The Copernicus Program in Polish Studies has organized a stimulating series of events for witner 2019, including two lectures related to the exhibit “100 Years of Polish Independence: Zakopane 1918.” The exhibit is a collection of photographs from the archives of the Tatra Museum in Zakopane, Poland. It tells the unique story of the short-lived Republic of Zakopane, which was established in the concluding weeks of the First World War.

These events fall under the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia winter programming theme, "Europe, Old and New." As 2018 marks the centennial of the end of the First World War, the collapse of empires, and the redrawing of Europe’s map, the series Europe, Old and New will explore those themes and critically examine where we are now, at a time of democratic crisis and rising populism throughout Europe.

See below for the full schedule or visit our Event Calendar for details.

Thu, Jan 24, 7:15-9:15 PM
CPPS Film and Discussion.
The Return. Adam Zucker, director (83 min., 2014). Followed by a discussion with the director and Geneviève Zubrzycki, CPPS director. Sponsors: CPPS, FCJS, Hillel’s SHARE Program. 1040 Dana Building, 440 Church St.

Mon, Feb 4, 5:30-7 PM
CPPS Lecture and Exhibit Opening.
“100 Years of Polish Independence: Zakopane 1918.” Maciej Krupa, journalist and mountain guide. Sponsors: CPPS, Adam Mickiewicz Institute. 555 Weiser Hall and International Institute Gallery.

Feb 4-Mar 29, 8 AM-5 PM
Exhibit.
“100 Years of Polish Independence: Zakopane 1918.” Historic photos from the Tatra Museum in Zakopane, Poland. Sponsors: Adam Mickiewicz Institute, CPPS, the Tatra Museum. International Institute Gallery, 547 Weiser Hall.

Wed, Feb 6, 12-1:20 PM
CREES Noon Lecture.
“The Polish Athens: Zakopane as a Center of Polish Culture.” Maciej Krupa, journalist and mountain guide. Sponsors: CREES, CPPS, Adam Mickiewicz Institute. 555 Weiser Hall.

Sun, Feb 24, 4:30 PM
Concert. Karol Szymanowski Masterworks for Violin and Piano. Blanka Bednarz, violin; Matthew Bengtson, assistant professor of music, U-M, piano. Sponsors: CPPS; School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits Dr.

Fri, Mar 15-Sat, Mar 16, 9 AM-5 PM
Conference.
“CLIFF 2019: Cartographies of Silence, 23rd Annual Comparative Literature Intra-student Faculty Forum.” Keynote: Irena Klepfisz, associate professor of Jewish women’s studies, Barnard College. Sponsors: Department of Comparative Literature, CPPS. Rackham, 915 E. Washington.

Tue, Apr 2, 4-5:30 PM
CPPS/Frankel Lecture. “Space and Spirit, or How to Make a Historical Atlas of Hasidism.” Marcin Wodziński, professor of Jewish history and literature, University of Wrocław. Sponsors: CPPS, FCJS. 1010 Weiser Hall.