28 November 2017
On 28 November 1918, Polish Chief of State Józef Piłsudski signed an electoral law allowing women to vote, which they did for the first time in parliamentary elections in January 1919.
This happened the same month that the country regained independence, after 123 years spent under...
27 November 2017
Call for Papers/Presentations for academic/practitioner workshop at the History Department, Central European University, Budapest, on December 8 - 9, 2017
From the Baltics to the Black Sea and back the legitimacy of critical civic institutions, organisations and movements of civil society is under...
Convention and Revolution. Life writing by women in the 1800s and 1900s: archives, critiques and methods
22 November 2017
Long hours in the archives. Raise your hand if you have never yawned over letters of journals written by women of the centuries past. (No hands go up.) The thoughts creep in: this is so boring, so conventional, so predictable – and there's another pile of pages to read…Fighting sleep, we still...
15 November 2017
On 14 November, President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda and his Wife took part in the official opening of the permanent exhibition „What we were unable to shout out to the world”, presenting original documents from the Underground Archive...
"Museums and their Publics at Sites of Conflicted History." International conference, 13-15 March 2017
08 November 2017
Divided memories are characteristic of post-communist Europe and in other regions that have experienced totalitarian regimes, wars, mass violence (ethnic cleansing, population transfers), radical border changes, and other disruptions. The present day brings additional tensions: liberal...
Transnational Homosexuals in Communist Poland. Cross-Border Flows in Gay and Lesbian Magazines by Lukasz Szulz
06 November 2017
This book traces the fascinating history of the first Polish gay and lesbian magazines to explore the globalization of LGBT identities and politics in Central and Eastern Europe during the twilight years of the Cold War.
It details the emergence of homosexual movement and charts cross-border...
27 October 2017
The re-open Museum of Warsaw released a book accompanying the core exhibition. As all featured objects of each of the rooms described in it, the publication is a thing of beauty itself. A perfect reference work both before and after the visit, it can be purchased at the entrance to the...
26 October 2017
From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag and the National Book Award finalist Iron Curtain, a revelatory history of one of Stalin's greatest crimes--the consequences of which still resonate today
In 1929 Stalin launched his policy of agricultural collectivization--in effect a second...