Borderland Studies in East Central Europe and the Black Sea Region

Borderland Studies in East Central Europe and the Black Sea Region

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June 24 –July 5, 2019

Hub Rozvytok, Kharkiv, Ukraine

The summer school focuses on the past and present of physical, symbolic and imaginary borders in East Central Europe and the Black Sea Region. It offers a possibility to gain knowledge on the up-to-date research in borderlands studies. Moreover, the school provides young researchers and practitioners with an opportunity to present their projects, participate in public events and discussions, and join an international network of scholars.

The borderland-studies field is broad and interdisciplinary and explores connections, divisions, and heterogeneities. The school proposes a set of theoretical approaches and methods of studying and working with the topic of borderlands. While focused primarily on Ukraine, the summer school provides a complex comparative framework of borderlands in East Central Europe and the Black Sea Region. The school’s program consists of four core courses and guest lectures that offer analytic tools by which to approach borderlands from a historical, geographical, cultural, sociological and memory studies perspective. The summer school format combines lectures, seminars, city walks, workshops, discussions, and public events.

Курси лекцій та семінарів

Steven Seegel

University of Northern Colorado, USA
Mapping East European Empires

Mayhill Fowler

Stetson University, USA
Analyzing Borderland Cultures: Methods and Questions

Tomasz Zarycki

University of Warsaw, Poland
Historical and International Perspectives on Real and Phantom Borders in Eastern Europe

Гостьові лекції

Olga Filippova

V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine
Whose is Kharkiv: (de)secularization, glocalization and symbolic marking of the city’s space

Annika Frieberg

San Diego State University, USA
Illusions and Realities of Conflict Resolution in Borderland Areas: Polish-German Relations in the Postwar Era

Yana Volkova

Odesa Mechnikov National University, Ukraine
Diasporas in the Black Sea Region: trouble-makers or international dialog facilitators?

Contact information
[email protected]
+38 (050) 298-21-90

Center for Interethnic Relations Research in Eastern Europe, Kharkiv, Ukraine;
Center for Governance and Culture in Europe at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland;
Center for Urban History in East Central Europe, Lviv, Ukraine