Curriculum of the Summer Session 2006 Activities

Constructing Social Space: Drawing Boundaries, Imagining Histories, Producing Knowledge (Region, Nation and Empire)

Curriculum of the Summer Session Activities

2 July 2006 – 22 July 2006



Identity, Time and Space in Anthropological Theory.

  1. Cultural Time and Space in Specific Places: Fluidity and Materiality
  2. Anti-Essentialist Critique of Cultural Identity: Cross-Theoretical Perspectives
  3. How Identity Matters: Politics and Political Action

Mark von HAGEN

Borderlands Regions

  1. Politics and History of Borderlands and Region
  2. Borderlands at War
  3. Borderland People

John-Paul HIMKA

Mental Geographies: East, West, and Center

  1. Central and Eastern Europe
  2. Christendoms East and West
  3. States and Nations
  4. Nations and Cultures

Yaroslav HRYTSAK

From Father’s Land to Fatherland, from Cocks to O’Clocks: Spatial and Temporal Imagination in Post-Traditional East European Societies, 1848-1948.

  1. Rus, one and invisible
  2. World of Jewish Shtetle
  3. From father’s land to Fatherland: poetic imagination and public sphere


Continuity and Contingency in L’viv’s History


Humanity in the Microscale, or Region within Region: Galicia in the Habsburg Monarchy

  1. Regions, big and small: why do we need them?
  2. Unity above conflicts: Modernisation and public sphere.
  3. Unity through conflicts: The theatre of the ethnic conflict in Galicia and in Habsburg Monarchy.
  4. Galicia within the Habsburg cultural realm


On the Significance and Insignificance of the Space and Borders: Sociological Perspective

  1. Territory as Cultural and Political Value
  2. Rooting in the Place, Rooting in Memory
  3. National and Local Identification in Border Areas


Regional, National and Imperial Paradigms: Mutual Challenges

  1. Imagined Geography: Russia and Central Europe
  2. Mental Maps of a Historian
  3. Imperial and National Narratives in Historical Scholarship


Poststructuralist Social Theory and New Academic Projects: the Case of Cultural Studies.


Seminars/Roundtables (Andriy Zayarnyuk, Ostap Sereda):

  1. Nation and Region in University Curricula: Experience of Seminar Participants.
  2. Developing the Concept and Debating the Content of the Project’s Webpage
  3. National Framework and New Identity Politics
  4. Correlation between Constructivist Theory and Empirical Cases in University Undergraduate Teaching


  1. Symbolic Language of Lviv Downtown (Yaroslav Hrytsak)
  2. Structuring Local Space: Slavske and Surroundings (Andriy Zayarnyuk, Ostap Sereda)
  3. Towns and Villages of Galicia: Drohobych, Truskavets, Nahuievychi (Andriy Zayarnyuk, Ostap Sereda)
Date: 2007-03-26
John-Paul HimkaDuring the LectureOstap Sereda and Alexei Miller
Senka Bozic-VrbancicMaciej JanowskiMark von Hagen
Andriy ZayarnyukHeading for Trostyan Mountain