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Research group “New approaches to the Solidarity movement” is convened by Mateusz Fałkowski (Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, mateusz.falkowski@gmail.com) and Paweł Sowiński (Institute of Political Studies, PAS, sowinski@isppan.waw.pl)

ISP PAN, ul. Polna 18-20, 00-625 Warszawa, Poland

 

Working Papers

We publish Working Papers on the Solidarity Movement which are available on our website (https://solidarnosc.collegium.edu.pl/?page_id=22). We invite papers also in English!

 

Workshop

Primary goal of our workshop is to develop “works in progress” on the Solidarity movement, opposition in communist Poland and processes that contributed to the dynamics of this movement. If you would like to submit a paper, feel free to propose one (mateusz.falkowski@gmail.com). We want to animate a lively and constructive workshop to discuss and criticize each others’ work. The papers are posted beforehand and should not exceed 30 pages, but can be in any stage of roughness or completion, depending on what is most helpful to the Author.

 

Schedule of Speakers

 

19.03.2015
IVAN KRASTEV (Sofia / Vienna), Democracy Disrupted. The Politics of Global Protest
16.03.2015

WORKSHOP “New Approaches to the Solidarity Movement”

11.02.2015
JAN C. BEHRENDS (Potsdam), Continuities of violence? Afghanistan, Chechnya and Donbas in historical perspective
12.01.2015
INKA SŁODKOWSKA (Warszawa), Polish society in 1989: stagnation or mobilization?
Discussant: PAWEŁ KUCZYŃSKI

 

 

1.12.2014

MIKOŁAJ PAWLAK (WARSZAWA), Did the Solidarity movement fill the “sociological vacuum” up?

Discussant: MIKOŁAJ CZEŚNIK

 

17.11.2014

GABOR DANYI (Budapest), Dissemination models, strategies and identities of early Hungarian samizdat

Discussant: JAN OLASZEK

 

07.11.2014

PADRAIC KENNEY (Indiana University, Bloomington), Who Controls The Square? Occupied Spaces and Democratic Transformation

 

05.11.2014

MICHAEL BERNHARD (University of Florida), The Origins of Democratization in Poland

 

23.06.2014

NATALIA JARSKA & JAN OLASZEK (Warszawa), Women in the Solidarity 1980-1989

Discussants: DOBROCHNA KAŁWA & MARCIN ZAREMBA

 

16.06.2014

DAVID OST (Hobart and William Smith Colleges), Solidarity and the Politics of Anti-Politics

 

05.06.2014

JAN KUBIK (Rutgers), Solidarity’s Afterlife: Amidst Forgetting and Bickering

 

26.05.2014

MATEUSZ FAŁKOWSKI (Warszawa), Underground publishing market as a form of prefigurative politics

Discussant: ADAM MIELCZAREK

 

15.05.2014

PADRAIC KENNEY (Indiana University, Bloomington), Political prisoners

 

12.05.2014

JAN OLASZEK (Warszawa), Between university and factory. Underground networks of “Wola” and “MKK”

Discussant: ANDRZEJ FRISZKE

 

7.04.2014

MAREK WIERZBICKI (Lublin), Theory of youth political opposition

Discussant: JERZY EISLER

 

24.03.2014

ROBERT BRIER (Deutsches Historisches Institut), A Contested Icon: Poland’s Solidarity and International Human Rights Culture

Discussants: MARCIN FRYBES and PATRYK PLESKOT

 

03.03.2014

GRZEGORZ WOŁK (Warszawa), Regional leaders of the Solidarity. A collective portrait

Discussant: PIOTR OSĘKA

 

10.02.2014

ANNA MACHCEWICZ, The government’s policy towards the strikes in the Tri-city in August 1980

Discussant: ANDRZEJ FRISZKE

 

27.01.2014

PIOTR WCIŚLIK (CEU, Budapest), Networked Democracy? Contours of Political Thought of the Independent Publishing Movement in Poland after Martial Law

Discussant: PAWEŁ SOWIŃSKI

 

13.01.2014

PAWEŁ SOWIŃSKI (Warszawa),  Biographical consequences of social movement: the case of brothers Andrzej and Janusz Górski

Discussant: MATEUSZ FAŁKOWSKI

 

16.12.2013

PAWEŁ ZAŁĘSKI (Warszawa), Self-governing Republic in the thought of the Solidarity movement in Poland: Why Solidarity was not a civil society

Discussant: JAROSŁAW KUISZ

 

22.11.2013

GERALD BEYER (Villanova), Recovering Solidarity. Lessons from Poland’s unfinished revolution

 

18.11.2013

ELŻBIETA MATYNIA (New School), Social movements and performative democracy

 

17.10.2013

GRZEGORZ EKIERT (Harvard), Social movements, protests, democratization

 

10.06.2013

MATEUSZ FAŁKOWSKI (Warszawa), Social movement at the cemetery. The “Katyń Hollow” and symbolic mobilization

 

20.05.2013

AGNIESZKA KOLASA-NOWAK (Lublin), The Solidarity movement and systemic transformation in Poland from the perspective of historical sociology

Discussant: ARKADIUSZ PEISERT

 

06.05.2013

MICHAŁ ŁUCZEWSKI (Warszawa) / MICHAŁ SOKULSKI (Szczecin). “Three traditions in Polish patriotism” after three decades.

Discussants: DARIUSZ GAWIN and ANDRZEJ WALICKI

 

22.04.2013

WŁODZIMIERZ BOLECKI (Warszawa). The Solidarity Movement and the Humanities in Poland: the case of the Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy of Sciences.

 

18.03.2013

ŁUKASZ KAMIŃSKI (Warszawa). How to write a synthesis of Solidarity movement?

Discussant: ANTONI DUDEK

 

04.03.2013

ADAM MIELCZAREK (Warszawa). Clash of interpretations. The Eighties of XXth century and collapse of communism in awareness of Poles

Discussant: ANDRZEJ SZPOCIŃSKI

 

21.01.2013

SILKE PLATE (Bremen). Solidarity underground mail stamps of the 1980s: their role and iconography.

Discussant: PAWEŁ SOWIŃSKI

 

7.01.2013

MARCIN ZAREMBA (Warszawa). How the “Winter of the Century” Warmed up Poles: The Climate as a Contributing Factor to the Rise of Solidarity

Discussant: ANTONI SUŁEK

 

17.12.2012

SŁAWOMIR MAGALA (Rotterdam), Class struggle in classless Poland

 

03.12.2012

MARCIN FRYBES (Los Angeles), Western societies and Solidarity revolution

Discussant: GEORGES MINK

 

05.11.2012

ANDRZEJ FRISZKE (Warszawa), Solidarity Revolution 1980-81

Discussant: ANDRZEJ PACZKOWSKI

 

22.10.2012

KRZYSZTOF MAZUR (Kraków), Solidarity doesn’t fit. How we rejected the political project of Solidarność.

Discussant: ADAM MIELCZAREK

 

8.10.2012

JERZY DRYGALSKI, JACEK KWAŚNIEWSKI (Warszawa), Solidarity and communist regime. Dynamics of conflict 1980-81

Discussant: MARCIN ZAREMBA

 

18.06.2012

PIOTR OSĘKA (Warszawa), Solidarity elites: Prosopography of National Commission of NSZZ Solidarność

 

14.05.2012

MATEUSZ FAŁKOWSKI (Erfurt), Resource mobilization in repressive environement. The case of „second circulation” publishing movement in Poland

 

11.04.2012

MARCIN KULA (Warszawa), Toward what synthesis of “Solidarity” history?

 

19.03.2012

PAWEŁ SOWIŃSKI (Warszawa), Publishing underground of the 1980s and the reading culture in communist Poland: Could books cause damage to authorities?

 

20.02.2012 

JAROSŁAW KUISZ (Warszawa), „Playing the law”: Polish Dissidents and their strategies towards the law in the second half of the 1970s

 

9.01.2012

ADAM MIELCZAREK (Warszawa), Solidarity movement in light of social movement theories