The Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences of America and the Polish Studies Association are pleased to invite proposals for a joint conference to be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago, June 12-14, 2020.
Proposals are solicited for complete sessions or individual papers in any of the disciplines in the liberal arts, sciences, or business/economics. The general theme of the conference is "Migrations," for which Chicago, the destination of generations of Polish and other migrants from East-Central Europe, is a most appropriate setting. Therefore, we particularly welcome panel and paper proposals which discuss the determinants, processes, and outcomes of human migration in all of its manifestations and from various disciplinary perspectives, including the migration of ideas and material culture. However, papers do not necessarily have to address the conference theme. Since we value comparative sessions that place the Polish and East Central European experience in context, papers need not focus specifically on Poland or the Polish diaspora but could revolve around a central theme of a panel. Similarly, sessions including presenters from more than one country are encouraged.
Each session is scheduled for 90 minutes to accommodate three papers or about 20 minutes per paper, with suitable time left for discussion. The conference language is English. All conference rooms will be equipped with AV for PowerPoint presentations. Presenters are invited to submit their conference papers to be considered for possible publication in The Polish Review subsequent to the conference.
To submit a paper or complete session, please send the name, e-mail address, institutional affiliation, tentative paper title and brief one-paragraph abstract for each presenter toprogram chair Patrice Dabrowski at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for proposals is February 1, though earlier submissions are welcome since capacity is limited. All participants are expected to pay the conference registration fee of $80, discounted to $40 for graduate students.
We have also secured blocs for a limited number of rooms from two hotels within moderate walking distance (20 minutes) to the UIC campus: 1) The Hotel Chicago West Loop and 2) The Crowne Plaza West Loop. More information about making reservations at these hotels, with PROMO codes, will be sent to all prospective participants at a later date.
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