The Burden of Memory: How can we build solidarity when our memories clash?

We cordially invite you to the fifth seminar of “Re-thinking Leadership” series!   During the meeting entitled “The Burden of Memory: How can we build solidarity when our memories clash?” the speakers will focus on the changing memories before, during and after the conflict. They will examine the impact of war on the public memories…


The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 - causes, dimensions and consequences

We invite you to a debate organised by The Pilecki Institute dedicated to the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and its global influence! The guests are Prof. Frederick Corney from The College of William & Mary in Virginia, who specializes in the history of Russia, specifically in the revolutionary period through the 1920s, and Dr. Bartłomiej…


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…


Totalitarianism Across History and Disciplines

We invite graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from all disciplines to submit proposals for papers regarding any aspect of totalitarianism, from a broad theoretical and historical perspective. The deadline for applications is 15.09.2022. The history of confronting totalitarianism, both as a personal and a collective experience, delivers a universal message in the face of contemporary challenges of radical political evil. Totalitarian regimes…


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…


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