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...
10 October 2017
On the occasion of the Tadeusz Kościuszko Year, the Polish History Museum activated a new exhibition on the international platform Google Arts & Culture, dedicated to the great Pole ad citizen of France, the Americas and Europe. The exhibition, “Tadeusz Kościuszko: Man of Vision” is the 17th...
Conference: Religious and ethnic diversity in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from a comparative perspective
18 April 2017
Religious tolerance and its shortcomings in the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania remain a subject of intense scholarly investigation. Moreover, the relatively peaceful coexistence of various religious and ethnic groups in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth nourishes the...
15 March 2017
In commemorating the UNESCO-sanctioned Year of Kosciuszko – the 200th anniversary of the death of Gen. Tadeusz Kościuszko – one high-profile and high-traffic project is the renovation project of the Kosciuszko Bridge in New York City. For the opening the initial replacement span in April...
09 March 2017
The National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "Niasvizh" will host a seminar dedicated to the 270th anniversary of Niasvizh Cadet Corps, scheduled for April 20-21, 2017 under the title The Military History of the House of Radziwill.
On May 25, 1747, Michael Kazimierz Radziwill...
31 August 2016
The interview below with Prof. Dariusz Stola, director of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, was conducted after the museum received the European Museum of the Year Award in April.
In his commentaries, Director Stola reflects on that achievement, the museum’s...
06 June 2016
The book presents the political, economical and social history of Wrocław/Breslau in its various facets. It tells the story of the city's roots, from archeological discoveries about the 10th-century beginings of the city to our times.
The author focuses on essential characteristics of Wrocław...
24 May 2016
Poland in the Modern World (A New History of Modern Europe) presents a history of the country from the late nineteenth century to the present, incorporating new perspectives from social and cultural history and positioning it in a broad global context.
Challenges traditional accounts...