Summer School History Takes Place – Dynamics of Urban Change
Rome, 1 - 10 September 2014
The summer school invites applications particularly from postgraduate students in history, art history, cultural studies and the social sciences, as well as young architects and city planners. Applicants should have a genuine interest in an interdisciplinary exchange on the history of the city and city development. Participants should have a specialization connected with Rome as well as a keen thematic and methodological interest in urban studies. Sessions will be held in English. Applicants are expected to prepare for the sessions with course materials and reading lists in order to be able to give a presentation on a set topic related to their academic interests and competencies.
Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the organizers.
In Antiquity people were convinced that Rome would exist forever. As the centre of an Empire and as a metropolis, Rome was a manifestation of sheer indomitable power that seemed to promise eternity. Even until the late 19th century, empires and states, politicians and philosophers continued to look to Rome and its history to justify their actions and find inspiration. Visitors are awed by the city’s dimensions, its architecture and the rich range of its urban features, both ancient and modern. Modern Rome is the result of many transformations, effected by European history, political ideas, and clerical power. Despite the tangible power and weight of this history, the city is simultaneously alive and open for the future.
Since 2003 the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius has invited up to twenty young historians and social scientists (usually postgraduate students) annually to take part in studies programmes in various locations. The Gerda Henkel Stiftung is the programme partner since 2009. The aim is to find the traces of history in the topography, architecture and monuments of the place. The city itself is 'read' as a historical source – 'History Takes Place'.
Taking Rome as an example, the aim of this year's summer school is to create an international network of the historical, cultural and social sciences as well as architecture and city planning, in order to examine current developments in urban environments.
Please send your application together with a statement of interest, CV and suggested presentation topic (max. 2 pages) to the following address:
ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius Dr. Anna Hofmann Feldbrunnenstrasse 56 20148 Hamburg Germany E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The application deadline is 15 May 2014.
Further information: www.history-takes-place.de
Dr. Anna Hofmann
Program Director Research and Scholarship
ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius
Tel.: 0049 40 41336785
Fax: 0049 40 41336740
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