Union and Its Legacies. Poland-Lithuania since 1386 A Symposium to mark the 450th anniversary of the Union of Lublin

Union and Its Legacies. Poland-Lithuania since 1386 A Symposium to mark the 450th anniversary of the Union of Lublin
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Union and Its Legacies. Poland-Lithuania since 1386

A Symposium to mark the 450th anniversary of the Union of Lublin 

Programme

Friday 31 January

5:30pm

Introduction (Robert Frost)

5:45: Formal Opening of the Centre

(speeches from ambassadors)

6:15 pm

Keynote Public Lecture

Chair: Robert Frost (Aberdeen)

Norman Davies (Oxford)

‘Polish’ Studies: Past, Present & Future.

Reception and Buffet

Saturday 1 February

Keynote Lecture

9:30-10:30

Chair: Michael Brown (Aberdeen)

Robert Frost (Aberdeen)

Continuties and Discontinuities. The Polish-Lithuanian Union and its Legacy.

10:30–11:00

Coffee

11–12:30

Session One: The Political Culture of the Union after 1569

Chair:Karin Friedrich (Aberdeen)

Artūras Vasiliauskas (Vilnius)

The Union and the Political Culture of the Lithuanian Nobility, 1569–1648.

Anna Kalinowska (Warsaw)

British perceptions of the Polish-Lithuanian Union in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

12:30–1:15 Lunch

 

 

1:15–2:45 Session Two: Problems of Union

Chair: Olenka Pevny (Cambridge)

Henryk Litwin (Warsaw)

The szlachta of Volhynia, Kyiv and Bratslav and the unions of Lublin.

Mindaugas Šapoka (Vilnius)

The Challenges of War: the Great Northern War (1700–1721) and the Polish-Lithuanian Union.

2:45–3:30 Session Three: Forming the Legacy of the Union after the Partitions

Chair: Anna Bernhardt, Maison Lafitte, Paris

Karin Friedrich (Aberdeen)

From Perilous Liberty to Polnische Wirtschaft. Royal Prussians and the Legacy of the Polish-Lithuanian Union.

Curtis Murphy (Kazakhstan)

Who Would Return to the “Kingdom of Anarchy”? Imperialists, Liberals and Revolutionaries Debate the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Russian Empire.

3:30–4:00: Coffee

4:00–5:30: Session Four: Competing Visions of a Common Past

Chair. Henryk Litwin (Warsaw)

Tomas Balkelis (Vilnius)

In Search of the Common Past: Political Alternatives to Lithuanian and Polish Nationalism, from the 1890s–1918.

Ola Hnatiuk (Warsaw/Kyiv)

Representations of the 1920 Piłsudski-Petliura Alliance and Competing Visions of the common Polish and Ukrainian Past.

5:45–7:30

Public Roundtable

Chair: Robert Frost

Confronting a Common Past: National Museums and the Presentation of Political Union.

Robert Kostro, Director, Museum of Polish History, Warsaw; Jolanta Karpavičienė, Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, Vilnius;David Forsyth, National Museum of Scotland; William Blair National Museums, Northern Ireland

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/

 

 

8:00

Symposium Dinner Royal Northern & University Club

 

Hosted by
The Research Centre for Polish-Lithuanian Studies. University of Aberdeen
Venue
The Sir Duncan Rice Library
Contact

Craig Suite, 7th Floor, the Sir Duncan Rice Library

Booking
Online booking available

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