Duration: 4 th – 10th of September 2016
Venues: Ural Federal University (UrFU), Ekaterinburg Short description: After three successful events in Raabs an der Thaya (2013 and 2015) and Moscow (2014), the ÖRHK Summer School returns this year to the Russian Federation. Originating from the EU-financed project „Cultural Landscapes and Identities along the Czech-Austrian Border“, this Summer School addresses students and young scholars of the field of History and International Relations from the CIS and the EU.
At the heart of the Summer School stands the scientific exchange of thoughts, aimed at
generating a better understanding of each other’s scientific traditions, research agendas but also
culture, which should help to reduce mutual prejudices.
Proposed meta-topic: „History and Memory“:
Cultivating historical memory through interpretations of a shared, if frequently conflict laden past
may give us a sense of what we have in common and what separates us. This year’s Summer School
in Ekaterinburg in the Urals, a city perched on the border between Europe and Asia, will deal with
key themes of European–Russian history in the 20th century and offer an opportunity to visit several
local commemorative places in the spirit of Pierre Nora’s lieux de mémoire. Various aspects of the
cultural, ideological and political borders separating Western and Eastern Europe will be taking
centre stage. These comparisons, however, will be aimed at foregrounding the complexity of the web
uniting Western and Eastern Europe rather than divisive aspects.
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