Wilson Center Experts

Piotr H. Kosicki

Former Title VIII Research Scholar
Global Europe Program

Expertise:
History
;
Diplomatic History
;
Religion
;
Eastern Europe
;
European Union
;
France
;
Germany
;
Italy
;
Poland
Affiliation:
Assistant Professor of History at University of Maryland
Wilson Center Project(s):
“Europe between Catechism and Revolution: Catholicism, Poland, and the Specter of Communism, 1891-1991.”
Term:
May 13, 2013
-
Aug 30, 2013

Piotr H. Kosicki is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Maryland in College Park. He specializes in the transnational history of 20th-century Europe, focusing particularly on religion, politics, and the history of ideas. Other topics of research interest include the thought and politics of John Paul II, the Catholic Church’s place in the global Cold War, European historical memory of mass violence (especially as it pertains to Polish-German and Polish-Russian relations), and the revolutions of 1989 in global perspective. Recipient of a Ph.D. in History from Princeton University, Professor Kosicki has taught at American University, the Cooper Union, Princeton University, Sciences Po, the University of Virginia, and Warsaw University. His most recent publications include an edited volume entitled Re-mapping Polish-German Historical Memory: Physical, Political, and Literary Spaces (Bloomington, 2011); the chapter “Les lieux de mémoire polonaise de Katyń : d’une fôret à un musée, 1943-2010,” in David El Kenz and François-Xavier Nérard, eds, Commémorer les victimes en Europe : XVIe-XXIe siècles (Paris, 2011); and a chapter on Catholicism and the Cold War in the new Routledge Handbook of the Cold War. Prof. Kosicki is currently preparing a monograph entitled Between Christ and Lenin: Poland, Catholicism, and the Global History of Social Justice, 1891-1991.

Major Publications

An edited volume entitled Re-mapping Polish-German Historical Memory: Physical, Political, and Literary Spaces (Bloomington, 2011).

“Les lieux de mémoire polonaise de Katyń : d’une fôret à un musée, 1943-2010,” in David El Kenz and François-Xavier Nérard, eds, Commémorer les victimes en Europe : XVIe-XXIe siècles (Paris, 2011).

A forthcoming chapter on Catholicism and the Cold War in the new Routledge Handbook of the Cold War.

A forthcoming monograph entitled Between Christ and Lenin: Poland, Catholicism, and the Global History of Social Justice, 1891-1991.

Previous Terms at the Wilson Center:
May 10, 2012 - June 31, 2012

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