Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Call for Papers - PAHA's 75th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Due on April 15, 2017


PAHA's 75th Annual Meeting will be held on January 4-6, 2018 in Washington, D.C., as part of the 132nd Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association.

The theme for the AHA conference is: "Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism in Global Perspective." This year’s focus explained in the general CFP is on: "transnational and global histories of race and ethnicity." (For more information visit the AHA website:

The PAHA’s focus within this theme is on the Polish-American experience in comparative perspective. We invite scholars who study the Polish American communities, the greater Polish diaspora as well as those who deal with migration, ethnic, and regional studies and would like to join the discussions related (but not limited) to the following topics:
Migration, settlement and assimilation patterns
Ethnic experience and interethnic encounters
Intersections of ethnicity, class, gender and race
Ethnic lobbying and occurrences of ethnic mobilization
Polish Americans and the restoration of Poland’s independence, 1918

We invite proposals for sessions as well as individual papers related to all aspects of the Polish American experience (in history, sociology, literature, art, music, etc.) on both American continents.

The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2017. Abstracts for papers and panel proposals are now being accepted and should be submitted to:

PAHA President and Chair of the Program Committee
Anna Mazurkiewicz, Ph.D.
Instytut Historii, Uniwersytet Gdański,
ul. Wita Stwosza 55, 80-308, Poland,
anna.a.mazurkiewicz @

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 (up to 250 words) for each participant
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. All presenters are encouraged to consider submission of their papers for publication in PAHA's peer-reviewed journal: “Polish American Studies”.

For more information please see:


PAHA encourages graduate students and emerging scholars (up to three years after graduation) to apply for a Travel Grant. Two such grants of $500.00 each will be awarded to offset travel costs to attend the 2017 PAHA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.  The grants will be awarded by the Program Committee for two best conference proposals dealing with the Polish American experience in any historical epoch, scholarly field, or aspect submitted by junior scholars.

To apply please submit:
- your paper proposal (as required by the general CFP)
- a brief letter of application (no template will be provided)
- a complete CV
- one letter of recommendation from a senior scholar (e.g. thesis advisor).

In order to receive the travel grant it is mandatory to present the paper at the conference in person. Awardees will receive remuneration during the Awards Ceremony in Washington D.C. Failure to present the paper in person at the annual meeting shall result in the immediate cancellation of the grant. The deadline for application, to be submitted with the paper proposal, is April 15, 2017.

Winner of the 2017 Young Scholar Travel Grant, Aleksandra Kurowska-Susdorf
with PAHA's Past President Grazyna Kozaczka

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