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Event ID: MC188015

19th Jul 2021 - 28th Jul 2021

Conference Start Date: 19th Jul 2021

Conference End Date: 28th Jul 2021

Event Type: Seminar

Event Serial: MC188015 /   Total Views ( 23 )

Deadline for Abstract/Paper Submissions: 14th Feb 2021

Event Organizer: Central European University Summer University Program

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Conference Venue : Budapest n/a,   Hungary

Conference Details : This course aims to examine the notion of civic participation through a critical lens and against a longer historical perspective. It will seek its origins in political thought and explore its forms of expression in written and visual media. The geographical focus of study will be Central Europe which provides a rich wellspring of sources and a fascinating field for interdisciplinary research combining art history, social history, pragmatic literacy and urban planning. This course will place a strong emphasis on the issues of preservation, protection and the value of conceptual and built heritage for modern societies. The course is structured around a broad range of learning activities: 1 thematic lectures given by faculty members, 2 workshops based on a guided analysis of written or visual evidence 3 thematically structured city walks in Budapest, Brno and Prague, where guided site visits will complement lecture and workshop discussions travel and accommodation will be covered for all participants 4 seminars where participants of the course will have the opportunity to present their research topics and receive feedback. The main subject areas will include: a the urbanization of Central Europe and the topography of governance; b the legal background of urban autonomy; c secular architecture and the display of authority; d sacred architecture and civic identity; e civic participation and municipal administration. The aims and methods of this course are closely aligned with current scholarly trends. Cities and towns have been the subject of historical, archaeological and architectural investigations, as well as studies on political thought. These studies have generated debates on the creation and growth of towns; on the role of seigniorial power, civic initiatives and external forces in these processes; and on the role of migration, colonization and cultural transfer in the spread of urbanization – just to name a few. The contribution of this course to the ongoing debates will be to link closely the administrative and spatialarchitectural aspects, and to place Central Europe centre stage in a broader comparative perspective. Target audience: advanced undergraduate and graduate students, post docs archivists and curators or municipal document or art collections with medieval holdings specialists in urban tourism and heritage management Minimum prerequisite: 2 years of completed BA studies in one of the disciplines indicated above

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