Activities

/ 2018

Joanna Wawrzyniak:On Vernacular Memories of Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe’. Conference Pivotal Ideas of the Last 30 Years: Democracy, Society and Markets at the Turn of the Century, Graduate School for Social Research; Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, 19-20 October 2018.

Joanna Wawrzyniak, Piotr Filipkowski, Hanna Gospodarczyk, Aleksandra Leyk, Agnieszka Nowakowska, Karolina Mikołajewska: Od przemocy wojny do przemocy transformacjiPrezentacja ustaleń projektu’. The workshop accompanied the conference Studia nad pamięcią w Polsce. Stan i kierunki badań, MOCAK; Kraków, 28–30 September 2018 (co-organisation Faculty of Polish Studies at the Jagiellonian University and the Institute of Sociology at the University of Warsaw).

Joanna Wawrzyniak: ‘After Shock Therapy: Work and Nostalgia in (Post)Socialist Industry’. Seminar, Imre Kertész Kolleg; Jena, Germany, 14th May 2018.

/ 2017

Joanna Wawrzyniak: ‘From ‘Shock Therapy’ to “Negotiated Colonisation”: Work and Nostalgia in Post-Socialist Industry’. Conference Between Divergent Narratives and National Loyalties: Oral History and Politics of Memory in Eastern Europe. International Conference of the Association of Historians of Eastern Europe (VOH), Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe; Marburg, Germany, 2–3 March 2017.

Joanna Wawrzyniak: contribution to the workshop Rethinking Post-Socialism: Regional and Global Entanglements, Imre Kertész Kolleg; Jena, Germany, 12 June 2017.

Joanna Wawrzyniak: presentation at the panel on the methodology of research on collective memory – seminar Śladami pamięci, Institute of Sociology at the Jagiellonian University, 18 May 2017.

Joanna Wawrzyniak: consultation of the project Fabryka Sensów Osobistych run by Krytyka Polityczna, spring 2017.

/ 2016

Karolina Mikołajewska, Joanna Wawrzyniak: ‘Nostalgia as vehicle for legimitisation and critique of post-socialist transformation’. Management History Conference; Anaheim, CA, USA, August 2016 – presentation by Karolina Mikołajewska.

Joanna Wawrzyniak: ‘Biographies, Emotions, Neoliberalism: Moral Economy of Transformation in Poland’. Oral History and the Politics of History Making. The Second International Oral History Conference, Hebrew University; Jerusalem, Israel, December 2016.

/ 2015

Joanna Wawrzyniak: ‘Poland/Industrial Transformation and Experts’. Workshop Experts, Globalisation and Transformation in Late and Post-Socialism, University of Exeter; UK, 6–7 November 2015.

Karolina Mikołajewska, ‘Sweet past and bitter present. Collective memory and consent over organisational change’. 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association. PhD Workshop. Charles University; Prague, Czech Republic, 25–28 August 2015.

Joanna Wawrzyniak: ‘The case of Poland’. Conference Into the Open: 1990 – The First Year of Transition, Imre Kertész Kolleg; Jena, Germany, 11–12 June 2015.

Piotr Filipkowski, Joanna Wawrzyniak: participation in the panel Oral History in Poland. Conference: Oral history in Central-Eastern Europe: Current Research Areas, Challenges and Specificity, University of Łódź; Łódź, 17–18 September 2015.

/ 2014

Joanna Wawrzyniak: ‘Documenting economic change in Poland: Global capitalism and life story approach’. Zeitgeschichtliches Kolloquium, Jena Center Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts; Jena, Germany, 8 January 2014.

Hanna Gospodarczyk: ‘Embeddedness and professionalisation. Work in a socialist enterprise in the biographies of mechanics from a cigarette factory’. Conference The People's Republic of Poland and the German Democratic Republic in everyday experience: Biography– Memory – Interpretation, University of Łódź, University in Marburg, History Meeting House; Warsaw, 7–28 March 2014.

Joanna Wawrzyniak: ‘Prywatyzacja w perspektywie biograficznej.’ Conference Przemiany kapitalizmu a doświadczenie biograficzne; Institute for Advanced Studies of Krytyka Polityczna and Centre for Francophone Studies at the University of Warsaw; Warsaw, 10–11 April 2014.

Hanna Gospodarczyk: ‘Follow the BiographyWykorzystanie metody biograficznej w badaniach świata pracy’. Conference Badania biograficzne w naukach społecznych, University of Łódź; Łódź, 12–13 June 2014.

Hanna Gospodarczyk: ‘Gone with the smoke. Workers' everyday neoliberalism in a cigarette factory in central Poland’. European Association of Social Anthropologists biennial conference (panel PO43 Re-embedding the market economy: innovation, legacy, and techniques of intimate sociality after socialism); Tallinn, Estonia, 31 July – 3 August 2014.

Piotr Filipkowski: ‘Od socjalistycznej fabryki do międzynarodowej korporacji. Transformacja w zakładzie pracy w perspektywie biograficznej’. 19th General Congress of Polish Historians (Session: Oral history – historia mówiona); Szczecin, 17–21 September 2014.

Karolina Mikołajewska: ‘Privatisation in the Polish food industry’. 4th Genealogies of Memory. Conference: ‘Collective vs Collected Memories: 1989–1991 from an Oral History Perspective’. European Network Remembrance and Solidarity; Warsaw, 6–8 November 2014. 

/ 2013

Joanna Wawrzyniak: Narrating economic change in Poland: Hidden and outspoken conflicts in employees’ life stories.’ Seminar Mémoires et usages publics du passé en Europe: Désindustrialisation et patrimoine industriel, SciencesPo, CNRS; Paris, France, 15 February 2013.

Karolina Mikołajewska: ‘Manufacturing consent over capitalism. Biographical narratives of managers of a privatised former state-owned enterprise’. 9th New Institutionalism Workshop; Warsaw, 14–15 March 2013.

Karolina Mikołajewska: ‘Sweet past and bitter present: biographical narratives of employees of a privatised Polish chocolate factory’. Standing Conference for Management and Organisational Inquiry 2013; Alexandria (VA), USA, 11–14 April 2013.

Hanna Gospodarczyk: ‘Między zaangażowaniem a rozczarowaniem. Lata 80. w Hucie Warszawa w narracjach pracowników’. Conference Społeczeństwo polskie w latach 1980–1989, Institute of National Remembrance; Warsaw, 16–17 May 2013.

Karolina Mikołajewska: ‘Oral history of post-socialist transformationPrivatisation as biographical experience’. Corporate Voices: Institutional and Organisational Oral Histories. The Annual Conference of the Oral History Society, the Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research; Brighton, UK, 5–6 July 2013. 

Karolina Mikołajewska: ‘For the use of biographical method in critical management studies: interpretations of the post-socialist economic order in life narratives’, The 8th International Conference in Critical Management Studies ‘Extending the Limits of Neo-Liberal Capitalism’; Manchester, UK, 10–12 July 2013.

Karolina Mikołajewska: ‘Remembering the post-socialist transformation and changing professional roles in a privatised Polish factory’. ESA 11th Conference ‘Crisis, Critique and Change’; Turin, Italy, 28–31 August 2013.

Karolina Mikołajewska, Joanna Wawrzyniak: ‘Słodka przeszłość i gorzka teraźniejszość. Zmiana i pamięć w fabryce czekolady’. Conference Historia mówiona w kręgu nauk humanistycznych i społecznych; Lublin, 7–8 November 2013 – presentation by Karolina Mikołajewska. 

Karolina Mikołajewska: ‘Change and memory in a chocolate factory: Biographical narratives of privatised Polish state-owned enterprise’. 45th Convention of the Association of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies; Boston (MA), USA, 21–24 November 2013.

Karolina Mikołajewska, Joanna Wawrzyniak: Słodka przeszłość i gorzka teraźniejszość. Zmiana i pamięć w fabryce czekolady. Konferencja „Historia mówiona w kręgu nauk humanistycznych i społecznych”; Lublin, 7-8 listopada 2013.

Karolina Mikołajewska: Change and memory in a chocolate factory: Biographical narratives of privatized polish state-owned enterprise. 45th Convent of the Association of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies; Boston (MA), USA, 21-24 listopada 2013.

Institute of Sociology at the University of Warsaw in cooperation with the Archives of Oral History of the History Meeting House and KARTA Centre in Warsaw

Project financed by the Minister of Science and Higher Education in Poland in the framework of the National Programme for the Development of the Humanities in 2013-2018. No 0103/NPRH2/H11/81/2013.

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