|Call For Papers for the 7th Polish-Israeli Young Scholars Workshop on the History and Culture of Polish Jews in Kraków|
|Doctoral Students and recent PHD’s are invited to take part in the 7th Polish – Israeli Young Scholars Workshop on the History and Culture of Polish Jews that will take place in Kraków from June 29 to July 2, 2020.
The 7th Polish-Israeli Young Scholars Workshop will be hosted and organized by Institute of Jewish Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, in cooperation with other academic institutions in Israel (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, Bar Ilan University, Open University of Israel) and in Poland (Jagiellonian University in Kraków, University of Wrocław).
The workshop will include presentations by doctoral students and recent post-doctoral scholars, responses by senior scholars, discussions, keynote lectures and cultural activities.
The organizers are expecting applications from young scholars whose dissertations are dealing with any aspects of the history and culture of Polish Jews and heritage of Polish Jewry in Israel, Poland and Diaspora.
Application process and deadline
Candidates should submit an application in English to the organizers at the Institute of Jewish Studies of the Jagiellonian University at the following e-mail address: workshop.krakow2020@
Applications should consist of one Word or PDF file and include:
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- April 19, 1943 - German forces entered the Warsaw Ghetto to complete its liquidation but faced organized resistance as the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising broke out.
- April 18, 1025 - This is the most probable day when Bolesław I the Brave was crowned the King of Poland as the first ruler in the country's history.
- April 17, 1865 - Saint Ursula Ledóchowska was born. She was a Polish Roman Catholic and the foundress of the Ursulines of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus and a devoted supporter of Polish independence.
- April 18, 1794 - The Warsaw Uprising under the command of Jan Kiliński broke out. It was an armed uprising of the inhabitants of Warsaw at the beginning of the Kościuszko Uprising. The insurrection, supported by the Polish Army, was aimed at freeing the Polish capital from the Russian Empire.
- April 16, 1952 - General August Emil Fieldorf, one of the commanders of the Home Army, was sentenced to death by the communist regime after being falsely accused. The sentence is classified as a court murder and a Stalinist crime. His grave has still not been found.
- April 15, 1786 - Walerian Łukasiński was born. This Polish officer and political activist became a symbol of the Polish struggle for independence - having been sentenced by Russian Imperial authorities to 14 years' imprisonment. He was never released and died after 46 years of solitary incarceration in 1868.
- April 14, 1915 - Jan Zumbach was born. He was a Polish fighter pilot who became an ace during the Second World War. In the postwar period, he became a mercenary in Africa, a topic discussed in his intriguing memoirs.
- April 13, 1967 - The Rolling Stones played for the first time in Poland. Playing two concerts in the Congress Hall in Warsaw.
- April 12, 1963 - Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz died. He was a Polish philosopher and logician, a prominent figure in the Lwów–Warsaw school of logic.
- April 11, 1079 - Bishop Stanislaus of Szczepanów was killed by Polish King Bolesław II the Generous, following a political conflict. The martyr later became a saint of the Roman Catholic Church and was canonized by Pope Innocent IV in 1253.
- April 10, 2010 - Polish Air Force plane crashed near the Russian city of Smolensk, killing all 96 people on board. Among the victims were the President of Poland Lech Kaczyński, his wife Maria, and Poland's former President in Exile Ryszard Kaczorowski.
- April 9, 1241 - The Battle of Legnica took place. Polish forces under Duke Henry II the Pious of Silesia attempted unsuccessfully to halt the Mongol invasion of Europe and ultimately suffered a heavy defeat.
- April 8, 1909 - Helena Modjeska (Modrzejewska) died in Newport Beach, California. She was one of the most renowned actresses of the late 19th century, specializing in Shakespearean and tragic roles.
- April 7, 1884 - Bronisław Malinowski was born. This Polish anthropologist is a towering figure in the history of the discipline, famous for his main work "Argonauts of the Western Pacific" (1922).
- April 6, 1901 - Marian Hemar was born in Lwów. He was a Polish poet, playwright and songwriter of Jewish descend. After World War II, he was unable to return to communist Poland and settled in England. He was called "The bard of Lwów, the troubadour of the London emigration".
- April 5, 1941 - General Franciszek Kleeberg died in Oflag IV-B Königstein. In 1939, he commanded Independent Operational Group Polesie, which fought in the Battle of Kock, the last battle before Poland's capitulation. He never lost a fight in the German invasion of Poland.
- April 4, 1794 - The battle of Racławice took place. It was one of the first engagements of the Kościuszko Uprising against Russia. It ended with a victory for the Polish troops.
- April 3, 1886 - Władysław Tatarkiewicz was born. He was a philosopher and historian belonging to the interwar Lwów–Warsaw school of logic, created by Kazimierz Twardowski.
- April 2, 1939 - Walery Sławek, one of Józef Piłsudski's closest associates, committed suicide. In his farewell letter, he did not disclose his motives. Its causes remain the subject of many suppositions to this day.
- April 1, 1750 - Hugo Kołłątaj was born. He was an important figure of the Polish Enlightenment: a statesman, political writer and philosopher, and a promoter of science and education.
- March 31, 1892 - General Stanisław Maczek was born near Lwów. He was the commander of the famous 1st Polish Armored Division (1942–45), and later commander of the I Polish Army Corps under Allied Command (1945–47).
- March 30, 1892 - Stefan Banach, an outstanding Polish mathematician, was born. He is considered one of the world's most important and influential mathematicians of the 20th century, and is especially known as the founder of modern functional analysis.
- March 29, 1937 - Karol Szymanowski died in Lausanne. He was a Polish composer and pianist, the most celebrated Polish composer of the early 20th century and widely viewed as one of the greatest Polish composers.
- March 27, 2006 - Stanisław Lem, one of the most famous Polish writers, died in Kracow. His books have been translated into 41 languages and have sold over 45 million copies.
- March 26, 1941 - Wojciech Młynarski was born in Warsaw. He was a Polish poet, singer, songwriter and a well-known figure on the Polish musical scene, most famous for his ballads.
- March 25, 1977 - The Movement for the Defense of Human and Citizen’s Rights (Ruch Obrony Praw Człowieka i Obywatela), the organization of democratic opposition in Poland, was formed in Warsaw. Its existence was announced on the following day.
- March 24, 1794 - Tadeusz Kościuszko announced the all-Polish uprising against Russia in the Main Square in Cracow.
- March 23, 1589 - Marcin Kromer died in Lidzbark Warmiński. He was a Polish cartographer, diplomat, historian and a personal secretary to two Kings of Poland, Sigismund I the Old and Sigismund II Augustus.
- March 22, 1786, Joachim Lelewel was born in Warsaw. He was a Polish historian, geographer, bibliographer, politician and influential activist of the Great Emigration.
- March 21, 1809 - Józef Poniatowski officially became the Commander in Chief of the Army of the Duchy of Warsaw.
- March 20, 1942 - The "Anchor", a sign of Poland’s fight for independence, appeared for the first time on the walls of Warsaw. It was a symbol of hope for regaining Polish independence from its occupation by Nazi Germany. It was widely used during World War II.
- March 19, 1058 - Casimir I the Restorer died in Poznań. He was the duke of Poland from 1040 until his death. He gained his nickname because he managed to reunite all parts of the Kingdom of Poland after a period of turmoil.
- March 18, 1591 - The King of Poland Sigismund III Vasa decided to move the administrative capital from Krakow to Warsaw. The monarch himself settled permanently in the Royal Castle in Warsaw in 1611.
- March 17, 1921 - The March Constitution of the Republic of Poland was adopted. It was regarded as very democratic and expressly ruled out discrimination on racial, religious or social grounds.
- March 16, 1980 - Tamara Łempicka died in Mexico. She was a Polish painter, best known for her polished Art Deco portraits of aristocrats and the wealthy, as well as for her highly stylized paintings of nudes.
- March 15, 1777 - Polish artillery general Józef Sowiński was born. He was one of the heroes of Poland's 1830 November Uprising.
- March 14, 1882 - Polish mathematician Wacław Sierpiński was born in Warsaw. He was known for contributions to set theory, number theory, theory of functions and topology.
- March 12, 1910 - Zygmunt Szendzielarz “Łupaszko” was born. He was the commander of the Polish 5th Wilno Brigade of the Home Army (Armia Krajowa), and was executed in the notorious Mokotów Prison as one of the leaders of the anti-communist underground following the Soviet takeover of Poland at the end of World War II.
- March 11, 1928 - The Warsaw Zoological Garden, known simply as the Warsaw Zoo (Warszawskie Zoo), was opened.
- March 10, 1944 - In the ruins of the Warsaw ghetto, the Germans shot a group of Jewish prisoners. Among the victims were Emanuel Ringelblum, historian and founder of the underground Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto, and their two Polish guardians from the underground bunker.
- March 9, 1962 - "Knife in the Water" (Nóż w wodzie) premiered in Warsaw. It is a Polish drama film co-written and directed by Roman Polański, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
- March 8, 1822 - Ignacy Łukasiewicz was born. He was a Polish pharmacist, engineer, businessman and inventor. Among other things, he built the world's first modern oil refinery, the modern kerosene lamp and the world's first modern oil well.
- March 7, 1000 - The Congress of Gniezno began. It was the pilgrimage of Emperor Otto III to the tomb of St. Wojciech, as well as a meeting with Bolesław, the Duke of Poland. The purpose of this meeting was for the emperor to gain the favor and support of the prince to implement federalism in Polish and Hungarian states.
- March 6, 1745 - Casimir Pulaski was born. He was a Polish nobleman, soldier and officer who has been called "the father of the American cavalry". Pułaski was one of the leading military commanders for the Bar Confederation and fought against the Russian domination over Poland and later travelled to North America to participate in the American Revolutionary War.
- March 5, 1940 - The Katyn massacre was initiated following NKVD chief Lavrentiy Beria's proposal to execute all captive members of the Polish officer corps. The proposal was approved by the Soviet Politburo led by Joseph Stalin.
- March 4, 1819 - Narcyza Żmichowska was born. She was a Polish novelist, poet and was a pioneer of feminism in Poland.
- March 3, 1846 - Austrian troops crushed the Kraków Uprising. This patriotic revolt was an attempt at a nationwide democratic uprising. Not only did it not achieve its primary goal, but the Uprising also ended the existence of the Free City of Kraków, and as a result, the city was incorporated into Austria.
- March 2, 1921 - Former player and the coach of Poland’s national football team, Kazimierz Górski, was born in Lwów. He is recognized as the best Polish football coach of the 20th century.
- March 1, 1877 - Antoni Patek died in Geneva. He was a Polish insurgent during the November Uprising. He was a Polish pioneer in watchmaking and a creator of Patek Philippe & Co., one of the most famous Swiss watchmaking companies.
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