IWH in the media

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.

08 Sep 2016


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