Summer School 2023

24. Jul. 2023 - 12:00 Uhr bis 27. Jul. 2023 - 12:00 Uhr

Residues of the Past: (De)constructing urban histories

The focus of the summer school is to examine how historical strata have been understood, constructed, and interpreted in different European cities from the post-war period to the present day. On the one hand, the participants learn how historic buildings were integrated into the post-war reconstruction plans on both sides of the "Iron Curtain". On the other hand, they will be encouraged to think how historical authenticity has been established in the preservation of monuments and what might have been overlooked in the process. Finally, participants will discuss how people (individually and in groups) remember and what this means for our understanding of the past. The students should also investigate how digital methods can help to understand today's memory landscapes.

The summer school’s goal is to support young scholars and help them establish their own academic networks. There will be an opportunity for some students to present their own projects and receive feedback.

We look forward to seeing you in July!

Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung e.V. (IRS)

Das IRS wurde 1992 als „Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung“ neu gegründet. Es war als Ergebnis einer positiven Evaluierung durch den Wissenschaftsrat mit veränderter …