25.11. until 26.11.2014 in Warszawa, Poland

The Economic Iron Curtain. Part 1: Land Reforms and Agrarian Policies

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Institute of National Remembrance – Public Education Office and Warsaw School of Economies – Department of Economic and Social History would like to invite you to participate in the international conference “The Economic Iron Curtain”, part 1: “Land Reforms and Agrarian Policies”, which will be held in Warsaw on 25–26 November 2014.

Warsaw, Educational Center IPN “Przystanek Historia”, Marszałkowska 21/25

25 November 2014

9.00-9.15 – Opening of the conference

9.15-11.30 – Session I


Prof. Wojciech Morawski (Warsaw School of Economics) – Land Reforms in Interwar Europe

Eli Pilve (Estonian Institute of Historical Memory) – Political and Ideological Considerations of Estonian Political Parties in Preparing the Agrarian Reform of 1919

Dr Wim van Meurs (Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen) – Pre-War Parties and Post-War Policies

Michał Palczyński (Institute of History, Wrocław University) – Great Transformation? Polish Agricultural Structure according to the Central Statistical Office of Poland Data, 1939–1955


11.30–11.45 – Coffee break

11.45-13.45 – Session II

Prof. Robert Jastrzębski (Law and Administration Faculty, Warsaw University) – Land Reform of 1944: Legislation of the Polish State

Dr Tomasz Osiński (Public Education Office, Lublin Department of the Institute for National Remembrance) – Moral Dilemmas of the Beneficiaries. Peasants’ Attitudes Towards Expropriation and Land Reform

Dr hab. Mirosław Kłusek (Hugo Kołłątaj Agricultural University in Cracow) – Implementation and Effects of the 6 September 1944 Decree of the Polish Committee of National Liberation on the Conduct of the Land Reform

Jan Jarosławski (Skanska RD Poland) – Contemporary Effects of the 1944 Decree on Land Reform


13.45–14.45 – Lunch break

14.45–16.45– Session III

Prof. Jędrzej Chumiński (Department of Economic History, Economic University in Wrocław) – The Influence of the Land Reform in Poland on the Mobility of Rural Population 1944–1956

Prof. Anita Jean Prażmowska (Department of International History, London School of Economics and Political Science) – Land Reform in the Recovered Territories 1945–1949

Dr Sylwia Straszak-Chandoha (Department of Economic History, Economic University in Wrocław) – Concepts of the Reconstruction of Agricultural System and Their Implementation in Poland and on the Recovered Territories with Special Focus on Lower Silesia

Prof. Stanisław Jankowiak (Insitute of History, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań) – The Specific Nature of the Land Reform in Greater Poland


16.45–17.00 – Coffee break

17.00–19.30 – Session IV

Damian Markowski (Institute of History, Warsaw University) – The Practice and the Reality: Collectivization of the Lviv Oblast in the Light of the Documents of the Communist Party (Bolsheviks) of Ukraine and the Propaganda 1944–1951

Dr Mateja Čoh Kladnik (Study Centre for National Reconciliation, Ljubljana) – Farmers: Class Enemies in Slovenia in the Decade after World War II

Prof. Sorin Radu (“Lucian Blaga” University, Sibiu) – The Ploughmen’s Front and the Land Reform from 1945 in Romania

Dr Torsten Lorenz (Charles University, Prague) – Different Paths to Socialism: Rural Cooperatives in Poland, Czechoslovakia and the GDR, 1944-early 1950’s

Dr Antoni Kura (Institute for National Remembrance, Warsaw) – The Conference of the Communist Parties in Szklarska Poręba and Its Influence on the Agricultural Policy 1948–1956


20.00 – Dinner

26 November 2014

9.00-11.00 – Session V

Prof. Roxana Cristina Radu, Dr Cezar Gabriel Avram, Dr Mihaela Barbieru (Craiova) – Agrarian Legislation, Expression of Stalinist Policy

Dr Cezar Gabriel Avram, Dr Mihaela Barbieru, Prof. Roxana Cristina Radu (Craiova) – The Role of Criminal Law in the Realization of the „Socialist Transformation of Agriculture”

Dr Mihaela Barbieru, Prof. Roxana Cristina Radu, Dr Cezar Gabriel Avram (Craiova) – An Experiment of Destruction of Human Dignity: Ideology and Propaganda during the Collectivization of Romanian Agriculture

Jiři Urban (University of Pardubice, Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, Praha) – The Introduction of Centrally Planned Economy into the Czechoslovak Agriculture: System of Mandatory Deliveries and Peasants’ Responses


11.00–11.15 – Coffee break

11.15-13.15 – Session VI

Dr Mateusz Szpytma (Public Education Office, Cracow Department of the Institute for National Remembrance) – The Norms of the Ministry of Internal Security Concerning Rural Economy 1948–1954

Dr hab. Małgorzata Machałek (Szczecin University) – The State Sector in Agriculture in Western and Northern Poland: Origins and Socioeconomic Consequences

Dr Radosław Gross (Institute of History and International Relations, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn) – Transformations of the Countryside in Warmia and Mazury 1949–1956

Dr Adriana Merta-Staszczak (Wrocław Politechnics) – Functioning and Organization of the State-owned Farms: The Case of the Osobowice State-owned Farm in Wrocław

Dr Krzysztof Popiński (Department of Economic History, Economic University in Wrocław) – Higher Agricultural Education as a Tool of Transformation and Development of Polish Countryside


13.15–14.15 – Lunch break

14.15-16.30 – Session VII

Dr Vladimir Unkovski-Korica (Department of International History, London School of Economics and Political Science) – When High Modernism Works: Agricultural Revolution in Vojvodina, 1957–1967

Prof. Paweł Grata (Department of Political Science, Socio-Historical Faculty, Rzeszów University) – The Twilight of the Concept of Socialist Agriculture in Poland. The Case of Agricultural Policy in the Rzeszów Voivodship 1975–1989

Dr Dariusz Grala (Institute of Cliometrics and Transformation Research, Poznań) – The Agricultural Reform of 1981 and the Competition for Resources between Private and State-owned Farms

Prof. Janusz Kaliński (Warsaw School of Economics) – Shifts in the Farm Territorial Structure Inherited from the People’s Republic of Poland (1990–2012)

Christian Booß (Federal Commissioner for the Records of the State Security Service of the former GDR, Germany) – Transformation of Mass-Organisation into Pressure Group for Rural Interests in the Late Days of Former GDR


16.30–16.45 – Coffee break

16.45–18.45 – Session VIII – Discussion (Roundtable)

18.45–19.00 – Conclusion of the conference

19.30 – Dinner


Jerzy Łazor
Wiśniowa 41 lok. 74, 02-520 Warszawa