Multiculturalism between the Wars: Przemysl, 1919-1939

Dr. Maciej Turek. Assistant Professor at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland and Skalny Visiting Professor

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall, UR River Campus

Illustration of a town by Henryk Lasko.

Przemyśl, in south-eastern Poland, was a cultural crossroads between the two world wars of the 20th century. Poland was a multicultural country at the time, and the population of Przemyśl included about 35% non-Polish speakers. Investigating cultural practices and interactions, as well as activities in the social and public spheres, the lecture will use Przemyśl to provide a window into the social life of interwar Poland.

Free and open to the public.