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Events

Spring 2017

January:

  • Thursday January 26, 5:30-7:30 pm Global and International Studies Building 1100. The Wall Speaks: Voices of the Unheard A presentation and conversation with a Polish-American artist Wojtek Sawa. Sawa’s multi-media art installation addresses historical narratives and the exclusion of ethnic, religious and racial groups. Reception to follow.

February:

  • Thursday February 7, 6-8 pm. IMU Dogwood Room. The Return (2014), a documentary film by Adam Zucker exploring the unique reality of young Poles discovering their Jewish identity in contemporary Poland. Screening followed by a conversation with the director. Reception to follow.

  • February 28. Poetry and Pierogi. Reading of Polish poetry in translation organized by the students from the Polish Cultural Association. “Pierogi” to be served.

March:

  • Thursday March 23. IMU State Room 4:30. Timothy Wiles Memorial Lecture 
    “Ebola from Brussels: The Right-Wing War on ‘Gender Ideology" in Poland and Beyond” Lecture by Agnieszka Graff, American Studies Center at the University of Warsaw, Poland.

April:

  • April 28-29.  “Polish Post-Soviet Postcolonialism? What we can learn from the South American case.” An International symposium with participants from Poland, UK, Hungary, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, and US. Sponsored by Polish Studies Center and New Frontiers New Currents Conference Grant.

Fall 2016

December:

  • Thursday, December 8, 6pm. The President's Room at the University Club in the Indiana Memorial Union. Annual Holiday Party.

November:

  • Thursday, November 3, 6-7:30 pm. Student Building 220. "The Life of Things in post-war Poland (1944-1956)" Lecture by Agata Zborowska, Warsaw University
  • Thusday, November 10, 6-8pm. Radio and TV Building 226. Polish Animation Night
  • Sunday, November 13, 3 pm. IU Cinema. Contemporary Polish Cinema: Lives on the Margin: Papusza Directed by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze, 2013.
  • Tuesday, November 15, 6-8pm.  Hodge Hall 2055 (Kelley School). "People’s Republic and Catholicism in Polish Narrative after 1989: The Postcolonial Disavowal" Lecture by Dariusz Skórczewski, Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Tuesday, November 29, 6pm. GA 1060. Andrzejki (St. Andrew’s Eve)

October:

  • Thursday, October 6 Polish Cultural Association Night "Poetry and Pierogi" featuring the poetry of Tadeusz Różewicz.
  • Friday, October 14 - Sunday, October 16 The Ryder Film Series and Polish Studies Center present: Cosmos directed by Andrzej Żuławski, 2015.
  • Wednesday, October 19, 6-7:30 pm. Woodburn Hall 121. "From Politics to Metaphysics: Varieties of Antiirrationalism in Poland" Lecture by Konrad Werner, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Thursday, January 21st, 6-8pm. “The Legacy of the Polish Underground State” Exhibit Opening. Lecture by Lukasz Kaminski, President of IPN. GISB Atrium.
  • Wednesday, October 26, 6-7:30 pm. Woodburn Hall 121. “Polish Literature and Its Languages” Lecture by Marta Skwara, University of Szczecin, Poland

September:

  • Saturday, September 17, 3:30-5:30pm. GISB Atrium. Fall 2016 Inaugural Event. Featuring a special performance and dance workshop led by the members of Polish ethno-jazz group Lautari. Presented in Partnership with Lotus Education and Arts Foundation, the IU Polish Studies Center, the Polish Cultural Institute, and Culture.pl
  • Thursday, September 29, 6-7:30pm. GISB, Rom 0013. “Reshaping Culture in Translation: On Slavic Vulgarities” Lecture by Kamil Szafraniec, University of Giessen, Germany.

Spring 2016

January:

  • Thursday, January 21st, 6-8pm. “The Legacy of the Polish Underground State” Exhibit Opening. Lecture by Lukasz Kaminski, President of IPN. GISB Atrium.
  • Friday, January 22nd, 12pm. Popularizing Polish History: From Boardgames to Archives. Discussion with Lukasz Kaminski, President of IPN. GISB, Room 3134. Lunch provided.

February:

  • Thursday, February 11th, 4-6pm. “In vitro Fertilization: Politics and Law in Poland.” Lecture and Reception. Presented by Jody Madeira, IU Professor of Law, and Basia Andraka-Christou, Attorney and Ph.D. Candidate. Baier Hall (Law Building), Room 124.
  • Monday, February 22nd, 6-8pm. Polish Film Night. GISB, Room 0003. Snacks and beverages provided.