Discussion with Participants of the Summer School
An Urban Excursion on Sykhiv District
Meeting with Borys Dorfman
Presentation and Discussion
Excursion to Zboiska District

Embracing the City

On July 1- 8, 2014, the Sixth International Social Science Summer School in Ukraine was held in Lviv. The Center for Urban History was among the co-organizers and hosted program participants in Lviv.

The Sixth International Social Science Summer School seeked to embrace the city as a focal point for examining questions of belonging, place, power and the intersection of society and state in urban space.

The Summer School welcomed proposals that embrace the city from many disciplines in the social sciences and adjacent fields, such as history, sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, architecture, and urban studies. Our regional focus was the former Soviet Union, Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. While the primary focus was on the 20th and 21st centuries, 19th century proposals were welcomed.

The Summer School was interdisciplinary and followed a workshop format. Each participant presented a pre-circulated paper and received comments from a group of international faculty, as well as from other participants.

For more details on the summer school please click here


The Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Ottawa (Canada)
The Wolodymyr George Danyliw Foundation (Canada)
The Center for Urban History of East Central Europe (Ukraine)
The University of Paris Ouest Nanterre-La Défense (France)
The Franco-Belarusian center for European studies (Belarus)
The Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales [EHESS] (France)