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KF Online Programs

Dear Friends,

As pandemic related lockdown continues, and rules of social distancing redefine our daily activities and interactions, the Foundation's work continues.

It is my pleasure to announce that the Kosciuszko Foundation opens its largest worldwide Chapter, the online platform: Staying Connected, which makes it possible for you to view and participate in our cultural and educational events no matter where you live or work.

I hope that you'll enjoy and learn something new from the conversations with prominent public figures, discussions, and lectures by distinguished scholars, authors, and leading experts, as well as music performances that are to be streamed via Foundation's social media channels.

Please, stay tuned for updates and announcements, and please support the Foundation by becoming a member. Any contribution you can make is greatly appreciated.

Stay well and... Stay Connected with the Kosciuszko Foundation!

Marek Skulimowski

President and Executive Director

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Friday, July 23, 2021 - 11:00 am

Quarantine Jazz. Lukasz Pawlik., Pianist

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Friday, June 25, 2021 - 2:00 pm

A Lyrical Poet as a Political Writer. The Captive Mind by Czeslaw Milosz - A talk by Prof. Bozena Shallcross and Prof. Andrzej Karcz

As the author of The Captive Mind, a book of essays on politics and postwar Polish intellectuals who embraced communism, Czesław Miłosz was labeled "a political writer." While acknowledging that some of his writings were political indeed, he distanced himself from them and defied this arbitrary classification. After all, he considered himself – and he truly was – a lyrical poet. What is the place of The Captive Mind in Miłosz's literary output, then? To answer this question, the lecture will explore the work's main features and discuss some events of the poet's biography and postwar European history.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 2:00 pm

Władysław Reymont through the prism of film adaptations (Andrzej Wajda and others) - A lecture and multimedia presentation by Prof. Tomasz Żukowski

Reymont's novels exist in contemporary Polish culture through cinema. Andrzej Wajda's Land of Promise entered the canon of Polish cinematography and, to a large extent, shaped the perceptions of Polish history. It was similar to the adaptation of The Peasants. Today, Reymont's texts and their adaptations become interesting again in the context of the discussion about how national history relates to the history of social groups and the conflicts between them.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 2:00 pm

Generosity of Narrative: Wiesław Myśliwski – A lecture by Dr. Agnieszka Kramkowska-Dąbrowska

Wiesław Myśliwski (b. 1932) is one of the few living writers who made their debut more than fifty years ago and, due to the importance of their works published at that time, belong to the history of literature of the 20th century. At the same time, Myśliwski successfully entered the 21st century and settled there well. What is the secret of this writer's duration? What is the key with which Myśliwski opened his readers' minds in the last century and still works?

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 2:00 pm

Dorota Masłowska’s Provinces- A lecture by Prof. Katarzyna Czeczot

Snow White and Russian Red's language is the product of a post-dependent imagination, shaped by the history of Poland as a Russian province in the 19th century and as a satellite country of the USSR in the 20th century. The author of this novel excellently manages to recreate the cultural game of inferiority and superiority, inseparable from empire and provinces' geography.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 4:00 pm

Mathematical concepts, some research questions and a bit of history - A webinar with Prof. Henryk Iwaniec

Join us for the Foundation's first webinar discussing mathematical concepts, and featuring, as a speaker, distinguished scientist, recipient of the Shaw Prize in mathematics, and member of the KF Collegium of Eminent Scientists, Professor Henryk Iwaniec of Rutgers University. Prof. Iwaniec will illustrate what kind of ideas drive old and modern mathematics by answering a few notorious questions. Is mathematics a science or an art, in other words, do we discover or create the rules of mathematics? He will describe a mathematical argument that leads to an operation that is inconsistent with common sense (a magic duplication of a ball for free). Examples of ineffective results will be given. Questions about the distribution of prime numbers will be discussed. Prof. Iwaniec will also speak about the history of mathematics, in particular about the achievements of Polish mathematicians.

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Friday, May 7, 2021

Quarantine Jazz Mateusz Smoczynski, Violin and Stephan Braun, Cello

Quarantine Jazz concert featuring Mateusz Smoczynski, Violin, and Stephan Braun, Cello promoting their new album Keep On Turnin.

Recorded at Piekarnia Cichej Kobiety in Zielona Gora on November 7, 2020 as part of "Seifert Concerts" series

May 07, 2021 @ 11 am

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Barbara and Augustus—A Renaissance Love Story and the Political Upheaval it Caused

Barbara and Augustus—A Renaissance Love Story and the Political Upheaval it Caused
Author Jeffrey Prince talks about his manuscript, In the Matter of the King's Marriage, which brings the Golden Age of Poland to life for an American audience.
Tune in on Friday, April 29th @ 11 am

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Friday, April 16, 2021 - 11:00 am

Quarantine Jazz. Krzysztof Lenczowski, Cellist

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 2:00 pm

“I got imprisoned for rock and roll”: Andrzej Stasiuk and the Literature of Periphery – A lecture by Dr. Krzysztof Gajewski

Andrzej Stasiuk (b. 1960) is one of the most renowned Polish writers of the turn of 20 and 21 centuries. In his case, biography is intermingled with the artistic creation and almost inseparable from it. The culture of the United States played a key role in his intellectual formation. He calls himself a child of communism and American pop-culture. Stasiuk's prose's point of departure is a margin and a periphery in sociological, cultural, moral, and geographical meaning. He continually plays a game with his provincial origins, both in social and national dimensions, and seeks to penetrate the global province such as Central and Eastern Europe to find his own private cultural and spiritual center in it.

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Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 4:00 pm

Touched by history: politics and poetics of the Polish New Wave writers in the 1970s. - A lecture by Jaroslaw Anders

In the second lecture devoted to a group of poets known as the "New Wave" or "Generation 68," who emerged in the late 1960s and 1970s in response to specific sociopolitical conditions, Jaroslaw Anders continues to discuss their common preoccupations and individual poetic voices that shaped the literary and political sensibilities in the last decades of communism in Poland. Hardly limited to political or social subjects, the poems explored the whole range of experience of their contemporaries, while bearing the indelible mark of their collective condition. Their poetry absorbed and transformed the realities of their time into a rich fabric of references that remain relevant until the present day.

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Monday, April 5, 2021 - 11:00 am

Artists in the Spotlight - Meet Joanna Tyka, Painter

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 2:00 pm

Henryk Sienkiewicz in the digital age - a webinar with Prof. Bartlomiej Szleszynski

Does Henryk Sienkiewicz, a man from the age of steam, have his place in the digital age culture? Is this writer, Nobel prize winner, whose novels were once absolute bestsellers still interesting for scholars and the audience at the beginning of the 21st century? Or could he potentially be?

The lecture will try to answer these questions, showing some digital scholarly stories told about Henryk Sienkiewicz's life, work, and reception (for example, his journeys to America and Africa or monuments for Sienkiewicz erected over the years). It will also analyze traces of Sienkiewicz's presence in contemporary culture - including novels, films, and video games.

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Friday, March 26, 2021 - 11:00 am

Highlights Of 2021 KF Online Chopin Piano Academy

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Monday, March 15, 2021 - 11:00 am

Artists in the Spotlight - Meet the sculptor Zofie King

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 12:00 pm

LEX est REX? The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth - A lecture by Prof. Robert Frost

   

   

In this webinar, Professor Robert I. Frost will analyze the diversity of legal systems across the vast multi-ethnic, multi-religious, and multi-cultural Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. He will examine the underlying philosophy of the political union, demonstrating why it was able to function for over 200 years. This webinar is based on Professor Frost's forthcoming second volume of "The Oxford History of Poland-Lithuania: Volume I: The Making of the Polish-Lithuanian Union, 1385-1569. "

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:00 pm

The Ghost of Shakespeare - A conversation: Ross Ufberg - Anna Frajlich

A poet, educator, and scholar Anna Frajlich talks about the decades of reading and writing and her most recent book "The Ghost of Shakespeare" in a conversation with a writer and translator Ross Ufberg.

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Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 4:00 pm

My Country's Other Names': Poland's New Wave Poets of the 1970s. - a talk by Jaroslaw Anders

Jaroslaw Anders, a writer, translator, and editor, talks about the poetic formation known as the "New Wave" or "Generation 68," which dominated the Polish poetic landscape in the late 1960s and 1970s, and emerged in protest against the Polish literary scene that, in their view, neglected its public obligations. The talk will delve into works by Adam Zagajewski, Stanislaw Baranczak, Ryszard Krynicki, and Ewa Lipska.

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

The KF Artists in the Spotlight series - Agata Peszko

We would like to invite you for our next episode of the Artist in the Spotlight Series with Polish-born artist and interior designer - Agata Peszko which is premiering tomorrow, January 15th @ 11 AM EST.
Agata uses the ancient techniques of felting - a way of creating fabric - to bring abstract art painted with silk & wool to modern circumstances with unique authenticity. Agata's textile art creations of large wall hangings, wool sculptures, stylish bags, and hand-made felted pillowcases have been on display at textile museums in the US and in many private collections throughout Europe as well as part of many luxury interiors around the Adriatic Sea, UK, Poland, and the USA.
The Kościuszko Foundation online programs are supported by Krystyna Piorkowska Foundation
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Monday, December 28, 2020

The KF Virtual Caroling Event

Please watch and sing along to the Kosciuszko Foundation Virtual Caroling Event, recorded on Saturday, December 19th at the KF in Washington, D.C.

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Monday, December 21, 2020

Polish and American Christmas Carols singing by Children and Youth

Listen to a concert of Polish and American Christmas carols performed by children and youth. 

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Friday, December 18, 2020 - 11:00 am

The KF Quarantine Jazz - Surreal Players

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Join us on Friday, December 18 at 11 a.m. EST to experience an extraordinary musical journey - The KF Quarantine Jazz - Surreal Players - Krystian Jaworz & Magda Pluta! Due to the pandemic our tour in the US, which was originally planned for spring 2020, is still impossible, so we decided to play for you online. It would not happen without the support of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and The Kościuszko Foundation.
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Monday, December 7, 2020 - 11:00 am

A Space Journey with Chopin. Making the Film: Chopin. The Space Concert

Join us to experience an extraordinary journey into outer space while listening to the music by Frederic Chopin. Watch the episode promoting Adam Ustynowicz's film, Chopin. The Space Concert with an astronaut, George Zamka, and pianist Karol Radziwonowicz.

Watch the episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPUCn3c6Xf0&t=35s

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Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 8:00 pm

Maria Sklodowska Curie – A Pioneer for Women in Science ? - A panel discussion

A panel discussion: "Maria Sklodowska Curie – A Pioneer for Women in Science?" featuring esteemed speakers Susan Quinn - an award-winning author of biography Marie Curie: A Life, Prof. Maria Siemionow - a world-renowned scientist and microsurgeon and Keiko Kawashima -  Professor at Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan. The discussion was moderated by Nobel Prize-winning scientist, the Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters, and a member of the KF Collegium of Eminent Scientists - Prof. Roald Hoffmann


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Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 11:00 am

Artists in the Spotlight - Jowita Wyszomirska

The next episode of Artists in the Spotlight series - Nature's Movement and Stillness in Jowita Wyszomirska's Art is now available! Please join us on our Kosciuszko TV YouTube Channel and let us know if you liked it in the comments.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 11:00 am

The Symphony in B minor "Polonia" Ignacy Jan Paderewski


Wednesday, Nov. 11th @ 11 am 

Celebrating Poland's Independence Day: presenting a program about the very first complete recording of the Symphony in B minor "Polonia" by Ignacy Jan Paderewski,

performed by the Lviv National Philharmonic and conducted by Professor Bohdan Boguszewski.

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 1:00 pm

Women Fighters of Polish Independence - a talk by Anna Nowakowska-Wierzchos, Ph.D.

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Friday, November 6, 2020 - 1:00 pm

The Transatlantic Lives of Polish American Women at the Turn of the Twentieth Century - A webinar with Marta Cieślak, Ph.D.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 4:00 pm

PIASA Scientific Awards Presentation and a Lecture by Jack Szostak, Ph.D.

The Kosciuszko Foundation Collegium of Eminent Scientists and the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (PIASA) host webinar featuring the PIASA Scientific Awards Presentation and a Lecture "The Origin of Cellular Life" by Jack W. Szostak, the Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, 2009.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 1:00 pm

Artists in the Spotlight: Elzbieta Sikorska

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 1:00 pm

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 2:00 pm

A Polish Mistress of the Brush: Olga Boznańska - A webinar with Ewa Bobrowska, Ph.D.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 1:00 pm

The KF Quarantine Jazz: Szymon Mika & Yumi Ito

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Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 1:00 pm

The Pioneers of Polish Women’s Suffrage Movement - webinar with dr. Dobrochna Kałwa

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:00 pm

The KF Impromptu Series - Ewa Poblocka

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

KF Impromptu Series - A conversation with Piotr Machalica, actor

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Friday, August 28, 2020 - 11:00 am

Beyond the Battle of Warsaw. The Polish-Soviet War of 1919-1920 in Western Geopolitics - a webinar with Piotr Puchalski, Ph.D.

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Friday, July 24, 2020

The KF Quarantine Jazz: Peter Gabriel Duo

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Friday, July 17, 2020

The KF Impromptu Series - pianist Alexander Kobrin

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Friday, July 10, 2020

The KF Quarantine Jazz: Krzysztof Medyna & Andrzej Winnicki & Michał Winnicki

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Friday, June 26, 2020 - 12:00 pm

KF Impromptu Series - Conversation with Rafał Olbiński

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 1:00 pm

Chemistry and Biology of Vision - A webinar with Prof. Krzysztof Palczewski

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Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:00 pm

The KF Quarantine Jazz: Bogna Kicinska & Kuba Cichocki

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 1:00 pm

Webinar: Transatlantic World through Polish and American Eyes - similarities and differences of perspectives - A talk by Prof. Bohdan Szklarski and Amb. Daniel Fried

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 12:00 pm

KF Impromptu Series - Tomasz Konieczny

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Friday, June 5, 2020

KF Quarantine Jazz Series - Surreal Players: Krystian Jaworz & Magda Pluta

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

KF Impromptu Series - Lech Majewski

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Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 1:00 pm

Webinar: Tadeusz Kantor and the Polish Avant-Garde Theater: What They Have to Say to us Today - by Krystyna Iłłakowicz and Kathleen Cioffi

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

KF Quarantine Jazz Series - Jerzy Maczynski, saxophone

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Friday, May 15, 2020 - 3:00 pm

KF Quarantine Jazz - Alexander Debicz, piano

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 12:00 pm

KF Impromptu Series - A conversation with Krzysztof Jablonski

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 11:20 am

KF Impromtu Series - A Conversation with Agnieszka Holland