Summer Schools

Summer School: “Societies in Transition. Former Soviet Union and East Central Europe between Conflict and Reconciliation”

The International Summer School  took place from August 22-28, 2014 at the Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena. It was organized by the Jena Center for Reconciliation Studies at the Theological Faculty of the Friedrich-Schiller-University in cooperation with the, Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe - Institute of the Leibniz Association.

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Summer School: „Art history in the Cold War. Methods, scope of interests, systems of values”

Summer School, September 7 to 14, 2014 in Marburg, Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, organized by the Chair of Art History of East Central Europe (Prof. Dr. Michaela Marek) at the Institute of Art and Visual History of the Humboldt University Berlin in cooperation with the Herder Institute and international project partners.

A comparative historical analysis of art historiography in the era of the Cold War is still an unfulfilled desideratum of the history of the humanities. While the ideologically filtered perception of modern art and its exegetes have been extensively explored in the USA, and in return the corresponding “policies” of the USSR and its satellites in the conflicts of systems have gained increasing attention in the last years, studies in art historiography dealing with older art works and monuments in this context are almost completely lacking. Here it must be assumed that the epistemological interests of the discipline and the systems of values implied therein as well as its methods were subject to variations depending on the development of the socio-cultural and political climate in the decades between the end of the Second World War and the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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