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Past Events | 2013


9-25 September 2013
Museum Exhibit “Operation AB-Katyń: The Destruction of the Polish Elite at the Beginning of World War II”
Presented by the Polish Institute for National Memory (Instytut Pamięci Narodowej) at the IU Mathers Museum of World Cultures.
Opening Reception, 10 Sept. at 5:30pm with opening remarks from Director Łukasz Kaminski

10 September 2013
Lecture: “The Archives Of Dictatorship Between Politics And Justice”
Presented by Łukasz Kamiński, Director of the Polish Institute of National Remembrance (Instytut Pamięci Narodowej)
12:30 pm Indiana Memorial Union Walnut Room

11 September 2013
Presentation on the book, Poland and Ukraine in the 1930s and 1940s: Documents from the Archives of the Secret Services
Presented by the authors: Dr. Hiroaki Kuromiya, IU Professor of History and his colleagues from the IPN
12:00 pm, IMU Redbud Room

17 September 2013
Visiting Guest Lecture: “Borderlands and Bloodlands: Rethinking the Mass Violence of the Twentieth Century in Eastern Europe”
Present as part of the SGIS Global Speakers Series by Dr. Eric Weitz, Dean of Humanities & Arts and prof. of History at the City University of New York
4:00 pm in Chemistry 122

26 September 2013
Polish Studies Annual Picnic FEATURING a dance workshop with the Janusz Prusinowski Trio!
Workshop: 7pm, Picnic to follow at Higgins Hall, St. Paul’s Catholic Center, 1413 E . 17th St.

27-28 September 2013
Dance music concerts : The Janusz Prusinowski Trio performs Polish folk music live in concert at the Lotus Festival of World Music and Arts
See flyer for details

24 October 2013
Visiting Guest Lecture: “Poland in Today’s World”
Present by distinguished guest Dr. Ryszard Schnepf, Polish Ambassador to the United States
4pm, the IMU University Club

12 December 2013
Polish Studies Center Holiday Party
5:30pm, the Center for the Study of Global Change, 201 . Indiana Ave.

Spring 2013

31 January 2013
The Inaugural Timothy Wiles Memorial Lecture:
With Beth Holmgren, Chair of Slavic & Eurasian Studies at Duke University
“Shows of Solidarity: Cabaret in Interwar Warsaw”
7pm, Georgian Room, Indiana Memorial Union

5 March 2013
Visiting Guest Lecture: “Moore’s Thesis: What’s left of revolutionary violence since 1989?”
Presented by Michael Bernhard, Ehrlich Eminent Scholar, in Political Science at the University of Florida
4pm, Dogwood Room, Indiana Memorial Union

18 April 2013
Lecture: “The Very Private Sector: Some Observations Regarding Intimacy after State Socialism”
Presented by Colin Johnson, IU Assistant Professor of Gender Studies
4pm, Polish Studies Center
26 April 2013

26 April
Book Launch and Reading of Distant Lands: An Anthology of Poets Who Don’t Exist by Agnieszka Kuciak, translated by Karen Kovacik. Program available here .
5:30pm, Persimmon Room, Indiana Memorial Union


Polish Table

Thursdays, 6pm at the Runcible Spoon

The Polish Table is a weekly gathering of Polish speakers, and those who would like to learn to speak Polish better. You'll find native speakers, first-year students, and everything in between. Led by Emilia Szabnicka, Instructor of Polish, the Table gathers every Thursday at the Runcible Spoon Coffeehouse, on 6th Ave. near the corner of Dunn St.