Leading scholars from Poland, Germany, the USA, and the United Kingdom will make presentations about the events that took place in Germany-occupied Poland 80 years ago. To give you a foretaste of what’s coming: Prof. Norman Domeier from Germany will talk about the collaboration between Associated Press and Nazi Germany, Professor Marek Kornat will explain the geopolitics behind the Ribbentrop-Molotow Pacts, and Professor Sean McMeekin will present information regarding the betrayal of Poland to Stalin by the US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Professor Bogdan Musiał will talk about the system of German repressions imposed on ethnic Poles for rescuing Jews. No less prominent is the name of Professor Danusha Goska who is an expert on discrimination of Polish people in the American pop-culture. Under the motto “Bieganski the Brute Polak Stereotype” Goska will present anti-Polish stereotypes depicting Poles in an animalistic way: physically strong, stupid, and dirty. Prof. Peter Paprzycki presentation will focus on the applications of the Rasch measurement models in the study of public perceptions and how these models could be specifically utilized in the study of public external perceptions of the role of Poland in World War Two.
If you would like to participate in future conferences organized by iPoland or have any suggestions regarding the scope and selection of the conference topics, please let us know. In the future we plan to expand the scope of conferences on Poland and would be grateful for input from people interested in a stregthening of Poland’s international position. Please submit your proposals via the form below; be as specific as possible.