Signature Seminar

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Negotiating Identities Across Europe’s Borders

Fall 2022 seminar dates: September 16-October 2

PSC/HST 433/CRS 303 (3 credits)

Required; Pass/Fail grading is not an option for this course

This intensive traveling course offers an opportunity to interact with different cultures and places on Europe’s frontiers. In cities and in remote villages, you will encounter the dilemmas of European identities built on memories and current challenges of changing historical and sociopolitical conditions. You’ll also complete hands-on ethnographic assignments that culminate in an action research project (see Urban Labs) as well as final research papers.

You’ll explore and compare:

  • Krakow, Poland
  • Warsaw, Poland
  • Treblinka/Sejny, Poland
  • Gdansk, Poland

All-program Travel

  • October 13-16: Lviv, Ukraine
  • October 27-30: Prague, Czech Republic
  • November 10-13: Berlin, Germany