Central European Modernity: History, Literature, Performance

Jagiellonian University, Krakow, June 10 – July 7, 2013.

Professor Keely Stauter-Halsted (University of Illinois at Chicago),
Professor Małgorzata Sugiera (Jagiellonian University),
Tomasz Bilczewski, PhD (Jagiellonian University),
Mateusz Borowski, PhD (Jagiellonian University).

Program Description

Taking advantage of the location of Jagiellonian University in Krakow, this program explores Polish and Central European modernity. Students will become particularly familiar with the history and culture of contemporary Poland and will be offered three courses taught by professors from both University of Illinois at Chicago and Jagiellonian University


All participants will earn 8 ECTS credits for each class (45h of instruction for each course).

Classes of Polish Language will be opened for at least 3 students of certain level of proficiency. Availability of language classes will be announced at least a week after application deadline.

- Special Topics in Eastern European History Class (8 ECTS / 4 college credits)
- Literature and Performative Arts Class (8 ECTS / 4 college credits)
- Optional Polish Language at every level (8 ECTS / 4 college credits)

Special features

• Guided tours of Krakow’s most famous sites
• Day study tour to former Galician shtetls
• Day study tour to Auschwitz
• Two day study tour to Polish Highlands – Zakopane
• Welcome and Farewell dinners


Upon arrival in Krakow, students will attend orientation, which will include health and safety recommendations, cultural information, and a guided tour of Krakow.


Students will be placed in double rooms in a student dormitory. Breakfast will be provided daily. Students will be responsible for their own lunch and dinners.


The program is directed to undergraduate students with good academic standings from US and Canadian colleges. Only 15 students will be accepted to attend the program.



Mr. Michal Zajac
Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
Grodzka 64 room 209
31-044 Krakow, Poland
Tel. (48) 12 663 18 10
Fax. (48) 12 663 18 20