Cultural Memory of Europe: East and West

Cultural Memory of Europe: East and West

The summer school aims to critically examine how the memory and the history of a certain place or space serve to form a cultural identity; or, indeed, how memory gives us an understanding of culture as such. In this course, we will offer students a wide variety of approaches to understanding the interplay between the geographical position of the region and its cultural memory.

CBSS Summer University at Södertörn University
Cultural Memory of Europe: East and West
When: June 15-23, 2016
Where: Södertörn University, Stockholm
7,5 ECTS Points

About:
This course aims to enhance understanding of the impact of cultural memory on contemporary discourse in the Baltic Sea region. It will offer seminars on the history and nature of cultural memory as a scholarly field, and on the narratives of cultural memory in the region. This transdisciplinary phenomenon can be defined as “the interplay of past and present in socio-cultural contexts.” It aims to critically examine how the memory and the history of a certain place or space serve to form a cultural identity; or, indeed, how memory gives us an understanding of culture as such. In this course, we will offer students a wide variety of approaches to understanding the interplay between the geographical position of the region and its cultural memory. In particular, we will focus on the discourses of East and West as frames that have been instrumental for conceiving narratives of the region as a borderland. We will look at the way that cultural, geographical and political maps and discourses that discerned and separated Eastern from Western Europe have affected not only the very history of the region, but also its understanding of the interrelation of past and present.
The course is organized by Södertörn University’s Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) and the Philosophy subject at the School of Culture and Education, in partnership with Lund University, University of Greifswald, University of Gdansk, University of Tartu, and Saint Petersburg University of Economics (UNECON).

The summer school will feature lecturers and keynote speakers from Södertörn and other universities in the region. It will also include leisure time activities, trips, and guided tours. Both master’s and doctoral students who are conducting their studies or research in the humanities or in the social sciences are encouraged to enroll in the summer school. 

Please note that registration for the summer school begins 22 February and ends 15 March. Registration is possible only during this period, according to the following procedures:
Doctoral students are exempt from registration and tuition fees. To register for the summer school, proof of PhD-program admission/enrollment and a statement of intent (300-500 words) should be submitted to tora.lane[at]sh.se.

Master’s students within the EU-EES must register for the summer school viawww.antagning.se (Swedish version) or www.universityadmissions.se (English version).

Master’s students outside of the EU-EES must register for the summer school viawww.universityadmissions.se. A registration fee and tuition fee apply. A few grants for tuition fee waivers will be  available for students from outside the EU-EES, with priority for students from the Eastern Partnership. Students interested in applying for a grant must register for the course and submit this application form and the required documents to: registrator@sh.se.


For both MA- and PhD-level students accepted to the summer school, housing can be provided.

For more information, please see the links below or contact the course administrators:
Tora Lane, tora.lane[at]sh.se 
Kazimierz Musial, kazimierz.musial[at]sh.se

Source and more information: http://www.sh.se/beegs_summer_schools