Summer school “Polessye as a landscape of intervention”, 11-21 September 2018

This summer school will takes place in Ukraine and Belarus from 11 to 21 September 2018. It is organised by Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe – Institute of the Leibniz Association, in cooperation with National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, and Polessky State University, Pinsk.

More information: In English and In Ukrainian

The final date for applications is 15 June 2018!

During the summer school, the organizers want to take the participants and experts from Belarus and the Ukraine with them on an investigative exploration through Polessye, experiencing the region together as a dynamic ecological, political, socio-cultural and economic space. The focus will be both on everyday life as well as on the relationships between the state, the people, the natural environment and technology. In three different locations, the group will explore examples of how key historical protagonists interacted with the landscape and dealt with geographical space: Pinsk in the Belarusian part of Polessye, Varaš/Kuznecovsk in the Ukrainian part, and Kyiv.

The summer school offers lectures, excursions and practical seminars. Prior to the start of the trip, participants will receive a comprehensive reader containing literature relevant to the main topics. The event is divided into four modules. Each will involve a practical exploration, based on a comparative approach, of various key issues, methods of knowledge transfer and methodical techniques of working.