11 August 2017
The Polish History Museum is a state-funded cultural institution that aims to make Polish history more accessible. The museum will open on 11 November 2018 – the centennial anniversary of Poland’s independence – but it does not have a building to house it yet.
Dorota Szkodzińska, the museum’s...
21 July 2017
New book by Timothy Snyder about tyranny has become #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
An historian of fascism offers a guide for surviving and resisting America’s turn towards authoritarianism.
The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that...
19 June 2017
A map of locations mentioned in testimonies, historical background of specific events, photographs of victims and witnesses of totalitarian crimes – these are but a few new functionalities available at ChroniclesofTerror.pl, one of the biggest collections of civilian testimonies from occupied...
New publications by the State Museum at Majdanek include Dariusz Libionka's monograph on Operation Reinhard
29 June 2017
Professor Libionka's book-length study, Zagłada Żydów w Generalnym Gubernatorstwie, has been published by the State Museum at Majdanek. Available in English are Robert Kuwałek's study, Death Camp in Bełżec (2016), and the detailed exhibition catalog Districts of Extermination: Ghettos for Jews in...
28 June 2017
The III Congress of International Researchers of Polish History will take place on October 11-14, 2017 in Kraków. This congress occurs every five years and is a cyclical meeting of academics from throughout the world who, in their research, address not only problems associated with Polish history...
23 June 2017
Director Mieczkowska discusses the remarkable Russo-Byzantine frescos in Lublin and present research being conducted on them, as well as her museum's current exhibitions and major renovation plans for 2018.
Alan Lockwood: It will be important to discuss your museum's history and its current...
21 June 2017
The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was a nation of equal ethnic and religious identities, a characteristics frequently applied to the First Republic before partitions.
In talking and writing on this topic, religious tolerance is emphasized as a phenomenon of the Europe of the 16th and 17th...
31 May 2017
The Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America organizes in Kraków the Sixth World Congress on Polish Studies together with the Polska Akademia Umiejętności and the University of Gdańsk.
PIASA has organized annual conferences since 1942. Their main purpose is to convene experts from the...