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Visit one of 8 borderland regions and explore their past, while gaining new skills in the process.


The call is open to all candidates age 18-25, including students and freelancers representing various areas of interest that may include history, cultural anthropology, sociology and audiovisual arts, among others. Participants will be given a unique opportunity to gain theoretical and practical experience in documenting oral stories in order to explore 20th-century history by speaking with those who lived it.

After 4-day workshops participants will have learned the theoretical basics of interview methodology, digital video-camera operation, photography, digitalisation of visual materials, archiving and historical context. Then, they will be divided into groups of six to travel to border towns and other localities for seven days. During their stay they will conduct and document interviews with local inhabitants. Recollections, sound and video recordings, photographs, letters as well as scanned documents and other items reflecting the daily life of the communities will constitute a basis for building accounts of their travel that will be shared with historical institutions and local archives, including the National Digital Archive in Poland and the Virtual Shtetl (Museum of the History of Polish Jews)

 

This time we invite you to take part in one of two editions of interdisciplinary workshops and study visits. You can choose between following dates and visit destinations:

II. Autumn Edition (13-25 September):

Workshops in Warsaw, Poland (13-17 September)

Study visits (18-25 September):

  • Prespa Lakes region
  • Albanian-Montenegrin borderland
  • Hungarian-Romanian borderland
  • Spanish-French borderland

Application deadline for the Autumn edition: 17 July 2017

>> Apply now

>> Read the Regulations


I. Summer Edition (1-13 July):

  1. in Warsaw, Poland (1-5 July)

Study visits (6-13 July):

  • Berlin
  • Mostar
  • Vojvodina
  • Polish-Lithuanian borderland

Application deadline for the Summer edition: 8 May 2017

THE APPLICATION FOR THIS EDITION HAS CLOSED



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