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PROGRAM OF PAHA'S 74TH ANNUAL MEETING (2017)

Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado

During the 74th Annual Meeting of the Polish American Historical Association in Denver, Colorado, eight sessions will explore a variety of topics associated with the Polish American and Polish emigre experience, from migration patterns, to ways of establishing and cultivating national identity surrounded by different cultures and languages. PAHA's annual award winners will also be announced. The meeting is held in association with the American Historical Association's 131st Annual Meeting on the subject of "Historical Scale; Linking Levels of Experience" (www.historians.org). Registration for PAHA's Annual Meeting is free of charge and does not require AHA registration: www.polishamericanstudies.org/registration.html.


Program of Events



THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2017
PAHA Annual Board Meeting
Thursday, January 5, 2017: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Colorado Convention Center, Room 204



FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2017
Session 1. Immigrant and Ethnic Identity

Friday, January 6, 2017: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Colorado Convention Center, Room 304

Chair: Thomas Napierkowski, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Papers:

  • Creating Identity: Discussion around Kashubian and Polish Identity in Canada and Poland - Aleksandra Kurowska-Susdorf, University of Gdansk
  • The "Other" Patriot: The Gothic Nature of the Polish Catholic Immigrant Other in the Mid-19th-Century United States - Jill Noel Walker Gonzalez, La Sierra University Comment: The Audience



    FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2017
    Session 2. Constructing Ethnicity in Polish American Literature

    Friday, January 6, 2017: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
    Colorado Convention Center, Room 304

    Chair: Bozena Nowicka McLees, Loyola University Chicago

    Papers

  • Our Little Polish Cousin and the Stara Imigracja - Thomas Napierkowski, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  • "What Are Little (Polish) Girls Made Of?" Performing Gender in World War II Novels for Young Adults By Immigrant and Ethnic Writers - Grazyna Kozaczka, Cazenovia College
  • The Pele of Chicago: Janusz Kowalik and the Beginnings of Professional Soccer in the United States Neal Pease, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Anthony Bukoski: Writing from an Outpost of Polishness - John Merchant, Loyola University Chicago


  • Comment: The Audience



    FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2017;
    Session 3. Narrating Migration: Subjectivities and Communities in Poland and the United States

    Friday, January 6, 2017: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
    Colorado Convention Center, Room 304

    Chair: Anna Mazurkiewicz, University of Gdansk

    Papers:

  • Narrating a New "American": Polish Holocaust Survivors in the United States in the 1950s Anna Cichopek-Gajraj, Arizona State University
  • The People of Hamtramck: What Does It Mean to be Polish American in a Small Midwestern Town? Anna Muller, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • What Polish Peasants Said about Capitalism: Narrating Urban Subjectivity in Late 19th- and Early 20th-Century America - Kathleen Wroblewski, University of Michigan

    Comment: The Audience



    FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2017
    Session 4. Prominent Poles in the Americas

    Friday, January 6, 2017: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
    Colorado Convention Center, Room 304

    Chair: Pien Versteegh, Avans University of Applied Sciences

    Papers

  • Thomas Lewinski: America's Forgotten Architect - James Pula, Purdue University Northwest-North Central
  • Following Paderewski: An Album of Autographs and Clippings from Brighton, England, 1890-1914 - Maja Trochimczyk, Moonrise Press
  • That Day in Raleigh, January 23, 1917; Paderewski, Wilson, and a Provincial Capital - Alvin M. Fountain II, Honorary Consul, Republic of Poland, President, Paderewski Festival, Raleigh, NC


  • Comment: The Audience




    SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2017
    Session 5. Between Europe and North America: (Im)migration and Social Justice

    Saturday, January 7, 2017: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
    Colorado Convention Center, Room 304

    Chair: Grazyna Kozaczka, Cazenovia College

    Papers

  • Polish Migrants on the Move: Miners in the Ruhr Area, 1920-30 - Pien Versteegh, Avans University of Applied Sciences
  • Multigenerational Migration Chains of Families from Babica: An Attempt at Typology - Joanna Kulpinska, Jagiellonian University, Krakow
  • Political Participation of Persons with Disabilities in the USA and Poland: From History to Modern Trends - Andrey Sergeevich Tikhonov, Kirkland Scholarship Program, University of Wroclaw


  • Comment: The Audience




    SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2017
    Session 6: East Central Europe: What's in the Name? The View from Exile


    Saturday, January 7, 2017: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
    Colorado Convention Center, Room 304

    Chair: Neal Pease, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

  • Regional Self-Representation of Polish Political Exiles in the US during the Cold War - Anna Mazurkiewicz, University of Gdansk
  • Imagining a Separate Slovakia: Anti-Communist Slovak Exiles' Hopes and Dreams - Ellen L. Paul, Fort Lewis College
  • Milan Kundera's Concept of Central Europe and the Ensuing Discussion Among Czechoslovak Exiles and Dissidents - Francis D. Raska, Charles University
  • "Not Real Germans at All": The East-Central "Othering" of GDR-Refugees during the Revolution of 1989 - Bethany E. Hicks, Ouachita Baptist University




    SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2017
    Session 7. Author Meets Critic Session for The Polish Hearst: Ameryka-Echo and the Public Role of the Immigrant Press by Anna Jaroszynska-Kirchmann

    Saturday, January 7, 2017: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Colorado Convention Center, Room 304

    Chair: Mary Patrice Erdmans, Case Western Reserve University

    Comments: David A. Gerber, State University of New York at Buffalo; Jon Bekken, Albright College; Robert M. Zecker, St. Francis Xavier University; and Anna D. Jaroszynska-Kirchmann, Eastern Connecticut State University



    SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2017
    Session 8. Roundtable Discussion: Progressive: Polish-Americans for Social Progress, Jamestown through the 21st Century

    Saturday, January 7, 2017: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Colorado Convention Center, Room 304

    Chair: Anna Muller, University of Michigan-Dearborn

    Comment: The Audience



    SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2017
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM AWARDS RECEPTION
    The Awards Reception will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017, starting at 7 p.m., at the Polish Club of Denver (3121 West Alameda Ave. Denver, CO 80219). Award winners are invited to attend free all charge, all other guests and conference participants should register on the Registration page - tickets are $50.00 per person and the number of seats is limited.

    Artwork by Polish American artist Julian Stanczak: Structural Cadmium Yellow, Exchanging Light-A, Structural Cadmium Red, Exchanging Light-B, Structural Orange, Structural Magenta and Structural Cobalt from a 2012 series of paintings (24 by 24 each).