Friday, August 3, 2018

PAHA's 75th Anniversary Conference at Loyola University Chicago, September 7-9, 2018


On September 7-9, 2018, PAHA will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary. The Association is planning a three-day event to take place at Loyola University in Chicago.  The director of the Polish Studies Program at Loyola, Bozena Nowicki McLees, will serve as host to PAHA and its guests at the conference venue located right on the waterfront of Lake Michigan. In addition to Loyola University Chicago, the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (Kraków, Poland) is a proud partner to this event - which is partially funded by the Senate of the Republic of Poland.  

The three-day conference will begin with the keynote address by Prof. John Bukowczyk of Wayne State University, “PAHA within the field of United States’ ethnic history - past, present and future.”  The Friday program will include academic sessions related to PAHA’s contribution to the fields of migration and ethnic studies (including the association’s journal, Polish American Studies), the association’s current research as well as community outreach projects. You will hear from some of the most prominent PAHA's scholars - of all generations. 

The Saturday sessions will be dedicated to Polish American issues and will include a local Polonia roundtable.  Prof. Dominic Pacyga, the key PAHA expert on the history of Chicago, will chair a session on Polish American history in Museums - both in the USA and in Poland. There will be plenty of opportunities for PAHA scholars to meet, interact and plan future programs with members of American Polonia. The conference will be rounded up with a Chicago Tour, Loyola University special collection tour, and a Saturday night concert at Mundelein Center, Loyola University  Chicago. 

ORGANIZERS: The 75th Anniversary Conference at Loyola University Chicago is partially funded by the Senate of the Republic of Poland. The organizers include: Polish American Historical Association; Polish Studies Program at Loyola University Chicago; Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (PAU); Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Faculty of International and Political Studies at the Jagiellonian University; Committee for Migration Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN).

All conference events will take on the campus of Loyola University of Chicago. Here's the campus map.








REGISTRATION is free, but you need to register for the whole conference or specific sessions:
http://polishamericanstudies.org/files/public/Registration75YearsPAHA.pdf

PROGRAM: The PDF version of our program brochure is available on the PAHA website: 
http://polishamericanstudies.org/files/public/PAHA75ProgramBrochure.pdf


PROGRAM

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2018
McCormick Lounge in Coffey Hall 1000 W. Sheridan Road, Loyola University Chicago

9:00–9:35    WELCOME

9:40–10:15 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
John Bukowczyk, PAHA within the field of United States’ ethnic history - past, present and future


10:30–12:30   QUO VADIS POLISH AMERICAN STUDIES:
THE PAHA JOURNAL AS A REFLECTION OF THE SCHOLARLY FIELD
McCormick Lounge in Coffey Hall 1000 W. Sheridan Road, Loyola University Chicago

Chair: Anna Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann
- A Brief History of PAS – James S. Pula
- Labor and Working Class – Dominic A. Pacyga
- Polonia’s Organizations – Donald Pienkos
- Gender and Family – Mary P. Erdmans
- Literature – Grażyna Kozaczka
- Study of American Polonia and Scholars in Poland – Adam Walaszek

12:30–13:50 LUNCH BREAK

14:00–15:20 YOUNG SCHOLARS & NEW TOPICS FORUM
McCormick Lounge in Coffey Hall 1000 W. Sheridan Road, Loyola University Chicago
Chair: Dorota Praszałowicz

15:30–16:50 PAHA’S NEW PROJECTS
McCormick Lounge in Coffey Hall 1000 W. Sheridan Road, Loyola University Chicago
Chair:  Neal Pease

- PAHA’s communication media, challenges and opportunities of
the digital age – Maja Trochimczyk & Stephen Leahy
- Adjusting to the New Reality: Good Management Practices in Academia – Pien Versteegh
- PAHA and Polish American Community – Joint Projects: Polish American Travel Guide; Memoirs Project; Objects that Speak; Teaching Resources – panel discussion (Anna Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann, Ewa Barczyk, Anna Muller, Anna Mazurkiewicz)

18:00 BANQUET AT THE POLISH CONSULATE, CHICAGO
(Prior registration required. Polish Consulate 1530 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago.



SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2018

9:00–11:00    POLISH AMERICAN HISTORY IN MUSEUMS
McCormick Lounge in Coffey Hall 1000 W. Sheridan Road, Loyola University Chicago
Chair: Dominic A. Pacyga; Discussant: Anna Muller

- The Polish Museum of America, Chicago –Małgorzata Kot
- Polish History Museum, Warsaw – Anna Piekarska
- Chicago History Museum, Chicago – John Russick
- Emigration Museum, Gdynia – Sebastian Tyrakowski
- Józef Piłsudski Institute of America, New York – Iwona Korga

11:15–12:45  CONCURRENT EVENTS

a) LOYOLA ARCHIVE TOUR with Nancy Freeman
Loyola Archives Tour starts at 11:15 at McCormick Lounge in Coffey Hall 1000 W. Sheridan Road


b) FILM SCREENING  of The Fourth Partition: Chicago by Adrian Prawica
Damen Student Center Cinema on ground floor, Loyola University Chicago

13:00–14:00  LUNCH BREAK

14:00–15:00  PAHA 2018 HALECKI BOOK PRIZE 
McCormick Lounge in Coffey Hall 1000 W. Sheridan Road, Loyola University Chicago
Joanna Wojdon, White and Red Umbrella – presentation of the Haiman Medal and discussion of the prize-winning book 

15:00–17:00 POLONIA ROUNDTABLE ON THE ADVANCEMENT OF POLISH AND POLISH AMERICAN STUDIES 
McCormick Lounge in Coffey Hall 1000 W. Sheridan Road, Loyola University Chicago
Chair: Bożena Nowicka McLees. Discussants:  Members of Chicago & Great Lakes Polish-American social and cultural organizations. 

17:30  RECEPTION FOR  REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS
Crown Center Lobby, Loyola University Chicago

20:00–21:30  CONCERT of LOYOLA CHAMBER SINGERS AND  HANSUNG KANG at Mundelein Center, Skowronski Hall, 2nd floor, Loyola University Chicago. 


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

9:30–13:00 SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS 
Tour of North Side of Chicago with Victoria Granacki 
Bus tours pick-up and drop off at the Hampton Inn.

8:30–12:30 PAHA BOARD MEETING–PAHA Council and Officers only,  Crown Center 200 East
12:30–13:30 Working Lunch for PAHA Council and Officers only,  Crown Center 200 East
13:30–16:30 Bus Tour of South Side of Chicago for PAHA Board members with Dominic A. Pacyga


PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Anna Mazurkiewicz, PAHA President, University of Gdańsk; Zygmunt Kolenda, President on behalf of PAU; Bożena Nowicka McLees, Chair of the Polish Studies Program, Loyola University Chicago. Members: Mary P. Erdmans, Case Western Reserve University; Neal Pease, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Dominic Pacyga, Columbia College Chicago; Dorota Praszałowicz, PAN Committee for Migration Studies; James Pula, Purdue University Northwestern, Adam Walaszek, Jagiellonian University.
To find out more about PAHA's history and achievements, please have a look at our Anniverary Book, edited by James S. Pula and available here [click]. 

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