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Upcoming Events

Spring 2019

January

  • January 15, 6.00 - 8.00pm. Global and International Studies Building 4067. Professor Izabela Kalinowska Blackwood: "Overcoming Socialist Realism and the Emergence of the Polish School in Polish Post-War Cinema” Izabela Kalinowska-Blackwood is Associate Professor of cultural and film studies in the English Department at Stony Brook University. Her research interests focus on Polish and Soviet/Russian cinemas, gendered notions of identity, nationalism, colonial and post-colonial studies, as well as Polish and Russian travel to the East. She is the author of Between East and West: Polish and Russian Nineteenth-Century Travel to the Orient and of numerous articles including “From Political Engagement to Politics of Abjection in Polish Author Cinema: The Case of Wojtek Smarzowski” and “From Orientalism to Surrealism: Wojciech Has Interprets Jan Potocki” and “Russian Heritage Cinema and the Polish Question.”

February

    • February 21, 4.00 - 6.00pm. College of Arts and Sciences (CAHI), 1211 Atwater Ave. Join us at CAHI as we celebrate the publication of Being Poland: A New History of Polish Literature and Culture Since 1918, coedited by Tamara Trojanowska (Univ. of Toronto), Przemyslaw Czaplinski (Adam Mickiewicz Univ., Poznan, Poland) and IU’s Joanna Nizynska. Several of the book’s contributors will be on hand for a discussion: coeditors Tamara Trojanowska and Joanna Nizynska, editorial assistant Agnieszka Polakowska (Univ. of Toronto), Bozena Shallcross (Univ. of Chicago), Karen Underhill (Univ. of Illinois at Chicago), George Gasyna (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign), and Benjamin Paloff (Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor). The discussion will be moderated by IU’s Bill Johnston (also one of the book’s contributors) and Russell Valentino. A reception will follow.

    • February 22, 9.30 - 1.00pm. Faculty Room, University Club, IMU“Making Sense of Change: Poland 1918-2018,”, a roundtable discussion reflecting on 100 years of Poland's statehood. Introduced by Lee Feinstein (Dean, Hamilton-Lugar School of Global and International Studies and Former U.S. Ambassador to Poland) and with the participation of George Gasyna (U of Illinois Urbana Champaign), Benjamin Paloff (U of Michigan), Bozena Shallcross (U of Chicago), Tamara Trojanowska (U of Toronto), Karen Underhill (U of Illinois Chicago), and IU faculty members including Jack Bielasiak (Political Science), Jeffrey Isaac (Political Science), Bill Johnston (Comparative Literature), Padraic Kenney (History and International Studies), Joanna Nizynska (Slavic), Justyna Zayac (International Studies), and Dean Feinstein.

    Fall 2018

    September

    • September 15, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Global and International Studies Building 1100. Polish Studies Center Picnic: The Polish Studies Center will host our annual opening party on September 15, 2018, and this year we have decided to bring back the PSC picnic at Bryan Park! Please join us from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Woodlawn Shelter (located on the east side of the park near the pool) to kick-off the academic year and to welcome back Joanna Nizynska who will return to her post as Director of the Polish Studies Center after a sabbatical abroad in Warsaw.

    October

    • Friday October 12, 12 pm-1.30 pm SGIS 1060. Talk by Andrzej Turkowski.
      In his talk Andrzej Turkowski will present his research project focused on analysis of Polish debates concerning relations with Russia after the breakthrough of 1989. In addition to discussing the theoretical foundations, he will examine initial results of the inquiry into the origins, development and structures of the Polish space of opinion on Russia.

    November

    • Saturday November 10, 6.30pm - 10 pm IMU President’s Room. Polish Studies Center Independence Eve Party .
      The Polish Studies Center will hold Polish Eve Party in memory of 100 years of independence. Please join us at the IMU President’s Room for the celebration. Food and drinks will be provided. Polish national colors are welcome.

    December

    • Wednesday Decemeber 12, 6.30pm - 10 pm IMU President’s Room. Polish Studies Center Annual Holiday Party .
      The Polish Studies Center welcomes you to our traditional Polish Holiday Party. Please join us at the IMU President’s Room for the celebration. Food and drinks will be provided.

    Spring 2017

    January:

    • 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

    February:

    • 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.

    March:

    • 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”

    April:

    • 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.