When: Tuesday, August 17th at 7:00PM
Where: On Zoom. Contact the Chicopee Public Library to register at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413-594-1800
Email us at email@example.com to register for this event and get your Zoom invitation. Historian Dr. Patrice Dabrowski will speak about the history of Poland. Dr. Dabrowski is the author of “Poland: The First Thousand Years” At the conclusion of this talk, there will be time for questions.
Poland: The First Thousand Years
Since its beginnings, Poland has been a moving target, geographically as well as demographically, and the very definition of who is a Pole has been in flux. In this lecture, historian Patrice M. Dabrowski will demystify this complicated yet fascinating thousand-year history of a country located in the heart of Europe. Topics to be covered include the emergence of the state in medieval times, its several centuries as the largest country in Europe, its disappearance from the map for over a century, its rebirth and twentieth-century trials and tribulations, and its contentious present.
About the speaker:
Patrice M. Dabrowski is a historian with degrees from Harvard University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She has taught and/or worked at Harvard, Brown, the University of Vienna, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dr. Dabrowski is currently an Associate of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, a member of the Board of Directors of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (PIASA), and editor of H-Poland. She is the author of three books: Poland: The First Thousand Years (2014; paperback 2016), Commemorations and the Shaping of Modern Poland (2004), and The Carpathians: Discovering the Highlands of Poland and Ukraine (forthcoming, fall 2021). In 2014 she was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.
This program is funded by an IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) CARES Act Grant to virtual programming for distance learning and distributed to the Library through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.