20 October 2016
Between 1981 and 1989 in Wroclaw Poland, in an atmosphere in which dissent was forbidden and martial law a reality, the art-activist Orange Alternative movement developed and deployed their "socialist sur-realism" in absurd street-painting and large-scale performances comprising tens of...
16 October 2016
10th edition of Scholarship Fund Competition has just started.
All foreign scholars of Polish history are welcome to apply for a scholarship. Applications will be accepted until 27th November.
The Scholarship Fund endowed by the Polish History Museum is charged with supporting academic research...
13 October 2016
In the interview below, Director Tomasz Kranz of the State Museum at Majdanek in Lublin details the present situation at the Sobibór memorial site – findings of archeological research in recent years; plans for developing infrastructure and memorial facilities – then provides concluding comments...
10 October 2016
Acclaimed film director Andrzej Wajda has died at 90, after recent medical treatment led to an induced coma. He is survived by his spouse, the renowned scenographer Krystyna Zachwatowicz, and mourned in Poland and internationally.
Wajda’s storied career has spanned six decades of...
05 October 2016
Neal Ascherson provides the background and an analysis of recent events in Poland, including the militancy of the working class, the formation of Solidarity, the realignment of political forces, and the reaction of the Soviet Union.
What has happened in Poland? Poland has erupted four...
28 September 2016
In the interview that begins below, Basil Kerski, director of the European Solidarity Center [ESC] in Gdansk, discusses his institution’s development and aims, and how its elaborate, site-specific presence reflects the profound influence and the active, complex historical memory of Solidarity...
27 September 2016
The John A. Adams ’71 Center for Military History & Strategic Analysis at the Virginia Military Institute will award a $3,000 grant to a graduate student in history or related field working on a dissertation in the area of Cold War military history. The award is intended to promote innovative...
26 September 2016
Venue: Wrocław (Poland)Time: 29 November – 1 December 2016
The Institute of National Remembrance – Wrocław Branch Office would like to invite you to participate in the international conference „The Student Milieu in the Soviet Bloc Countries 1945-1989”, which will be held in Wrocław...