Post-1945 Poland: Modernities, Transformations and Evolving Identities. POMP Graduate Students’ Conference

Post-1945 Poland: Modernities, Transformations and Evolving Identities. POMP Graduate Students’ Conference

Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 11:00am to Friday, 12 June 2015 - 4:00pm

Seventeen doctoral candidates and early career researchers from European and American universities

Venue:
Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HR

Speakers:
Seventeen doctoral candidates and early career researchers from European and American universities

Recordings:

For two days, eighteen doctoral candidates and early career researchers from European and American universities will present their original research in Polish studies. Crafted around the notions of different visions of modernity, and socio-economic, political and cultural changes in post-1945 Poland, six thematic panels will provide the opportunity to cross disciplinary borders of humanities and social sciences.

The panels will examine the processes of reinventing local identities in the aftermath of the Second World War; transformation of political consciousness throughout the turning points of Poland’s contemporary history; different systems of economic, social, and cultural exchange during the Cold War and beyond; reflections on historical watersheds by the country’s leading intellectuals. Finally, the last two panels will dissect the legacy of the post-1989 transformation of the Polish society.

Led by distinguished scholars in Polish Studies from leading British universities, including Oxford, SSEES at UCL, and King’s College London, the panels will provide a unique opportunity for exchanging ideas and experiences between students of different backgrounds and senior academics. The extended versions of conference papers will feature in a series of working papers published under the auspices of POMP.

See the programme of the conference