2nd International Conference on Polish Studies

April 17-20, 2008
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN





The conference will be held at the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU), 900 E. Seventh St., Bloomington, IN 47405,
located on the campus of Indiana University. The Indiana University-Bloomington campus is a careful blend of
traditional and modern architecture within a park-like environment. Made of locally quarried limestone,
the University buildings add beauty and local charm to the scenic campus.

April is the beginning of spring. Temperatures generally range from highs in the mid-sixties to the lows in the low
forties Fahrenheit. Rain is a possibility, so please pack accordingly.

For a quick cup of coffee or other light breakfast foods and snacks, there are several coffee shops close to
campus, as well as a Starbucks and a bakery in the IMU. Off campus, we recommend
Soma (322 E Kirkwood Ave) and Bloomington Bagel Company (113 N. Dunn). For a more substantial breakfast
we recommend Runcible Spoon (412 E. 6th Street) and the Village Deli (409 E. Kirkwood).
Bloomingfoods (419 E. Kirkwood), an organic grocery store, is located behind the Bloomington Bagel Company.

Downtown Bloomington offers a variety of dining options. Many of the most interesting restaurants in
Bloomington are located just west of campus on Fourth Street, Kirkwood, and the Square. Fourth Street
runs one block north of Kirkwood and features Thai, Indian, Italian, Tibetan, Turkish and Burmese restaurants,
several of which feature lunch buffets and outdoor seating. Kirkwood runs west of the University from the Sample
Gates and is the location of restaurants which cater to the college student palate as well as options for those
whose tastes are a bit more refined. Nick's English Pub is a Bloomington traditional pub fare. In addition to
Nicks you can find Middle-Eastern, Mexican, Indian, Thai, and pizza. The downtown square is five blocks west of
campus and offers several more upscale restaurants featuring Greek, Italian, and Irish food, as well as
restaurants/delis serving sandwiches and burgers.

The following websites have further useful information about Bloomington including maps, restaurant

and listings of local sites:

Breakaway Bloomington Indiana


Downtown Bloomington Indiana




Justyna Beinek, conference chair, Indiana University
Bill Johnston, Indiana University

Indiana University


Kate Worle, Indiana University
Gosia Swearingen, Indiana University
Magdalena Sokolowski, Indiana University


web site design:
Gosia Swearingen

program design: Magdalena Sokolowski