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…


No End to History. The Post-Soviet Space Thirty Years after the Fall of the USSR

Thirty years ago, the world lived through one of the most optimistic moments of the 20th century. Communism—and the Soviet Union with it—had collapsed, the Cold War had come to an end, and democracy was on the rise around the globe. We are now in probably the grimmest moment since the start of the 21st…


History as an Instrument of Contemporary International Conflicts

Pedagogical University of Cracow, in cooperation with Research Centre Global Dynamics (ReCentGlobe), University of Leipzig, Institute of European Network Remembrance and the Solidarity in Warsaw and Paweł Włodkowic Institute in Wrocław, invites you to the 2nd International Scientific Conference: History as an Instrument of Contemporary International Conflicts.   The problem of the influence of history on…


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