|Call For Papers for the 7th Polish-Israeli Young Scholars Workshop on the History and Culture of Polish Jews in Kraków|
|Doctoral Students and recent PHD’s are invited to take part in the 7th Polish – Israeli Young Scholars Workshop on the History and Culture of Polish Jews that will take place in Kraków from June 29 to July 2, 2020.
The 7th Polish-Israeli Young Scholars Workshop will be hosted and organized by Institute of Jewish Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, in cooperation with other academic institutions in Israel (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, Bar Ilan University, Open University of Israel) and in Poland (Jagiellonian University in Kraków, University of Wrocław).
The workshop will include presentations by doctoral students and recent post-doctoral scholars, responses by senior scholars, discussions, keynote lectures and cultural activities.
The organizers are expecting applications from young scholars whose dissertations are dealing with any aspects of the history and culture of Polish Jews and heritage of Polish Jewry in Israel, Poland and Diaspora.
Application process and deadline
Candidates should submit an application in English to the organizers at the Institute of Jewish Studies of the Jagiellonian University at the following e-mail address: workshop.krakow2020@
Applications should consist of one Word or PDF file and include:
For further details please contact:
- January 26, 1934 - The German–Polish Non-aggression declaration (commonly yet inaccurately referred to as the Non-Aggression Pact) was signed in Berlin. Both countries pledged to resolve their problems via bilateral negotiations and to forgo armed conflict for a period of 10 years.
- January 25, 1913 - Polish composer and orchestral conductor, Witold Lutosławski was born. He was one of the major European composers of the 20th century.
- January 24, 1507 - Sigismund I the Old was crowned King of Poland in the Wawel Cathedral in Kraków by Primate Andrzej Boryszewski. His 42-year reign was marked by instrumental contributions to Polish architecture, cuisine, language and customs.
- On 23 January 1889, Ignacy Domeyko died in Santiago, Chile. He was a Polish geologist, mineralogist, educator, and founder of the University of Santiago in Chile. Domeyko contributed to the popularization of education in Chile and triggered the awakening of its intellectual movement.
- January 22, 1863 - The January Uprising, one of the most important Polish attempts at regaining independence, occurred. The insurrection took place in the Russian-controlled part of partitioned Poland. It aimed at the restoration of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth and continued until the last insurgents were captured by the Russian forces in the autumn of 1864.
- January 21, 1940 - The Czortków uprising against the Soviet state repressions took place. It was the first Polish civil uprising against the Nazi-Soviet occupation of Poland.
- January 20, 1661 - King John II Casimir Vasa of Poland founded the Lwów Academy. It would become the third oldest university in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth after the Jagiellon University (1364) and the Vilnius University (1579).
- January 19, 1945 - The Home Army (Armia Krajowa), the dominant Polish resistance movement in Poland during occupation by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during World War II, was disbanded by General Leopold Okulicki.
- January 18, 1773 - Józef Sułkowski was born in Rydzyna. He was a Polish captain in the French Revolutionary Army, and a friend and aide de camp to Napoleon Bonaparte, who called him "the officer of the highest hopes".
- January 17, 1732 - Stanisław August Poniatowski , the last king of Poland, was born. During his reign, three partitions of Poland took place, which for over 120 years wiped Poland off the map of Europe.
- January 16, 1826 - Polish general and war hero Romuald Traugutt was born. Commander of the January Uprising of 1863 and its last leader, he would also lead the Polish national government from 17 October 1863 to 20 April 1864, and was president of its Foreign Affairs Office.
- January 15, 1582 - The Treaty of Yam-Zapolsky was signed between the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Tsardom of Russia. It ended the Livonian War and followed the successful Livonian campaign of Stephen Báthory, culminating in the successful Siege of Pskov.
- January 14, 1770 - Prince Adam Jerzy Czartoryski was born. He began his international career as a foreign minister to Russian Tsar Alexander I and built an anti-Napoleon coalition, only to became a leader of the Polish government in exile, and a bitter foe of Russian Tsar Nicholas I. After the end of the November Uprising, he became the unquestionable leader of the Polish conservatists in Wxile, and was referred to as “the uncrowned king of Poland”.
- January 13, 1870 - Polish politician, engineer and socialist activist Jędrzej Moraczewski was born. He was one of the leaders of the Polish Socialist Party and the first Prime Minister of reborn Poland, from November 18, 1918 to January 16, 1919.
- January 12, 1578 - The “Dismissal of the Greek Envoys” (Odprawa posłów greckich), a Renaissance tragedy by Jan Kochanowski, was staged for the first time in the presence of Polish King Stephen Báthory at his court in Jazdów. It is considered to be the first Polish modern drama attempting to implement assumptions referring to ancient tragedy-writing traditions, both Greek and Roman.
- January 11, 1933 - Polish historian of law and statehood, Oswald Balzer, died in Lwów. He was a professor at the University of Lwów and long lasting director of the City Archives in Lwów, being at the same time one of the most renowned Polish historians of his times.
- January 10. 1892 - Melchior Wańkowicz was born. He was a popular writer, political journalist and publisher, famous for his reporting for the Polish Armed Forces in the West during World War II and writing a book about the battle of Monte Cassino.
- January 9, 1433 - The privilege of Jedlnia and Krakow was confirmed by King Władysław II Jagiełło in order to ensure the succession to the throne by his son Władysław III.
- January 8, 1918 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson formulated his famous Fourteen Points in a speech on war aims and peace terms he addressed to the Congress. The thirteenth point, of vital importance for the future of Poland, went as follows: "An independent Polish state should be erected which should include the territories inhabited by indisputably Polish populations, which should be assured a free and secure access to the sea, and whose political and economic independence and territorial integrity should be guaranteed by international covenant".
- January 7, 1939 - Roman Dmowski, one of the principal figures instrumental in the postwar restoration of Poland's independent existence, was buried at the Bródno Cemetery in Warsaw. At least 100 thousand gathered for his funeral.
- January 6, 1813 - Hipolit Cegielski was born. He was a Polish businessman and social and cultural activist. He was the founder of a well-known manufacturing company producing machines in Poznań.
- January 5, 1901 - Adam Ciołkosz was born. He was a Polish scout, soldier, journalist and politician, who was one of the most important leaders of the Polish Socialist Party, both in the Second Polish Republic and in exile, during and after World War II. A strong anti-communist, he opposed Soviet domination in the Eastern Europe after 1945.
- January 3, 1945 - Polish writer, explorer, university professor, and anti-Communist political activist Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski died. He is famous for his books about Lenin and the Russian Civil War in which he participated.
- January 2, 1907 - Tadeusz Żenczykowski was born in Warsaw. He was a Polish political activist and soldier of the Armia Krajowa (Home Army) during World War II. After 1945, he emigrated, becoming a journalist and deputy chief of the Polish Section of Radio Free Europe as well as a lauded historian.
- January 1, 1467 - King Sigismund I the Old was born. He was a member of the Jagiellonian dynasty, and the son of Casimir IV. He was an outstanding patron of the arts. His merit is the very early introduction of Renaissance art to Poland, which (apart from Hungary) was ahead of other European countries in this respect. The period of his reign is referred to in culture as the Polish Golden Age.
- December 31, 1435 - The Teutonic Knights signed a peace treaty at Brześć Kujawski to end the Polish–Teutonic War (1431–1435). After quite long negotiations, the Teutonic Knights agreed to cease their support to Lithuanian Duke Švitrigaila (who tried to break the Polish-Lithuanian union) and in the future to support only Grand Dukes properly elected jointly by Poland and Lithuania.
- December 30, 1938 - Cardinal Aleksander Kakowski died in Warsaw. He was a Polish politician, diplomat, and a member of the Regency Council. As Cardinal and Archbishop of Warsaw, he was also the last titular Primate of the Kingdom of Poland before Poland fully regained its independence in 1918.
- December 29, 1989 - The Polish Sejm adopted an act amending the Constitution of the People's Republic of Poland, under which the name of the country was changed from the People's Republic of Poland to the Republic of Poland and the crown of the white eagle was restored to the Coat of arms. It is considered to be a symbolical end of the communist regime in Poland.
- December 28, 1939 - Polish historian of law, bibliographer, professor and rector of the Jagiellonian University, Stanisław Estreicher, died in a Nazi German concentration camp Sachsenhausen.
- December 27, 1918 - the Polish uprising against Germany broke out in Poznań, after a patriotic speech by Ignacy Paderewski, the famous pianist, who soon became the Polish Prime Minister of reborn Poland. The uprising proved successful and had a significant effect on the Treaty of Versailles, which granted Second Polish Republic the area of Greater Poland won by the Polish insurrectionists.
- December 26, 1820 - Adam Mickiewicz wrote his poem "Ode to Youth" (Oda do Młodości) which was a decisive break with the classical forms in the Polish literature. The ode has become the anthem and the manifesto of the young generation of romanticists.
- December 25, 1025 - Mieszko II Lambert was crowned King of Poland. The son of king Bolesław the Brave was thoroughly educated, and knew German, Latin and Greek. His reign, however, came at a difficult time due to numerous external invasions and internal problems.
- December 24, 1473 - Polish priest, scholastic philosopher, physicist and theologian John Cantius died in Kraków. In 1737, he was proclaimed the patron saint of Poland and Lithuania by Pope Clement XII. He also became a patron of the Jagiellonian University.
- December 23, 1884 - The first episode of the novel “Deluge” (Potop) by Henryk Sienkiewicz was published in the Warsaw-based conservative daily "Word" (Słowo). The novel was being published up until September 10, 1886. The novel tells the story of a fictional Polish soldier and noble Andrzej Kmicic and tells a tale of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth during the historical period of the wars against Sweden in 1650s.
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