|Title:||2012 Summer Session. Circular Letter|
Lviv, 4 July
there are less
than two weeks left for all the remaining preparations to our next contact
session. As we agreed earlier, this session will call attention to the uses and
misuses of concepts and categories such as symbolic violence, cultural hegemony
and resistance which point to the interrelation of culture and power in history.
This discussion will be pursued further by focusing on the problem of
confessionalization and the formation of confessional identities in East-Central Europe during early modern and modern times.
attached the session program with tentative timetable. As you will see, the
program is rather intensive and the success of our session will depend very
much on the contribution of every project member.
First of all,
please check regularly the section “New Cultural History -
,” as the last readings
will be uploaded by the end of this week. Please also look at course syllabi
and research papers
of your colleagues before coming to the session, as
we plan to discuss them during the meetings of thematic groups. And, the most
important, please look at the respective part of our mega-syllabus
and bring all related materials with you.
that due to the intensity of our program, we have not reserved in the timetable
separate time for longer (40-minutes) individual research presentations of our
project members (unlike we did it in Kyiv). Instead, all project members will
have an opportunity to present and discuss their research projects during the
final (spring) 2013 session, a part of which is planned to be organized in a
conference format. But you still can make shorter
(10-15 minutes) presentation
of a relevant case from your research or
teaching experience during our roundtables and seminars.
Please, look at
the program and inform us ASAP
July the latest) to which exactly roundtable or
seminar you would like to contribute and, if possible, give us the topic
(tentative) of your talk. All project
members are to sign for at least one of roundtables and two of
seminars. One may also
suggest some points to focus on and/or additional readings to be read by
project members in order to prepare for the discussion.
Please do not
hesitate to share with us your comments, suggestions, criticisms etc in regard
to the planning of our activities, and do not hesitate to ask any questions.
Next circular letter will be concerned with main practicalities of our travel
and stay in Lviv and in the Carpathians.