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Past Events | 2002


"The Other in Polish Theater" International Conference

Teatr Provisorium performs Witold Gombrowicz's Ferdydurke (in Polish and in English)

Tuesday, September 10, 2002

Lecture by Professor Shimon Redlich entitled:
"Personal Memory in Historical Context: Together and Apart in Brzezany"

4:00 PM

Dogwood Room, Indiana Memorial Union

The Polish Studies Center, The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program, The Russian and East European Institute, the Deparmtent of History and the Horizons of Knowledge present a lecture by Professor Shimon Redlich from Ben-Gurion University. Shimon Redlich holds the Solly Yellin Chair in Lithuanian and East European Jewry at Ben-Gurion University and is the author of the recently published Together and Apart in Brzezany: Poles, Jews, and Ukrainians, 1919-1945 (IU Press). In his book, Professor Redlich draws on the historical record, his own childhood memories, and interviews with Poles, Jews, and Ukrainians who lived in the small town of Brzezany in eastern Poland, to construct an account of the changing relationships among the town's three ethnic groups before, during, and after World War II

Thursday, September 12, 2002

First Polish Coffee Hour
Polish Studies Center

Friday, September 13, 2002

Polish Language Table's First Meeting
at Bear's
Future meetings will take place every Friday at 4:30 at Bear's

Saturday, September 14, 2002

Annual Get Acquainted Potluck Picnic
Noon - 3:00 PM at Bryan Park

This will be a potluck picnic. Please bring a main dish or dessert to share, and your own beverages. Polish dishes are most welcome but not mandatory. If you do not cook, please come anyway! Chips, cookies or deli items are welcome also. Cups, plates, napkins, utensils and charcoal will be provided. Please note: Alcoholic beverages are NOT allowed at Bryan Park. Do zobaczenia!
Hope to see you there!

Thursday, Sept 26, 2002:

Translation Seminar Meeting with Bill Johnston. Translating Verse Drama:
Wrestling with Juliusz Slowacki's Balladyna, 4-6pm, Lilly Library

Wednesday, Oct 9th, 2002:
7:30 PM at the Polish Studies Center
Play Reading: Gombrowicz's "Ivona, Princess of Burgundia"Following our highly successfuly readings of last year, once again we will join together to read a Polish play in English. This time it will be Witold Gombrowicz's hilarious "Princess Ivona," a classic of Polish comedy. No experience necessary! Come and have an evening of fun (with some Polish culture for free). Tea, coffee and cookies will be provided.

Thursday, October 24th:
8:00 PM at the University Club Faculty Room
Reception to follow
Poetry Reading by Piotr Sommer
Piotr Sommer is one of Poland's leading poets. He will read his verse in both Polish and English. Please join us for a reception after the reading.

Lecture on "Cracow's Popular Press, 1900-1915"
BH 004, 7-9pm
Nathaniel Wood, Ph.D. Candidate in the History Dept, will give a talk in the Cultural History Workshop series, "The Interurban Matrix: Local News and International Sensations in Cracow's Popular Press, 1900-1915" on
October 24, 2002.

Friday, Oct 25th, 2002:
4:00 PM, Ballantine 005
Lecture by Piotr Sommer

"Originals and translations: Polish poetry and its (mis)representation in English"

As well as being an accomplished poet, Piotr Sommer is one of Poland's foremost literary translators, and a keen observer and participant of the Polish literary scene. In this talk, he will look at some Polish poems written in the post-war "parabolic" tradition -- by Aleksander Wat, Miron Bialoszewski, Zbigniew Herbert, and Wislawa Szymborska -- and will try to show how (and why) even what passes as the most "canonical" translations needs to be challenged and improved.

Friday, November 15th, 2002
5:00 pm
Michal's house 920 N. Crescent.

The Polish Cultural Association is hosting a bonfire on Friday, November 15th at Michal Kaczor's residence. This is intended be a fundraising event for the PCA where sausage and potatoes will be sold for $4. Everyone is welcome to bring their own beverages, whatever they may be. If transportation is a problem, please e-mail Come out to have a good time and support the PCA while doing so!

-Stasiek Szubiak, PCA President

Wedensday, November 20th, 2002
The Polish Studies Center

This traditional St. Andrew's Day celebration involves games and activities that will predict your future! Come and join in the fun - and find out what the future holds in store for you! (And what this has to do with molten wax, keys, a rosary, and some shoes...).

Everyone is welcome! See you there!

December 12, 2002
Wigila--Christmas Party
5 to 7pm
Leo Dowling International Center 111 S. Jordan Avenue

Come and celebrate Boze Narodzenie in Polish style, complete with the singing of Polish Christmas Carols and the sharing of the oplatek (Christmas Wafer). Everyone is welcome!

Please bring a dish to share; those who are able are urged to bring something traditional, although all food is welcome. The Center will provide turkey, ham, soft drinks, silverware, napkins and so on.

Please note that we have obtaned a liquor permit for this event. Please feel free to bring alcoholic beverages to share that will be distributed by the bartender.

For further directions or information call 812-855-1507

Ongoing Events:

Every Thursday:
7pm at the Polish Studies Center
Polish Coffee Hour

Every Friday:
4:30 at Bear's
Polish Table