Program



Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Roundtable: Teaching Polish and Polish-American History
Polish American Historical Association 1
Governor's Boardroom (Omni Shoreham, East Lobby)

Chair: Anna Muller, University of Michigan–Dearborn

Papers: 1) "Surveying Polish History" - Patrice Dabrowski, independent scholar; 2) "Poland Is Europe, Poland Is the World" - Elizabeth Morrow Clark, West Texas A M University; 3) "Red, White, and Gray: Modern Polish History" - Nathaniel David Wood, University of Kansas; 4) “But My Babcia Says” - Michal Janusz Wilczewski, University of Illinois at Chicago

Comment: The Audience


Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
PAHA Board Meeting Polish American Historical Association


Friday, January 5, 2018 at 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Americans on Poland
Polish American Historical Association 2
Governor's Boardroom (Omni Shoreham, East Lobby)

Chair: Anna Mazurkiewicz, University of Gdańsk
Papers: 1) "Rupert Hughes’s Ode to Poland" - Jill Noel Walker Gonzalez, La Sierra University; 2) "US Third Army and the Displaced Persons: The G-5 Reports to the Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, 1945–47" - Wojciech Kruczkowski, University of Gdańsk; 3) "The Postwar Mission of Dr. Joseph Tenenbaum to Poland" - Charles Chotkowski, Piast Institute; 4) "Philatelic Iconography of Poland and America" - John P. Dunn, Valdosta State University
Comment: The Audience


Friday, January 5, 2018, at 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
National and Ethnic Identity Construction in Transatlantic Context
Polish American Historical Association 3
Governor's Boardroom (Omni Shoreham, East Lobby)

Chair:Neal Pease, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Papers: 1) "Race, Nation, and Self-Determination in Poland and Germany, 1918–39: The Case of Danzig" - Jesse Kauffman, Eastern Michigan University; 2) "The Uncertainty of Empire: Polish, American, and Polish-American Responses to the Austrian Pavilion at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition" - Claire Orenduff-Bartos, Santa Fe College; 3) "Becoming Polish: Growing Nationalism of Polish Migrants in the United States, 1870–1940: - Pien Versteegh, Avans University of Applied Sciences; 4) "From 'Low Polish' to 'Proud Kashubian': The Case Study of David Shulist" - Aleksandra Kurowska-Susdorf, University of Gdańsk
Comment: The Audience


Friday, January 5, 2018 at 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Race and Ethnicity on the Battlefields of the Civil War
Polish American Historical Association 4
Governor's Boardroom (Omni Shoreham, East Lobby)

Chair: Christian Keller, United States Army War College

Papers: 1) "The 'Springtime of Nations' Comes to America" - James Pula, Purdue University Northwest; 2) "The Shadow of Slavery and Racial Discrimination in the Experience of African American Soldiers" - Joseph P. Reidy, Howard University; 3) "'Brothers in Arms' or 'Beastly Set of Men': Poles on the US Colored Troops during the Civil War" - Piotr Derengowski, University of Gdańsk; 4) "American Abolitionists and Poland" - Graham Russell Gao Hodges, Colgate University
Comment: The Audience


Friday, January 5, 2018 at 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Ethnic Political Mobilization
Polish American Historical Association 5
Governor's Boardroom (Omni Shoreham, East Lobby)

Chair: Iwona Korga, Józef Piłsudski Institute of America

Papers: 1) "Call to Fight for Independence Recorded in the Artworks of Polish Artists Living and Working in the United States" - Anna Rudek-Śmiechowska, Polish Institute of World Art Studies; 2) "Military Mobilization Movements in Exile: From the Hungarian Legion to the Löveszek Movement, 1942–70" - Katalin Kadar Lynn, Eotvos Lorand University; 3) "Sixty-Eight Publishers: A Czechoslovak Exile Publishing House in Toronto" - Francis D. Raska, Charles University; 4) "Migrants Mobilizing for the Homeland: The Relation between Political Activism in Poland and the United States in the 1980s" - Mary Patrice Erdmans, Case Western Reserve University
Comment: The Audience


Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Daily Lives in the Polish American Communities
Polish American Historical Association 6
Governor's Boardroom (Omni Shoreham, East Lobby)

Chair: Mary Patrice Erdmans, Case Western Reserve University

Papers: 1) "Difficult Beginnings in a New Land: Social and Ethnic Relations in the Americas in the Memoirs of Polish Immigrants" Marcin Szerle, independent scholar; 2) "Memories of Immigration: Rearticulation of Ethnoreligious Identity in the South Texas Polish Community" - Sarah Moxy Moczygemba, University of Florida; 3) "Stills in the Hills: Moonshine Memories from Canada’s First Polish Community" - Joshua Blank, independent scholar; 4) "The Holler House: Beer, Bowling, and Bras on Milwaukee’s Polish South Side" - Neal Pease, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Comment: The Audience


Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Female Friendships: Emotions, Experiences, Memory, and Narratives
Polish American Historical Association 7

Governor's Boardroom (Omni Shoreham, East Lobby)

Chair: Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann, Eastern Connecticut State University
Papers: 1) "Friends from Nowolipki: Female Friendship among Working-Class Women in Warsaw, 1905–35" - Alicja Kusiak-Brownstein, University of Notre Dame; 2) "Female Friendship in Homosocial Context: Sociological and Historical Perspective" - Anna Muller, University of Michigan–Dearborn; 3) "Between Friends and Enemies: Women’s Same Gender Relationships in Recent Polish American Fiction" - Grażyna Kozaczka, Cazenovia College; 4) "Cloud Beauties and Flower Sisters: The Role of Female Friendship in the Emerging Identity of Chinese-American Women" - Patrycja Kordel, University of Gdańsk
Comment: The Audience


Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
,Polish Immigrants in the United States since the 1970s
Polish American Historical Association 8
Governor's Boardroom (Omni Shoreham, East Lobby)

Chair: Karolina Łukasiewicz, New York University

Papers:1) "Not All in the Family: American Polonia in the Decade of the 1970s" - Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann, Eastern Connecticut State University; 2) "Between Now and Then: Contemporary Processes of European Migration to the United States" - Anna Fiń, Pedagogical University of Kraków; 3) "Seeing Greenpoint Change: Polish Americans and Gentrification in Brooklyn" - Jerome Krase, Brooklyn College, City University of New York; 4) "Polish Greenpoint and New York City: Gentrification, Ethnoracial Relations, and Immigrant Labor Market at the Turn of the 21st Century" - Anna Sosnowska, University of Warsaw
Comment: The Audience


Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Polish Immigrants in Greenpoint, Brooklyn: Exploring the Transformations of a Polish Ethnic Enclave
Polish American Historical Association 9
Governor's Boardroom (Omni Shoreham, East Lobby)

Chair: Jerome Krase, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Papers: 1) "Greenpoint, Brooklyn Then and Now: A View from the Street" - Judith DeSena, St. John’s University; 2) "'Living Is Simply Different Here': The American Dream in Greenpoint"- Ewa Dżurak, College of Staten Island, City University of New York; 3) "Aging in an Ethnic Enclave: Barriers and Opportunities for Older Polish Migrants in Greenpoint" - Karolina Łukasiewicz, New York University; Marta Pawlaczek, New York University; 4) "Tadeusz Chabrowski and Greenpoint: The History of Polish Neighborhood Seen through the Biography of Its Prominent Resident" - Izabela Barry, College of Staten Island, City University of New York; Ewa Maliga, College of Staten Island, City University of New York
Comment:The Audience


Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 9:00 AM-10:30 AM
The Wish to Be a Red Indian: The Native American Dream in East-Central Europe
Polish American Historical Association 10
Governor's Boardroom (Omni Shoreham, East Lobby)

Chair: Grażyna Kozaczka, Cazenovia College

Papers: 1) "The Figure of the Native American in East-Central European Literature" - Katarzyna Jerzak, Pomeranian University in Słupsk; 2) "The Poet Maurice Kenny in Prague" - Derek Maus, State University of New York, College at Potsdam; #) "Korczak Ziółkowski’s Crazy Horse Memorial as a Phantasmagoria" - Paweł Kozłowski, Pomeranian University in Słupsk
Comment: The Audience


Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
New Books on the Transnational Political Activism of Poles: From World War II to the Fall of Communism
Polish American Historical Association 11
Governor's Boardroom (Omni Shoreham, East Lobby)

Chair: Katalin Kadar Lynn, Eotvos Lorand University

Papers: 1) "Catholics on the Barricades: Poland, France, and 'Revolution,' 1939–56" - Piotr H. Kosicki, University of Maryland, College Park; 2) "Third Europe: Polish Federalist Thought in the United States, 1940s–70s" - Sławomir Łukasiewicz, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin and IPN; 3) "Political Exiles from East Central Europe in American Cold War Politics, 1948–54" - Anna Mazurkiewicz, University of Gdańsk

Comment: A. Ross Johnson, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Hoover Institution and Michael C. Kimmage, Catholic University of America

CONFERENCE PROGRAM CHAIR: ANNA MAZURKIEWICZ