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, museum visit, other “passive” activities – 1 OZN
  • Online discussion, reading group, research group, seminar – 2 OZN
  • Completed online course organized by an institution of higher learning – 10 OZN

What events count?

– ASC online events (coming soon!)
– All Warsaw University online academic events
– All events suggested on OZN FB page (there will be plenty of those)
– All events YOU suggest and get approved by OZN Co-ordinator

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.

Students who need their OZN grade to graduate should send a pdf of the OZN card, a one file with notes from online events, and printscreen documentation to the OZN Coordinator with a copy to the Student Office.

News

The 21st edition of the “Polityka” Scientific Awards

April 8, 2021

Applications for the competition are now open. Five young researchers might win scholarship of 15.000 PLN in the fields of humanities, science, social sciences, life sciences and technical sciences.

News

Dr. Franciszek Lyra
(1932 – 2021)

April 6, 2021

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Dr. Franciszek Lyra, a longtime lecturer of the American Studies Center of the University of Warsaw.

Year 2020/2021

April 13: Ze wszystkich istot nadprzyrodzonych najszkodliwszy. Wilkołaki w słowiańskim folklorze

March 30, 2021

In this lecture, we will be looking at werewolves and their presence in Polish folklore. Katarzyna Bielicka will talk about the transformation process described by ethnographers, the effect of werewolves on pagan religions, and accidents when werewolves saved someone’s life.

Year 2020/2021

March 29: Customary Strangers: Double Mirroring of Otherness in Eastern-Western Vampire Narratives

March 29, 2021

The Vampire serves as a perfect embodiment of the Other of all sorts: racial, sexual, ethnic, gender and class. The main objective of this lecture is to provide a comparative description of Vampire Narratives as collective fantasies about the radical otherness.

American Studies Colloquium Series

April 15: The Heartland: Myth and History

March 28, 2021

The American heartland refers to a quintessentially all-American place: white, buffered, bunkered, isolationist, exceptionalist, and local. In this lecture, Kristin Hoganson will take the history of a seemingly local place in a seemingly local time to turn the myth of the American heartland inside out.