Polessye as a “Landscape of Intervention”

The Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe organises s summer school in the region of Polessye. During the summer school, the organizers want to take the participants and experts from Belarus and the Ukraine with them on an investigative exploration through Polessye, experiencing the region together as a dynamic ecological, political, socio-cultural and economic space. The focus will be both on everyday life as well as on the relationships between the state, the people, the natural environment and technology. In three different locations, the group will explore examples of how key historical protagonists interacted with the landscape and dealt with geographical space: Pinsk in the Belarusian part of Polessye, Varaš/Kuznecovsk in the Ukrainian part, and Kyiv.

The final date for applications is 15 June 2018!

For more details please visit the summer school’s website.