This year’s CBSS Summer University takes place at Södertörn University (Sweden) and at the University of Gdansk in cooperation with the European Solidarity Centre in Gdansk (Poland) on 21 June – 1 July 2017.
The Summer School “Identities and Cultural Memory of East and West in the Baltic Sea Region” aims to enhance the understanding of the impact of cultural memory and its institutionalization on contemporary discourse in the Baltic Sea Region. Seminars on the cultural memory as a scholarly field and on narratives of ‘East’ and ‘West’ will be offered alongside discussions on identity and (re-)construction of memory of places and architectural sites: how does the memory and the history of a certain place or space serve to form a cultural identity? How does memory gives us an understanding of culture as such?
The CBSS Summer School features lecturers and keynote speakers from Södertörn (Stockholm), Gdańsk and other universities and is completed by study trips and guided tours. On 22 June 2017, the doctoral students coming from or studying in Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden visited the CBSS Secretariat in Stockholm. Deputy Director General Bernd Hemingway introduced the students to the CBSS work, current projects and presented the Reykjavík Declaration which was in the following also discussed with the CBSS Summer University participants.
The Summer School is organized by the Södertörn University’s Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) and its School of Culture and Education (Sweden) in partnership with the University of Gdansk, the European Solidarity Centre in Gdansk (Poland), the University of Greifswald (Germany), Saint Petersburg University of Economics (UNECON) (Russia), the University of Tartu (Estonia) and Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas (Lithuania) and is supported by the Council of the Baltic Sea States.
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