University of Rochester

EVENT: Luncheon seminar on contemporary Poland with Professors Celia Applegate and Lynn Gordon

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: Noon Monday, Oct. 20, in the Gamble Room of Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the University community; lunch reservations can be made by calling x5-9898

October 9, 2003

University of Rochester history professors Celia Applegate and Lynn Gordon will discuss contemporary Polish issues during a luncheon seminar sponsored by the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies at noon Monday, Oct. 20, in the Gamble Room of Rush Rhees Library. The event is free and open to the University community.

Through a cooperative agreement between the University of Rochester and Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Applegate and Gordon traveled to Poland last May and June with the support of the Skalny Center. They lectured in the Department of American Studies at Jagiellonian and researched material for future projects.

At lunch, they will discuss such topics as Poland's vote on joining the European Union, the place of American studies and women's studies in one Polish university, and the tensions between tourism, collective memory, and historical identity within Poland. Applegate and Gordon are associate professors in the Department of History, and Gordon also is associate professor at the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development.

Luncheon seminars are part of the Skalny Center's continuing Skalny Lecture and Artist Series, which offers lectures, films, musical performances, and other presentations about Poland and Central Europe. For lunch reservations, contact the center at x5-9898.