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Read more at: Visiting scholar from University of Warsaw
Warsaw

Visiting scholar from University of Warsaw

In Michaelmas Term (beginning in October) 2020, Professor Paweł Stępień of the University of Warsaw will join Cambridge Polish Studies as a visiting scholar. He will give a series of lectures on Polish literature and culture across the term. He will also be a visiting scholar at Sidney Sussex College.


Read more at: Cambridge students at the University of Warsaw
Wills

Cambridge students at the University of Warsaw

In summer 2018, thanks to the generous support of the University of Warsaw, two Cambridge students spent three weeks in the Polish capital taking an intensive course in Polish language and culture.


Read more at: New Research on Bruno Schulz under the Soviet Occupation
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New Research on Bruno Schulz under the Soviet Occupation

University Lecturer in Polish Studies Dr Stanley Bill has published new research on the survival strategies of Polish-Jewish writer and artist Bruno Schulz (1892-1942) under the Soviet occupation of eastern Poland during the Second World War.


Read more at: Warsaw Rising Museum: Paweł Ukielski
Warsaw

Warsaw Rising Museum: Paweł Ukielski

Deputy Director of the Warsaw Rising Museum, Dr Paweł Ukielski, discussed his involvement with the Museum from its establishment in 2004 to the present, while also commenting on larger trends in Polish perceptions of the nation’s past in the years since 1989.


Read more at: Lecturer in Polish Studies Stanley Bill wins Teaching Award
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Lecturer in Polish Studies Stanley Bill wins Teaching Award

Lecturer in Polish Studies Dr Stanley Bill has won the 2018 award for Outstanding Lecturer in the Annual Student-Led Teaching Awards organised by the Cambridge University Student Union (CUSU), which is the representative body for all students in the University.


Read more at: The New Geopolitics of Eastern Europe
Geopolitics

The New Geopolitics of Eastern Europe

This discussion brings together four experts on different parts of Central and Eastern Europe to explore the political impact on the region of three of the major international crises of the current time - the fracturing of the European Union, the New Cold War with Russia and the outbreak of conflict in the Middle East.


Read more at: Timothy Garton Ash: Poland, Europe, Freedom
Garton Ash

Timothy Garton Ash: Poland, Europe, Freedom

In celebration of the permanent endowment of the Polish Studies initiative at the University of Cambridge, Professor Timothy Garton Ash (University of Oxford) will give an address on the subject of freedom in Poland and in Europe over the last four decades. After the lecture, we invite all guests to an informal wine reception to celebrate the permanent endowment of Cambridge Polish Studies.


Read more at: Polish Britain: Multilingualism and Diaspora Community
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Polish Britain: Multilingualism and Diaspora Community

A one-day international conference on the subject of multilingualism among Polish communities in the United Kingdom and in broader contexts. The conference will take place as part of Cambridge’s ‘Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies’ (MEITS) research project under the AHRC Open World Research Initiative.


Read more at: Multicultural Commonwealth: Diverse Identities in Poland-Lithuania
Gdansk

Multicultural Commonwealth: Diverse Identities in Poland-Lithuania

A one-day conference on the extraordinary diversity of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, a state that integrated various different ethnic groups, cultures, languages and religions, often with relative mutual respect and tolerance. At the same time, diversity also led to conflicts and controversies. The conference included Polish, Lithuanian, Ruthenian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Jewish, German and Ottoman perspectives on the Commonwealth.


Read more at: Krzysztof Kieślowski's "Dekalog": Screening and Discussion
Film

Krzysztof Kieślowski's "Dekalog": Screening and Discussion

A screening of the second part of Krzysztof Kieślowski's "Decalogue: The Ten Commandments" ( Dekalog , 1988) series. The screening will be introduced and followed with expert commentary and discussion with Dr Matilda Mroz , Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sussex.