Summer school

"How Towns (do not) Remember"

has been held in Rivne since 2017

About school

The competition commission selects 20 participants from different regions of Ukraine to participate in the school. The organizers refund the fare and provide accommodation and meals for the participants during the summer school, and provide educational materials for free.

Participants in the summer school can be: university students, graduate students, young researchers (up to 35 years), teachers of history and other social and humanitarian disciplines, employees of museums and archives, representatives of mass media and authorities, and public activists.

Lectures and trainings are held by the representatives of the NGO "Mnemonics" and invited Ukrainian experts in the field of memory studies.

Topics of lectures and trainings

Symbolic urban spaces and memory policy: theoretical foundations of analysis
01
Traditional and postmodern forms of memorialization
02
The problem of (non) presence of social minorities in the symbolic spaces of Ukrainian cities
03
Commemoration of genocide victims and memorial spaces of cities: Ukrainian and European experience
04
"Reading" memory locations (memory landscapes)
05
Urban symbolic space in literature, mythological, theatrical, and cinematic dimensions
06
The problem of preserving the historical and cultural heritage of cities
07
The symbolic spaces of cities and the development of museum work in Ukraine
08
Commercialization of the past in the entertainment establishments of cities
09

History of summer schools

August 7-11, 2017
1st Summer school "How Towns (do not) Remember" was devoted to the following topics: "Symbolic space of cities in the theories of memory policy", "Monuments and memorials in the urban memory culture", "Commemoration of the genocide victims in urban memorial landscapes", "Museum practices in the symbolic space of cities", "Non-dominant groups in the symbolic space of cities".
August 6-10, 2018
2nd Summer school "How Towns (do not) Remember" was devoted to the following topics: "Symbolic space of cities in dilemmas of (non) remembering", "Monuments and memorials in the urban memory culture", "Commemoration of the genocide victims in urban memorial landscapes", "Literature and documentary videos in dimensions of collective memory," "Museums and theme cafes as agents of collective memory."
August 5-9, 2019
3d Summer school "How Towns (do not) Remember" was devoted to the following topics: "Symbolic space of cities in dilemmas of (non) remembering", "Competing meta-narratives and inclusive approaches to forming urban memorial space", "Commemoration of the genocide victims in urban memorial landscapes", "Monuments and memorials in the urban memory culture", "Museums as subjects of collective memory formation."
Lectors
Regular lectors
Maksym Gon
Nataliia Ivchyk
Petro Dolhanov
Iryna Zakharchuk
Invited lectors
Heorhii Kasianov (Institute of History of Ukraine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine); Vasyl Rasevych (Center for Urban History of East Central Europe); Volodymyr Sklokin (Ukrainian Catholic University); Irina Sklokina (Center for Urban History of East Central Europe); Vitalii Nakhmanovych (Museum of History of Kyiv); Alla Petrenko-Lysak (Taras Shevchenko National University); Mykhailo Tiahlyi (Ukrainian Center for the Study of the Holocaust).
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