CENTRAL Workshop: Contemporary Cultural History 2.0. Nurturing Talents of Central and Central Eastern Europe

Room: Marietta-Blau-Saal, Main Building of the University of Vienna
Street address: Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien

The project aims to make a significant contribution to the field of contemporary cultural history by investigating both material and immaterial cultural practices, and exploring how meanings circulate in society. It will use both qualitative and quantitative research methods and draw on concepts and methods from multiple disciplines, including literary science, sociology, anthropology, and geography. The project will seek to synthesize knowledge from various fields to address key disciplinary challenges in the study of contemporary cultural history. This project brings together a team of cultural historians for three main purposes. Firstly, it will provide an opportunity to bring in different expertise on contemporary cultural history from partner universities. By setting doctoral candidates in dialogue with each other and enabling collaborative work, the project encourages the emergence of new projects, in both teaching and in research, with a transnational scope. Secondly, it will address the implications of cultural turn in history and neighbouring disciplines in the scholarship on and in Central and Central Eastern Europe. Carrying over research results into tertiary education will make actual use of those practices. Thirdly, it will enable fostering academic publication practices and presentation skills, both crucial ways of dissemination of the scholarly knowledge towards academic peers as well as communication with wider interested public beyond academia.

A preliminary program is tbc and will appear on this site.