Summer School “Connecting Histories”

Deadline: 16 April 2017
Open to: graduate and postgraduate students from Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, and Russia
Venue: Center for Urban History, 6 Bohomoltsia Str., Lviv, Ukraine


The summer school provides a high-quality possibility of learning about the up-to-date state of research on the Jewish history of Central and Eastern Europe as well as developing research and practical skills, critical thinking in analyzing various narratives of the past. It also offers space to researchers and practitioners from Eastern Europe to contribute to shaping a more participatory historical culture and challenge top-down modes in engaging with history in academia and publicly.

The summer school format combines lectures and seminars, language classes and practice-oriented work. The program includes lectures on the Jewish history of Central and Eastern Europe in the 19th-20th centuries; an introductory course of Yiddish; seminar courses on transnational approaches and urban topics, social and cultural history, memory and heritage studies.


The summer school is open to graduate and postgraduate students (MA and PhD programs), young researchers (up to the age of 35), university lecturers, museum workers, practitioners in heritage from Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, and Russia.

The working language is English. Participants must be comfortable about working in English


There is no program fee. The organizers will cover travel costs, accommodation, lunches.

How to apply?

 The application must include:

  • Resume (CV);
  • Motivation letter (no more than 3,000 characters stating why you want to participate in this school);
  • Project description no more than 3,000 characters (this can be a research, educational, or cultural project related to Jewish history, urban history, or multicultural heritage issues, which you are currently working on or plan to carry out in the future);
  • Contact phone/e-mail of two scholars, whom we can contact for a reference if necessary.

The application must be emailed to summerschool@lvivcenter.orgby April 16, 2017.

In the “Subject” please write “Application for Jewish Summer School 2017.” Applications can be submitted in English, Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, and Belarusian.

For more information visit the official website.

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