Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION


"Borderless memory? On the dynamics of b/ordering, remembrance and oblivion in the societies of the Balkans." Interdisciplinary Summer-School, Ohrid, 6.-13.9.2020

This summer school, supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), which takes place in Ohrid and thus, almost in the center of the Balkans, is primarily aimed at young researchers and academics from this region: Northern Macedonia, Albania, Greece and Bulgaria. The town of Ohrid - situated on a triangle of countries and thus on borders - traditionally stands for the bridging of borders. This is also the main topic of our summer school: how borders are drawn and how they can be overcome. The focus is on how memories, past and history serve to construct closed commu-nities, draw boundaries - and just as much to look on the possibilities to overcome boundaries by reflecting on the past, by analyzing how memories are narrated, how history is created.

All costs fort travel and accommodation will be covered by the organizers.

To apply for Ohrid Summerschool 2020, please submit the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Motivation (1/2 page addressing the question "Why do you want to attend?")
  • Letter of Reference

Applicants are kindly asked to send their application by 20th of March 2020 to:
Scientific coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Border Research Crossing Borders,
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: PD Dr. Nenad Stefanov

You can download the full Call here.