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Reflections On Polish And
Polish American History

The Piast Institute will offer a lecture/discussion series on themes in the Polish and Polish American history. These programs will explore from new and unconventional perspectives familiar themes that will give the audience new insights into the rich and complex story of Poland and the Polish diaspora. Four lectures will be given by Dr. Thaddeus Radzilowski, President of the Piast Institute and a scholar who has written and lectured on the history of Poland, Russia and East Central Europe and immigration and settlement in North America by Poles and other groups.  One of the programs will feature Dr. Paul Radzilowski, Associate Professor of History at Madonna University.  He is a specialist on the history of Late Medieval and Early Modern Poland.

The Lectures/Discussions will be held at the Piast Institute on Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.

Reflections on Polish and Polish American History
Lecture I – When and where is Poland? Who is Polish and When? (10-12-2017)
Lecture II – Detroit Polonia: The Forgotten History (10-19-2017)
Lecture III – Polish and other Immigrants and the Making of Americans (11-2-2017)
Lecture IV – Themes & Conflicts in Modern Polish-Jewish Relations (11-9-2017)
Lecture V – Field Trip Cultural Experience TBA (11-30-2017)
Lecture VI – The Baroque: The Start of Modern Polish Music (12-7-2017)

There will be a charge of $100 for the five-part series.  The full cost of the series is $500. We have a donation from an anonymous donor who will cover 80% of the tuition.  Seating is limited. Registration deadline is October 9, 2017.  For more information call 313-733-4535 or email Virginia Skrzyniarz at  The Piast Institute is located at 11633 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck, MI 48212.