Call for Applications: Summer School "History Takes Place - Dynamics of Urban Change" 2019 in Tel Aviv-Jaffa

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Summer Program
September 23, 2019 to September 27, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Urban Design and Planning, Urban History / Studies, Social Sciences, Cultural History / Studies



The Summer School “History Takes Place – Dynamics of Urban Change” will bring together from 23 to 27 September 2019 international young researchers – historians, art historians, archaeologists, cultural and social scientists, city planners and architects. This year’s programme concentrates on the city of Tel Aviv-Jaffa focusing on its Bauhaus heritage and will be hosted by the White City Center in Tel Aviv. The ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius and the Gerda Henkel Foundation invite the participants to study the connections between historical events and spatial development.


This year, in cooperation with the White City Center (WCC), the Summer School will focus on the concept of 'Societies on the Move'; i.e. the movement of people, materials, and cultures as a central element of modern architecture and its influence on the urban landscape. The Summer School wishes to explore historical and contemporary relationships through representations of identities, examining how migration and mobility affect individuals, cities, and cultures while reshaping their identities. It will address, inter alia, the following questions: How do migration and mobility affect the inhabitants, the city and their culture? What does the Bauhaus in Tel Aviv-Jaffa and Israel stand for at its inception and today? What is the relevance of Bauhaus for contemporary demands of the city's inhabitants and its sojourners? How this heritage can be adapted to today‘s needs? How to secure its conservation and enable restoration?



The summer school invites applications particularly from postgraduate students in history, art history, cultural studies and the social sciences, as well as young architects and city planners. Applicants should have a genuine interest in an interdisciplinary exchange on the history of the city and city development. Participants should have a specialization connected with Tel Aviv-Jaffa as well as a keen thematic and methodological interest in urban studies. Sessions will be held in English. Applicants are expected to prepare for the sessions with course materials and reading lists in order to be able to give a presentation on a set topic related to their academic interests and competencies.

Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the organizers.

Application deadline is 30 April 2019.



Contact Info: 

Dr. Anna Hofmann

ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius

Feldbrunnenstrasse 56

20148 Hamburg


phone: 0049 40 41 33 67 85



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