On 11-12 June 2015 doctoral candidates and early career researchers from European and American universities presented their original research in Polish studies. Crafted around the notions of different visions of modernity, and socio-economic, political and cultural changes in post-1945 Poland, six thematic panels provided the opportunity to cross disciplinary borders of humanities and social sciences. The panels examined the processes of reinventing local identities in the aftermath of the Second World War; transformation of political consciousness throughout the turning points of Poland's contemporary history; different systems of economic, social, and cultural exchange during the Cold War and beyond; reflections on historical watersheds by the country's leading intellectuals. Finally, the last two panels dissected the legacy of the post-1989 transformation of the Polish society. Led by distinguished scholars in Polish Studies from leading British universities, including Oxford, SSEES at UCL, and King's College London, the panels provided a unique opportunity for exchanging ideas and experiences between students of different backgrounds and senior academics. The extended versions of conference papers is featured in this series of working papers published under the auspices of POMP.
(The University of Oxford, St Antony's College, European Studies Centre, Programme of Modern Poland)
Dr Dariusz Brzeziński
Turning-points of 1956, 1968, 1980, 1989
in the works of zygmunt bauman
Evolution of Leszek Kołakowski's religious thought —
post-conference working paper
Nuclear energy in poland and the Polish-Soviet relations
Between non-refundable aid and economic profits:
export of arms from the Polish People's Republic's
to the third world countries
What can the post-1989 fertility fall tell us
about post-communist poland?
"The ideology of gender presents a threat worse
Than nazism and communism combined."
Polish catholic discourse on gender equality
In the face of social and cultural changes in Poland
Challenging the ideology: the construction of the narrative
of the 1st Exhibition of the Polish Light Industry in Moscow in 1949
Language ideologies and gender in the modern
Polish community in the UK
The triple reinvention of Wrocław
in its twentieth century exhibitions
Piotr J. Leśniak
Archive of the future: an architectural imaginary
of reconstructed Warsaw
Modernisations of Polish identities in contemporary
Polish plays: the right to individuality
The party, Solidarity or both?
Transformation of political identities in 1980–1981 Poland.
Corruption during transformations of Polish society:
Survey data analysis of perceived changes and their determinants