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Wilno

The City Destroyed, the City Restored: Wilno in the Mid-Seventeenth Century

As part of the 'Sense of Place' lecture series, the Cambridge Committee for Russian and East European Studies (CamCREES) and the Department of Slavonic Studies hosted Professor David Frick from University of California Berkeley for a lecture entitled ' The City Destroyed, the City Restored: Wilno in the Mid-Seventeenth Century' .

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Tokarczuk

Olga Tokarczuk: Writing Polish Identity

Olga Tokarczuk is perhaps Poland's most decorated and eminent contemporary novelist. Cambridge Polish Studies welcomed her to Sidney Sussex College for an evening of readings from her work (in English and Polish) and discussion. Olga Tokarczuk was accompanied by the main translator of her books into English, Antonia Lloyd-Jones.

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Balcerowicz

Leszek Balcerowicz: The Future of the Eurozone

Professor Leszek Balcerowicz - Former Polish Finance Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and President of the National Bank of Poland - presents his perspectives on the future of the Eurozone and Poland's potential entry to the monetary union.

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Next Step

Next Step: Poland

Cambridge Polish Studies is proud to be a partner - for the second year - of "Next Step: Poland", an event organised by the Cambridge University Polish Society. "Next Step: Poland" is a student-led initiative, which aims to promote career and internship opportunities in Poland. The event’s main goal is to tighten collaboration between Polish students in the UK and employers in Poland.

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Forum

Are Poles at Home in Britain?: A Public Forum on Immigration

In this public forum, we will discuss various aspects of the current situation for Poles living in the UK, examining the triumphs and challenges of the last ten years, before looking to the uncertain future. What have Poles brought to British culture? What prompted them to migrate? How many wish to return? What kind of discrimination do they face? How do the British view Poles? What effect has migration had in Poland? How do Poles understand the current refugee crisis in Europe?

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Anders

M. B. Grabowski Symposium: Norman Davies on the Army of General Anders

The M. B. Grabowski Symposium with Professor Norman Davies at the William Mong Hall, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge on 27 October 2015 from 6:30pm. Professor Davies presented a talk entitled 'The Army of General Anders: Legions from a Lost World'. The talk was followed by questions and discussion on Anders' Army and its legacy.

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Polish Beginners Class

Record Enrolment for Open Classes in Polish

The innovative course in Polish Studies offered by the Department of Slavonic Studies is among the most popular in the entire Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages at the University of Cambridge. This year the Department’s open classes in the Polish language have also seen record enrolments. These Polish classes are free and open to all members of the University of Cambridge. They are made possible with the kind support of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London.

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Past as Prelude: Polish-Ukrainian Relations for the Twenty-First Century

An international conference bringing together a diverse group of historians, political scientists, public intellectuals and social activists from Poland, Ukraine, the US and the UK to discuss the positive opportunities for the future of Polish-Ukrainian relations in the context of the more difficult questions from the past.

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Schulz

Life on the Margins: Bruno Schulz and the Hasidic Kabbalah

Eminent Polish philosopher Professor Agata Bielik-Robson presented the works of the Polish-Jewish writer Bruno Schulz (1892-1942) in the context of Hasidism and the Kabbalah.

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JL

Jagiellonian Lecture: Dr Stanley Bill at the Polish Embassy, London

Jagiellonian Lecture at the Polish Embassy, London 28 May 2015 Dr Stanley Bill, Lecturer in Polish Studies, delivered a lecture entitled 'Distinctive Voices: Polish Culture in the World' as part of the Jagiellonian Lecture series organised by the Jagiellonian University's Polish Research Centre in London. The lecture was...

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Latest News and Events

Timothy Garton Ash: Poland, Europe, Freedom

14 February 2018

In celebration of the permanent endowment of the Polish Studies initiative at the University of Cambridge, Professor Timothy Garton Ash (University of Oxford) will give an address on the subject of freedom in Poland and in Europe over the last four decades. After the lecture, we invite all guests to an informal wine reception to celebrate the permanent endowment of Cambridge Polish Studies.

Polish Britain: Multilingualism and Diaspora Community

9 February 2018

A one-day international conference on the subject of multilingualism among Polish communities in the United Kingdom and in broader contexts. The conference will take place as part of Cambridge’s ‘Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies’ (MEITS) research project under the AHRC Open World Research Initiative.

Multicultural Commonwealth: Diverse Identities in Poland-Lithuania

14 December 2017

A one-day conference on the extraordinary diversity of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, a state that integrated various different ethnic groups, cultures, languages and religions, often with relative mutual respect and tolerance. At the same time, diversity also led to conflicts and controversies. The conference included Polish, Lithuanian, Ruthenian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Jewish, German and Ottoman perspectives on the Commonwealth.

Krzysztof Kieślowski's "Dekalog": Screening and Discussion

1 December 2017

A screening of the second part of Krzysztof Kieślowski's "Decalogue: The Ten Commandments" ( Dekalog , 1988) series. The screening will be introduced and followed with expert commentary and discussion with Dr Matilda Mroz , Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sussex.

Historical Truth: Poland and the Politics of the Past

21 October 2017

In the twentieth century, Poland became the laboratory for two violent totalitarian experiments, suffering massive destruction and harsh oppression from both Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. The unhealed wounds of this painful history are still strikingly present in both public debate and politics in Poland today. In this talk, Dr Stanley Bill, Cambridge's Lecturer in Polish Studies, examines different perspectives on historical ‘truth’ and the politics of history.

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