"History Takes Place"
The summer school “History Takes Place – Dynamics of Urban Change” will bring together from 4 to 15 September 2017 twenty international young researchers – historians, art historians, archaeologists, cultural and social scientists, city planners and architects. This year’s programme is focused on the complex and multi-layered history of Belgrade and Sarajevo. The ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius and the Gerda Henkel Foundation invite the participants to study the connections between historical events and spatial development.
Belgrade and Sarajevo in their urban fabric reflect the exceptional interweaving of past and present in the Balkans. Over the centuries, both cities have developed a strong urban identity going far beyond their national meaning. Belgrade – a border town of several empires – was repeatedly contested and embattled. It was rebuilt many times to suit the cultural preferences of diverse rulers. Its turbulent history is defined by constant efforts to sustain a city in spite of successive waves of conquest. Its current urban and economic development is strongly shaped by globalisation. Sarajevo – founded by the Ottoman rulers and considered as a gateway to Central Europe – in the 20th century became a lieu de mémoire in European history. Traces of heavy destruction during the Bosnian War siege are still clearly visible in the urban landscape. City life today is marked by the interplay between integration and segregation in its multi-ethnic society.
Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the organizers.
Please send your application including a statement of interest, CV and suggested presentation topic to the programme director at the ZEIT-Stiftung, Dr. Anna Hofmann: email@example.com.
The application deadline is 29 May 2017.
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