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PAHA 2015 Annual Meeting Program
New York Hilton
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
212-586-7000
Registration Is Not Required

Reservations are required for the Awards Banquet
on Friday evening (see below).




Program of Events:

PAHA Annual Board Meeting
Friday, January 2, 2015: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
New York Hilton, Hilton Board Room
Presider: Thomas Napierkowski, University of Colorado Colorado Springs





Awards Banquet
Friday, January 2, 2014, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York
233 Madison Avenue (Jan Karski Corner), New York, NY 10016.

Reservations Are Required



Polish American Literature
Saturday, January 3, 2015: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
New York Hilton, Lincoln Suite
Chair: Pien Versteegh, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences


Papers:
Brigid Pasulka’s A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True and the Work of Ethnic Fiction
Ann Hetzel Gunkel, Columbia College at Chicago

The Case against My Brother: The Intersection of History, Literature, and Ethnicity
Thomas Napierkowski, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Patterns of Ethnicity in Polish American, Polish Canadian, and Anglo-Polish Fiction after 1989
Grazyna Kozaczka, Cazenovia College

Comment: The Audience




The Long Nineteenth Century: Themes in History
Saturday, January 3, 2015: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
New York Hilton, Concourse B
Chair: Neal Pease, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee


Papers:
"Domestic Education" and "Work at the Foundations": Class, Gender, and Progressive Reformism in the United States and Poland
Marta Cieslak, University at Buffalo (State University of New York)

Future War of John Bloch versus Norman Angell’s Great Illusion
Andrzej Pieczewski, University of Lodz

To Save the Union; or, For the Just and Right Cause? Why Poles Fought in the Civil War, 1861–65
Piotr Derengowski, University of Gdansk and University at Buffalo (State University of New York)

The Battle of Maciejowice and Tadeusz Kosciuszko’s Myth
Anna Cortes, Polish Academy of Science

Comment: The Audience




Solidarity: At Home and Abroad
Saturday, January 3, 2015: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
New York Hilton, Lincoln Suite
Chair: Anna Mazurkiewicz, University of Gdansk


Papers:
To Be a Woman in the Male-Dominated World of the Lenin Shipyard Workers: Anna Walentynowicz’s Quest in Life
Anna Muller, University of Michigan–Dearborn

Andrzej Wajda’s Solidarity Trilogy
Sheila Skaff, Columbia University

The Return Migration of Solidarity Refugees
Mary Patrice Erdmans, Case Western Reserve University

Comment: The Audience




Figures in Polish and Polish American History
Saturday, January 3, 2015: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
New York Hilton, Concourse B
Chair: John Radzilowski, University of Alaska, Southeast


Papers:
Father Theodore Suk: A Man of Faith
Barbara Pulaski, Mount Ida College

Alfred Jurzykowski and his Foundation: A Brief Outline
Czeslaw Karkowski, Hunter College and Mercy College

Zbyszko, "The Mighty Pole": Stanley Zbyszko, Polish Americans, and Sport in the Early Twentieth Century
Neal Pease, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Jan Brożek's Contribution to Copernican Studies Originating from His Queries in Warmia in 1618
Jan Chroboczek, Institute de Microélectronique, Électromagnétisme et Photonique

Comment: The Audience




World War II: Literature, Memoir, and Herbert Hoover’s Humanitarianism
Saturday, January 3, 2015: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
New York Hilton, Lincoln Suite
Chair: Thomas Napierkowski, University of Colorado Colorado Springs


Papers:
Warsaw Polish Writers-Diarists Encountering the Holocaust: The Cases of Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz and Maria Dąbrowska
Rachel Brenner, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Integrating History, Memory, and Intimate Ethnography: A Polish Biography-Memoir of World War II, Immigration, and a Life Remade
Barbara Rylko-Bauer, Michigan State University

Herbert Hoover, Poles, and Poland: An Inquiry into a Dynamic Relationship
Frederick J. Augustyn, Library of Congress

Comment: The Audience




Themes in the History of Polish Music
Sunday, January 4, 2015: 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
New York Hilton, Concourse E
Chair: Grazyna Kozaczka, Cazenovia College


Papers:
The Impact of Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz's American Years on Spiewy Historyczne
Maja Trochimczyk, Moonrise Press

A Musical Survey of the Song Output of Karol Szymanowski
Julianna Wrycza-Sabol, Syracuse University

Comment: The Audience




Polish American History from the Seventeenth Century through the Mid-Twentieth Century
Sunday, January 4, 2015: 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
New York Hilton, Harlem Suite
Chair: John J. Bukowczyk, Wayne State University


Papers:
New Amsterdam or New Gdańsk? Polish Settlers in New Amsterdam, 1624–64
Pien Versteegh, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences
James Pula, Purdue University North Central

KNAPP: The National Committee of Americans of Polish Descent
Charles Chotkowski, Piast Institute

The Eviction of the Kashube Fishermen of Jones Island Milwaukee: Then and Now
Ann Gurnack, University of Wisconsin–Parkside

A New Polonia? The Recreation of Polish American Identity, 1918–45
John Radzilowski, University of Alaska, Southeast

Comment: The Audience




The Aftermath of World War II
Sunday, January 4, 2015: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
New York Hilton, Concourse F
Chair: Anna Jaroszynska-Kirchmann, Eastern Connecticut State University


Papers:
Citizenship Practices during the Cold War: A Polish American Model?
Florence Vychytil-Baudoux, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

Paralyzing the Polonia from Within: Communist Secret Police Infiltration of the Polish American Community
Pawel Styrna, Institute of World Politics

Cold War Émigrés: Looking for Patterns in Exile Political Activism
Anna Mazurkiewicz, University of Gdansk

Polish Refugees from Siberia in the United States, 1945–2014
Iwona Korga, Józef Piłsudski Institute of America

Defending the Remnants: American Jews Respond to Poland’s 1968 Anti-Zionist Campaign
Rachel Rothstein, University of Florida

Comment: The Audience