Budapest, Hungary

Social Traumas Living With Us

when 16 July 2023 - 30 July 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 750

A unique opportunity awaits students of Budapest Summer University of 2023 on Social Traumas Living with Us — to learn about the depth and gravity of social traumas, their transgenerational transmission, their social constructions, and to dive into the social and individual consequences of different traumas such as the Holocaust trauma, trauma of social exclusion and marginalization, and the trauma of ongoing warfare in society. The course will explore those social contexts of memory policies in which they are constructed as well as those coping mechanisms which assist the survival on both the social and individual levels.

Course leader

ELTE Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences

Target group

No special requirements needed. In case of overapplication: being a student in sociology, gender studies, history, social work, psychology, anthropology and any other kinds of social sciences might be a pro.

Course aim

The lecturers of this course are well acclaimed international and Hungarian researchers and theorists of the social trauma who will provide seminars and discussions on their themes beyond the lectures. The Summer University on Social Traumas Living with Us is built around ongoing research examining the transgenerational social trauma of the second and third generations of Holocaust survivors.

Credits info

6 EC
Our courses offer ECTS points, which may be accepted for credit transfer by the participants' home universities.

Fee info

EUR 750: The course fee - that includes tuition fee, accommodation (student residence halls with shared rooms 2-3/ room), meals (breakfast and lunch for each day), local transport and the cost of the leisure time programs - is 750 EUR. (Early bird registration until the 10th of February, 650 EUR)


Early bird registration until the 10th of February (650 EUR).