Wednesday, January 27, 2016

PAHA's Call for Papers and Nominations - Due on April 15, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS - DUE APRIL 15, 2016  FOR THE 74TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE POLISH AMERICAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

PAHA's 74th Annual Meeting will be held on January 5-7, 2017 in Denver, Colorado as part of the 131st American Historical Association's Annual Conference. The theme for the 2017 AHA conference is "Historical Scale: Linking Levels of Experience." AHA encourages contributors "to trace links among scales—spatial, temporal, and topical." This theme provides an excellent opportunity for the Polish American Historical Association to showcase research carried out by its members, as well as to present it in a comparative perspective.

We invite scholars who work on the Polish American experience as part of the greater Polish diaspora as well as those who deal with migration, ethnic, and regional studies. We invite proposals for sessions as well as individual papers.

Presentations may address the following areas:

  • Polish American experience – all aspects (history, sociology, literature, art, music, etc.) in the Americas
  • Migration and settlement patterns, ethnic experience and interethnic encounters, Polish Americans and Poland
  • Intersections of ethnicity, gender and race
  • Ethnic press, ethnic lobbying, labor issues
  • Polish Americans and Polish American communities in the American West

The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2016. Abstracts for papers and panel proposals are now being accepted and should be submitted to the Chair of the Program Committee: Grazyna J, Kozaczka, Ph.D., Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY 13035; phone: 315-655-7302; email: gkozaczka@cazenovia.edu.

Electronic proposals in email and word format are strongly preferred. Individuals and session organizers should include the following information when submitting a proposal:

  • Paper/Session title(s) (of no more than 20 words)
  • Paper/Session abstract(s) (up to 300/500 words, respectively)
  • Biographical paragraph or c.v. summary (up to 250 words) for each participant
  • Correct mailing and e-mail address for each participant
  • Chair (required) and commentator (optional) for the session
  • Audiovisual needs, if any.

Please be advised that it is not always possible for PAHA to provide AV equipment for all sessions due to the high cost of mandatory rental from AHA so let us know in your proposal if using AV equipment is necessary for your presentation. We also encourage distribution of paper handouts as an alternative.
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GRADUATE STUDENT/YOUNG SCHOLAR TRAVEL GRANT

PAHA encourages graduate students and young scholars (up to three years after graduation) to apply for our travel grants. Two such grants of $500.00 each will be awarded to offset travel costs to attend the 2017 PAHA Annual Meeting in Denver. The grants will be awarded by the program committee to the two best conference proposals dealing with Polish American topics submitted by graduate students/young scholars. To apply please include a brief letter of application and a CV together with the paper proposal. Each awardee must present the paper at the conference in person and will receive the check at the conference in Denver. Also Graduate Students are encouraged to apply for the Graduate Student Research Paper Award, please see details at: Call for Nominations Page.

All presenters are encouraged to submit their papers for possible publication in PAHA's scholarly journal, Polish American Studies.

The Polish American Historical Association holds its Annual Conference in conjunction with the American Historical Association (AHA). The full information about the AHA conference can be found at www.historians.org. PAHA members who plan to attend PAHA conference only do not need to register for the AHA conference, but are required to register for the PAHA conference by November 15, 2016. Registration may be done on-line at www.polishamericanstudies.registration.html.

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR PAHA's 2015-16 AWARDS

Nominations are sought for the following awards. Kindly send all nominations to the chair of the awards committee, Dr.Iwona Drag-Korga (Pilsudski Institute) at i.korga@pilsudski.org.


GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH PAPER AWARD - DUE APRIL 15, 2016

The Polish American Historical Association announces the call for nominations and applications for the Graduate Student Research Paper Award.

The Graduate Student Research Paper Award recognizes a substantial original research paper on Polish-American history and culture produced by a young scholar in the humanities or social sciences.

A paper should be sent via e-mail to: i.korga@pilsudski.org before April 15th, 2016.

In addition to the recognition by PAHA and a potential paper publication offer from the interdisciplinary, refereed scholarly journal The Polish American Studies (the publication is not guaranteed), the winner will receive a $1,000 travel grant to present the paper at the PAHA 2017 Annual Meeting in Denver, January 2017. The conference is held in conjunction with the American Historical Association.

The candidate for the award must be a graduate student at the time of the application or nomination. In addition to the paper (up to 25 pages, 1.5 spaced, Times New Roman 12) any submission must contain: graduate student's short biographic note, 250-word abstract, and one letter of reference. The results will be announced by June 15, 2016

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR PAHA'S OTHER AWARDS - DUE JULY 15, 2016 

  • Mieczyslaw Haiman Award is offered annually to an American scholar for sustained contribution to the study of Polish Americans.

  • Oskar Halecki Prize recognizes an important book or monograph on the Polish experience in the United States. Eligibility is limited to works of historical and/or cultural interest, including those in the social sciences or humanities, published in the two years prior to the year of the award.

  • Skalny Civic Achievement Award honors individuals or groups who advance PAHA's goals of promoting research and awareness of the Polish-American experience and/or have made significant contributions to Polish or Polish-American community and culture.

  • Amicus Poloniae Award recognizes significant contributions enhancing knowledge of Polish and Polish-American heritage by individuals not belonging to the Polish-American community.

  • Distinguished Service Award is given occasionally to a member of PAHA who has rendered valuable and sustained service to the organization.

  • Creative Arts Award recognizes the contributions in the field of creative arts by individuals or groups who have promoted an awareness of the Polish experience in the Americas.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Winners of PAHA's 2016 Awards Announced in Atlanta, GA

PAHA President Grazyna Kozaczka announces the award winners.

On January 9, 2016, Dr. Grazyna Kozaczka, President of the Polish American Historical Association announced the following winners of the 2016 PAHA Awards and Prizes.



MIECZYSLAW HAIMAN AWARD  - PROF. DOROTA PRASZALOWICZ

Mieczyslaw Haiman Award is offered annually to a scholar for sustained contribution to the study of Polish Americans.

Prof. Dorota Praszalowicz’s contributions to the field of Polonia studies are broad and have had considerable influence not only in the U.S. but also in Europe. The biannual migration conferences she organizes gather eminent scholars from the United States and Europe. Also, her editorship of the journal, Studia Migracyjne – Przegląd Polonijny, provides a significant contributions to the development and dissemination of new knowledge about Polonia and provides a valuable forum for comparative studies. She is an independent researcher at the Instytute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora of the Jagiellonian University and an author of numerous articles, conference presentations and two monographs: Polacy w Berlinie: strumienie migracyjne i społeczności imigracyjne and Mechanizmy zamorskich migracji łańcuchowych w XIX wieku: Polacy, Niemcy, Żydzi, Rusini. Zarys problemu, coauthored with Krzysztof Makowski, Andrzej Zięba. Her work has focused not only on Poles in the USA but also in Europe.

Prof. Grazyna Kozaczka addresses the attendees.

OSKAR HALECKI PRIZE - DR. ANNA JAROSZYNSKA-KIRCHMANN AND THEODORE ZAWISTOWSKI, for LETTERS FROM READERS IN THE POLISH AMERICAN PRESS

Oskar Halecki Prize recognizes an important book or monograph on the Polish experience in the United States. Eligibility is limited to works of historical and/or cultural interest, including those in the social sciences or humanities, published in the two years prior to the year of the award.

Anna Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann and Theodore Zawistowski, Letters from Readers in the Polish American Press, 1902-1969: A Corner for Everybody.

A Corner for Everybody is a unique collection of close to five hundred letters from Polish American readers, which were published in the Polish-language weekly Ameryka-Echo between 1902 and 1969. In these letters, Polish immigrants speak in their own words about their American experience, and vigorously debate religion, organization of their community, ethnic identity, American politics and society, and ties to the homeland. The translated letters are annotated and divided into thematic chapters with informative introductions. The Ameryka-Echo letters are a rich source of information on the history of Polish Americans, which can serve as primary sources for students and scholars. They also provide a new, fascinating, and lively look into the passions and experiences of individuals who created the larger American historical experience.

L to R: Dr. Pien Versteegh, Dr. Silvia Dapia, Dr. Theodore Zawistowski, 
Dr. Anna Jaroszynska-Kirchmann, and PAHA President Dr. Grazyna Kozaczka

AMICUS POLONIAE AWARD - DR. SILVIA DAPIA

Amicus Poloniae Award recognizes significant contributions enhancing knowledge of Polish and Polish-American heritage by individuals not belonging to the Polish-American community.

Dr. Silvia Dapia has provided significant service to Polonia and PAHA through her work on the Polish experience in Latin America. She guest edited a special edition of Polish American Studies on this topic and also guest edited a special issue of Polish Review on the work of WitoldGombrowicz. Beyond this she has presented papers on Polish-related topicsat PAHA and PIASA conferences as well as at the conference organized by Dr. Anna Mazurkiewicz at the University of Gdansk. Further, she organized two complete sessions on Gomrbowicz for the Fifth World Congress on Polish Studies in Warsaw in 2014. (Papers from this conference formed the basis for her guest-edited issue of The Polish Review.) In her position on the organizing committee for a 2014 conference on Gombrowicz held at the National Library in Buenos Aires she was able to obtain invitations for three prominent Polish scholars to participate, and she solicited papers for the completion of the Polish Review issue on Gombrowicz.

Drs. James Pula, Silvia Dapia and Anna Jaroszynska-Kirchmann


DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD - DR. PIEN VERSTEEGH

Distinguished Service Award is given occasionally to a member of PAHA who has rendered valuable and sustained service to the organization.

Dr. Pien Versteegh’s role as executive director of PAHA since 2007 years has been vital to the smooth and successful operation of the organization and its annual meetings. As Dean of the Avans School of International Studies at the Avans University of Applied Sciences in Breda, Netherlands she directs two bachelor programs: International Business and Management Studies (IBMS) and International Financial Management (IFM). Her own scholarly interests focus on Migration/ and Ethnicity and her contributions as a scholar and as a PAHA officer are a model of service and scholarship to the academic community.



THE SWASTEK PRIZE - LORI A. MATTEN

The Swastek Prize is awarded annually for the best article published in a given volume of Polish American Studies, the journal of the Polish American Historical Association. This award, established in 1981, is named in honor of Rev. Joseph V. Swastek (1913-1977), the editor of Polish American Studies for many years, and a past president of the Polish American Historical Association.

The Editorial Board of Polish American Studies recommends that the Swastek Prize for the best article in Polish American Studies for the year 2014 is awarded to Lori A. Matten for “Scouting for Identity: Recruiting Daughters to Save the Traditional Polish Family During the Interwar Years” (PAS 71/1, Spring 2014). The author presents sound exploration of the history and formation of Polish American organizations conceptualized by questions of gender and ethnicity. She skillfully examines understudied processes of identity transformations and assimilation of the second generation in the interwar period, as observed through the lens of gender distinctions present in the Polish scouting organizations in the United States. The article is well contextualized and makes good use of both primary and secondary sources. It can be used in any classroom to foster discussion on U.S. history, Polonia history, and gender relations in ethnic communities.


The Awards Banquet was held in the historic Mary Mac's Tea Room, with the attendees enjoying traditional southern cuisine, including fried green tomatoes, fried okra, shrimp with grits, and peach cobbler for dessert.



In 2016, PAHA has not awarded its Graduate Student Research Prize, Skalny Civic Achievements Awards, nor its Creative Arts Prize.

Dr. Anna Mazurkiewicz, First VP and Meeting Organizer with the Awards.

PAHA Members and Guests at the Mary Mac's Tea Room.

L to R: Michal Mydlowski, John P. Dunn and Halecki Prize winner Theodore Zawistowski

Mary Patrice Erdmans at Mary Mac's Tea Room.

The organizer of the Annual Meeting, Anna Mazurkiewicz celebrates with PAHA Treasurer Prof. James Pula. 

Distinguished Service Award winner Pien Versteegh celebrates with Maja Trochimczyk, last year's winner.

PAHA Officers and Council in Atlanta, GA 




Thursday, December 17, 2015

PAHA's 73rd Annual Meeting at the Hilton Downtown, Atlanta, Georgia, Jan 7-9, 2016

Szopka Krakowska inside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Photo by Maja Trochimczyk

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2016!


The Year 2016 will be much happier for those who will start it by attending PAHA's 73rd Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. The Meeting will take place on January 7-9, 2016, in association with the Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, at the downtown Hilton in Atlanta, Georgia (255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303; T. 404 659 2000). 

The attendance at the Meeting's sessions is free of charge. The registration fee for the Annual Awards Banquet is $50.00. Please register for the Conference and the Banquet on PAHA's website. 


THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2016

PAHA Board Meeting
Thursday, January 7, 2016: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Hilton Atlanta, Executive Boardroom

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2016 

Session 1. Polish Immigrant Adaptation and Cultural Transition
Friday, January 8, 2016: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Hilton Atlanta, Room 209

Chair: Mary Patrice Erdmans, Case Western Reserve University

Papers:
Polish Miners in the Ruhr Area, 1920–30
PienVersteegh, Avans University of Applied Sciences

The Eviction of the Kashube Fisherman of Jones Island, Milwaukee
Anne Gurnack, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Kashubian pustô noc in America: Comparative Perspective of Death Rites, Poland and Canada
Aleksandra Kurowska-Susdorf, University of Gdańsk

Comment: The Audience
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Session 2. Polish Americans: Family, Home, Career
Friday, January 8, 2016: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Hilton Atlanta, Room 209

Chair: Pien Versteegh, Avans University of Applied Sciences

Papers:
Biatek Family: A Case Study in Polish Immigration History
Barbara D. Pulaski, Mount Ida College
Francis S. Wolenski, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Defining Home: The Development of Polish-American Identity in Toledo, Ohio, 1905–25
Rachel Pawlowicz, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Three Second-Generation Polish American Women of Success and Their Stories
Joanna Wojdon, University of Wrocław

Comment: The Audience
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Session 3A. Foreigners’ View on the American Civil War
Friday, January 8, 2016: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Hilton Atlanta, Room 209

Chair: Dominic A. Pacyga, Columbia College Chicago

Papers:
Polish Participation in the Antislavery Crusade
James Pula, Purdue University North Central

Writing German Lives during the American Civil War: The Letters of German Immigrant Soldiers
Daniel P. Kotzin, Medaille College

The Polish View on the American Conflict: The Civil War from the Perspective of Count Adam De Gurowski
Piotr Derengowski, University of Gdańsk

Comment:Christopher Blackburn, University of Louisiana at Monroe, The Audience

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Session 3B. Émigré Political Activism during the Cold War
Friday, January 8, 2016: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Hilton Atlanta, Room 210

Chair: Anna Mazurkiewicz, University of Gdańsk

Papers:
Central European Federalists in the United States during the Cold War Period
SławomiŁukasiewicz, Catholic University of Lublin and the Institute of National Remembrance

Between Neighbors, Between Immigrants: Poles and Ukrainians in the United States during the Cold War, A Few Reflections
Anna Fiń, Pedagogical University of Kraków

Serving the United States and Afghanistan: The Role of the Afghan Americans in the Cold War, 1978–92
John K. Baden, Case Western Reserve University

Comment: The Audience
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Session 4: Poetry Reading - Slicing the Bread by Maja Trochimczyk 
Friday, January 8, 2016: 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Hilton Atlanta, Room 209
Maja Trochimczyk reads from Slicing the Bread. Children’s Survival Manual in 25 Poems (2014)
Maja Trochimczyk, Moonrise Press
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2016

Session 4. Polish Immigrant and Polish American Ethnic Women
Saturday, January 9, 2016: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Hilton Atlanta, Room 209

Papers:
Warsaw, East London, and Detroit: Ravensbrück Camp Inmates Searching for a Home
Anna Muller, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Women, Immigration, and Ethnicity: A Review of Sociological Studies
Mary Patrice Erdmans, Case Western Reserve University

Forbidden Desires: Women and Transgressive Sexuality in Polish American Fiction
GrażynaKozaczka, Cazenovia College
Comment: The Audience
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Honoring Victor Greene: Immigration and Ethnic History since the 1960s

Saturday, January 9, 2016: 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Hilton Atlanta, Room 209
Co-Sponsor(s): Immigration and Ethnic History Society

Chair: Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann, Eastern Connecticut State University

Comment: James R. Barrett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ronald H. Bayor, Georgia Institute of Technology; Dominic A. Pacyga, Columbia College Chicago; James Pula, Purdue University North Central; Dorothee Schneider, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Session 5. The Reception of Polish Culture in the United States
Saturday, January 9, 2016: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Hilton Atlanta, Room 209
Chair: Grażyna Kozaczka, Cazenovia College

Papers:
Digested: Tadeusz Różewicz and the Polish Americans
Maja Dziedzic, University of Gdańsk

Poland, Polish-Americans, and Georgia
John P. Dunn, Valdosta State University
Michał Mydłowski, University of Warsaw

Teaching Resources in the Maintenance and Development of Polish Language and Culture in the United States
Monika Wołoszyn-Domagała, University of ZielonaGóra

Comment: The Audience

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2016

19:00- 21:00 AWARDS BANQUET

The Awards Reception will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016, starting at 7 p.m., at the historic Mary Mac’s Tea Room (224 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308).

Mary Mac’s Tea Room opened in 1945, today it is the last of sixteen tea rooms that once dotted intown Atlanta in the 1940s.  After 65 years, Mary Mac's Tea Room is THE Atlanta culinary landmark, offering made-from-scratch true southern fare, like fried okra, Pot Likker, chicken pot pie, Gulf shrimp, fried green tomatoes, and the best sweet tea, served with genuine southern hospitality.




Sunday, October 25, 2015

Register for PAHA's 73rd Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, Atlanta, GA, January 7-9, 2016

Julian Stanczak, "Mirrored Site," 1971

As the PAHA Annual Conference is approaching fast (http://www.polishamericanstudies.org/Program.html) I kindly ask for five minutes of your time as your action is required at this point.

Step 1: Registration

Please go to: http://www.polishamericanstudies.org/registration.html  and add to your cart at least one item (0$) for the conference registration and enter your personal information. This option will be used to print your badge. There is no registration fee for the PAHA conference. No payment is required here.

However, to attend any of the AHA sessions, book fair, receive the printed version of the program and be granted access to the AHA events participants are asked to register via the AHA web page: http://www.historians.org/annual-meeting/registration


Step 2:  Optional & Strongly Recommended: Awards Banquet

Every year we honor our Awardees with a special Ceremony followed by a Banquet. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to get together, catch up on discussions that were initiated during the conference, get to know each other better and spend some quality time with PAHA members as well as local Polonia leaders.

This time the Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016, starting at 7 p.m., at the historic Mary Mac’s Tea Room (224 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308). Mary Mac’s Tea Room opened in 1945, today it is the last of sixteen tea rooms that once dotted Atlanta in the 1940s.

After 65 years, Mary Mac's Tea Room is THE Atlanta culinary landmark, offering made-from-scratch true southern fare (like fried okra, Pot Likker, chicken pot pie, Gulf shrimp, fried green tomatoes, and the best sweet tea) served with genuine southern hospitality.

Attention: the number of seats is limited so we do strongly recommend that you, please, book your seat as soon as you find it feasible. Your early registration shall be most helpful with our event planning.  Please note that the PAHA’s Banquet Registration will be closing on December 30th, 2015. The registration fee for the Annual Awards Banquet is $50.00.



Maja Trochimczyk, anna Mazurkiewicz, and Karen Majewski at the 2015 Awards Banquet


Step 3: Donation

PAHA welcomes your donation at anytime. Should you choose to donate any sum at the time of registering for the conference, please add the selected amount from the drop-down menu. This is not obligatory.

All of the Conference Organizers look forward to seeing you in Atlanta! The PAHA sessions will take place at the downtown Hilton in Atlanta, Georgia (255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303; T. 404 659 2000).

Should you have any questions, encounter any obstacles with the on-line registration – please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours truly,

Dr. Anna Mazurkiewicz
First Vice President
Polish American Historical Association
anna.m@polishamericanstudies.org
Kierownik Zakładu Historii Najnowszej Powszechnej
Instytut Historii, Uniwersytet Gdanski

Dr. Anna Mazurkiewcz, First Vice President, PAHA
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Polish Topics at the Annual ASEEES Convention, 
November 19-22, 2015

There will be over 60 papers on topics related to Poland, its history and culture, at the November convention of ASEEES. From the medieval, to the contemporary, from the history of dialects, to individual literary works, or communities - there's something for everyone... For details visit the list compiled for the Polish Studies Association:

http://polishstudies.pl/polish-papers-at-the-2015-aseees-convention/


Sunday, October 11, 2015

Two Paderewski Festivals in November - Paso Robles, CA and Raleigh, NC

The Polish Pianist and Composer, Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941) will be celebrated at two Paderewski Festivals this November 2015.


PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA, NOVEMBER 5-8, 2015

The California Central Coast's Paderewski Festival is a four-day musical festival held annually in November celebrating Paso Robles' rich heritage and its most famous resident Ignacy Jan Paderewski - virtuoso pianist, composer, international politician, local landowner, grower and winemaker. Concerts featuring world renowned talent, exhibits, lectures, master classes and film screenings are accompanied by wine tastings and tours of local vineyards.

The 2015 Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles (November 5-8, 2015) has an exciting line-up of talent for concert-goers to enjoy:  Gala Concert artist Thomas Pandolfi, an American pianist with a significant Polish repertoire, City of Angels Saxophone Quartet, Motion Trio Ensemble, 2015 Youth Piano Competition winners and students from this year's Youth Exchange Program to Poland. In addition, there will be a screening of Please find - Henryk Mikołaj Górecki  (2012) and Paderewski Lecture Series: Paderewski's Influence on Paso Robles and History of the Festival.

If you are interested in learning more about musicians, please visit  www.thomaspandolfi.com (the "Polish Masters" repertoire) and www.motiontrio.com/en.  A youth piano competition, recital and student cultural exchange with Poland additionally honor Paderewski's legacy.  Visit: www.paderewskifest.com.


  
► Thursday, November 5, 6:30 PM no host wine reception, 7 PM concert at Cass Winery. The City of Angels Saxophone Quartet celebrating the history of the saxophone

► Friday, November 6, 2:00 PM at Park Ballroom, Paso Robles. Master class with pianist Thomas Pandoli

► Friday, November 6, 7:00 PM at Park Ballroom. Wine reception and concert with Motion Trio Ensemble, featuring works by Lutosławski, Górecki, Kilar and others.

► Saturday, November 7, 10:00 AM at Park Cinema. Screening of Please find -Henryk Górecki (director Violetta Rotter-Kozera, 2012), and exploration of this enigmatic composer and his unexpected worldwide fame.

► Saturday, November 7, 4:00 PM at Paso Robles Inn Ballroom. Recital of 2015 Youth Piano Competition winners.

► Saturday, November 7, 7:30 PM at Paso Robles Inn Ballroom. Gala Concert with pianist Thomas Pandolfi, featuring works by Chopin, Paderewski and Gershwin.  Wine reception by Epoch Estate Wines.

► Sunday, November 8, 12:00 PM at Cass Winery. Recital of 2015 Exchange Program participants Daniel Ha and Kannan Freyaldenhoven.  




RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, NOVEMBER 10-15, 2015

The Second Annual Ignacy Jan Paderewski Festival will be held in North Carolina on November 12-16, 2015. Initiated in 2014, the Festival will feature four concerts by distinguished pianists and one formal lecture celebrating the life and artistic contributions of Paderewski and his teacher Theodor Leschetizky.



► Tuesday, November 10, 7:00pm, City of Raleigh Museum (COR Museum), 220 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.
Lecture and reception: Dr. Alvin M. Fountain II, Honorary Consul, Republic of Poland, Raleigh – ”Leschetizky, Paderewski, and Raleigh”

► Thursday, November 12, 7:30pm,Saint Mary’s School, Smedes Parlor
Pianist Hélène Tysman (Paris),  Chopin Competition laureate (finalist) in Warsaw, 2010.  She studied in Paris (Pierre-Laurent Aimard), Vienna (Oleg Maisenberg), and in Weimar.

► Friday, November 13, 11:00am - 2:00pm,Meredith College, Carswell Recital Hall. John Perry 2015 Master Class; Open to the public. A working session for piano professionals.

► Friday, November 13, 7:30pm,Cary Arts Center, Pianist Krzysztof Książek (Poland), Second Place Winner in the Paderewski Competition in Los Angeles, 2013.  Invited to the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw.

► Saturday, November 14, 2:30pm, North Carolina Museum of Art, Main Auditorium, Lecture by Adam Wibrowski (Paris, Kraków), Professeur de Piano, Conservatoire de Paris - ”Theodor Leschitzky: Performer and Pedagogue.”   Pianist Emil Reinert (Paris-Hamburg), Winner of the Leschetizky Prize, Hamburg, Germany, July 2015.  A 21-year-old student of Hubert Rutkowski in Hamburg, also studied in Paris.

►Sunday, November 15, 2:30 pm, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh. Pianist: John Perry (Los Angeles), student of Władysław Kędra in Warsaw and Vienna: in direct line to Paderewski and Leschetizky. Perry studied with Kędra at the Akademie für Musik and with Carlo Zecchi at Santa Cecilia in Rome. A legendary piano pedagogue of Southern California and Toronto, he has taught at many other major music schools.  For more information visit the Festival’s website: Paderewski-festival.org.


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Program of PAHA's 2016 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA

Georgia Tech Campus in Atlanta, GA. Wikipedia photo by Mistercontributer, 2013

The 73rd Annual Meeting of the Polish American Historical Association will take place on January 7-9, 2016, in association with the Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, held at the downtown Hilton in Atlanta, Georgia (255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303; T. 404 659 2000). Attendance at the Meeting's sessions is free of charge. Registration fee for the Annual Awards Banquet is $50.00. Please register for the Banquet on PAHA's website.


THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2016

PAHA Board Meeting
Thursday, January 7, 2016: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Hilton Atlanta, Executive Boardroom

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2016 

Session 1. Polish Immigrant Adaptation and Cultural Transition
Friday, January 8, 2016: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Hilton Atlanta, Room 209

Chair: Mary Patrice Erdmans, Case Western Reserve University

Papers:
Polish Miners in the Ruhr Area, 1920–30
PienVersteegh, Avans University of Applied Sciences

The Eviction of the Kashube Fisherman of Jones Island, Milwaukee
Anne Gurnack, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Kashubian pustônoc in America: Comparative Perspective of Death Rites, Poland and Canada
Aleksandra Kurowska-Susdorf, University of Gdańsk

Comment: The Audience
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Session 2. Polish Americans: Family, Home, Career
Friday, January 8, 2016: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Hilton Atlanta, Room 209

Chair: PienVersteegh, Avans University of Applied Sciences

Papers:
Biatek Family: A Case Study in Polish Immigration History
Barbara D. Pulaski, Mount Ida College
Francis S. Wolenski, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Defining Home: The Development of Polish-American Identity in Toledo, Ohio, 1905–25
Rachel Pawlowicz, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Three Second-Generation Polish American Women of Success and Their Stories
Joanna Wojdon, University of Wrocław

Comment: The Audience
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Session 3A. Foreigners’ View on the American Civil War
Friday, January 8, 2016: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Hilton Atlanta, Room 209

Chair: Dominic A. Pacyga, Columbia College Chicago

Papers:
Polish Participation in the Antislavery Crusade
James Pula, Purdue University North Central

Writing German Lives during the American Civil War: The Letters of German Immigrant Soldiers
Daniel P. Kotzin, Medaille College

The Polish View on the American Conflict: The Civil War from the Perspective of Count Adam De Gurowski
Piotr Derengowski, University of Gdańsk

Comment:Christopher Blackburn, University of Louisiana at Monroe, The Audience

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Session 3B. Émigré Political Activism during the Cold War
Friday, January 8, 2016: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Hilton Atlanta, Room 210

Chair: Anna Mazurkiewicz, University of Gdańsk

Papers:
Central European Federalists in the United States during the Cold War Period
SławomiŁukasiewicz, Catholic University of Lublin and the Institute of National Remembrance

Between Neighbors, Between Immigrants: Poles and Ukrainians in the United States during the Cold War, A Few Reflections
Anna Fiń, Pedagogical University of Kraków

Serving the United States and Afghanistan: The Role of the Afghan Americans in the Cold War, 1978–92
John K. Baden, Case Western Reserve University

Comment: The Audience

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Poetry Reading - Slicing the Bread, Children’s Survival Manual in 25 Poems
Friday, January 8, 2016: 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Hilton Atlanta, Room 209
Poetry Reading
Maja Trochimczyk, Moonrise Press

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Home. From Wikipedia

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2016

Session 4. Polish Immigrant and Polish American Ethnic Women
Saturday, January 9, 2016: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Hilton Atlanta, Room 209

Chair: Barbara Rylko-Bauer, Michigan State University

Papers:
Warsaw, East London, and Detroit: Ravensbrück Camp Inmates Searching for a Home
Anna Muller, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Women, Immigration, and Ethnicity: A Review of Sociological Studies
Mary Patrice Erdmans, Case Western Reserve University

Forbidden Desires: Women and Transgressive Sexuality in Polish American Fiction
GrażynaKozaczka, Cazenovia College
Comment: The Audience
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Honoring Victor Greene: Immigration and Ethnic History since the 1960s

Saturday, January 9, 2016: 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Hilton Atlanta, Room 209
Co-Sponsor(s): Immigration and Ethnic History Society

Chair: Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann, Eastern Connecticut State University

Comment: James R. Barrett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ronald H. Bayor, Georgia Institute of Technology; Dominic A. Pacyga, Columbia College Chicago; James Pula, Purdue University North Central; Dorothee Schneider, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Session 5. The Reception of Polish Culture in the United States
Saturday, January 9, 2016: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Hilton Atlanta, Room 209
Chair: GrażynaKozaczka, Cazenovia College

Papers:
Digested: Tadeusz Różewicz and the Polish Americans
Maja Dziedzic, University of Gdańsk

Poland, Polish-Americans, and Georgia
John P. Dunn, Valdosta State University
Michał Mydłowski, University of Warsaw

Teaching Resources in the Maintenance and Development of Polish Language and Culture in the United States
Monika Wołoszyn-Domagała, University of ZielonaGóra

Comment: The Audience

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2016

19:00- 21:00 AWARDS BANQUET –
The Awards Reception will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016, starting at 7 p.m., at the historic Mary Mac’s Tea Room (224 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308).

Mary Mac’s Tea Room opened in 1945, today it is the last of sixteen tea rooms that once dotted intown Atlanta in the 1940s.  After 65 years, Mary Mac's Tea Room is THE Atlanta culinary landmark, offering made-from-scratch true southern fare (like fried okra, Pot Likker, chicken pot pie, Gulf shrimp, fried green tomatoes, and the best sweet tea) served with genuine southern hospitality.

Photo by Rhoda from Southern Hospitality Blog.





Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Announcing the Publication of Polish American Studies, Vol. 72, No. 1



The new issue of Polish American Studies (vol. 72, no. 1) is here!

In Memoriam section includes obituaries of Professor Victor R. Greene and Reverend Leonard F. Chrobot, who both contributed to the development of Polish American history as a discipline.

In the Editor's Note, Professor James S. Pula comments on his thirty years of editorship of Polish American Studies, as he steps down from this position.

In his article "Troubles with 'Mela': A Polish-American Reporter, the Secret Services of People's Poland, and the FBI," Pawel Zietara reveals the Communist authorities' attempts at infiltration of American Polonia in the 1950s and 60s. The article is based on the research in declassified records of Poland's intelligence and security structures.

Robert Szymczak in his article: "Cold War Airwaves: The Polish American Congress and the Justice for Poland Campaign" highlights the activities and impact of the popular radio program initiated by the Western Massachusetts Division of PAC in 1945 in order to present the plight of Poland and the region in the wake of the betrayal at Yalta.

Patricia B. Yocum in "Leaving Kozuchow, a Village in Bobrzechow Parish, Galicia," presents an analysis of Polish population who left the same area in the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, in order to extend our understanding of migration from rural Galicia.

Thomas J. Napierkowski in the article "The Khaki Boys Series: Images of Polish Americans, 1918-1920," discusses a collection of six novels aimed at adolescent audience and published in the United States following World War I. The novels perpetuated hurtful stereotypes of Polish Americans, which were then present in popular culture.

Two books reviewed in this issue of Polish American Studies deal with the goral culture in America and the intellectual contributions of Professor Piotr Wandycz.

Join the Polish American Historical Association and receive a subscription to Polish American Studies and PAHA Newsletter as part of your membership!


The Polish American Historical Association's interdisciplinary refereed scholarly journal (ISSN 0032-2806; eISSN 2330-0833) has been published continuously since 1944. It appears biannually and is available world-wide through JSTOR, a database of full-text research journals. PAS is indexed in America: History and Life; American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies; ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index;Bibliographic Index; Current Abstracts; Historical Abstracts; MLA International Bibliography; PIO - Periodical Index Online; PubMed; and TOC Premier. The journal is also ranked by the Polish Ministry of Science and Education. To subscribe and for more information please go to http://www.press.uillinois.edu/journals/pas.html

The editors welcome scholarship including articles, edited documents, bibliographies and related materials dealing with all aspects of the history and culture of Poles in the Western Hemisphere. They particularly welcome contributions that place the Polish experience in historical and comparative perspective by examining its relationship to other ethnic experiences. Contributions from any discipline in the humanities and social sciences are welcome. The Swastek Prize is awarded annually for the best article published in a given volume of Polish American Studies.

ARTICLES: Manuscripts or inquiries should be submitted in Microsoft Word via e-mail attachment to the editor, Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann, atanna.k@polishamericanstudies.org. Manuscripts are evaluated based on their originality; relevance to the mission of the journal; the clarity of the thesis, presentation and conclusions; and the depth of research based upon the nature of the sources cited. Contributors whose first language is not English should have their work reviewed for clarity prior to submission. The journal employs a "double-blind" review process with each submission being read by a minimum of two reviewers, and usually three. Comments of the reviewers are summarized by the editors and provided to the authors.

BOOKS FOR REVIEW: Books for review should be sent to Mary Patrice Erdmans (English language) or Anna Mazurkiewicz (Polish language) at the addresses below. Books may be submitted by publishers or authors. Submission is no guarantee that books will be reviewed and books will not be returned.

Mary Patrice Erdmans
Book Review Editor
Polish American Studies
Department of Sociology
10900 Euclid Avenue
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH 44106
Anna Mazurkiewicz
Book Review Editor for Poland
Polish American Studies
University of Gdansk
Faculty of History
ul. Wita Stwosza 55
80-952 Gdańsk, Poland



    EDITORIAL BOARD
  • M. B. B. Biskupski, Central Connecticut State University
  • Tobias Brinkmann, Pennsylvania State University
  • John J. Bukowczyk, Wayne State University
  • William J. Galush, Loyola University Chicago
  • Ann Hetzel Gunkel, Columbia College Chicago
  • Gabriela Pawlus Kasprzak, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Grazyna Kozaczka, Cazenovia College
  • Karen Majewski, University of Michigan
  • Thomas J. Napierkowski, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  • Neal Pease, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Angela Pienkos, Polish Center Wisconsin
  • James S. Pula, Purdue University
  • John Radzilowski, University of Alaska - Southeast
  • Francis D. Raska, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Dariusz Stola, Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland
  • Adam Walaszek, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
  • Joanna Wojdon, University of Wroclaw, Poland