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Memory and Identity in Eastern Europe

Autumn School "Memory and Identity in Eastern Europe", Berlin, October 1-8

Apply now for our joint Autumn School in Berlin!

We now invite applications for the Autumn School on "Memory and Identity in Eastern Europe" which takes place in Berlin from October 1 until October 8, 2012. The deadline for applications is September 7. Please send your application via email to autumnschool@zedat.fu-berlin.de. For further details, please check the call for applications.

The intensive short-term program provides students with an insight into the field of memory and identity in Eastern Europe and their impact on current political and social issues in the heterogeneous post socialist space. Different approaches and perspectives from the social sciences and humanities will be introduced and discussed between Estonian, Finnish, and German academics and students.

The sessions deal with conceptual boundaries and new insights of "Memory" and "Identity", ethnic identities and the nation-state in Post-Communist Eastern Europe, identity constructions and the media, memory discourses and identity politics, and memory and identity in the context of World War II.

Included in the program are visits to the Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum and to the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Museum.


Students are expected to prepare before the start of the autumn school (literature will be available online) and to
participate actively in class (group discussions, group work, presentations).

 

The Autumn School is jointly conducted by Freie Universität Berlin/Institute for East European Studies, University of Helsinki/Aleksanteri Institute, and University of Tartu/Euro College. Participants receive a certificate over 5 ECTS.

For further information, please contact Dr. Julia Gerlach,
autumnschool@zedat.fu-berlin.de.

 

Curriculum

The intensive short-term program provides students with an insight into the field of memory and identity in Eastern Europe and their impact on current political and social issues in the heterogeneous post socialist space. Different approaches and perspectives from the social sciences and humanities will be introduced and discussed between Estonian, Finnish, and German academics and students.The sessions deal with conceptual boundaries and new insights of "Memory" and "Identity", ethnic identities and the nation-state in Post-Communist Eastern Europe, identity constructions and the media, memory discourses and identity politics, and memory and identity in the context of World War II.

 

Your Benefits

  • Earn a joint certificate from three renowned universities with 5 ECTS.
  • Enjoy an intensive learning experience with your fellow students from different backgrounds.
  • Become part of an international students’ and experts’ network.

 

Admission

Your background:

  • Studies in Social Sciences, Humanities, or East European Studies
  • Final year of undergraduate studies or first academic degree (B.A. or equivalent)
  • Fluent command of English

 

Your application:

  • Motivation letter (1-2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Academic transcript  

 

Expenditures:

There are no tuition fees. For participants from University of Helsinki and University of Tartu, there will be free accommodation in Berlin and a travel stipend (partial financing). Participants are expected to cover their living expenses during the autumn school themselves.

Application and Further Information

Please send your application via email – attached as pdfs – to your respective program coordinator.