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Application deadline: 28.10.2021

"The Power of Biographies. How to Use Personal Stories in Education" - online registration

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Word has it that the most interesting stories are written by life itself. Through biographies, not only can we learn about fascinating stories of specific people but also give a different perspective to the so-called great history – get closer to it and understand what impact it has had on people’s lives. We would like to encourage you to participate in the 5th conference for teachers at the POLIN Museum "The Power of Biographies. How to Use Personal Stories in Education" which will be held online on 13-20 November..

On the Facebook profile Centrum Edukacyjnego Muzeum POLIN, in conversations with authors and experts, we will have a deeper look at the power that lies with biographical stories:

  • Agnieszka Jankowiak-Maik (Babka od Histy) will talk to Artur Domosławski and Agata Tuszyńska about the set of tools and dilemmas of a biographer
  • Marek Krajewski will answer the question “was it really like this”, whereas Mikołaj Grynberg will talk about the subtle transition from heard stories to created stories. 
  • Professor Marek Kaczmarzyk will explain how the brain works, for which the information about another person is more important than other information learned from everywhere.

Those who sign up for the conference will additionally be able to take part in workshops and webinars, during which, for instance:

  • Anna Bikont will talk about the danger that mythologising human heroes entails
  • Professor Edyta Głowacka-Sobiech, and Iwona Chmura-Rutkowska, PhD, will talk about women’s emancipation and herstories
  • Agnieszka Haska, PhD will compare the set of tools of a researcher and detective
  • educators from the Centre for Social Archives will talk about biographies based on which local stories are made
  • POLIN Ambassadors will deliver discussions on controversies surrounding famous writers and literature in general

The conference will be accompanied by the premieres of educational films that are devoted to outstanding persons related to the heritage of Polish Jews and the accompanying materials for work in schools.

  • Those who have signed up will receive certificates and watch the performance by Nowa Łaźnia Theatre entitled "Ginczanka. Recipe for a Simple Life". 
  • The first 400 people who have been signed up for the event and will actively participate in at least two workshops or webinars will receive the “Legacy od Polish Jews” catalogue.

Conference program:

Saturday, 13 November

Streaming at Centrum Edukacyjne Muzeum POLIN

10AM –10:15AM   Opening of the conference

10:15AM –11:15AM   Lecture "Strolling with Stars. On the Light Shed by the Past", 

Aleksander Pawlicki, School of Education PAFW and UW

11:15AM–11:45AM   Break

11:45AM–1PM   Discussion "Can You Say It All? Biographers’ Dilemmas"

Artur Domosławski, Agata Tuszyńska
Chaired by: Agnieszka Jankowiak-Maik, “Babka od Histy”

1PM–1:30PM   Lecture "Why Are We Fascinated by Other People’s Lives?"

Prof. Marek Kaczmarzyk, Silesian University 

 

Sunday, 14 November

Premiere at Centrum Edukacyjne Muzeum POLIN and at Friends of POLIN Museum

8PM–9PM   Accompanying lecture "History as Lived Experience: The Role of Personal Stories in POLIN Museum’s Core Exhibition"

Prof. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Ronald S. Lauder Chief Curator, POLIN Museum Core Exhibition

 

Tuesday, 16 November

4PM–5:30PM    Parallel sessions on Zoom for the registered conference participants 

  • Webinar "Women’s Biographies and Teaching History at School"
    Prof. Edyta Głowacka-Sobiech and Dr Iwona Chmura-Rutkowska,
    Adam Mickiewicz University 
  • Workshop ”Social archives and personal stories”
    Workshop by the Social Archives Center
  • Workshop "A researcher or a detective? Searching for Sources"
    Dr Agnieszka Haska, Holocaust Research Center IFiS PAN
  • Workshop "Can you separate an author from his work?" workshop 1
    Barbara Matusiak, POLIN Museum Ambassador
  • Workshop "Can you separate an author from his work?" workshop 2
    Grzegorz Siwor, POLIN Museum Ambassador
  • Workshop "Ambiguous heroes. Oscar Schindler’s case"
    Monika Koszyńska, Monika Koszyńska, POLIN Museum

15:30–6PM   Break

Premiere at Centrum Edukacyjne Muzeum POLIN

6PM–7:15PM  "Personal  Stories – Julian Tuwim and Zuzanna Ginczanka" -  educational film and expert discussion

 

Wednesday, 17 November 

4PM–5:30PM    Parallel sessions on Zoom for the registered conference participants 

  • Webinar „Personal Stories". On Educational Films and How to Use Them in Teaching
    Elżbieta Grab and Aleksandra Korczak, POLIN Museum
  • Workshop ”Social archives and personal stories”
    Workshop by the Social Archives Center
  • Workshop "A researcher or a detective? Searching for Sources"
    Dr Agnieszka Haska, Holocaust Research Center IFiS PAN
  • Workshop "Can you separate an author from his work?" workshop 1
    Barbara Matusiak, POLIN Museum Ambassador
  • Workshop "Can you separate an author from his work?" workshop 2
    Grzegorz Siwor, POLIN Museum Ambassador
  • Workshop "Ambiguous heroes. Oscar Schindler’s case"
    Monika Koszyńska, Monika Koszyńska, POLIN Museum

5:30PM–6PM   Break

Premiere at Centrum Edukacyjne Muzeum POLIN

6PM–7:15PM  "Personal Stories – Bolesław Leśmian and Rachela Korn" -  educational film and expert discussion

 

Thursday, 18 November 

4PM–5:30PM    Parallel sessions on Zoom for the registered conference participants 

  • Webinar "Biogrpahies and Myths, or How to Tell Other People’s Stories"
    In conversation with Anna Bikont
    Chaired by Robert Szuchta
  • Workshop ”Social archives and personal stories”
    Workshop by the Social Archives Center
  • Workshop "A researcher or a detective? Searching for Sources"
    Dr Agnieszka Haska, Holocaust Research Center IFiS PAN
  • Workshop "Can you separate an author from his work?" workshop 1
    Barbara Matusiak, POLIN Museum Ambassador
  • Workshop "Can you separate an author from his work?" workshop 2
    Grzegorz Siwor, POLIN Museum Ambassador
  • Workshop "Ambiguous heroes. Oscar Schindler’s case"
    Monika Koszyńska, Monika Koszyńska, POLIN Museum

5:30PM–6PM   Break

Premiere at Centrum Edukacyjne Muzeum POLIN

6PM–7:15PM   „Personal Stories– Antonina and Jan Żabińscy” - educational film and expert discussion

 

Friday, 19 November 

Accompanying event for the registered conference participants 

6PM–8PM  Performance "Ginczanka. Recipe for a Simple Life", Łaźnia Nowa Theatre.

 

Saturday, 20 November 

Streaming at Centrum Edukacyjne Muzeum POLIN

10AM–10:15AM   Opening talk "Inspired by the Legacy"

10:15AM–11:15AM   Meeting with Authors: Author’s Biographical Inspirations

In conversation with Mikołaj Grynberg
Chaired by Katarzyna Kulińska, POLIN Museum

11:15AM–11:45AM   Break

11:45AM–1PM  Meeting with Authors: "History and Literature. Contact points and Creative Developments"

In conversation with Marek Krajewski
Chaired by Katarzyna Jakubowicz, POLIN Museum

1PM–1:30PM   Break

 

Registration is made via the Konfeo.com system and website. All information about the events will be sent from the Konfeo system.

If you want to ask a question about the conference, write at: [email protected] 

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