was widely recognized as one of the founders of social anthropology and principally associated with field studies of the peoples of Oceania.

He is regarded as an innovator precisely because of his different research methods. Unlike the other anthropologists, who carried out mostly desk research, he traveled to the countries of his studies, discovered different cultures, and learned various languages.

Author: Kinoatelje – Italy and Slovenia
Topic: Discoverers of the early XX century: Alma Karlin
Duration: 00:25:13

Author: KEW – Poland
Topic: Bronislaw Malinowski
Duration: 00:34:54