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Would you like to learn more about Polish history in terms of the co-existence of different cultures and religions? Apply for the International School organised by the College of Eastern Europe. Deadline: 15 August.

The College of Eastern Europe, in cooperation with the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, the Ossolinski National Institute, with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, is organising the international school "Poland and Central and Eastern Europe." This unique initiative is dedicated to people writing about Poland and Central and Eastern Europe. The School, which comprises lectures and study visits to Warsaw, Bialystok, Cracow, and Wroclaw, is an excellent opportunity to meet Polish scholars, social and civil society activists as well as representatives of public administration. It offers a chance to learn more about Polish history and culture in terms of the co-existence of different cultures and religions— Christian, Jewish, and Muslim. We encourage you to apply! Please see the details below.

THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
POLAND AND CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE 2017
Director: Paweł Kowal

I. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
The School is dedicated to young historians, social scientists, journalists, social activists, popularizers of Polish and Central European history.
The School is open to people from Western and Eastern Europe, the USA, Canada, Israel, Caucasus, Japan, China.
The language of instruction is English.
Each participant will be required to publish a text on a topic covered during the School (within 6 months following the School)
Age of the participants: under 40

II. SCHOOL CURRICULUM
A unique curriculum presenting the history of Poland with a special focus on the coexistence of diverse cultures and religions, Christians, Jews, and Muslims.
The history and the present of Polish citizens: Poles, Ukrainians, Jews, Belarusians, Tatars, Germans.
Visits to the most important sites of multicultural history in Poland. Meetings with experts, information about Polish archives, their availability, and terms of use.
A series of lectures and seminars

III. APPLICATION
Candidates are asked to complete the electronic form available at: kew.wufoo.eu/forms/school
Application deadline 15 August 2017.
The Selection Committee will make a decision regarding participation by 20 August 2017 and will immediately notify all candidates.

IV. STAY IN POLAND
Candidates may apply for a grant to cover all or part of the travel expenses to Poland. Other expenses (accommodation, travel in Poland, meals, educational programme) are provided by the Organizers.
The stay in Poland starts on 1 October 2017 in Warsaw and ends on 12 October 2017 in Wroclaw.

Further information: Marek Dabkowski (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , tel. +48 502 388 373)

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