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…


ROUND TABLE | Russia’s war against Ukraine: what is at stake?

On 24 February 2022, in clear violation of international law and the established world order, the president of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, initiated a full-scale war against Ukraine. Russian artillery and warplanes have been shelling and bombarding numerous cities and towns throughout Ukraine. Launching attacks from several directions from the territories of the Russian…


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…



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