The Polish American Historical Association (PAHA) plans to hold its 78th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA as part of the 135th yearly meeting of the American Historical Association from January 6-9, 2022.
We invite scholars who study the Polish-American communities or the greater Polish diaspora as well as those who deal with migration, ethnic, and regional studies and would like to join discussions related (but not limited) to the following topics:
- Polish-Americans and their relationship to Poland
- Polish-Americans and their contribution to the civic, institutional, and political life of the U.S.
- Intersections of ethnicity, class, gender, and race
- The changing understanding of the ethnic heritage
- Identity politics and the role of migrations in the past and contemporary world
- Immigration to the USA and state building in Poland and in the United States
- Transatlantic migrations to the Americas and state building in Poland and migrant communities in North and South America
- Heritage, legacy, and a new understanding of the role that ethnicities play in the modern world
- Polish Americans vs. other ethnic groups in a comparative perspective on both American continents and in Europe
- Responses to Polish transatlantic migrations in Europe, also in a comparative perspective
We invite proposals for sessions as well as individual papers related to all aspects of the Polish-American experience (in history, sociology, literature, art, music, etc.) on both American continents. We are committed to putting together well-researched and argued proposals in panels consisting of 3 participants with commentators. Please note that membership in PAHA is a requirement for inclusion in the program as a presenter.
It will be understood that our ability to hold the conference will depend on the easing of the global pandemic. We cannot rule out the possibility that the conference will need to be canceled, as in 2021.
Please note that papers and panels accepted for the canceled 2021 conference and that have not been presented in the PAHA 2021 webinar series organized in lieu of the cancelled 2021 conference will automatically be included in the program for the 2022 meeting.
Individual participants should include the following information when submitting a proposal:
- Paper title(s) and short abstracts (of no more than 300 words)
- Biographical paragraph (up to 250 words)
- Please indicate if you are willing to serve as a chair and/or a discussant for a session
- Also, note if you need A/V.
Session organizers should include the following information when submitting a panel proposal and session organizers:
- Paper/Session abstract(s) (up to 300/500 words)
- E-mail address for each participant
- Biographical paragraph (up to 250 words) for each participant
- Chair and commentator for the session
- Also, note if you need A/V.
Please be advised that it is not always possible for PAHA to provide A/V equipment for all sessions due to the high mandatory rental fee from AHA. Most likely we will try to gather all presentations that require A/V equipment in one day. It is therefore important for the presenters to indicate their need for A/V when submitting their proposal.
All presenters are encouraged to consider submission of their papers for publication in PAHA's peer-reviewed journal, Polish American Studies:
The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2021. Abstracts for papers and panel proposals are now being accepted and should be submitted to Neal Pease at firstname.lastname@example.org.