OZN is going online until regular operations are resumed! Please keep a record of all the online talks, museum visits, discussions, and courses you attend online, so we can allocate OZN points for those.

  • Online lecture organized by the ASC – 2 OZN
  • Online lecture/talk organized by another institution – 1 OZN
  • Online seminar/workshop (includes readings and assignments) – 1 OZN per hour (consultation with OZN coordinator required)
  • Online museum visit, other “passive” activities – 1 OZN
  • Completed online course organized by an institution of higher learning – 10 OZN

What events count?

  • ASC online events
  • All Warsaw University online academic events
  • All events suggested on OZN FB page
  • All events YOU suggest and get approved by OZN Coordinator

What is the basis for getting points?

You need to keep a detailed record of all the online events.

Please keep a record:

  1. Enter each event in your OZN card, include the date, title, speaker, and the name of the website/institution organizing the event.
  2. Keep a PRINTSCREEN record of all the online talks, museum visits, discussions, and courses you attend online.
  3. In a single file collect notes from each event attended (they can be very brief depending on the topic and form).

Until instruction returns to the ASC building or you’ll need your OZN grade (whichever comes first), you do not need to validate each online event.

Getting your OZN Grade

Collected all the OZN points required by your program of studies? To get your grade you need to submit the following documents to the OZN Coordinator (m.usiekniewicz@uw.edu.pl) with a cc to the Student Office:

  • Scan of completed OZN card listing all online and irl events you have attended
  • One file with notes/scans of notes and print screens confirming your attendance
  • Optional: any certifications for courses attended, volunteer work completed, etc.

Please make sure to include the number of points collected into the body of your email to the Coordinator and the Student Office.

Make sure you label the attachments in an obvious way. Only send complete submissions in a single email. Ensure that you received a confirmation of points from the Coordinator.

We have extended the OZN form submission deadlines:

  • if you plan to defend in July, sumbit the form by June 23, 2021;
  • if you plan to defend in September, submit the form by September 10, 2021.

Year 2023/2024

December 1: Screening & Discussion with Co-directors of ‘CURED’ documentary

November 30, 2023

The American Studies Center and the U.S. Embassy Warsaw invite you to a special private screening of the award-winning documentary CURED, which highlights a pivotal but little-known moment in LGBTQ history when activists and psychiatrists rose up to challenge a formidable institution — and won!


Changes in Dr. Gajda-Łaszewska’s office hours schedule

November 30, 2023

Dr. Gajda-Łaszewska’s office hours will be cancelled on Thursday, December 7, 2023.

American Studies Colloquium Series

November 30: Conceptual Writing in Extremis: Sonic A(na)rchives in 21st-century North American Poetry

November 30, 2023

The lecture focuses on current developments in North American conceptual writing as a poetic mode invested in archival research. The common denominator of the archives that the poets selected for this study foreground are the forms of present-day extremity.

American Studies Colloquium Series

November 16: New Forms/Known Rivers

November 16, 2023

When #BlackLivesMatter emerged in 2013, it animated the most consequential Black-led mobilization since the civil rights and Black power era. Today, the hashtag turned rallying cry is but one expression of a radical reorientation toward Black politics, protest, and political thought.

Year 2023/2024

November 9: Scared Sick: Medicine and the Gothic Tradition

November 9, 2023

Join Weird Research Group for the second meeting of Weird Medicine Series! This talk will be grounded in the foundational Romantic period and will explain ways in which Gothic works reflected some of the most controversial medical pursuits, playing out their possibilities and dangers.