CfA: Summer School "Memory and Law: Legal Perspective in Historical Assesments"
In lovely Masurian Folwark Łękuk during a summer school participants from Poland, Germany, Russia and Ukraine will learn how to use a legal perspective in historical assessments. International legal perspective will be shown as a tool, supporting the work of historians, a tool useful to help assess historical events in a balanced manner, not based on mutually exclusive national interpretations. Summer School should help in establishing of personal contacts between young researchers from neighboring countries, with history full of mutual conflicts.


Participants: 20 PhD students, young researchers or people engaged in public affairs from Poland, Germany, Russia and Ukraine. Very good passive and active knowledge of English, official language of the School, is required.

Lecturers: eminent historians and international lawyers, among others: prof. Stefan Oeter (University of Hamburg), prof. Georgiy Kasyanov (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), prof. Ireneusz Kamiński (Polish Academy of Science), dr Andriy Portnov (Humboldt University of Berlin).

Programme: exclusive lectures, seminars and workshops. Discussions among international experts. Case studies on the role of the international law in history, transitional justice and memory politics.

Date and Place: 19-27 August 2017. Folwark Łękuk in the Masurian Lakeland.

Requirements: a candidate shall provide a CV and cover letter in English. Documents shall be sent by e-mail to Rafał Tarnogórski: to 5 May 2017. For additional information, please contact him. Short-listed candidates will be e-mailed and contacted by phone.

Organizers cover: accommodation, meals, participation in lectures and seminars, background materials, as well as transportation from Warsaw to Folwark Łękuk and back. Successful candidates from non-EU countries will receive a formal invitation to facilitate visa procedures.

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