THE INDEPENDENCE MARCH, THE CONCEPT OF A NATION, MANAGING EMOTIONS 

Lecture by history professor

Independence Day celebrations have been generating extreme emotions for years – the day has been used for worldview and political battles. So, one may ask – is Independence Day already a Celebration of Polarization?

Our Guest – Dr. habilitated Jaroslaw Syrnyk, is a professor at the University of Wroclaw and associate dean for part-time teaching and employer relations at the Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences. His research interests include historical anthropology, anthropology of organizations and the history of national minorities in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe. You can read more about the professor’s interests and publications on the website of the Department of Ethnology and Anthropology at the University of Wroclaw here.

 

The professor talks about the sense of national identity and the evolution of the concept of nation over the years. He also draws attention to the emotions that accompany the constant disputes around differing perceptions of the world. We invite you to read the lecture!

 

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