Monday, January 9, 2012

2012 Annual Meeting of the Polish American Historical Association


The 2012 Annual Meeting of PAHA took place at the Sheraton Hotel, Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Il., on January 5-7, 2012, in association with the Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association.

PROGRAM

THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012

Polish American Historical Association Annual Board Meeting
Thursday, January 5, 2012: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Lincoln Boardroom

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2012

Polonia in the Northeastern United States
Friday, January 6, 2012: 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Arkansas Room

Chair: Anne M. Gurnack, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Papers:

The Halcyon Years of the Polish Community in Clinton, Massachusetts - Barbara Pulaski, Mount Ida College and Francis Wolenski, Boston University

Cultural Identity and Linguistic Identity: An Insight into the Cultural, Religious, and Linguistic Practices of Polish Heritage Speakers in the Northeastern United States - Monika Woloszyn-Domagala, University of Zielona Góra, Poland (to be distributed)

A Modern Look at the Work of Historian Frank Renkiewicz's Analysis of New York City Polonia - Anne M. Gurnack, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Comment: The Audience

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Issues in the History of Polish American Organizations
Friday, January 6, 2012: 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Tennessee Room

Chair: Neal Pease, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Papers:

Charles Rozmarek, Aloysius Mazewski, Edward Moskal: Leaders of American Polonia - Donald Pienkos, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Defining Polish Culture in California: The Fortieth Anniversary of the Modjeska Club - Maja Trochimczyk, Moonrise Press

The Power to Organize: A Female Tradition? - Pien Versteegh, Tilburg University

Edward Moskal in the Polish Political Debate - Joanna Wojdon, Uniwersytet Wroclawski

Comment: The Audience

Session Participants: Joanna Wojdon, Don Pienkos, Pien Versteegh, Neal Pease and Maja Trochimczyk.
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Anticommunism in Transnational Perspective
Friday, January 6, 2012: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Colorado Room

Chair: John Radzilowski, University of Alaska Southeast

Papers:

Poland's National Democracy, an Overview - Marek J. Chodakiewicz, Institute for World Politics

The First Ally: The Polish Guards Companies of the U.S. Army in Germany - Wojciech Jerzy Muszynski, Institute for National Memory, Warsaw

Anticommunism versus Un-Americanism: Ethnic Groups in Search of American Identity - Ieva Zake, Rowan University

Cuban Emigre Anticommunism: Yesterday and Today - Tania Mastrapa, Mastrapa Consultants

Comment: John Radzilowski, University of Alaska Southeast
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Topics in Polish American History through the Centuries
Friday, January 6, 2012: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Missouri Room

Chair: Thomas J. Napierkowski, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Papers:

Gaspard Tochman and the Polish Brigade - Piotr Derengowski, University of Gdansk

Living History through Collective Memory: Solidarity during Martial Law as Remembered by Polish Children - Sarah Grunberg, Graduate School for Social Research, Warsaw

Casimir Pulaski Revisited - Angela Pienkos, Polish Center of Wisconsin

Polish Americans Today: The Piast Institute 2010 Survey of 1400 Polish Americans - Thaddeus C. Radzilowski, Piast Institute

Comment: The Audience
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Annual PAHA Awards Reception

Friday, January 6, 2012: Starting at 6:00 pm

Consulate of the Republic of Poland
1530 North Lake Shore Drive



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SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2012

Polish and Polish American Literary Themes

Saturday, January 7, 2012: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Arkansas Room

Chair: M.B.B. Biskupski, Central Connecticut State University

Papers:

Witold Gombrowicz's Argentine Interlude - Silvia Dapia, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (read by Prof. James Pula)

The Neighborhoods of Memory: Stuart Dybek's Chicago - Grazyna J. Kozaczka, Cazenovia College

The Creativity of Tadeusz Wittlin: Polish Writer and Patriot in Exile - Peter Obst, LaSalle University

Grotowski in America - Magda Romanska, Emerson College (to be distributed)

Comment: The Audience
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Book Forum: Brian McCook, “The Borders of Integration”
Saturday, January 7, 2012: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Tennessee Room

Chair: Pien Versteegh, Tilburg University

Papers:
The Borders of Integration: Polish Migrants in Germany and the United States, 1870–1924Brian McCook, Leeds Metropolitan University

Comment: Pien Versteegh, Tilburg University
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Chicago, the Capital of Polish America
Saturday, January 7, 2012: 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Arkansas Room

Chair: Maja Trochimczyk, Moonrise Press

Papers:
Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Artist, Statesman, Humanitarian: The Chicago ConnectionVictoria Granacki, Granacki Historic Consultants

The Polish Museum of America Library: Preparing for the 100th Anniversary in 2015
Malgorzata Kot, Polish Museum of America Library

"Greasy Thumb": The Underside of Chicago Polonia
James Pula, Purdue University North Central

Illinois State Division of the Polish American Congress in the Cold War Era, 1944–88
Joanna Wojdon, Uniwersytet Wroclawski

Comment: The Audience



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Polish American Historical Fiction: Doug Jacobson
Saturday, January 7, 2012: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Arkansas Room

Chair: Thomas J. Napierkowski, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Papers:

The Literary and Historical Context for "The Katyn Order" - Thomas J. Napierkowski, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

The Conception and Writing of "The Katyn Order" - Doug Jacobson, Independent Scholar

Comment: The Audience
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Religion in Polish America: Community, Conflict, and CooperationSaturday, January 7, 2012: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Tennessee Room

Chair: Margaret J. Rencewicz, University of Pittsburgh

Papers:

The Making of Parish Communities in American Polonia, 1880–1940
John Radzilowski, University of Alaska Southeast

Hazleton, Freeland, Pennsylvania: Father Joseph Masztoas—Poles' and Lithuanians' Interactions - Adam Walaszek, Jagiellonian University, Krakow

A Review of Bishop Hodur's Outreach to Other Groups, Religious and Ethnic -Theodore Zawistowski, Pennsylvania State University

"We Were Dead-Set Americans": Reimagining the Polish Vice-Province of the Congregation of the Mission, 1939–75 - Charles R. Kaczynski, St. Francis College

Comment: Margaret J. Rencewicz, University of Pittsburgh

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