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Start: 10/26/2012 09:00
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Symposium: Catholic Activism behind the Iron Curtain


Brian Porter-Szucs (Professor of History, U. of Michigan)

John Connelly (Professor of History, U. of California, Berkeley)

Ambassador Maciej Kozłowski (Lecturer, Jagiellonian University)

Piotr Kosicki (ACLS Faculty Fellow and Lecturer, U. of Virginia)

Friday, October 26, 2012

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Garrett Hall Commons

The symposium will focus on religious activism in Communist-era Poland, including theological responses to Stalinism and de-Stalinization; contacts with religious organizations in the West; the transformation of Catholic-Jewish relations; and the involvement of laity in politics, press, and labor activism. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.  Open to faculty, students, and the public.

The symposium will be accompanied by a two-week public exhibition in Nau Hall on Jerzy Turowicz, editor of the Polish Catholic journal Tygodnik Powszechny, which was the only independent Catholic periodical to publish continuously behind the Iron Curtain.

Organized by CREEES and sponsored by the UVa Polish Lecture Series, which was generously endowed by the Rosenstiel Foundation in consultation with The American Institute of Polish Culture.  Co-sponsors include the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures; the St. Anselm Institute for Catholic Thought; the Virginia Center for the Study of Religion; the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures; and the Corcoran Department of History.

For further information, please see the attachment below or contact Mr. Zachary Hoffman (zah3pn [at] virginia [dot] edu).

Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904

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