Chronicle

"History Took Place" - at the Center
July 20, 2007

July 20-29. After St. Petersburg (2003) and Wroclaw (2005) it was the turn of Lviv to welcome the Summer Academy "History Takes Place" organized by the Zeit Foundation in Hamburg.

During ten days 21 young scholars, most of them doctoral students from various countries, gathered at the Center to learn and discuss about the past and present of our city and physically explore its urban spaces as sites of memory and representation.

The academic program was coordinated by Christoph Mick (Warwick) who had succeeded to gain the participation of several noted experts in the field of East European history and society, among others Timothy Snyder (Yale), John-Paul Himka (Edmonton), Alexey Miller (Moscow / Budapest), Maria Lewycka (Warsaw) and Yaroslav Hrytsak (Lviv / Budapest).

A special focus was given to open discussions with the participation of known figures of Lviv's current political and cultural life. "Epiphanies of Lviv" was the motto of the opening day event which saw the celebrated Ukrainian writer Juriy Andrukhovych and the Austrian writer and translator Martin Pollack exchange their very personal views about the city's past and present. Several days later representatives of the various Lviv communities spoke about their ways of experiencing life in this city in the 2nd half of the 20th century. Finally, on the second to last day, the mayor of Lviv, Andryi Sadovyi, visited the Center for the second time after its inauguration last October to share his views about the future of Lviv and Ukraine in Europe. Other prominent participants of the discussion led by the political scientist Stefan Appelius were Taras Vozniak (Lviv), Vasyl Kosiv (Lviv, vicemayor) and Vladimir Melamed (Los Angeles).

"History Takes Place" was a big success for the organizers as well as for our Center. The lively atmosphere among the participants and the high intellectual level of the presentations and discussions will make us remember it as one of the high points in the Center's history so far.

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Vasyl Kosiv (Vice-Mayor)
The opening in the "House of Scientists": Speakers ...
Markus Baumanns (Zeit-Foundation)
The opening in the "House of Scientists": Speakers ...
Harald Binder (Center for Urban History)
The opening in the "House of Scientists": Speakers ...
Christoph Mick (Summer-Academy)
The opening in the "House of Scientists": Speakers ...
Fully occupied ...
... and Listeners
... to the last row
... and Listeners
Timothy Snyder, Marci Shore
... and Listeners
M. Baumanns, V. Kosiv
... and Listeners
Y. Andrukhovych, Y. Prokhasko, M. Pollack
Discussion: "Lviv Epiphany"
Asking the right questions (Prokhasko)
Discussion: "Lviv Epiphany"
No Habsburg nostalgia (Pollack)
Discussion: "Lviv Epiphany"
Lviv - formerly more exciting (Andrukhovych)
Discussion: "Lviv Epiphany"
Cornelius Gröschel: everything under control
Banquet
More than enough food
Banquet
Y. Andrukhovych, D. Bechtel, L. Tsybenko
Banquet
M. Shore, W. Borodziej, T. Snyder
Banquet
The long way up
On the Tower of Town Hall (2nd Day)
The Reward: a stunning view
On the Tower of Town Hall (2nd Day)
The Roman Cathedral from above
On the Tower of Town Hall (2nd Day)
Plenty to point at
On the Tower of Town Hall (2nd Day)
Striding past King Danylo
Arriving at the Center
Not to be missed
Arriving at the Center
In the Reception Room
Arriving at the Center
First talks (M. Pollak, K. Sadkowska)
Arriving at the Center
Getting settled
Acquaintance with the Conference Room
Dense atmosphere
Acquaintance with the Conference Room
The Center's staff
Acquaintance with the Conference Room
Explaining Ukrainian 'Art Nouveau'
Particular Urban Sites
Pointing out Lviv's German past (E. Everding)
Particular Urban Sites
Bach or Mozart? (in the protestant Church)
Particular Urban Sites
Discussants
Panel Discussion in the Evening
and the moderator (S. Dyak)
Panel Discussion in the Evening
A. Pavliv (municipal department of urban planning)
Panel Discussion in the Evening
Prof. B. Cherkes (Lviv Polytechnical University)
Panel Discussion in the Evening
Timothy Snyder on "Brotherlands"
An Evening in "Korniakt House"
Panel Discussion
An Evening in "Korniakt House"
O. Khokhulin, M. Sheykhet
An Evening in "Korniakt House"
T. Halikowska-Smith, Z. Jarmilko
An Evening in "Korniakt House"
Buffet in the "Italian Courtyard"
An Evening in "Korniakt House"
Confusion?
A Visit to Stefanyk Library
M. Dyadyuk Explaining the Catalogue
A Visit to Stefanyk Library
... and Unrolling the Treasures
A Visit to Stefanyk Library
In the Back Room of the Manuscript Division
A Visit to Stefanyk Library
Viola Höll Marking the Map
On the Traces of Jewish Lviv
Delphine Bechtel Showing the Way
On the Traces of Jewish Lviv
Entering the Former Golden Rose
On the Traces of Jewish Lviv
A Story-Telling Facade
On the Traces of Jewish Lviv
First the Overview at the Center
A Tour of Lviv Museums
... then a View of the Site
A Tour of Lviv Museums
At the Ethnographic Museum
A Tour of Lviv Museums
A Nice View to the Opposite Side
A Tour of Lviv Museums
S. Tereshchenko in Command
At Lychakiv Cemetery
A Landscape of Tombs
At Lychakiv Cemetery
The Cemetery of the "Young Eagles"
At Lychakiv Cemetery
Christoph Mick, Expert in the Matter
At Lychakiv Cemetery
Vladimir Melamed Guiding the Tour
Sites of Memory of World War II
Delphine Bechtel Explaining the Details
Sites of Memory of World War II
The Holocaust Memorial
Sites of Memory of World War II
Reading the Inscriptions
Sites of Memory of World War II
Introducing the Panel Participants
Lviv in Europe
The Mayor Explains (with S. Appelius)
Lviv in Europe
After the Mayor Left: T. Vozniak, V. Melamed
Lviv in Europe
An Attentive Audience
Lviv in Europe
Vasyl Rasevych Explaining the Surroundings
The Final Day: Excursion to Zhovkva
From the Synagogue ...
The Final Day: Excursion to Zhovkva
... to the Chapel of the Basilian Church
The Final Day: Excursion to Zhovkva
... and the Cloister of Krekhiv
The Final Day: Excursion to Zhovkva
At the End Relaxing by the Holy Spring
The Final Day: Excursion to Zhovkva
The Heat
Places and Moments to Remember
The Sun
Places and Moments to Remember
The Birthdays
Places and Moments to Remember
The Details
Places and Moments to Remember
The Mafiosi
Places and Moments to Remember
The Excellence
Places and Moments to Remember
The Concentration
Places and Moments to Remember
The Fatigue
Places and Moments to Remember
The Open Questions
Places and Moments to Remember
The Hotel
Places and Moments to Remember
The Atmosphere
Places and Moments to Remember
The Courtyard
Places and Moments to Remember
The Splendour
Places and Moments to Remember
The Star
Places and Moments to Remember
All of Us
Places and Moments to Remember