The conference, entitled ‘Solidarity: a retrospective’, has attracted a number of distinguished historians, from Poland, Britain and the United States, each of whom will analyse different aspects of the origins, achievements and legacy of this landmark movement in the history of modern Europe. Particularly noteworthy is the involvement of Professor Norman Davies, doyenne of English-speaking historians of Poland and author of (amongst other books) the global best-seller Europe: a history and God’s playground, the standard work on Polish history. Also speaking are Professor Mark Kramer of Harvard University (author of The Black Book of Communism) and Dr Jakub Basista, assistant head of the Institute of History of the Jagiellonian University and an expert in the modern political and social history of Poland.
Also speaking will be Dr Janina Lyons and Professor Professor Maciej Smolenski of the Irish-Polish Socuiety, who will discuss the support afforded to the Solidarity movement in the 1980s by the Polish community in Ireland, and by the Irish people, at that time.
In addition to these talks, there will also be a recital of songs from the Solidarity era by Cork’s own Polish choir, and a showing of Andrzej Wajda’s film Man of Iron, which chronicles the struggle to establish Solidarity and which won the Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1981.
This event is being organised by Gabriel Doherty of UCC’s School of History, with generous assistance from the Embassy of Poland, Dublin.
The proceedings will take place in UCC’s Boole IV lecture theatre.
There is no charge for attending the conference, which is open to the public, with a particular invitation extended to the Polish community in Ireland.
For further information please contact: Gabriel Doherty, University College Cork 021 4902783, firstname.lastname@example.org. The programme for the event can be found at http://www.ucc.ie/en/history/home/.
Symposium jointly organised by the School of History, University College Cork, and the Institute of History, Jagiellonian University, Krakow
Boole IV Lecture Theatre, University College Cork
Saturday 18th September 2010
NO ENTRANCE FEE – ALL WELCOME
‘The legacy of Solidarity’
Dr Jakub Basista, Jagiellonian University
‘The Solidarity movement, 1980-1989’
Professor Mark Kramer, Harvard University
Showing of Andrzej Wajda’s film Man of Iron
Recital of songs associated with the Solidarity era
‘The historical roots of Solidarity’
Professor Norman Davies, London University
Symposium organised with generous assistance from the Embassy of Poland, Dublin. For further information please contact Gabriel Doherty, School of History, University College Cork, 021 4902783, email email@example.com.
Sympozjum zorganizowane przez School of History, University College Cork, wspólnie z Instytutem Historii Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Kraków.
Sala Wykładowa Boole IV, University College Cork
Sobota 18 Września 2010
WSTĘP WOLNY – ZAPRASZAMY
Dr Jakub Basista, Uniwersytet Jagielloński
Przerwa na kawę
‘Ruch Solidarności, 1980-1989’
Profesor Mark Kramer, Harvard University
Projekcja filmu Andrzeja Wajdy Człowiek z Żelaza
Recital pieśni ery Solidarności
Przerwa na kawę
‘Historyczne Korzenie Solidarności’
Profesor Norman Davies, London University
Sympozjum zorganizowano przy finansowym wsparciu Ambasady Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej w Dublinie. W celu uzyskania dodatkowych informacji prosimy o kontakt z Gabrielem Doherty, School of History, University College Cork, 021 4902783, email firstname.lastname@example.org.