Sweden, Stockholm/Flemingsberg

Cultural Memory of Europe: East and West

when 6 June 2016 - 10 July 2016
language English
duration 5 weeks
credits 7.5 ECTS
fee SEK 900

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.”

Course leader

Tora Lane, tora.lane@sh.se
Kazimierz Musial, kazimierz.musial@sh.se

Target group

Master and doctoral students (Second-cycle and Third-cycle) in Humanities and Social Sciences.

Course aim

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.

Fee info

SEK 900: Students with citizenship in countries not within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, are required to pay application fees for university studies in Sweden. EU/EEA citizens are exempt from fees, but must document their status.
SEK 10625: Students with citizenship in countries not within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, are required to pay tuition fees for university studies in Sweden. EU/EEA citizens are exempt from fees, but must document their status.

Scholarships

See more details: http://www.sh.se/beegs_summer_schools