Wrocław, Poland

Public History Summer School

when 2 July 2018 - 5 July 2018
language English
duration 1 week

The Historical Institute of the University of Wroclaw (Poland) invites students and PhD candidates to participate in Public History Summer School to be held in Wrocław, 2-5 July 2018.

The Historical Institute (HI UWr) constitutes a major centre for public history studies and offers a unique MA program taught in English.

If you are interested in how history functions in the public sphere, the summer school will give you an opportunity to broaden your interests and enrich your methodology. The event will combine lectures and debates concerning methodology and specific case studies by scholars from the HI UWr and invited guests from other universities, as well as presentations of students’ own research projects.

We strongly encourage graduate and postgraduate students from all universities in Poland and other countries to apply and deliver their papers in English. The research projects may concern:
- Historical narratives
- History & politics
- History & memory
- E-history
- Digital humanities
- Oral history
- Visual history
- History of education
- Historical journalism
- Popularization of history
- History & media
- History-related games

During the summer school, you will have an opportunity to meet students of the UWr, visit the old city of Wrocław and Zajezdnia History Centre (a recently opened museum devoted to the post-war history of the city). Furthermore, you will be given more information regarding pursuing MA in Public History at the University of Wrocław.

The opening keynote lecture will be given by the President the International Federation for Public History Prof. Thomas Cauvin (Colorado State University)

The summer school is organised within the framework of the International Conference Studying Public History – Methods, Difficulties, Perspectives.

Target group

Students and doctoral candidates interested in public history

Fee info

EUR 0: Fees


- There is no registration fee for participants presenting their research projects
- Meals (coffee breaks, lunches, reception), accommodation (3 nights in double rooms in the University dormitories), as well as conference materials are provided
- Travel expenses are not paid
- Participants must have their own medical insurance and pay any medical fees themselves


- The summer school is open to public
- Conference materials are provided
- Meals and accommodation are paid by participants:
- Meals (coffee breaks, lunches, reception, payable prior to arrival) 100 PLN/ 30 EUR
- Accommodation (University dormitories; payable upon arrival):

Standard rooms

– Single room 91,80 PLN/per person/night

– Bed in double room 54 PLN/per person/night

Higher standard rooms

– Single room 151,20 PLN/per person/night

– Bed in double room 113,40 PLN/per person/night

* The organisers will book accommodation and meals after the summer school preliminary programme is announced (May 15, 2018)

*Travel expenses are not paid
*Participants must have their own medical insurance and pay any medical fees themselves


The organizers provide a few bursaries for participants not presenting their research project, but attending the summer school, which will cover meals (coffee breaks, lunches, reception) and accommodation (3 nights in double rooms in the University dormit