Fifth Midwest Historians of East Central Europe Workshop  Add To Calendar

  • Date(s): Wednesday, 11/14 6:00 PM to Friday, 11/16 6:00 PM

Polish Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago is pleased to announce the Fifth Workshop for Historians of East Central Europe to be held on the UIC Campus November 15-16, 2018. The workshop is open to faculty and graduate students in history and related disciplines. It will be based on pre-circulated papers, dissertation chapters, article drafts, etc. Participants are welcome to attend either as paper presenters or as members of the active audience. 

The main purpose of the workshop is to introduce scholars working in related areas to one another, to showcase work in progress, and generally to facilitate a sense of community among historians of East Central Europe with easy access to Chicago. This year’s workshop begins on Thursday evening November 15 with a keynote lecture by Anna Muller, former curator of the Polish Museum of the Second World War in GdaƄsk and author of If the Walls Could Speak: Inside a Women’s Prison in Communist Poland. A reception will follow Professor Muller’s talk. On Friday, November 16, participants will have the opportunity to offer an overview of their pre-circulated papers; members of the workshop will then offer comments, suggestions, etc. Registration for the workshop is free and lunch is provided for all participants. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer travel support or accommodations this year, however the program can recommend housing options upon request.

Please contact Anna Szawara ( if you are interested in attending the workshop. Indicate in your e-mail if you would like to circulate a paper for discussion (and a synopsis of no more than 300 words) or simply wish to attend as an audience member. The deadline for proposing a paper topic is October 1, 2018. Pre-circulated papers should be limited to 20 pages in length and must be submitted electronically by November 1, 2018. Papers will be made available on-line to all registered participants.