Writing the History of Poland in the Communist Era, A Roundtable Discussion  Add To Calendar

  • Date(s): Wednesday, 9/18 6:30 PM to Wednesday, 9/18 8:00 PM
  • Campus Address: Chopin Theatre, 1543 West Division Street, Chicago

At this roundtable, three historians of Poland will discuss the writing of history in Poland before and after 1989.  How was Polish history able to survive the Communist era?  What was the relationship between work in Poland and in countries outside the Bloc?  How did scholars both inside and outside Poland cope with the restrictions imposed by the Communist regime? And how does our understanding of research conditions in the People’s Republic affect the ways we represent the Communist era today?