Date: 15th January 2016
Time: 4.30 pm – 7.00 pm
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), School of Art and Aesthetics, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi 110067
The panel “Land” is part of the larger art project under the same title curated by Amit Mukhopadhyay exploring issues around the Second World War.
Polish historian Dr. Joanna Pyłat will present her paper titled “KL Auschwitz – Birkenau German Nazi concentration camp – ‘Hell on earth’”. The panel will be moderated by Ashok Vajpeyi, other panellists include Dr. Kaushik Bhaumik, Dr. Soumyabrata Choudhury, Dr. Rahul Dev and artists Aditi Raman and Tanvi Jain.
Dr. Kaushik Bhaumik and Dr. Soumyabrata Choudhury are coordinators of the event.
About the scholar:
Dr. Joanna Pyłat is a Polish historian, author and co-author of several books and more than 50 articles on history. Her publications and academic papers concentrate on diverse aspects of current Polish history but also on political science and sociology after 1939. Dr. Pyłat’s areas of interest centre on European history, with particular emphasis on the Second World War and Polish diaspora scattered in France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Canada, and America. She is also the author of historical maps. Dr. Pyłat is currently a lecturer at the Jagiellonian University Polish Study Centre in London and a member of a team of experts at the Institute of Polish Remembrance. Between 2005 and 2014 she was a senior lecturer and from the years 2007 – 2013, she served variously as the deputy director of the European Culture Institute at the Polish University Abroad (PUNO) in London, as well as the pro-dean of the Department of Humanities. Between 2010 and 2012 she was head teacher of the Polish Section at SHAPE International School in Mons (Belgium). Dr. Pyłat has completed numerous courses at the National In-Service Teacher Training Centre in Warsaw in cooperation with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), as well as the Polish Humanitarian Organisation (PAH) and ‘Polish-German Relations’ programmes.