Upcoming Events

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Past Events

  • Gender as a New Threat to Polishness: Some Paradoxes of Poland of Past and Today -- Featuring Visiting Scholar, Dr. Tomasz Pudlocki

          Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 5:30PM - 7:00PM, Hagerty Hall 406

Dr. Tomasz Pudłocki, Assistant Professor in the Institute of History, Jagiellonian University, specializes in the history of Galicia from a socio-cultural point of view. His book on Polish-British intellectual connection in the interwar period has just been printed. He is a member of the Commision on History of Women (Polish Academy of Science), the Commision on History of Science (Polish Academy of Arts and Science), former President of the Society of Friends of Science in Przemyśl and a Kościuszko Foundation grantee.

  • Social and Political Changes in Contemporary Poland: New Research from the Polish Panel Survey POLPAN

          Sunday, March 15, 10:30AM - 12:15PM, Mendenhall Lab 115

Chair:  Marta Kolczynska, Ohio State U.

Polina Zvavitch, Ohio State U.  “Lean in in Poland: Psychological Determinants of Women’s Labor Market Success”

David Rabinovich, Ohio State U.  “Relationships between the Work-Life Balance and Health: Evidence from a Multi-Wave Panel Study”

Jane Lankes, Ohio State U.  “Religiosity, Political Behavior, and Political Attitudes in Post-Communist Poland”

Marta Kolczynska, Ohio State U. “How Political is Trust in State Institutions? Analysis of the Polish Panel Survey 2013”

  • Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

    In January 2015, the Polish Studies Initiative and the Wexner Center for the Arts will host a series of film screenings and events as part of the national touring film retrospective curated by Martin Scorsese that highlights some of greatest Polish filmmakers of the 20th century. The series at Ohio State will feature nine film screenings.  

  • Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, 7:00 p.m.: Innocent Sorcerers and Ashes and Diamonds
  • Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, 7:00 p.m.: The Illumination
  • Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, 7:00 p.m.: Blind Chance and A Short Film about Killing
  • Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, 7:00 p.m.: Jump
  • Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, 2:00 p.m.: Black Cross
  • Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, 7:00 p.m.: To Kill This Love and Mother Joan of the Angels

Organized by Propaganda Foundation; DI Factory and Cyfrowe Repozytorium Filmowe, Warsaw; and The Film Foundation, New York and Los Angeles; in cooperation with Milestone Film and Video, New Jersey; and Studio Filmowe Tor, Zebra Studio Filmowe, and Studio Filmowe KADR, Warsaw; and with the support of The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, Polish Film Institute, and National Audiovisual Institute, Warsaw.

Co-sponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Slavic and Eastern European Languages and Cultures and the Polish Studies Initiative, as well as the Polish American Club and the Ohio State student organization, the Polish Club.

  •    Research in Polish Studies: Safety in Numbers-Group Linkages and the Persistence of Party Switching in Poland -- featuring Peter Tunkis

         Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm; Jennings Hall 40

The Polish Studies Initiative (PSI) invited all those interested in Poland and politics, as well as those considering applying for a PSI grant, to attend its 2014 Research in Polish Studies presentation. Peter Tunkis, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Ohio State, presented the work he conducted in Poland in summer 2014. Tunkis received a grant from PSI to conduct research in Poland for three months. During this time, he interviewed former and current members of the Polish parliament to determine why they switch parties and identify with particular groups.


  • Czeslaw Milosz: The Poet and War -- featuring Dr. Irena Grudzinska Gross

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 5:30pm; Mendenhall Lab 185

The Polish Studies Initiative hosted Dr. Irena Grudzinska Gross (Princeton University) for her talk, "Czeslaw Milosz: The Poet and War", a meditation on the famous Polish poet's complex actions and writing on war throughout the 20th century.

Irena Grudzinska Gross  teaches in the Department of Slavic Literatures and Languages at Princeton University. She is the author of Czeslaw Milosz and Joseph Brodsky: Fellowship of Poets (Yale UP, 2009), The Scar of Revolution: Custine, Toqueville, and the Romantic Imagination (U Cal Press, 1991), several edited volumes, as well as a recent selection of her essays published in Honor, Horror i Klasycy  ("Honor, Horror, and the Classics," Pogranicze, 2012). She is a former editor of East European Politics and Societies, and her essays on politics and culture appear regularly in the Polish press.

  • Public Roundtable: The Future of Polish-Jewish Studies

Monday, March 24th, 2014 

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  • Research in Polish Studies II: History -- featuring Ian Johnson and Paul Niebrzydowski                        

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

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  • Research in Polish Studies I: Literature -- featuring Justin Wilmes

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 

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  • Turkey between East & West: Reporting from the Europe/Asia Border

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 

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  • Meet & Greet with Witold Szablowski

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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  • Session on Scholarships to Study Polish and Study Abroad in Poland

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