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2009 PAHA conference


Registration

Friday, January 2, 2009: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Hilton New York, Concourse Level Prefunction Area

American Ethnic Groups and Their Response to the Cold War:
Comparative Perspective

Friday, January 2, 2009: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Hilton New York, Concourse H
Chair: Anna D. Jaroszynska-Kirchmann, Eastern Connecticut State University

Papers:

Talpra Magyar, Rise up Magyars: Hungarian Expatriates' in the United States and Their Struggle against the Communists Following World War II
Judith Fai-Podlipnik, Southeastern Louisiana University
Latvian Émigrés, the Cold War, and Comparitive Analysis of the Experience of Political Refugees
Ieva Zake, Rowan University
Traitors and Patriots: American Ethnic Responses to Communism
John Radzilowski, University of Alaska Southeast
Patriots and Partisans: Armenian-Americans and Sovet Armenia in the Early Cold War Years
Benjamin F. Alexander, Towson University
 

Writing the Polish American Experience: East Coast

Friday, January 2, 2009: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Hilton New York, Concourse H
Chair: John Guzlowski, Eastern Illinois University
Co-Chair: Janusz Zalewski, Florida Gulf Coast University

Speaker(s):
Stephen Lewandowski
Sharon Mesmer, Brooklyn, New York
Thad Rutkowski, Writer's Voice of the West of the West Side YMCA
John Popielski, Middleton, Connecticut
John Surowiecki, Hartford, Connecticut
Bill Zavatsky, New York City
 

Tour and Cocktail Reception at Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences of America (PIASA) 208 East 30th Street, New York, NY

Friday, January 2, 2009: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
 

Registration
Saturday, January 3, 2009: 9:00 AM-9:30 AM
Hilton New York, Concourse Level Prefunction Area
 

Polish American Women

Saturday, January 3, 2009: 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Hilton New York, Concourse H
Chair: Mary Patrice Erdmans, Central Connecticut State University

Papers:

Mother-Daughter Relations in Contemporary Polish American Literature
Grazyna J. Kozaczka, Cazenovia College
Doing Ethnicity and Doing Gender: Polishness in Third-Generation Women
Mary Patrice Erdmans, Central Connecticut State University
Women Building Communities on the Lower East Side, 1880–1920
Anne M. Gurnack, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Comment: Ann Hetzel Gunkel, Columbia College Chicago
 

Polish American Historical Association Board Meeting Luncheon

Saturday, January 3, 2009: 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
Hilton New York, Concourse C
 

Registration
Saturday, January 3, 2009: 2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Hilton New York, Concourse Level Prefunction Area
 

Revisiting New York City Polonia: Stories from the Old Lower East Side Neighborhood!

Saturday, January 3, 2009: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Hilton New York, Concourse H
Chair: Anne M. Gurnack, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Papers:

Tales from Polish Lower East Side Saloons in New York City
Anne M. Gurnack, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
How World War II Affected the Polish East Side 1939–45
Iwona Drag Korga, Pilsudski Institute
Doing Histories of New York City's Early Polonia: Stories, Sources, and Suggestions
Joseph Wieczerzak, City of New York
Comment: James Pula, Purdue University North Central
 

PAHA Annual Awards Banquet

Saturday, January 3, 2009: 6:00 PM
Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York  233 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
 

Registration
Sunday, January 4, 2009: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM
Hilton New York, Concourse Level Prefunction Area
 

Topics in Polish Studies

Sunday, January 4, 2009: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Hilton New York, Concourse H
Chair: TBD

Papers:

Looking for Better Opportunities or a Way of Life? Polish Migrants in Nanticoke
Pien Versteegh, Tilburg University
Alternative Explanations for Opposition to Civil Rights in Milwaukee, 1963–64
Stephen Leahy, University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley
Polish Vincentian Fathers of the New England Province
Charles R. Kaczynski, Catholic University of America

Enemies into Allies: Ex-Wehrmacht Soldiers and the Politics of Identity
within the Polish Second Corps, 1944-1946

Brian McCook, Leeds Metropolitan University

 

Registration
Sunday, January 4, 2009: 11:00 AM-11:30 AM
Hilton New York, Concourse Level Prefunction Area
 

Twentieth-Century Personae in Polish American History


Sunday, January 4, 2009: 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Hilton New York, Concourse H
Chair: James Pula, Purdue University, North Central
Papers:
Ira Hirschmann and the Situation of Polish Displaced Persons
Charles Chotkowski, Holocaust Documentation Committee Polish American Congress
Frank Kowalski: Connecticut Congressman at Large, Anti-war Army Veteran
Frederick J. Augustyn, Library of Congress
Waclaw Kruszka: A Centennial Retrospective on Polonia's First Historian
James Pula, Purdue University, North Central
 

Registration
Sunday, January 4, 2009: 2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Hilton New York, Concourse Level Prefunction Area
 

Topics in Polonian History & Pedagogy

Sunday, January 4, 2009: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Hilton New York, Concourse H
Chair: John Radzilowski, University of Alaska Southeast

Papers:

Witold Gombrowicz: A Polish Writer Viewed through an Argentine Prism
Silvia G. Dapia, Purdue University, North Central
Preserving Polish Peasants: Reexamining U.S. Foreign Policy toward Poland in the Cold War
Robert Mark M. Spaulding, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Teaching a Course in Polish Cultural History at the Graduate Level
Peter Obst, LaSalle University