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Wykłady otwarte w ramach programu CEEPUS

Termin: 18.04.2018 - 19.04.2018
Miejsce: Instytut Amerykanistyki i Studiów Polonijnych UJ
Kontakt: dr Anna Bartnik, koordynator programu CEEPUS w IAiSP

Zapraszamy na dwa wykłady otwarte w ramach programu CEEPUS. Gościem Instytutu będzie Lívia K. Szélpál, Ph.D z The University of Pécs (Węgry).

The Historical Perspectives of the American Dream: from the Declaration of Independence to the Obama administration.

April 18, 2018 , 11-12.00 a.m., Rynek Główny 34, 3rd floor, room No. 37.

My presentation will focus on the myth of the American Dream, its historical development and impact on American society and culture. The very notion of the American Dream as the ideal, that the government should protect each of its citizen's right and opportunity to pursuit their own perception of happiness, helps citizens contribute their utmost to society. In 1931, historian James Truslow Adams first publicly defined the American Dream. He drafted the phrase in his book Epic of America. As he argues: "The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement." In my presentation, I will focus on the following questions: (1) What is the American Dream?, (2) What Made the American Dream Possible? (3) History of the American Dream.


Urban Planning Scenarios after Natural Disasters in the fin-de-siécle USA

April 19, 2018 , 11-12.00 a.m., Rynek Główny 34, 3rd floor, room No. 25.

Paradoxically, major natural disasters and the ways cities cope with them form their urban development and resilience in many ways. A tragedy strengthens community cohesion and encourages the develop-ment and blossoming of unique urban “founding myths.” Moreover, it contributes to the specific and distinct identity and image of city that made each of them different from other cities and shows the main lines of urban development. Every city has different scenarios for urban renewal, as Joan Oack-man provides examples, in her work on Out of Ground Zero. Case Studies in Urban Reinvention. In my lecture I scrutinize American urban (re)planning in historical perspective by outlining an asymmetrical comparison through the examples of San Francisco’s urban replanning after the 1906 earthquake, Chi-cago’s gridiron plan after the Great Fire of 1871 and examining the development of New York City in the second half of the 19th century, including the investigation of the Great Blizzard of 1888, and the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 that also reached and affected New York City.
My lecture will deal with the historical perspective of building climate and disaster resilience into city planning and management processes. It aims to present an integrated analytic framework and a histori-cal outline for tackling climate change through mainstreaming disaster risk management into overall development planning in the 19th century USA. This initial empirical experience points to the im-portance of having the following aspects in place for sustainable programs of resilience: information and sensitization, leadership and institutional coordination, and stakeholder consultation and ownership.

Contact person:
Anna Bartnik, Ph.D.
E-mail: anna.bartnik@uj.edu.pl

Data opublikowania: 27.03.2018
Osoba publikująca: Monika Wyroba