Genealogies of Memory 2022. History and Memory in International Relations

Memory and history have always played an important role in diplomacy. However, only in recent years have growing numbers of scholars begun to integrate memory and the use of history into the theories of international relations (IR), a trend most noticeable among constructivists. This turn has been partly influenced by the expanding body of research…


Doomed to repeat? Challenges of teaching 20th-century history

The Pilecki Institute invites school teachers and educators working at museums and memorial sites, as well as everyone working with young people in historical education, to an international congress devoted to the most important challenges in teaching 20th-century history. Teaching the dramatic history of the 20th century – both in school and out-of-school education – requires the transfer of…


CALL FOR PAPERS: The Stance of the Polish Intelligentsia Towards the Totalitarian Regimes

The Pilecki Institute’s Center for Totalitarian Studies invites you to participate in the international scholarly conference, which will take place on 9–10 November 2022. The deadline for applications is 30 June! From the first days of the Second World War, the Polish intelligentsia was subjected to a brutal campaign of planned extermination perpetrated by the…


Reconciliation: a Long and Winding Path. 10th European Remembrance Symposium

The aim of the 10th European Remembrance Symposium is to discuss the meaning and role of reconciliation in the context of both historical and contemporary European internal and international conflicts. Traumas and a painful past are extremely important aspects of national identities and collective memories, requiring adequate commemoration and tributes to the victims. However, if…


“Major General Stanisław Sosabowski” by Prof. Hal Sosabowski

Major General Stanisław Sosabowski became one of the most senior Polish commanders during the Second World War. By September 1939 he was commanding 21st Infantry Regiment in the Battle of Warsaw against overwhelming German forces. In 1941 he formed the First Polish Independent Parachute Brigade which he trained and commanded for the next three years….


Stanisława De Karłowska. A talk in the series "reframed" featuring Polish female artists

Although unknown in her own country, the Polish-born artist Stanisława de Karłowska, has works in over twenty public galleries in the United Kingdom. The Tate Gallery, alone, owns three. She and her English husband, Robert Bevan, were at the centre of a group of English Post-Impressionist artists in early twentieth century London. The last occasion…


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