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Past Events | 2017

Fall 2017


  • September 15th, 16th, 17th. Ryder Film Series Presentation of Andrzej Wajda’s Afterimage. Afterimage is the late Andrzej Wajda’s final masterpiece, recounting the last years Władysław Strzemiński’s final years, as Poland falls under Soviet oppression after the Second World War. The Polish Studies Center is offering a limited number free tickets. Event Flyer
  • September 17, 1:30 p.m. The Polish Studies Center’s 2017 Fall Inaugural Event. The event will take place from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Atrium of the Global and International Studies Building. We will begin with our traditional potluck at 1:30, followed by a performance by the Gypsy Jazz group "Troika" from Indianapolis. The PSC will provide a few staple dishes and we invite you to contribute a dish or snack, however big or small, to share among our community. We are looking forward to this family-friendly gathering to kick off the academic year at the PSC! Event Flyer


  • October 19, 6:00 p.m. Polish Trivia Night Event Flyer
  • October 24, at 6:00 p.m. Polish Film Night Double Feature. The adult feature, Borys Lankosz’s Reverse (Rewers), which has won numerous awards in Poland, Russia, and America, is a dark comedy and drama about the intersection of the individual and the state in 1950s Stalinist Warsaw, in the same vein as Andrzej Wajda’s Afterimage (Powidoki), recently screened as a part of IU’s Ryder Film Series. The children’s screening will be supervised. Pizza and refreshments will be served. Event Flyer


  • The Polish Studies Center is proud to announce a series of events hosted by the Jacobs School of Music, honoring Krzysztof Penderecki’s contribution to the world of music with an honorary doctorate! Events are as follows:

    Monday November 13, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Auer Hall, Simon Music Center Honorary Degree Presentation

    November 14, 1:00 p.m. at Ford-Crawford Hall Penderecki Speaks to Composers

    November 15, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Symposium and Conversation with Krzysztof Penderecki “Politics Meets Culture: The Political and Historical Significance of Penderecki’s ‘St. Luke Passion’ (1966).” In Ford-Crawford Hall on the Second Floor of the Simon Music Center. Hosted by the Jacobs School of Music and the School of Global an International Studies.

    Wednesday November 15, 8:00 p.m. at the Musical Arts Center, Penderecki conducts his St. Luke Passion.

  • November 28, 6:00 p.m. Andrzejki (St. Andrew’s Eve) Event Flyer


  • December 7, 6:30 p.m. Polish Studies Center’s Annual Holiday Party Event Flyer.

Spring 2017


  • Thursday January 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 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. Event Flyer


  • Tuesday February 7, 6-8:00 p.m. 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. Event Flyer
  • February 28, 5:00 p.m. Global and International Studies Building 4067. Poetry and Pierogi. Reading of Polish poetry in translation organized by the students from the Polish Cultural Association. “Pierogi” to be served.


  • Wednesday March 8. A lecture by Graphic Artist and Visiting Professor Wojciech Tylbor-Kubrakiewicz Event Flyer
  • Wednesday March 22. Global and International Studies Building 3134. “On Anti-Genderism in Europe: A Conversation with IU Faculty and Agnieszka Graff.” Maria Bucur (Professor of Eastern European History and Gender Studies), Diana O’Brien (Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science), Claudia Breger (Professor of Germanic Studies, Adjunct Professor of Gender Studies and Communication and Culture), and Joanna Niżyńska (Associate Professor in the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures and Director of the Polish Studies Center) will take part in a conversation with Agnieskza Graff on Anti-Genderism in Europe. Agnieszka Graff is a renowned feminist scholar, a human rights activist, and an Associate Professor of Gender Studies at the American Studies Center, University of Warsaw. Lunch will be served and the discussion is open to students and faculty members.
  • Thursday March 23. IMU State Room 4:30 p.m. 5th Annual Timothy Wiles Memorial Lecture: “Ebola from Brussels: The Right-Wing War on ‘Gender Ideology" in Poland and Beyond” Lecture by Agnieszka Graff, Associate Professor of Gender Studies at the American Studies Center at the University of Warsaw. Event Flyer

    Below please find a video of Agnieszka Graff's lecture

    “Ebola from Brussels: The Right-Wing War on ‘Gender Ideology" in Poland and Beyond”


  • Thursday April 6, 7:00 p.m. Global and International Studies Building 4067. Polish Folk Song Workshop. Workshop by Michael Young, Earlham College.
  • April 28-29. “Unforseen Constellations: Reading Postcolonial Poland with South America” An International symposium with participants from Poland, UK, Hungary, Brazil, Canada, and US. Sponsored by Polish Studies Center and New Frontiers New Currents Conference Grant.