Ethnic Minorities in Polish Lands: Lemkos and Ukrainians

The Jagiellonian Law Society and the Kosciuszko Foundation present the fourth lecture in their series on ethnic minorities in Polish lands. In this webinar, Professor Pisulinski from the University of Rzeszow, Poland will speak about Lemkos, a minority group from south-eastern Poland. Professor dr. hab. Jan Pisuliński is a Polish historian and currently an assistant…


In Search of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

In English, the largest state of early modern east-central Europe is usually called the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The Polish and Lithuanian versions mean the Republic of the Two Nations (implicitly – Polish and Lithuanian), but this is a relatively recent usage among historians. This elusively named polit, conventionally dated 1569-1795, is often judged by the fact…


Towards a history of compromise: comparing political unions in the British Isles and Poland-Lithuania

Politics in modern democratic and consensual systems depends on compromise, and yet the ability to compromise is not always seen as a virtue. In an age in which political compromise seems ever more difficult to achieve, the lecture “Towards a history of compromise: comparing political unions in the British Isles and Poland-Lithuania” considers the history…


Poland's Politics 1914-1939

Why did the Polish constitution of March 1921 fail to establish a stable political system? What were the factors for emergence of Independent Poland 1918? These and other questions will be discussed during an event organized by the Institute of Polish Military. Antony Polonsky, Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies at Brandies University, was a Rhodes…


Poland as a Playground of Cold War Struggles 1981-1989

Don’t miss the chance to listen to a fascinating discussion on the 40th anniversary of imposing martial law in Poland! The discussion will deal with the general context of the 1980s in an international context of politics with Poland as the main focus. During the event scholars will discuss some of the global events during…


Parliamentary Culture in Early Modern Europe

Representative assemblies were common in late medieval Europe. Though they varied tremendously in their organization, customs, and functions, they shared a transnational inheritance of ideas and methods that added up to a common European tradition. The political and constitutional significance of individual institutions has been exhaustively documented, but little has been done to investigate them…


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