Princeton University 2008

Global Seminar: "Eastern Europe through Film and Touch", Krakow 2008.

Petre Petrov (Princeton University) and Elżbieta Ostrowska (University of Alberta).

Program Description

The seminar will run for six weeks (June 16 - July 25, 2008), meeting four days a week, Monday through Thursday. It will combine three types of in-class activities: lectures and seminars led by one of the two instructors; film discussions faciliated by students; anf film screenings introduced by the instructors. In addition, the seminar will feature weekly guest-lectures by Polish scholars, public figures, and cinema personalities.

As part of the Krakow program, students will have the opportunity to acquire basic ("survival") language skills in Polish. Language classes will meet in two 45+minute sessions each morning, Monday through Thursday, before the beginning of the seminar classes proper.

Fridays are reserved for field trips to sites od interest in and outside of Krakow. We will visit: Kazimierz, the old Jewish district of the city; the town and steel plant of Nowa Huta, a unique example of large-scale socialist industrz, planning, and architecture; Auschwitz Birkenau, the largest extermination camp built by the Nazi regime during World War II; Zakopane, a picturesque resort in the Tatra Mountains; and Prague, the beautiful and culturally rich capital od the Czech Republic.

The Summer Study Abroad Programme Directors are (in alphabetical order):

Professor Michał Paweł Markowski, PhD
Chair, Department of International Polish Studies
Director, Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
Jagiellonian University

Professor Katherine S. Newman, PhD
Director, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies
Princeton University


Princeton University

Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies
Princeton University
330 Aaron Burr Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544-0001
Tel. 609 258 4851
Fax. 609 258 3988

Jagiellonian University

Michał Zając
International Programmes Coordinator
Department of International Polish Studies
ul. Grodzka 64
31-044 Kraków
Tel.: +48 12 663 1820