Post-Imperial Topographies: Rediscovering Galicia

Jagiellonian University, Krakow, June 9 – July 6, 2014.

Professor Keely Stauter-Halsted (University of Illinois at Chicago),
Stanley Bill, PhD (Jagiellonian University),
Tomasz Bilczewski, PhD (Jagiellonian University).

Program Description

Taking advantage of the location of Jagiellonian University in Krakow, this program explores Galicia’s past and present. Students will become familiar with the history and culture of the whole region of Central Europe 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).

- Galicia Now and Then: Postimperial Mapping of Central and Eastern Europe (8 ECTS / 4 college credits)
- Galicia on the Crossroads of Cultures: from Literature to Performative Arts (8 ECTS / 4 college credits)
- Survival Polish (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