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Past Events | 2016

Fall 2016


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


  • 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 Event Flyer
  • Thusday, November 10, 6-8pm. Radio and TV Building 226. Polish Animation Night Event Flyer
  • Sunday, November 13, 3 pm. IU Cinema. Contemporary Polish Cinema: Lives on the Margin: Papusza Directed by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze, 2013. Event Flyer
  • Tuesday, November 15, 6-8 pm.  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 Event Flyer
  • Tuesday, November 29, 6 pm. GA 1060. Andrzejki (St. Andrew’s Eve) Event Flyer


  • Thursday, October 6 Polish Cultural Association Night "Poetry and Pierogi" featuring the poetry of Tadeusz Różewicz. Event Flyer
  • Friday, October 14 - Sunday, October 16 The Ryder Film Series and Polish Studies Center present: Cosmos directed by Andrzej Żuławski, 2015. Event Flyer
  • 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 Event Flyer
  • Wednesday, October 26, 6-7:30 pm. Woodburn Hall 121. “Polish Literature and Its Languages” Lecture by Marta Skwara, University of Szczecin, Poland Event Flyer


  • Saturday, September 17, 3:30-5:30 pm. 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 Event Flyer
  • Thursday, September 29, 6-7:30 pm. GISB, Rom 0013. “Reshaping Culture in Translation: On Slavic Vulgarities” Lecture by Kamil Szafraniec, University of Giessen, Germany. Event Flyer

Spring 2016


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


  • Thursday, February 11th, 4-6 pm. “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. Event Flyer
  • Monday, February 22nd, 6-8pm. Polish Film Night. GISB, Room 0003. Snacks and beverages provided.


  • Thursday, March 31st, 5-7 pm. "The Culture of Testimony in Poland after World War II." Lecture by David Crowley, Head of Critical Writing in Art & Design Royal College of Art, London, UK. Third Annual Timothy Wiles Memorial Lecture in Polish Studies. President’s Room, Indiana Memorial Union. Reception to Follow Event Flyer


  • Saturday, April 9th, 7-11 pm. "POLISH POLYESTER PARTY at Wonderlab! A benefit for the IU Polish Studies Center." Event Flyer
  • Monday, April 11, 4-6pm. "The Many Lives of Łódź: How a Post-Industrial Polish City is Re-Inventing Itself." Lecture by Julie Buckler, Samuel Hazzard Cross Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. Reception to Follow. Event Flyer