Lublin Summer School Program on Jewish memory and heritage

The "Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre" Centre in Lublin in cooperation with the University College of Enterprise and Administration in Lublin and Panorama of Cultures Association launches the second edition of the Summer School Program, inviting students and professionals (scholars, educators) engaged in the work on Jewish memory and heritage

DATES June 23 – July 3, 2016

AIMS Our aim is to impart knowledge about the Jewish cultural heritage of Central and Eastern Europe using the example of Lublin and the Lublin region. All of the important cultural phenomena of Ashkenazi Jewry can be discovered in this microcosm. With the help of scholars from Europe and the United States, participants will be able to explore this past. We intend participants not only to obtain a certain amount of knowledge, but also to challenge themselves by creating a short project of their own in the course of the seminar. This project will be the result of a creative processing of all the information and experiences gained during the summer school.

OUR OFFER We offer theoretical learning combined with practical activities that provide context for the place you will be learning about.

The program includes:

  • lectures
  • workshops
  • panel discussions
  • interactive educational walks
  • meetings with members of the local Jewish community
  • three-day study tour of the localities that played an important role in the Jewish history of the region and are well known from the literature of I.B. Singer and other Yiddish writers - towns such as Kazimierz Dolny, Zamość, Szczebrzeszyn, Józefów, Biłgoraj and others
  • visits to the concentration camp museum at Majdanek and the death camp at Bełżec.

All of these activities will be held under the supervision of recognized scholars from the USA and Poland such as Prof. Michael C. Steinlauf, Prof. Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska, Prof. Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs, Dr Adina Cimet, Prof. Jacek Leociak and others.

Contact Info: 

Qualified candidates should complete the application form and e-mail it to the Memory – Place – Presence Advisory Committee at by March 15, 2016.

In addition, for students a letter of recommendation and a transcript of grades should be sent to the above address.

Candidates applying after March 15 will be considered if there remain places in the program.

Candidates will be notified of their acceptance by April 30th.

Contact Email: 

23 June 2016 - 3 July 2016