The Herder-Institut in Marburg invites advanced students of history to its international summer school on “Structure and Comparison: Contents and methods of historical research on East Central Europe” taking place in Marburg
from 16 July to 11 August 2001.
The summer school offers an introduction into the basics and methods of historical research on East Central Europe in four one-week seminars (languages: German and English):
Economic and social innovations in East Central Europe in the high and late Middle Ages (17 – 20 July: Dr. Eduard Muehle (Herder-Institut, Marburg e.V.), PD Dr. Martin Wihoda (Masarykova Univerzita, Brno))
Constitutions and denominations in East Central Europe in the early modern age (23 – 27 July: Dr. Joachim Bahlcke (Leipzig), Dr. Karin Friedrich (School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London))
The construction of East Central European nations in the 19th century (30 July – 3 August: Prof. Dr. Rahph Schattkowsky (Universiy of Rostock))
Ethniticity and border lines in 20th-century East Central Europe (6 – 10 August: Prof. Dr. Wlodimierz Borodziej (University of Warsaw), Prof. Dr. Frank Golczewski (University of Hamburg)).
In addition to the seminars, there will be evening lectures by Prof. Dr. Robert Evans (University of Oxford, Brasenose College), Prof. Dr. Johannes Fried (Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University, Frankfurt/M.), Prof. Dr. Miroslaw Hroch (Univerzita Karlova, Prague).
Besides, participants will have the opportunity to acquire a basic knowledge of the Polish language in a four-week language course. Foreign students can optionally take part in a German language course as part of the International Summer University at the University of Marburg.
The participation fee, which includes seminars and evening lectures, language courses, cultural activities, accommodation and course materials, is DEM 980,00.
Students who have participated successfully in seminars and language courses will be credited ECTS points by the University of Marburg so that their achievements at the summer school can be recognized by their home university.
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