John Hanley

historian, author, and academic in Boulder

John Hanley

historian, author, and academic in Boulder

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John Hanley is a Historian and Academic based in Boulder, Colorado

His academic milieus extend to his public lectures and academic research in the fields of Central and East European History, Post-War Emerging Democracies in C&E Europe, Modern European History, Film History and Film Criticism, Film, Art, and Visual Culture, English and American Romanticism, and Folklore with the University of Florida, The University of Colorado-Boulder, and Jagiellonian University.

His lectures, series, and presentations include work at the Denver Art Museum, the University of Florida, the University of Colorado, Boulder, University Women's Club, the Diary Center for the Arts, and other public institutions.

He is the founder of both the Society For the Advancement of Central and East European Cultures and the Central and East European Film Festival at the University of Colorado.

Areas of Specialization:

Folklore, Film, Art, and Visual Culture, Social and Revolutionary Movements, Protest Politics, Social Movements, Central and East European History, History of Poland, Russian and East European History, Modern European History, 20th Century Europe, and Postwar Emerging Democracies.


Community of Scholars Program (College of Central Florida); Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society; Charles R. Middleton Scholarship for History Honors Research (University of Colorado); Skalny Scholarship for Polish Studies (American Council For Polish Culture), Hallmark Award for Short Story, Hallmark Award for Play-writing


Nota Bene, Walkabout, The Colorado Historian

"Obiecanki: On the Struggle Among Competing Discourses In Pre-Democratic Poland And Their Influences On Its Emerging Democratization" Colorado Historian, Vol III

Thesis Work:

Imprisonment of Pigment: The Symbolic Discourse of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa Icon Within Resistance Movements In Poland 1956-1989

Contact: [email protected]

  • Education
    • University of Florida
    • University of Colorado-Boulder