Monday 17th September 2018

9.00-9.30 Room C101
Opening: Kaja Kaźmierska and Lyudmila Nurse

9.30-10.30 Room C101 ◊ Chair: Kaja Kaźmierska

Keynote lecture: Prof. Catherine Delcroix University of Strasbourg, “Dynamiques Européennes” (DynamE), France

How biographical studies and social experience of migration are still inspired by “The Polish Peasant in Europe and America”?

10.30-10.45 Coffee Break

10.45-13.00 Room C101

Round-table with leading European Biographical researchers ◊ Conventer: Kaja Kaźmierska

Legacy of the Thomas and Znaniecki’s work in relation to the foundations of the modern biographical research in Europe and America

Participants: Fritz Schütze (Germany), Robert Miller (UK), Daniel Bertaux (France), Andrzej Piotrowski (Poland)

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-16.00 Parallel Sessions A, B, C:

Session A Room D309 Biographical Experiences of Homelessness ◊ Chair: Renata Dopierała

Magdalena Mostowska, University of Warsaw, Poland

Biographical interviews and pathways through homelessness. Some methodological and interpretative challenges

Bartosz Sławecki, University of Economics and Business in Poznan, Poland

Verbal Construction of New Professional Identity within the field of Social Economy: Case Study of a Social Cooperative for the Homeless

Mariusz Granosik, University of Lodz, Poland

Understanding Homelessness: Two (Non)Biographical Studies

Agnieszka Golczyńska-Grondas, Małgorzata Potoczna, University of Lodz, Poland

The poor in biographical sociology – “the others” or “people just like us”?

Session B Room D310 Biographies of Cultural and Political Elites ◊ Chair: Andrzej Piotrowski

Piotr Szenajch, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences

Describing cultural dissent in the Eastern Bloc – point of departure for biographical research

Kamil Łuczaj, University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow, Poland

From Outsider to Insider to a Patriot. Otherness and social integration of foreign-born academics in Central Europe

Joanna Wygnańska, University of Lodz, Poland

Concepts of the “Others” in the discourse of Serbian national identity and the process of their deconstruction in the discourse of Serbian symbolic elites

Session C Room D312 Work, Identity and Professional Biographies ◊ Chair: Rozalia Ligus

Jacek Burski, University of Lodz, Poland

Constructing relationships between the work and private life-study of auto-biographical narrative interviews

Agata Krasowska, Aleksandra Drabina-Różewicz, University of Wroclaw, Poland

The experiences of transformations to adulthood in the biographies of young precarious workers in Poland

Beata Kowalczyk, University of Warsaw, Poland Trans-nationality as the “double absence”.

Careers of Japanese classical musicians in Europe

16.00-16.15 Coffee Break

16.15-17.45 Room C101 ◊ Plenary Session: The Polish Peasant – present perspectives Chair: Katarzyna Waniek

Danuta Życzyńska-Ciołek, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

The Polish Peasant in America 75 Years Later: A Case Study of Janina’s Narrative

Marta Buler, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland

2018: The centenary of the Polish Peasant in Europe and America through the prism of social remittances

Ina Alber-Armenat, University of Goettingen, Germany

Biographies make sense!? Methodological inspiration from the “Polish Peasant”

17.45-18.15 Room C101 Business meeting

18.25-20.00 Room C101

Film screening: “The Fourth Partition” by Adrian Prawica and Rafał Muskała

At the dawn of the 20th century, Chicago was the second largest city in the United States. It was also the center of Polish culture and political activism in America. Over 4,000,000 Poles immigrated to the United States between 1870 and 1920. In Chicago, they worked in some of the most dangerous factories and mills in the United States. Their story is known as the “Fourth Partition”.

20.00 Dinner

Tuesday 18th September 2018

9.30-10.30 Room C 101  Chair: Robert Miller

Keynote lecture: Prof. Maggie O’Neill, University of York, UK and University College Cork, Ireland
Biographical research on the move: theorising, experiencing, imagining

10.30-10.45 Coffee Break

10.45-13.15 Room C101 Panel discussion ◊ Convener: Lyudmila Nurse

“ISOTIS project: the mothers’ story of inequality and otherness in contemporary Europe: bringing up children in low income, immigrant and ethnic minority families”

Lyudmila Nurse, University of Oxford, UK, Kateřina Sidiropulu-Janků and Jana Obrovská, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, Ayça Alayli, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, Alessandra Mussi, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy, Katarzyna Gajek, University of Lodz, Poland, Paulina Marchlik and Elżbieta Czerska-Szczepaniak, University of Warsaw, Poland

13.15-14.00 Lunch

14.00-16.20 Parallel Sessions: D,E F, G.

Session D Room D310 Women’s Biographies in Various Contexts ◊ Chair: Lyudmila Nurse

Katarzyna Dębska, University of Warsaw, Poland

Trajectories of suffering, otherness and ambivalence in sister relationships. Biographies of sisters as an object of biographical analysis in the context of biographical crises

Jana Obrovská, Kateřina Sidoropulu-Janků, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic

Between kidneys and skin. How Czech Roma mothers cope with ethnic othering

Anna Dolińska, University of Warsaw, Poland Stuck in-between familiarity and otherness – the liminal status of Ukrainian female migrants

Łucja Lange, University of Lodz, Poland

The dark sides of surviving — marginalization and „second trajectory”

Katarzyna Waniek, University of Lodz, Poland

Rapid societal transformation in Eastern Europe as a social frame of biographical processes of escaping to Europe

Session E Room D311 Identities Stemmed from the Past ◊ Chair: Kaja Kaźmierska

Rozalia Ligus, University of Wroclaw, Poland

Biographical identity of the 4th generation of Polish re-emigrants from a former Yugolsavia – a Case study

Justyna Kijonka, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland Commom roots and “Heimat”, different national identities and social worlds

Michał Nowosielski, Centre for Migration Research, University of Warsaw, Piotr Cichocki, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

Territorial identities in enforced flux – autobiographical narratives of Polish resettlements after the Second World War

Jakub Gałęziowski, University of Warsaw, University of Augsburg, Germany

Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma and Resilience in Families of Children Born of War in Poland

Jane Arnfield, Northumbria University and University of Lodz, UK

The Politics of Performance, Memory and Memorial Wojciech Połeć, SGGW, Warsaw, Poland Polish peasant in the Wild West of Poland. Migration and adaptation to ‘Recovered Territories’ in the family memory

Wojciech Połeć, SGGW, Warsaw, Poland

Polish peasant in the Wild West of Poland. Migration and adaptation to “Recovered Territories” in the family memory

Session F Room C101 Image of the Other in Educational, Social and Community Environment ◊ Chair: Jane Arnfield

Marta Kluszczyńska, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland Integration and Otherness of “the Foreign Pupil” from the Teachers’ Perspective

Katarzyna Wolanik Boström, Umea University, Sweden

Identity work, societal inclusion and emancipation through biographical narratives on courses, classes and workshops for migrants in Sweden

Karolina Dobosz, University of Lodz, Poland

What a refugee feels? – a study of the mediated and personal narratives about the lives of refugees. A case study of the Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka

Andy Christian Körber, Malwina Papuga, University of Lodz, Poland

Challenging “Otherness”. Lodz Foreigners Embassy (ŁAC) project as a possibility to empower Lodz foreigners’ community

Krzysztof Durczak, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland

Deinstitutionalizing of stigma as a process of becoming ‘the wise’ in a journey to the leprosy care centre Tomasz Ferenc, University of Lodz, Poland Facing the others. Course of migrant crisis on the island of Lesvos in 2015/2016

Tomasz Ferenc, University of Lodz, Poland

Facing the others. Course of migrant crisis on the island of Lesvos in 2015/2016

16.20-16.30 Coffee break

16.30- 18.10 Parallel Sessions G,H, I:

Session G Room C101 Political and National Constructions of Otherness ◊ Chair: Wojciech Połeć

Natalia Mamul, University of Lodz, Poland

Belarus Images of ethnic others and construction of Belarusian identity

Adam Mrozowicki, University of Wroclaw, Poland

Who is a right-wing supporter? On the biographical experiences of young right-wing voters in Poland and Germany

Elena Rozhdestvenskaya, Higher School Of Economics, Russia

Aggressive Other: the origin of the practice of taharrush and its reassembly in Europe

Maciej Gdula, University of Warsaw, Poland

Biography and Political Support for Ruling Party in Poland

Session H Room D311 Application of qualitative and biographical research methods to contemporary society ◊ Chair: Maggie O’Neill

Diana Garavito-Bermúdez, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Exploring a biographical approach to individuals’ life history and communities’ bio-cultural memory

Renata Dopierała, University of Lodz, Poland

Anti-consumerist values and attitudes in consumer society

Tanja Vuckovic Juros, University of Louvain, Belgium

Balancing the personal and the public across borders: How LGB migrants manage ‘Otherness’ in different institutional contexts

Noga Gilad, University of Haifa, Israel

“And smacked him in his head: and his head busted”: Reconstructing narrations – methods revisited

Session I Room D309 Communities and Institutions: Different Aspects of Otherness ◊ Chair: Katarzyna Waniek

Marta Eichsteller, Bangor University, UK

‘The Other Within’ – memory and nostalgia as an instrument of creating ‘the other’ in biographical perspectives

Sylwia Urbańska, University of Warsaw, Poland

Rural communities in Eastern Poland and its negotiations of ‘otherness’ through lenses of family practices, gender and class

Michał Nowosielski, Witold Nowak, Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw

The influence of migration policies on immigrant organizations – the perspective of the host countries and the sending state

Elżbieta Czerska-Szczepaniak, University of Warsaw, Poland

Institutional and informal support systems in raising a child in low income families- Polish mothers’ biographical reflections

18.10-18.30 Room C101
Closing Session