Summer school “German Heritage in Eastern Europe. Comparing Narratives, Finding New Perspectives” in EKA and Ravila manor

On 5th–9th August 2019 EKA is hosting the interdisciplinary summer school “German Heritage in Eastern Europe. Comparing Narratives, Finding New Perspectives”, held at the Institute of Art History and Visual Culture, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, and Ravila manor, in cooperation with Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg.

The interdisciplinary summer school approaches questions such as these in a historical perspective with a focus (but not limited to) the Baltic German (Deutschbaltisch) heritage of art and architecture in what is today Estonia: What do we mean if we talk about the German heritage in Eastern Europe and the Baltic region? Which kind of narratives have resulted from the processes of appropriation, neglect and valorisation over the past centuries? Who has been involved in creating these narratives and what has been their agenda? Does the ethnical or geographical perspective on local history and heritage provide a solid way of overcoming national (heritage) narratives?

Additionally, the aspects of the public image of the Baltic German history will be discussed in the evening program, focusing on the image conveyed by the recent Estonian feature films.

The participants are 20 early career researchers and PhD students all over Europe and even as far USA in the fields of art history, heritage conservation, general history, architecture, heritage studies.

The keynote lectures are held by prof. Gabi Dolff-Bonekämper (Technische Universität Berlin); prof. Jörg Hackmann (University of Szczecin; University of Greifswald) and prof. Krista Kodres (EKA). Additionally, the programme features scholars and specialists such as dr. Linda Kaljundi, prof. Ulrike Plath, dr. Anneli Randla, dr. Eva Näripea, Oliver Orro, Siim Raie, dr. Teet Teinemaa, and Erik Moora.

Organised by Kristina Jõekalda (EKA, Institute of Art History and Visual Culture) and dr. Stephanie Herold (Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Kompetenzzentrum Denkmalwissenschaften und Denkmaltechnologien). Assistant Mari Laaniste.

Supported by Bundesbeauftragte für Kultur und Medien (BKM); Böckler-Mare-Balticum-Stiftung; and EKA Loovkärg (via EU European Regional Development Fund); Ravila manor.

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Posted by Kristina Jõekalda