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Summer School on "European Heritage" in Public Discourse comes to an end

The summer school, organised by the AMU Faculty of History on 'European Heritage in Public Discourse', took place between 5-11 March at the palace in Debina. Its participants were a group of 25 students and 6 lecturers from two AMU partner Universities - The National University of Ostroh Academy and Sumy State Pedagogical University.

The programme of the event included lectures on the public discourse concerning the Katyn massacre (Dr Bartłomiej Garczyk), inter-war history in the context of the Ukrainian minority in the Second Polish Republic (Prof. Marek Figura), the memory of Operation Vistula (Dr Magdalena Lachowicz), symbolic codes in the history of Belarus (Prof. Hanna Barva) and the issue of social archives (Dr Magdalena Heruday-Kiełczewska) There was also a tour of the city, a visit to the ENIGMA Cipher Museum and the Faculty of History.

Responsible for the programme was Dr Magdalena Lachowicz from the Eastern Studies course, supported in organisational terms by coordinators -  Dr Maria Zubarieva from Ostrog Academy and the Dean of the Faculty of History, Law and International Relations Prof. Julia Podriez from Sumy State Pedagogical University.

We hope that both the students and their lecturers enjoyed their stay at our University.

The Summer School was a part of the EPICUR programme led by the AMU Vice-Rector for International Cooperation - Prof. Rafał Witkowski.

The Winter/Summer School series is coordinated by Prof. Rafał Dymczyk of the Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology and the International Relations Centre (Director Joanna Barszcz and Dr Kostiantyn Mazur) as part of cooperation with academic centres from Ukraine.

The programme is funded by the NAWA project "Solidarity with Ukraine - European Universities".

Photo credit: dr Kostiantyn Mazur

Source: Magdalena Lachowicz