28 November 2017
On 28 November 1918, Polish Chief of State Józef Piłsudski signed an electoral law allowing women to vote, which they did for the first time in parliamentary elections in January 1919.
This happened the same month that the country regained independence, after 123 years spent under...
27 November 2017
Call for Papers/Presentations for academic/practitioner workshop at the History Department, Central European University, Budapest, on December 8 - 9, 2017
From the Baltics to the Black Sea and back the legitimacy of critical civic institutions, organisations and movements of civil society is under...
15 November 2017
This book offers an extensive introduction and 13 diverse essays on how World War II, the Holocaust, and their aftermath affected Jewish families and Jewish communities, with an especially close look at the roles played by women, youth, and children.
Focusing on Eastern and Central Europe, themes...
"Museums and their Publics at Sites of Conflicted History." International conference, 13-15 March 2017
08 November 2017
Divided memories are characteristic of post-communist Europe and in other regions that have experienced totalitarian regimes, wars, mass violence (ethnic cleansing, population transfers), radical border changes, and other disruptions. The present day brings additional tensions: liberal...
Transnational Homosexuals in Communist Poland. Cross-Border Flows in Gay and Lesbian Magazines by Lukasz Szulz
06 November 2017
This book traces the fascinating history of the first Polish gay and lesbian magazines to explore the globalization of LGBT identities and politics in Central and Eastern Europe during the twilight years of the Cold War.
It details the emergence of homosexual movement and charts cross-border...
31 October 2017
The Dean of the Faculty of „Artes Liberales", the University of Warsaw in cooperation with the President of the Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc. invites applications for the position of the Kosciuszko Foundation Visiting Professor.
The position is co-sponsored by the Kosciuszko Foundation,...
"The Mission of John Capistran in Central and Eastern Europe (1451-1456). The Transfer of Ideas and the Strategy of Communication in the Late Middle Ages”, Conference in Warsaw 16-17 Nov
30 October 2017
The conference „The Mission of John Capistran in Central and Eastern Europe (1451-1456). The Transfer of Ideas and the Strategy of Communication in the Late Middle Ages” will be held in the Polish Historical Institute in Warsaw.
The conference is part of a research project which aim is to...
26 October 2017
From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag and the National Book Award finalist Iron Curtain, a revelatory history of one of Stalin's greatest crimes--the consequences of which still resonate today
In 1929 Stalin launched his policy of agricultural collectivization--in effect a second...