Due to the public health requirements to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Library’s operations and services have been modified. Students are not allowed to use the regular library facilities. Books can be checked out in room 315 (which is the library’s hall) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm, with the exception of Tuesdays when the check-out counter will be open between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Please remember to place an order by sending us an email (biblioteka.osa@uw.edu.pl) or by calling us (22 55 333 30).

While the regular reading room will be closed, students will be able to use room 311, our makeshift reading room, during the Library’s opening hours.

80% of the Library’s collections can be searched through the Main Library’s catalogue (https://chamo.buw.uw.edu.pl). The entire ASC Library collection can be searched only on-site.

In these difficult times, we want to provide the best services possible to our readers. We encourage all ASC students to contact us with all their questions, doubts, and suggestions!

American Studies Colloquium Series

January 21, 2021 at 4:45pm, Online; Refugees and Racial Capitalism: What “Integration” in the US Labor Market Means?

January 20, 2021

This talk by Elizabeth Cullen Dunn focuses on the situation of refugees during the COVID-19 epidemic, by discussing the example of the American meatpacking industry, which relies heavily on refugees resettled by the US Department of State.

Year 2020/2021

January 25, 2021 at 5:00 p.m., Online; Weird Space Junkies: Speculations on the Psychedelic

January 20, 2021

In this lecture, Jędrzej Burszta proposes to examine the cultural history of psychedelic science fiction in the United States, focusing on the legacy of the 1960s New Wave movement.

American Studies Colloquium Series

January 28, 2021 at 4:45pm, Online; Cyberfeminism, an Orthodox Version in North America: Social Media as a Counterpublic Transformative Space of Religiosity

January 19, 2021

Our next guest, Jessica Roda from Georgetown University will give a talk on the usage of social media by ultra-Orthodox women, as a tool for the development of cyberfeminism(s) in the transformative counterpublic space reinforcing religious norms and authority.

Year 2020/2021

January 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m., Online; The Ur-Savage: The Anthropological Horror of Green Inferno and Bone Tomahawk

January 18, 2021

This lecture aims to elaborate on the problem of presenting indigenous people as a threat in current horror cinema, and to analyze it through the lenses of growing racist and far-right ideologies in the USA.


Festival “Imagining the Future” – call for proposals

January 14, 2021

Students and the university staff of the University of Warsaw are invited to take part in Festival “Imagining the Future” at the Sorbonne University, which focuses on issues of coexistence of humans and the environment.