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The Polish Studies Center at Indiana University aims to maintain, shape, and enhance I.U.’s long-standing tradition of quality scholarship on Polish literature, art, music, history, society, politics, and related humanities and social science areas. The Center provides intellectual leadership and guidance at a national and institutional level in the domain of Polish Studies, and supports Polish related research around the world.

News, Events, Announcements

  • Polish Stuies is please to announce the 2015-2016 Samuel and Alicja Fiszman Scholarship Competition. The scholarship provides $5,000 to any undergraduate student at Indiana University Bloomington who plans to study abroad in Poland. Application deadline: Friday May 15th at noon.Click here for application details.
  • Polish professor of history and director of the newly-opened POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews (Warsaw) will visit the IU Campus! Please join the Polish Studies Center for his public lecutre, "POLIN Museum: Reconnecting wiht a Great, Forgotten Past" on April 23rd at 7:30pm in the Social Science Research Commons (SSRC, Woodburn Hall 200). A reception will follow. Click here for further details.
  • Polish poet, essayist, and translator Tomasz Růzycki visits the IUB Campus April 13-14th to celebrate the launch of a new English translation of his acclaimed poetry collection Twelve Stations. Join the Polish Studies Center for the book launch and reception, a translation seminar, and special "Poetry and Pierogi" with the poet himself. More information available here.
  • The IU Polish Studies Center is currently seeking a Graduate Assistant for the 2015-2016 academic year. Application deadline is May 1st at noon. Please view the call for applications for details.
  • Polish poet, prose writer, critic, and lecturer of American Literature at Warsaw University, Julia Fiedorczuk visits the IUB campus March 23-24th for two very special bilingual readings of her work. More details available here . For a sampling of Ms. Fiedorczuk's work, check out some of her recently published work on World Literature Today, translated by IU's own Bill Johnston.
  • Polish Studies Center director Joanna Nizynska is featured in the Cosmopolitan Review, where she remembers her collegue, Polish poet, translator, and Harvard Professor, Stanislaw Baranczak. Read her remembrance here.
  • Join the PSC March 11th at 7:30 for the Third Annual Timothy Wiles Memorial Lecture in Polish Studies! This year, the Center is pleased to present Prof. Keely Stauter-Halsted (UIC), who will present on her latest research concerning return migration to Poland. More details here. Zapraszamy!
  • Join the PSC and IU Polish Cultural Association Friday, February 13th for our monthly "Poetry and Pierogi" series! This month, we're celebrating the life and work of Stanisław Barańczak. Click here for more information and stay tuned for more information about future poetry events this semester, including visits by Julia Fiedorczuk and Tomasz Růzycki!
  • Bill Johnston , Prof. of Comparative Literature, awarded 2014 Transatlantyk Prize for his contribution to the popularization of Polish literature abroad. Prof. Johnston discusses his work with the Instytut Książki in this video .
  • History Professor Padraic Kenney is featured in Kultura LiberalnaRead his pieces (in Polish).