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Study Trip

Cultural Programs - Krakow & Auschwitz: Social Memory/Public Memory

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 08:00 to Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 20:00


PY3067 Social Memory
CM/PO5025 Communications & the Global Public Sphere

This trip focuses on the Shoah. It also studies social and public memory, examining how historical events are represented in public sites, museums, monuments and memorials. Study history tourism and the meaning of historical sites for visitors. How is history told and to what end? What effect do these representations ( and preservations) have on the personal meaning of history? How do such representations influence ‘public opinion’ and perceptions of the city and the state on both local and international levels? From the perspective of Transitional Justice, the trip to Auschwitz and Krakow addresses issues of social construction following mass atrocity, examining how monuments to the Holocaust such as Auschwitz and the Schindler museum as well as the revival experienced in the past two decades of the traditionally Jewish quarter of Krakow (populated almost exclusively now by non-Jews) is evidence of “truth telling” or “justice.”

Led by Professors Charles Talcott & Brian Schiff

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Cost: 650€ (includes round-trip air transportation, hotel accommodations with breakfast, on-site transportation, guided visits, professors’ trip costs, and VAT)

Last day to register/cancel: September 12
Late cancelation fee: 650€

Payment for study trips must be made no later than September 24 for the Fall 2021 semester. Any concerns in this regard should be addressed to the Cultural Program & Student Accounting Services.