PROGRAM

PAHA Board Meeting

Thursday, January 7, 2016: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Hilton Atlanta, Executive Boardroom

Polish Immigrant Adaptation and Cultural Transition

Friday, January 8, 2016: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Hilton Atlanta, Room 209

Chair: Mary Patrice Erdmans, Case Western Reserve University

Papers:
Polish Miners in the Ruhr Area, 1920–30
Pien Versteegh, Avans University of Applied Sciences

The Eviction of the Kashube Fisherman of Jones Island, Milwaukee
Ann Gurnack, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Kashubian Pusto Noc in America: Comparative Perspective of Death Rites, Poland and Canada
Aleksandra Kurowska-Susdorf, University of Gdańsk

Comment: The Audience

 

Polish Americans: Family, Home, Career

Friday, January 8, 2016: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Hilton Atlanta, Room 209

Chair: Pien Versteegh, Avans University of Applied Sciences

Papers:
Biatek Family: A Case Study in Polish Immigration History
Barbara Pulaski, Mount Ida College
Francis Wolenski, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Defining Home: The Development of Polish-American Identity in Toledo, Ohio, 1905–25
Rachel Pawlowicz, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Three Second-Generation Polish American Women of Success and Their Stories
Joanna Wojdon, University of Wrocław

Comment: The Audience

 

Foreigners' View on the American Civil War

Friday, January 8, 2016: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Hilton Atlanta, Room 209

Chair: Dominic A. Pacyga, Columbia College Chicago

Papers:
Polish Participation in the Anti-slavery Crusade
James Pula, Purdue University North Central

Writing German Lives during the American Civil War: The Letters of German Immigrant Soldiers
Daniel Kotzin, Medaille College

The Polish View on American Conflict: The Civil War from the Perspective of Count Adam De Gurowski
Piotr Derengowski, University of Gdańsk

Comment: The Audience

 

Émigré Political Activism during the Cold War

Friday, January 8, 2016: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Hilton Atlanta, Room 210

Chair: Anna Mazurkiewicz, University of Gdańsk

Papers:
Central European Federalists in the United States during the Cold War Period
Sławomir Lukasiewicz, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin

Between Neighbors, Between Immigrants: Poles and Ukrainians in the United States during the Cold War, A Few Reflections
Anna Fiń, Pedagogical University of Kraków

Serving the United States and Afghanistan: The Role of the Afghan Americans in the Cold War, 1978–92
John K. Baden, Case Western Reserve University

Comment: The Audience

 

Slicing the Bread, Children's Survival Manual in 25 Poems

Friday, January 8, 2016: 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Hilton Atlanta, Room 209

Papers:
Poetry Reading
Maja Trochimczyk, Moonrise Press

 

Polish Immigrant and Polish American Ethnic Women

Saturday, January 9, 2016: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Hilton Atlanta, Room 209

Chair: Barbara Rylko-Bauer, Michigan State University

Papers:
Warsaw, East London, and Detroit: Ravensbrück Camp Inmates Searching for a Home
Anna Muller, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Women, Immigration, and Ethnicity: A Review of Sociological Studies
Mary Patrice Erdmans, Case Western Reserve University

Forbidden Desires: Women and Transgressive Sexuality in Polish American Fiction
Grazyna Kozaczka, Cazenovia College

Comment: The Audience

 

Honoring Victor Greene: Immigration and Ethnic History since the 1960s

Saturday, January 9, 2016: 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Hilton Atlanta, Room 209

Co-Sponsor(s): Immigration and Ethnic History Society

Chair: Anna D. Jaroszynska-Kirchmann, Eastern Connecticut State University

Comment: James R. Barrett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ronald H. Bayor, Georgia Institute of Technology; Dominic A. Pacyga, Columbia College Chicago; James Pula, Purdue University North Central; Dorothee Schneider, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

The Reception of Polish Culture in the United States

Saturday, January 9, 2016: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Hilton Atlanta, Room 209

Chair: Grazyna Kozaczka, Cazenovia College

Papers:
The “Other” Patriot: The Gothic Nature of the Polish Catholic Immigrant Other in the Mid-Nineteenth Century United States
Jill Noel Walker Gonzalez, La Sierra University

Digested: Tadeusz Rozewicz and the Polish Americans
Maja Dziedzic, University of Gdańsk

Poland, Polish-Americans, and Georgia
John P. Dunn, Valdosta State University
Michał Mydlowski, Warsaw University

Teaching Resources in the Maintenance and Development of Polish Language and Culture in the United States
Monika Woloszyn-Domagala, University of Zielona Góra

Comment: The Audience

CONFERENCE PROGRAM CHAIR: ANNA MAZURKIEWICZ