History and Memory. Graduate Academy 2021-2022 | second call for applications - Instytut Pileckiego

History and Memory. Graduate Academy 2021-2022 | second call for applications

We have decided to create more places on the "Totalitarianism in East-Central Europe 1939–1989: History and Memory. Graduate Academy 2021-2022" program. Apply now! Deadline: 29 August 2021.

Click here to see how to apply

The program is aimed at fostering reflection on the regional experience of facing two totalitarian regimes and introducing it into mainstream discussion on the history of the 20th century.

The history of confronting totalitarianism, both as a personal and a collective experience, delivers a universal message in the face of contemporary challenges of radical political evil. Studying the fates of individual people and developing a proper understanding of history is key to facing these challenges now and in the future.

The project is carried out by the Pilecki Institute in partnership with the Valdosta State University.

A group of American graduate and PhD students interested in East-Central Europe will first participate in an online program, where they will meet Polish and international experts. The program will introduce the most important aspects of historical experience of this region in the 20th century.

Following that, the participants will take a trip to Poland, where they will visit key local museums and monuments. Basing on that experience, they will then work on their own essays and activities locally in the US. Regular online tutoring will ensure constant supervision from our experts.

Finally, all the works will be presented at the final conference at Valdosta State University. A printed and digital publication will follow the conference.

In order to find out more, click here.

How to Apply

Totalitarianism in East-Central Europe 1939–1989: History and Memory. Graduate Academy 2021-2022 is open to graduate and doctoral students from the United States.

Candidates are invited to submit their applications by 29 August 2021 by email: academy@instytutpileckiego.pl. A complete application must include:

• academic biographical note

• two short essays, up to 1.500 characters each describing

- the applicant’s reasons for applying

- a proposal of the project that you wish to carry out or description of other goals (academic or cultural) that you would like to achieve through this program


Additional information

Application documents will be accepted only in English. Classes and workshops will be held in English. Detailed information about the program is available on the website of The Pilecki Institute (instytutpileckiego.pl). Any questions or queries should be sent to the address: academy@instytutpileckiego.pl. The results of the recruitment procedure will be announced by 2 September 2021, and the list of selected participants will be published on the website of The Pilecki Institute.


Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport under the “Inspirational Culture” Program.

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