Internal events

September 26-28, 2022

kick-off meeting in-person (internal events, read more)

December 7, 2022

seminar Realities of Things in the Post-conflict Space: The Role of Objects in the Creation the Imagined Worlds of Wrocław and Szczecin with Anna Kurpiel (Centrum Studiów Niemieckich i Europejskich im. W. Brandta, Uniwersytet Wrocławski) and Katarzyna Maniak (Uniwersytet Jagielloński)

April 4, 2023

seminar Lubusz Wine as a cultural, social, and material object with Ewa Kopczyńska (Jagiellonian University); read more here

April 30 – May 3, 2023
second meeting in-person in Liberec, details here

May 25, 2023

seminar Josef Scheybal, hlavní osobnost záchrany movitých památek z konfiskovaných německých domácnosti with Kristina Uhlíková (Institute of Art History, Czech Academy of Sciences); more information here

Public lectures, speeches and interviews

Karolina Ćwiek-Rogalska, debate Przedmioty jako wehikuły czasu, Literacki Sopot, details here.

Karolina Ćwiek-Rogalska, lecture Sympathy for the Unfamiliar Ghosts. Why did Polish Settlers Care for Tombs of Ancestors of Expelled Germans? (University of Regensburg), details here.

Karolina Ćwiek-Rogalska, Cultural Memory seminar series at the Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities at Coventry University; lecture Ghosts as Material Traces: A Spectral Perspective on Displacement and Resettlement in Slavic Central Europe; more information you can find here

Karolina Ćwiek-Rogalska, How Polish Migrants Reshaped Their Memories of Things Left Behind in the Recovered Territories: A Study of Spectral Transformation (workshop Narratives of Migration, University of Oxford); more you can read here

Karolina Ćwiek-Rogalska, “Cała, pełna, dobrze oczyszczona”. Czy z cegieł z “Ziem Odzyskanych” odbudowywano Warszawę?, lecture at Muzeum Warszawy (details here and here), Muzeum Warszawy; recording you can see here

Karolina Ćwiek-Rogalska, Sympathy for the Unfamiliar Ghosts. Why did Polish Settlers Care for Tombs of Ancestors of Expelled Germans?, seminar Material culture and monuments of Post-Socialism [details you can find here (including the recording) and here; you can read our note about it here]

Karolina Ćwiek-Rogalska, Kto i jak zasiedlał “Ziemie Odzyskane” (podcast episode of Radio Naukowe, in Polish, recording here)

Karolina Ćwiek-Rogalska, Widmontologia. Co skrywają dawne przedmioty i co znaczą dla nas dziś (interview by Agnieszka Krzemińska, Polityka)

Karolina Ćwiek-Rogalska, Kości i patery na ciasto. Jak radzono sobie z niemieckimi duchami “Ziem Odzyskanych”? You can watch the recording here (link to the Youtube).

Karolina Ćwiek-Rogalska, Pruskie mury i polscy osadnicy (interview by Aneta Zawadzka, Forum Akademickie

Karina Hoření, discussant on David Kovařík’s Perished Settlements in Moravia and Silesia: A Contribution to the Transformation of the Cultural and Settlement Landscape in the years 1945-1989 (The Institute of Contemporary History in Prague). You can listen the recording here, on Spotify.

Karolina Ćwiek-Rogalska, How to decolonize ghosts? Hauntology of post-displacement regions of Slavic Central Europe (the Center for Research and Practice in Cultural Continuity at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales”); more you can find here


October 13, 2022

Karolina Ćwiek-Rogalska, Memory-making and vampire hunting. Memorial strategies in Polish Recovered Territories after 1945 (conference Memory, Migration and Populism: Central and Eastern Europe’s post-imperial historical legacy and heritage, Institute of Ethnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences)

October 21, 2022

Karolina Ćwiek-Rogalska, Domy, kości i patery na ciasto. Nadawanie nowych znaczeń rzeczom zastanym na Pomorzu Środkowym (conference IV Zjazd Niemcoznawców, University of Wrocław); more information you can find here (including link to recording in Polish)

February 9-10, 2023

Karina Hoření and Michal Korhel, Rozhovory s novousadlíkmi ako spôsob hľadania nemeckých „duchov“ v povojnovom Československu a Poľsku (conference Divided, Yet Together: Borders in Oral History Perspective, Filozofická fakulta Univerzity Komenského v Bratislave)

June 1-3, 2023, Karolina Ćwiek-Rogalska, Sleeping German Soldier or a Virgin Mary? Recycling of the German Great War Memorials in Post-Displacement Slavic Central Europe (conference Commemoration and Heritage: First World War Memorials and Cemeteries, Kraków); details you can find here

June 5-6, 2023, Karolina Ćwiek-Rogalska, Coming Back Home? Narratives on the ‘Recovery’ in Post-Displacement Poland (UCL SSEES Polish Migration Conference, details regarding registration here)

June 7-8, 2023, Karina Hoření, Ethnography of Things Left Behind. Unsettling Memories of Postwar Displacement in a Small Town in Czech Borderlands (16th Congress of International Society for Ethnology and Folklore); more information you can find here

June 7-8, 2023, Karina Hoření, Michal Korhel, Karolina Ćwiek-Rogalska, poster Spaces That Unsettle. Visuality of Haunted Lanscapes in the Ethnographic Research in Post-Displacement Regions of Poland, Czechia and Slovakia (16th Congress of International Society for Ethnology and Folklore); more about poster you can find here