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31.03.2017

Lviv Summer School "Connecting (to) Histories: Engaging with the Urban Pasts and Displaying Jewish Heritage"

The school is organized by Center for Urban History of East Central Europe in Lviv and will take place between July 10 - August 4. 
Deadline for applications: April 16.

The summer school provides a high-quality possibility of learning about the up-to-date state of research on the Jewish history of Central and Eastern Europe as well as developing research and practical skills, critical thinking in analyzing various narratives of the past. It also offers space to researchers and practitioners from Eastern Europe to contribute to shaping a more participatory historical culture and challenge top-down modes in engaging with history in academia and publicly.

The summer school format combines lectures and seminars, language classes and practice-oriented work. The program includes lectures on the Jewish history of Central and Eastern Europe in the 19th-20th centuries; an introductory course of Yiddish; seminar courses on transnational approaches and urban topics, social and cultural history, memory and heritage studies. The workshop will focus on museum as a format of public history. This reflects recent and significant developments in museum infrastructure and conceptualization in Central and Eastern Europe. The workshop will reflect on this and provide the participants with approaches and tools necessary to engage with complexities of urban pasts at museum displays and involve various audiences and actors in museum-making processes. In particular, the workshop will explore the concepts and formats of Jewish museums and city history museums.

The program also includes guided tours to historical sites and towns, meetings with experts, researchers, local practitioners, as well as series of public lectures and discussions on the Jewish history and heritage issues for a wider audience.

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