31. Juli 2017 - 7. August 2017
Tagung / Seminar / Workshop

Summer School "Difficult Heritage and Memory in the Making" (Bewerbung bis 30. März)


“Difficult Heritage and Memory in the Making:

Second Edition // Heritage of Violence”

31st July-7th August 2017

Bremen and Berlin

The summer school looks at the tangible, material heritage of violence in two German cities: Bremen and Berlin, examining the imprint of “difficult heritage” on the urban space. Concentrating on the themes of the Holocaust, forced labour and imprisonment, we will confront the questions of commemoration, but also erasure and repurposing of former sites of atrocity. A special focus of this edition are also the links, transfers and tensions between the German memorial culture and Eastern Europe.

With visits to different sites and institutions, talks with experts and hand-on workshops, we wish to inspire a conversation about the possibility of a common European language of memory as well as the limits of contemporary memorial formats in addressing displacement and transnational aspects of trauma.

Our Summer School is open to PhD researchers and post-doc scholars from the fields of history, ethnography, Eastern European Studies and related disciplines. Accommodation, visa costs and a travel allowance are covered by the organizers.

Applicants are invited to send their CV and a cover letter describing their area of interest by March 30th 2017 to:



Further Info:

JProf. Dr. Magdalena Waligórska

University of Bremen

Organized by:

University of Bremen // Research Centre of East European Studies in Bremen // European Humanities University in Vilnius// University of Vilnius // Bunker Valentin with the kind support of the Volkswagen-Foundation and the Böll Foundation.


Berlin und Bremen


University of Bremen|Research Centre of East European Studies in Bremen|European Humanities University Vilnius|Bunker Valentin