Events

UPCOMING

Talk (Prague/online): Displaced Persons in the Early Cold War

28 May 2024, Modern Jewish History Seminar

Presentation (Tokyo): Refugee Women and the Holy See

7-10 August 2024: IFRWH Conference

Presentation (Lund, Sweden): Priests, Church Dignitaries, and Displaced Persons. The Role of Catholic Networks of Aid in Managing Post-World War II Displacement

10-11 September 2024, Conference "Overcoming post-1945 displacement and Cold War resettlement: Individual and collective strategies by Central and East European actors in the West"

Presentation (Boston): Knocking on the Vatican’s Gates: Displaced Persons and the Holy See in the Early Cold War (Panel "Cultural Histories of Displaced Persons between World War II and the Cold War”)

21-24 November 2024, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) Annual Convention (in-person)

PAST 

Presentation (Paris): Displaced Persons and the Vatican: Religious Networks of Belonging and Writing Transnational History of Post-World War II Refugee Crisis

26 March 2024, the Musée National de l'Histoire de l'Immigration (MHNI)

Presentation (Cambridge, UK): East European Refugees in the Vatican’s Anti-Communist Agenda in the early Cold War

5-7 April 2024, BASEES Annual Conference

Presentation (Warsaw): Knocking on the Vatican’s Gates. Refugee Writing to the Holy See, 1944-1958

11-12 April 2024, Project Workshop "The Global Pontificate of Pius XII, German Historical Institute in Warsaw. See full programme here.

Presentation (Vienna): Refugees and the Holy See in the Early Cold War 

15-16 April 2024, Conference "Negotiating Global Migrations, 1944-1959." See full programme here.

Virtual Book Launch Handbook on Humanitarianism and Inequality, edited by Silke Roth, Tobias Denskus, and Bandama Purkayastha (Edward Elgar, 2024) with my chapter "Archives and Historical Perspectives in Researching Humanitarianism"

26 April 2024, via zoom

Virtual Book Launch: 'Relief and Rehabilitation for a Postwar World. Humanitarian Intervention and the UNRRA'

7 February 2024, Join online.


Book Launch (Vienna): Kingdom of Barracks 

15 November 2023, 6.30 pm, reception to follow

Contemporary History Library, University of Vienna, Spitalgasse 2-4, Door 1.12

Watch the recording here.

See more info here.

Presentation (Helsinki): Knocking on the Vatican’s Gates. East European Refugees and the Holy See in the Early Cold War 

27 October 2023, in person, Aleksanteri Conference "Decolonizing Space in the Global East", University of Helsinki, Finland. See programme here.


International Conference (Vienna): Remaking the World in the Shadow of the Cold War. Migrants, Workers, Soldiers, Spies in Post-1945 Reconstruction [organizer]

1-2 June 2023, Central European University


Presentation (Rome): Refugees and the Vatican in the Early Cold War, 1945–1958

Conference Overcoming the War. The Catholic Church in Post-War Reconstruction, see programme here

3-4 April 2023, German Historical Institute in Rome


Conference (Vienna): Documenting Refugees from Eastern Europe

30 March 2023, Polnische Akademie der Wissenschaften|Wien


Public Lecture (Vienna): Displaced Persons and the Vatican. A Cold War History

21 November 2022, Central European University


Invited Talk (Vienna): Telling History of Displacement Through Objects

Symposium Addressing Amnesia, Performing Trauma

2022, University of Applied Arts, Vienna


Lecture (Vienna): 'Recivilising' Refugees: Displaced Eastern Europeans in the Heart of Divided Europe, 1945-1956

20 April 2022, Vienna Wiesenthal Institute and Research Center for the History of Transformations, see more details here


Keynote (Bergen): How to Write the History of Refugees and Refugeedom?

2022, Refugees Remembered or Forgotten? Forced Migration and Public Memory, University of Bergen, Norway


Keynote (Amsterdam): Refugee Voices, Archives, and Cultural Identities’

2021, Negotiating Displacement Conference, NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Presentation (Riga): ‘Telling History of Displacement Through Objects. Materiality and the „Civilizing Mission” in Displaced Persons Camps in Post-WWII Europe and Beyond, 1945-1952’

2022 Eastern European Displaced Persons, Refugees, and POWS during and after the Holocaust

organized by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Riga, Latvia


Presentation (Amsterdam): ‘How Polish Refugees in Colonial East Africa Voiced Their Protest Against the Humanitarian Practices in the Early Cold War World’

2021 European Social Science History Conference (online)


Presentation (Prague): ‘Civilising Mission in the Archipelago of Refugee Camps’

2021 Humanitarian Mobilization in Central and Eastern Europe during the Twentieth Century. Workshop (online)


Presentation (Reykjavik): ‘How Polish Refugees in Colonial East Africa Voiced Their Protest Against the Humanitarian Practices’

2021 Europe’s Past, Present, and Future: Utopias and Dystopias. The 27th International Conference of Europeanists (online)


Presentation: ‘Laughter in the Kingdom of Barracks: Humour and Satire as a Counter-Narrative of Polish

Displaced Persons’

2021 The Polish American Historical Association meeting, Online


Speaker on the roundtable ‘Eastern Europeans as Refugees and Migrants’ (Cambridge)

2019 British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) Annual Conference, University of Cambridge, UK


Presentation (Oxford): ‘“To Reach the Lands of Freedom”: Resettlement Petitions of Polish Displaced Persons to the American Poles, 1948-1951’

2019 Democratizing Displacement, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, UK


Presentation (Stirling): Resettlement Petitions of Polish Displaced Persons

2019 Narratives of Forced Migration in the 20th and 21st Centuries, University of Stirling, UK


Presentation (Cambridge): ‘Polish Prisoners, Patients, and the Elderly in American-occupied Germany. Marginalised Refugees in the Aftermath of World War II’

2018 British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) Annual Conference, University of Cambridge, UK


Presentation (London): ‘“Through no fault of his own he lost his sense of proper behaviour”: trials of Polish

Displaced Persons in Allied military courts in post-war Germany’

2018 Beyond Camps and Forced Labour. Current international research on survivors of Nazi persecution. Sixth international multidisciplinary conference, London, UK


Presentation (Manchester): ‘Searching for the Individual in the Soulless Archives’

2017 Methods North West Conference, Manchester, UK


Conference: Remaking the World in the Shadow of the Cold War (Vienna, 2023)