H-Poland is sponsored by the Polish Studies Association, an organization of scholars who specialize in the history, culture, art, politics, economics, and society of Poland. We hope that this list will serve as a discussion forum dealing with all aspects of Polish studies, as well as a place to post announcements of upcoming events or new publications. Although this is not a requirement, we encourage all those who participate in H-Poland to join the PSA.

Recent Content

Collection of Worker Photographs

Anyone interested in late 19th/early 20th century Polish society might like to know about a great collection of photographs now online at the University of Lodz. Collected by the Institute of Ethnography and Anthropology, the collection includes about 9000 photographs of workers - at home, on the street, in photography studios, at weddings and funerals. I used this collection (in the old card catalog system) for my dissertation research; it is great to see that it is now easily accessible and still growing.

Epistemologies of In-Betweenness: East Central Europe and the World History of Social Science, 1890-1945, May 29-30, 2015, Regensburg

Epistemologies of In-Betweenness: East Central Europe and the World History of Social Science, 1890-1945

Conveners: Katherine Lebow (Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Research)
Małgorzata Mazurek (Department of History, Columbia University, N.Y.)
Joanna Wawrzyniak (Institute of Sociology, Warsaw University)
Ulf Brunnbauer (Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies, Regensburg)

29.05.2015-30.05.2015, Regensburg, Institute for East and Southeast
European Studies, Landshuter Str. 4, 93047 Regensburg, Germany, Room 017

CFP Conference: Historical memory of the Central European communism, Prague, 14. 11. 2015

Historical memory belongs to well established disciplines within the historical research. It represents an important part of the identity of every political movement or group. In case of communist movement in central Europe it came through important transformations during the century particularly in its relation to nationalism and to the own deeds/mistakes in the pasts. Considering its historical memory, the communist movement related itself originally to the project of future and to the international working class without a significant need to articulate the politics of history.