Viadrina Summer University 2014
Viadrina Summer University 2014 in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, 20 July to 07 August 2014, directed by Prof Dr Werner Benecke and Dr. habil. Beata Halicka
The globalization of economic and intellectual life, the unhindered traffic of people, ideas and data, the permeability of once impenetrable borders show just a part of our reality. The return of nation-state thinking, especially in moments of crisis, the deliberate separation of migration into an economically wanted and a politically dangerous phenomenon, the growing importance of regional milieu for the identity of individuals and groups, however, make us aware that borders and migration are complex and highly important phenomena even in current times. Since Frankfurt (Oder) and Słubice are very suitable places to think about the productive and destructive forces of the border, to reflect on migration from a historical and current point of view, Viadrina Summer University 2014 will analyze the complex topic of borders, migration and identities from interdisciplinary, European perspectives.
Course 1: Prof. Dr. Werner Benecke: "Borders in History and Contemporary Times"
Course 2: Dr. habil. Beata Halicka: "Migration in History and Contemporary Times"
More information, especially the call for applications is going to be provided in the next few weeks.
has become a renown annual event at our faculty. Beginning in 2005 it is now part of the university's regular schedule. Every year we choose a new topic from a wide range of interesting fields from the cultural siences.
Our Summer Schools offer a very special, lively and inspiring time for our guests as well as our teaching and organising staff. We are looking forward to the next VSU 2014.
For impressions about the programmes so far, please visit the Archives.