Jewish History, Common Past and Heritage: Culture, Cities, Milieus

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Summer Program
July 11, 2016 to August 5, 2016
Subject Fields: 
Eastern Europe History / Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Urban History / Studies

The project strives to introduce inclusive approach to the learning, researching, and teaching of Eastern and Central Europe in the 19th-20th centuries, as well as strengthen the awareness of the importance of Jewish history and heritage as part of multicultural past.

The summer school is open to graduate and postgraduate students (MA and PhD programs), young researchers (up to the age of 35), university lecturers, museum workers, practitioners in heritage from Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, and Russia.

The program includes lectures in the Jewish history of Eastern Europe during the 19th to 20th centuries; an introductory course of Yiddish; and seminar courses on transnational approaches and topics, cultural history, memory and heritage studies. An important part of the program is practical work with resources and exploring different formats of implementing projects in the public space of the city. The program includes tours to historical sites and towns, meetings with experts, researchers, local community, and discussions.

The working language is English.

The organizers will cover travel costs, accommodation, lunches, and excursions.

Deadline for Application: April 8, 2016