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PAHA 2012 Annual Meeting Program
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611
800-325-3535


Program of Events:

PAHA Annual Board Meeting
Thursday, January 5, 2012: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Lincoln Boardroom

 



Registration
Friday, January 6, 2012: 8:30 AM-9:30 AM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Arkansas Room

Polonia in the Northeastern United States
Friday, January 6, 2012: 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Arkansas Room
Chair: Anne M. Gurnack, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 
Papers:
The Halcyon Years of the Polish Community in Clinton, Massachusetts
Barbara Pulaski, Mount Ida College
Francis Wolenski, Boston University

Cultural Identity and Linguistic Identity: An Insight into the Cultural, Religious, and Linguistic Practices of Polish Heritage Speakers in the Northeastern United States
Monika Woloszyn-Domagala, University of Zielona Góra, Poland

A Modern Look at the Work of Historian Frank Renkiewicz's Analysis of New York City Polonia
Anne M. Gurnack, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Comment: The Audience

 



Registration
Friday, January 6, 2012: 8:30 AM-9:30 AM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Arkansas Room

Issues in the History of Polish American Organizations
Friday, January 6, 2012: 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Tennessee Room
Chair: Neal Pease, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 
Papers:
Charles Rozmarek, Aloysius Mazewski, Edward Moskal: Leaders of American Polonia
Donald Pienkos, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Defining Polish Culture in California: The Fortieth Anniversary of the Modjeska Club
Maja Trochimczyk, Moonrise Press

The Power to Organize: A Female Tradition?
Pien Versteegh, Tilburg University

Edward Moskal in the Polish Political Debate
Joanna Wojdon, Uniwersytet Wroclawski

Comment: The Audience




Registration
Friday, January 6, 2012: 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Arkansas Room

Anticommunism in Transnational Perspective
Friday, January 6, 2012: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Colorado Room
Chair: John Radzilowski, University of Alaska Southeast

 
Papers:
Poland's National Democracy, an Overview
Marek J. Chodakiewicz, Institute for World Politics

The First Ally: The Polish Guards Companies of the U.S. Army in Germany
Wojciech Jerzy Muszynski, Institute for National Memory, Warsaw

Anticommunism versus Un-Americanism: Ethnic Groups in Search of American Identity
Ieva Zake, Rowan University

Cuban Emigre Anticommunism: Yesterday and Today
Tania Mastrapa, Mastrapa Consultants

Comment: John Radzilowski, University of Alaska Southeast

 



Registration
Friday, January 6, 2012: 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Arkansas Room


Topics in Polish American History through the Centuries
Friday, January 6, 2012: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Missouri Room
Chair: Thomas J. Napierkowski, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

 
Papers:
Gaspard Tochman and the Polish BrigadeGrazyna Kozaczka, Cazenovia College
Piotr Derengowski, University of Gdansk

Living History through Collective Memory: Solidarity during Martial Law as Remembered by Polish Children
Sarah Grunberg, Graduate School for Social Research, Warsaw

Casimir Pulaski Revisited
Angela Pienkos, Polish Center of Wisconsin

Polish Americans Today: The Piast Institute 2010 Survey of 1400 Polish Americans
Thaddeus C. Radzilowski, Piast Institute

Comment: The Audience

 


Annual PAHA Awards Reception
Friday, January 6, 2012: Starting at 6:00 pm
Advance Registration/Fee Required - click here to register
Consulate of the Republic of Poland
1530 North Lake Shore Drive

 



Registration
Saturday, January 7, 2012: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Arkansas Room


Polish and Polish American Literary Themes
Saturday, January 7, 2012: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Arkansas Room
Chair: M. B. Biskupski, Central Connecticut State University

 
Papers:
Witold Gombrowicz's Argentine Interlude
Silvia Dapia, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

The Neighborhoods of Memory: Stuart Dybek's Chicago
Grazyna J. Kozaczka, Cazenovia College

The Creativity of Tadeusz Wittlin: Polish Writer and Patriot in Exile
Peter Obst, LaSalle University

Grotowski in America
Magda Romanska, Emerson College (in absentia)

Comment: The Audience

 



Book Forum: Brian McCook, “The Borders of Integration”
Saturday, January 7, 2012: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Tennessee Room
Chair: Pien Versteegh, Tilburg University

 
Papers:
The Borders of Integration: Polish Migrants in Germany and the United States, 1870–1924
Brian McCook, Leeds Metropolitan University

Comment: Pien Versteegh, Tilburg University

 



Registration
Saturday, January 7, 2012: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Arkansas Room


Chicago, the Capital of Polish America
Saturday, January 7, 2012: 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Arkansas Room
Chair: Maja Trochimczyk, Moonrise Press

 
Papers:
Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Artist, Statesman, Humanitarian: The Chicago Connection
Victoria Granacki, Granacki Historic Consultants

The Polish Museum of America Library: Preparing for the 100th Anniversary in 2015
Malgorzata Kot, Polish Museum of America Library

"Greasy Thumb": The Underside of Chicago Polonia
James Pula, Purdue University North Central

Illinois State Division of the Polish American Congress in the Cold War Era, 1944–88
Joanna Wojdon, Uniwersytet Wroclawski

Comment: The Audience

 



Registration
Saturday, January 7, 2012: 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Arkansas Room


Polish American Historical Fiction: Doug Jacobson
Saturday, January 7, 2012: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Arkansas Room
Chair: Thomas J. Napierkowski, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

 
Papers:
The Literary and Historical Context for "The Katyn Order"
Thomas J. Napierkowski, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

The Conception and Writing of "The Katyn Order"
Doug Jacobson, Independent Scholar

Comment: The Audience

 



Registration
Saturday, January 7, 2012: 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Arkansas Room


Saturday, January 7, 2012: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Religion in Polish America: Community, Conflict, and Cooperation
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Arkansas Room
Chair: Margaret J. Rencewicz, University of Pittsburgh

 
Papers:
The Making of Parish Communities in American Polonia, 1880–1940
John Radzilowski, University of Alaska Southeast

Hazleton, Freeland, Pennsylvania: Father Joseph Masztoas—Poles' and Lithuanians' Interactions
Adam Walaszek, Jagiellonian University, Krakow

A Review of Bishop Hodur's Outreach to Other Groups, Religious and Ethnic
Theodore Zawistowski, Pennsylvania State University

Illinois State Division of "We Were Dead-Set Americans": Reimagining the Polish Vice-Province of the Congregation of the Mission, 1939–75
Charles R. Kaczynski, St. Francis College

Comment: Margaret J. Rencewicz, University of Pittsburgh