Year 2019/2020

January 23, 2020 at 5pm; Renewable energy sources as socio-technical project

January 10, 2020

During the lecture, doctor Aleksandra Lis will present social aspects of energy production in Poland and Argentina, as well as the meaning of electric energy for different actors – communities, nations and companies.

Year 2019/2020

January 17, 2020 at 10am; Star Trek seminar

January 7, 2020

The seminar consists of prior viewing of the two episodes of Star Trek and the following discussion led by our guest lecturer – Stefan Rabitsch from University of Graz. Read more, sign up and participate!

Year 2019/2020

January 16-17, 2020; Film and TV Criticism Methodology Workshops

January 6, 2020

During each session Kaja Klimek, who is an educator, translator, and film and culture critic, will present key trends and perspectives in current film and tv criticism in various media, including traditional and new media.

poster by Magdalena Krzemińśka

Year 2019/2020

January 16, 2020 at 4pm; “I Like Big Hats and I Cannot Lie”: Petasus Americanus or a Cultural History of Cowboy Hats

January 6, 2020

Stefan Rabitsch will argue during the lecture that cowboy hats do matter. Unlike other headwear, western hats—*petasus americanus*—have retained their potency and recognizability as a wearable signifiers of Americanness.

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American Studies Colloquium Series

January 14, 2020 at 4pm; Food: A Systemic Approach

December 27, 2019

Knowing where our food comes from is important to us as consumers and as citizens, allowing us to make more careful choices. During the lecture, Fabio Parasecoli will explore different conceptualizations of the global food system, together with the structures, flows, and stakeholders that compose it.

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Christmas with the Psychological Counselling Centre

December 19, 2019

Psychologists from the UW Psychological Counselling Centre (CPP) will be available for UW students and employees also around Christmas time. Watch a video with Dr. Szymon Chrząstowski encouraging those who do not feel comfortable in this period or face some difficult situations, to come for short conversations.

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UW as a research university – an excellence initiative

December 19, 2019

The Ministry of Science and Higher Education awarded UW in the first competition in the framework of the “Excellence initiative – research university” programme. Out of 20 applications submitted in response to the call, the Ministry has selected 10 HEIs.

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4EU+ information meeting

December 19, 2019

On 5th December, the University of Warsaw organised a 4EU+ information meeting for its entire academic community.

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The Polish Word of the Year – poll

December 19, 2019

Until 31st December, one can vote for a word or expression which, in their opinion, has great resonance for the year 2019. Słowo Roku 2019 (Word of the Year 2019) will be announced at the beginning of January by the UW linguists who organise the event.

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UW congratulates Olga Tokarczuk

December 9, 2019

On 9th and 10th December, at the University of Warsaw, there will be an action called “UW congratulates Olga Tokarczuk”. Members of the UW academic community will have an opportunity to congratulate Nobel Prize laureate. The author of “The Books of Jacob” (Księgi Jakubowe) or “Flights” (Bieguni) graduated from the UW Faculty of Psychology.

Year 2019/2020

December 19, 2019 at 4pm; “Explaining Economic Backwardness. Post-1945 Polish Historians on Eastern Europe”

December 7, 2019

Anna Sosnowska provides an insightful interpretation of how local and generational experience shaped the notions of post-1945 Polish historians about Eastern European backwardness, and how their debate influenced Western historical sociology, social theories of development and dependency in peripheral areas, and the image of Eastern Europe in Western, Marxist-inspired social science.

American Studies Colloquium Series

December 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm; “No law, no person, no governing body dictating your behawior. AHS: Cult, The Purge, and the End of Subtlety in the Age of Trump”

December 2, 2019

Michael Fuchs, University of Graz: In his book New Television (2017), Martin Shuster suggests that contemporary American television depicts a “world […] emptied of normative authority” (6). According to Shuster […]

American Studies Colloquium Series

December 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm; “The Future of American Media and the Crisis of the Public Sphere”

November 29, 2019

Curd Knüpfer, Freie Universität, Berlin: Digitalization and increased networkability of information sources have resulted in profound shifts in how news and political information reaches the American public […]

Year 2019/2020

December 5-7, 2019; “The Senses of Science Fiction: Visions, Sounds, Spaces”

November 29, 2019

For most of its history, or at least since the late 19th century, the core conversations of science fiction (SF) have not been kind to the senses. For different reasons in different decades, the creative communities and the critical circles have focused on the genre’s status as the supreme expression […]

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Spotkanie informacyjne 4EU+

November 27, 2019

5 grudnia w godz. od 9.00 do 11.30 w dawnej Bibliotece Uniwersyteckiej odbędzie się spotkanie informacyjne dotyczące działań zaplanowanych dla Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego w ramach Sojuszu 4EU+ oraz projektu „Uniwersytety Europejskie”. Mogą wziąć w nim udział wszyscy członkowie społeczności UW.

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Dr hab. Sylwia Kuźma-Markowska awarded OPUS research project

November 25, 2019

We are excited to announce a new research project to be conducted at the American Studies Center! Dr hab. Sylwia Kuźma-Markowska’s project entitled “Polish Immigrant and Second-Generation Women in the United States: Private and Intimate Lives (1890-1940)” will be funded by the National Science Center in the OPUS 17 scheme.

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