Friday, December 22, 2017

Best Wishes for 2018 from PAHA President Dr. Anna Mazurkiewicz

Dear Members of PAHA,

I hope this email finds you well! Towards the end of the year I wanted to remind PAHA to you. Without its members no organization can survive. Thanks to you – your contributions to the field of the Polish American Studies as well as journal subscriptions – we go on thriving.

The year 2018 will mark the centennial of Poland’s rebirth, but also the 75th Anniversary of PAHA. We will inaugurate the celebrations during PAHA Annual Meeting which will take place in Washington DC on Jan. 4-7. The conference program is available here: 

You may also see the 75th Meeting Program on this blog:

If you are in the area, or if you can travel to DC – please consider joining us for the conference. All audiences attending PAHA sessions enter for free (Presenters are required to register with AHA). The next year’s conference will take place in Chicago (January 2019). Our Call for Papers will be issued in January – deadline for submissions – April 15, 2018.

This January, during the Washington conference, we will inaugurate a special volume on PAHA’s history which has been edited by James S. Pula. If you are interested in obtaining a copy - please let us know. We will notify you once it is available for purchase,

More information about our plans for 2018 will follow in January. In the meantime, please share the joy and stay tuned to more PAHA News. (Spoiler alert: watch out for the new web page! We are modernizing for Your enjoyment!)

While working on the updates to our website we have decided to expand the “teacher resources” section. Should you have a link to a resource/website that you believe we should include in it for the sake of advancing Polish American studies (teacher/researcher use) – please pass it along. As always, please remember to submit your updates (new books, career updates, projects and events) for our communication outlets. Help us make PAHA even stronger and do not forget to renew your membership!

May Your Holidays be merry, peaceful and filled with hope! May the New Year be filled with enthusiasm, reinvigorated interest in all-things-Polish/Polish American and success in all your personal endeavors!

Wesołych Świąt i Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku!

Dr. Anna Mazurkiewicz
PAHA President