Basic Information

The Faculty of Social Studies of the Masaryk University and the Centre for Cultural Sociology present the International Summer School on Cultural Sociology "Memory, Culture & Identity 2015".  The Summer School is organized as a part of the project "Internacionalizace, inovace, praxe: sociálně-vědní vzdělávání pro 21. století" / “Internationalization, Innovation, Practice: Social Science Education for 21th Century” (reg. number: CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0225).

The International Summer School is organized by the Department of Sociology of the Faculty of Social Studies of the Masaryk University (Czech republic) and takes place in Brno, Czech Republic and runs from the 18th to the 24th May 2015.

Summer school participants have the opportunity to debate topics like the role of cultural memory in identity formation and actors strategies in memory struggles in an international academic environment, and to broaden their knowledge in the field of cultural sociology. Small group provides better interaction among the participants, active participation of all members and friendly atmosphere in the class. The International Summer School is designed for undergraduate and graduate students as well as those intellectuals, artists, journalists, editors, writers, photographers, and others who are interested in the continuous building of skills and knowledge throughout their post-university life.

The summer school "Memory, Culture & Identity" is made up of 40 hours of contact time, 40 hours of class preparation time and 24 hours of essay writing. The program consists of lectures and workshops; is devided into three parts corresponding to three different topics; and is concluded by a closing workshop.

The aim of the International Summer School is not only to offer a  high-quality study program but also to prepare a rich cultural and social program for its participants. Optional excursion of historically and architecturally important cities are scheduled and evening events are prepared.