Ranked among the top nation's most selective institution of higher learning, Notre Dame is considered the premier Catholic University in the United States, ranking first in terms of the number of undergraduates who have gone on, since 1920, to earn doctorates. Founded in late November 1842 by a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, it is an institution dedicated to religious belief no less than to scientific knowledge and one which is heavily residential, with more than four in five undergraduates living on campus. Located in northern Indiana, its annual enrollment of about 2,000 students, a quarter of which are children of Notre Dame alumni, is drawn from across the United States, some three fifths being from outside of the Midwest.
The University offers some courses in the area of Polish Studies, or more broadly, Eastern European Studies. These are primarily given through the Department of History. There are no provisions, however, for students to select a major or minor in Polish Studies.
Students do have the opportunity, through the Nanovic Institute for European Studies to participate in an European Area Studies Program leading to an European Area Studies Certificate at graduation. Alternatively, they can seek a certificate in Russian and East European studies through the Russian Studies Program of the Department of Russian and German Languages and Literatures. For certification, students must complete at least four area study courses distributed over three different departments, demonstrate proficiency in, respectively, a European or Eastern European language and must complete a supervised area studies essay (thesis) in their senior year. @@
East-Central Europe I
A survey of the history of East-Central Europe from A.D. 966 to the partitions of Poland with special emphasis on the political, social and cultural histories of
Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Croats and Hungarians. 3 credits
History 381:East-Central Europe II@
A survey of the history of East-Central Europe from the partitions of Poland to the
outbreak of World War II with special emphasis on the political, social
and cultural histories of Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Croats and Hungarians. 3 credits
Eastern Europe Since 1945
The course surveys the emergence of communist Eastern Europe in the wake of World
War II and then explores the seminal developments which contributed to the collapse of
communism. Emphasis is given to the Hungarian, Czech, Polish and Yugoslav
experiences. Students examine the evolution in Eastern European
society by reading traditional historical and political writings as well as drawing on
literary and film accounts of the period. 3 credits
19th- and 20th-Century Polish History
The course examines the history of Poland from the partitions of the Polish state
(1772) to contemporary times. 3 credits
History 495. 01:
Seminar: The Immigrant Experience
The seminar's focus is on immigration to the United States. The class reads a history
of immigration and identifies possible areas for research papers. Students may focus on a
particular group such as the Irish or Polish and examine some aspect of the group's
immigration to the United States and/or subsequent history of the group in the United
States. Another possibility is a particular theme in immigration history such as restriction
legislation, life at Ellis Island or anti-foreign hysteria. 3 credits
American Culture and Subcultures
American culture is studied as a historical process of development economically,
politically and symbolically. It is viewed comparatively at various stages of its
development and currently in contrast to China, Russia, Spain, Ireland and Poland. We
also study the parts of culture, their genesis and their articulation into the larger national
order. Included in this subcultural category are regional cultures, cities, ethnic groups and
hybrid subcultures viewed as structural and symbolic orders. Open to graduate students. 3 credits
Crago , Laura, Assistant Professor of History and Kellogg Institute Fellow
- Ph.D. Yale, 1993
Phone: 219 631-7260 / E-Mail: Crago.firstname.lastname@example.org
MAJOR INTERESTS: East-Central European history, especially the social and political history of Poland. Professor Crago is currently researching the Polish labor movement between World War I and World War II
POLAND RELATED SCHOLARSHIP: Has taught course on the history of Poland and Eastern Europe.
Davis, Patricia A. -
Assistant Professor of Government and International Studies and Kellogg Institute Fellow
Ph.D. University of Maryland 1991
Phone:(219) 631-8533 / E-Mail: Patricia.A.Davis.email@example.com
MAJOR INTERESTS: International relations, international political economy, German foreign policy, German-Polish relations
POLAND RELATED SCHOLARSHIP: Articles on German foreign policy in the post-Cold War era, ethnic Germans in Poland, West German-Polish relations, the Polish debt, and German economic assistance to Central and Eastern Europe.
Dolan, Jay P.,Professor of History @
- Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1970
Phone: 219 631-6647 / E-Mail: Jay.P.Dolan.firstname.lastname@example.org
MAJOR INTERESTS: American Catholicism, immigration history.
POLAND RELATED SCHOLARSHIP: Has taught a seminar course on the Immigrant Experience in which one of the foci is are the Polish immigrants.
Fick, Barbara J. -
Associate Professor of Law and Fellow of the Kroc Institute @
- J.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1976
Phone:(219) 631-5864 / Fax: (219) 631-4197 / E-Mail: Barbara.J.Fick.email@example.com
MAJOR INTERESTS: Aspects of labor law such as employment discrimination, individual rights in the workplace, internal union affairs, and international and comparative labor law
POLAND RELATED SCHOLARSHIP: Has surveyed collective labor law in Poland and other Eastern European countries covering the relationship between the state and labor unions. organizing activity, collective bargaining, resolving collective disputes, right to strike, and legal enforcement mechanisms.
- The Law and Practice of Collective Bargaining in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Polandin International Review of Comparative Public Policy (1998)
Godmilow, Jill, Professor of Communication
and Theatre @
- B.A., Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, 1965
Phone: 219-631-7167 / Fax: 219-631-7167 / E-Mail: Jill.Godmilow.firstname.lastname@example.org
MAJOR INTERESTS: Producer/director, Jill Godmilow, has a substantial reputation acquired during more than two decades of primarily non-fiction film and video making.
POLAND RELATED SCHOLARSHIP:
Films Has directed
- The Vigil, a study of the para-theatrical work of the acclaimed Polish company "Teatr Laboratorium",
- At Nienadowka with Grotowski, a non-fiction feature about the work of Polish theater director, Jerzy Grotowski, and in 1984,
- Far from Poland, a film about the contradictions of the Polish Solidarity movement.
Moore, Kenneth E., Associate Professor of Anthropology @
- Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1970
Phone: 219 631-6217 / E-Mail: Kenneth.E.Moore.email@example.com
MAJOR INTERESTS: The Transformation of the American City.
POLAND RELATED SCHOLARSHIP:
- Has taught a course that compares the development of American culture to that of, intra alia, Poland..
Walicki, Andrzej, Emeritus Professor of History @
- Ph.D.: Warsaw, 1957
Phone: 219-631-7167 / Fax: 219-631-7167 / E-Mail: Walicki.firstname.lastname@example.org
MAJOR INTERESTS: Russian and Polish history, European intellectual history.
POLAND RELATED SCHOLARSHIP:
- Philosophy and Romantic Nationalism: The Case of Poland (Oxford, 1982);
- The Enlightenment and the Birth of Modern Nationhood: Polish Political Thought from the "Noble Republicanism" to Tadeusz Kosciuszko (Notre Dame, 1989);
- Russia, Poland, and Universal Regeneration : Studies in Russian and Polish Thought of the Romantic Epoch;
- Philosophy and Romantic Nationalism: The Case of Poland - [Notre Dame, 1994];
- Stanislaw Brzozowski and the Polish Beginnings of 'Western Marxism' ;
- Poland Between East & West; The Controversies Over Self-Definition & Modernization in Partitioned Poland [Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, 1996]
- Recipient of the 1998 International Balzan Foundation Award in History
Witkowski, Rafal -
Medieval Institute Visiting Scholar 1999-2000 and Research Associate in History
Phone: 219 634-4193 / E-Mail: Rafal.Witkowski.email@example.com
HOME INSTITUTION AND POSITION: Assistant Professor, Collegium Historicum, A. Mickiewicz University, Poznan
MAJOR INTERESTS: Polish Church History
Saddawi, Shafa D. J., Adjunct Ass. Professor of Physics
- Ph.D. Warsaw University of Technology
Phone: (219) 631-9141 / Email: Shafa.D.Saddawi.firstname.lastname@example.org
MAJOR INTERESTS: IC Fabrication, 5-um CD CMOS gate Array circuits, wafer cleaning, oxide growth, diffusion, lithography, BHF etching.
Dobrowolska - Furdyna, Malgorzata, Professor, Condensed Matter Physics
- Ph.D. Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 1979
Phone: (219-63)1-6962 / Fax: (219-63)1-5952 / E-Mail: email@example.com
MAJOR INTERESTS: Magnetospectroscopy of semiconductor heterostructures.
- Clipping Collection of the International Studies Resource Center - The Collection, located in the Hesburgh Library, contain clippings from the New York Times, the Washington Post and the London Times. Clippings of articles published since January 1, 1998, are accessible online. The emphasis of the Collection, which covers all countries of the world and thus also Poland, is on the country's politics as they relate to global ramifications, human rights and the growing global economy. @
- The Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies seeks to foster a supportive community of scholarship designed to enhance interdisciplinary research on contemporary political, economic, social, and religious issues. Forty Kellogg Fellows on the faculty of the University are joined each year by about eight residential Visiting Fellows from the US and abroad; in the past some of the latter have come from Poland. The Center schedules international conferences, topical roundtable discussions, a speakers series, cultural events, and the publication of its Working Papers and a book series. The Institute is housed, together with Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies in the Hesburgh Center for International Studies. @
- Endowed Collections in Polish and Polonian Studies: The University Libraries are the recipients of three Family endowments. Earnings from the Joseph J. and Frances D. Zavislak Family Collection in Polish Studies Endowment and the Jean Roberts and Theodore F. Twardzik Family Endowed Collection in Polish Studies
assist the University Libraries in building their Polish Studies Collection, while the Eduard Adam Skendzel
Polonian Historical Collection
, comprised of books as well as archival materials, and the accompanying endowment, promises to be a useful tool to numerous researchers.
- The Notre Dame Polish Club The Club's President, Benny Ciszek, can be reached on email at Ciszek.firstname.lastname@example.org. The Club's webpage is under construction. @
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