Public History Summer School, Wroclaw, 1-5 July 2019

The Historical Institute of the University of Wroclaw, Poland (HI UWr), the International Federation for Public History [?], and Zajezdnia (Depot) History Centre [?] invite students, PhD candidates and practitioners to share their research in the framework of the second Public History Summer School to be held in Wrocław, 1-5 July 2019.

If you are interested in how history functions in the public sphere, the summer school will give you an opportunity to broaden your interests and enrich your experience. The event will combine lectures, workshops and debates concerning methodology and specific case studies delivered by specialists from the HI UWr and invited guests from other universities, as well as presentations of individual and collaborative research projects.

We strongly encourage graduate and postgraduate students, as well as those without academic affiliation but conducting interesting public history projects to submit their proposals in English. The proposals may include (but need not be limited to):

  • Historical narratives
  • History & politics
  • History & memory
  • E-history
  • Digital humanities
  • Oral history
  • Visual history
  • Museums, exhibitions, archives
  • Festivals and Reenactments
  • History of education
  • Historical journalism
  • Popularisation of history
  • History & media
  • History-related games
  • Project management

The Historical Institute of the University of Wrocław constitutes a major centre for public history studies and offers a unique MA programme taught in English. During the summer school, you will be given more information about pursuing MA in Public History at UWr. You will also have an opportunity to meet other public history students, visit the old city of Wrocław, Panorama Racławicka (cycloramic painting depicting the Battle of Racławice that took place during the Kościuszko Uprising in 1794; one of only a few preserved examples of such installations, typical for 19th-century mass culture), and Zajezdnia History Centre (a recently opened museum devoted to the post-WWII history of the city).

The summer school is organised within the framework of the 2nd International Conference Studying Public History – Methods, Difficulties, Perspectives.

The opening keynote lecture will be given by Prof. Catherine Brice (Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne University).

Eligibility and application

  • PARTICIPANTS PRESENTING THEIR RESEARCH PROJECTS
  1. Students, doctoral candidates, and others conducting research in any area of public history
  2. Any nationality
  3. The organisers reserve the right to accept a limited number of candidates
  4. To apply, send an abstract of your paper (max. 350 words) followed by a short biographical note [your education, current research, publications/major achievements and research interests]
  5. Deadline for sending application: March 15, 2019
  6. Application form is available at:

https://goo.gl/forms/BNsGyooxRwRXqqHG3

  • REGISTRATION – PARTICIPANTS NOT PRESENTING THEIR RESEARCH PROJECTS
  1. All public (students or not)
  2. Any nationality
  3. Deadline for registration: June 16, 2019
  4. Registration form:

https://goo.gl/forms/rKjNu3LeTbAyztwt1

Fees

  • PARTICIPANTS PRESENTING THEIR RESEARCH PROJECTS
  1. The conference fee shall not exceed 40 EUR/170 PLN
  2. Meals (coffee breaks, lunches, reception), accommodation (4 nights, University dormitories, standard single rooms), conference materials, as well as tickets to Panorama Racławicka and Zajezdnia (Depot) History Centre are included in the conference fee
  3. We are currently seeking additional support, so that the summer school is fully funded. The final decision will be communicated in April 2019
  4. Travel expenses are not paid
  5. Participants must have their own medical insurance and pay any medical fees themselves

  • PARTICIPANTS NOT PRESENTING THEIR RESEARCH PROJECTS
  1. The summer school is open to the public
  2. There are two types of conference fees:
    1. 100 EUR/415PLN – accommodation: 4 nights in the University dormitories, standard single rooms; meals: 3 lunches, reception, coffee breaks; conference materials; tickets to Panorama Racławicka and Zajezdnia (Depot) History Centre
    2. 35 EUR/130 PLN – 3 lunches, reception, coffee breaks; conference materials; tickets to Panorama Racławicka and Zajezdnia (Depot) History Centre
    3. No conference fee – in case you wish to attend the summer school without booking accommodation and/or meals, please do let us know filling in the registration form
  3. Travel expenses are not paid
  4. Participants must have their own medical insurance and pay any medical fees themselves

  • BURSARIES

The organisers provide a few bursaries for participants not presenting their research project, but attending the summer school, which will cover meals (coffee breaks, lunches, reception), accommodation (4 nights in University dormitories, standard double rooms). The admission will be based on merit: please send your CV (max 2 pages) via the form below by March 15, 2019:

https://goo.gl/forms/Dy9kQolG3o10o3oL2

*To upload your CV, you need to have a Google account.

**If you apply for a bursary, please DO NOT fill in the registration form for participants not presenting their research projects.

Certificate of Attendance

  • PARTICIPANTS PRESENTING THEIR RESEARCH PROJECTS
  1. You will receive a certificate of attendance mentioning that you delivered a paper at the Public History Summer School

  • PARTICIPANTS NOT PRESENTING THEIR RESEARCH PROJECTS
  1. You will receive a certificate of attendance mentioning that you participated in the Public History Summer School

*You WILL NOT be awarded any ECTS credits.

Contact

For all queries:

summer.schools.uwr@gmail.com

Schedule

  1. March 15, 2019 – deadline for sending research projects proposals and bursaries application
  2. April 21, 2019notification as to whether your proposal has been accepted; publication of the preliminary summer school programme
  3. June 16, 2019 – deadline for registration if you do not present your project, but you would like to participate in the summer school; publication of the final summer school programme
  4. July 1-5, 2019 – the summer school

Organisation Committee

Prof. Joanna Wojdon

Magdalena Gibiec

Dorota Wiśniewska

Scientific Committee

TBA

Website

https://publichistorysummerschool.wordpress.com/