Event: Summer school – Tartu '09

Published: 12 January 2012

Perspectives on Political Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe: Past and Present. 11-25 July, 2009

Perspectives on Political Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe: Past and Present
11-25 July, 2009
Tartu, Estonia
Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies (CRCEES), UK
International Summer University, University of Tartu, Estonia

The Summer School is intended primarily for research and taught postgraduate students from UK and overseas CRCEES partners whose research interests fall within the remit of the programme. CRCEES will pay the full costs of registration, bed and breakfast accommodation and excursions for students from its partner institutions, and will also provide funding towards their costs of travel to and from Tartu. Participants will be expected to pay for their own meals (lunch and dinner), unless otherwise indicated in the programme.

Postgraduate students from other UK and Central and East European universities are also welcome to apply to attend the Summer School, but will have to find their own sources of funding. Details of costs are available upon request from David Smith at the address below. A subsidy will be available for non-CRCEES participants from Central and Eastern Europe.

Key themes of the Summer School will include:
•    EU Eastern Enlargement Five Years On
•    Two Decades of Political and Social Transformation Revisited
•    Security Theory in a CEE Context
•    Ethnic Integration in Central and Eastern Europe
•    Urban Landscape and Identity Politics
•    Stalinism and Oral History
•    National Communism Revisited
•    Policies for Sustainable Development
•    Central Europe, Russia and the EU

Optional Estonian-language tuition will also be available to participants as part of the programme.
Please note that the language of instruction will be English.

All postgraduate students wishing to participate in the Tartu Summer School should send their CV, two references and a 500-word outline of their research interests to: David Smith (David.Smith@glasgow.ac.uk) by Friday, 27 March 2009.

Places on the summer school are limited so apply now to avoid disappointment. For further details, please contact:
Professor David Smith
Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies
Department of Central and East European Studies
University of Glasgow
8-9 Lilybank Gardens
Glasgow, G12 8RZ, UK.


Programme Summer School 09 Programme
The Summer School'09 programme is available for download (PDF, 115KB). Please note that it may be subject to change to include addtional information.
Check this page regularly for updates.

Summer School Report Summer School 09 Report
The Third Annual CRCEES Summer School was organised and led by CRCEES Co-Director Professor David Smith at the University of Tartu, Estonia, in conjunction with the University of Tartu Summer University and local CRCEES collaborators from the Faculties of Social Sciences and Humanities.
A total of 14 PhD and 7 Masters level students were in attendance. Of these, 16 were from CRCEES UK and overseas partner institutions in Glasgow, Aberdeen, St Andrews, Newcastle, Ulianovsk, Krakow and Győr; the remainder were from Oxford (CEELBAS), Ankara (Middle Eastern Technical University), Budapest (CEU) and Stockholm (Södertörns Hogskola). Sixteen lecturing staff also contributed sessions during the two weeks of the Summer School, including two CRCEES Postdoctoral Fellows, Timofei Agarin (Aberdeen) and Kristina Uzule (Edinburgh). Overall, staff came from Glasgow, Tartu, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Nottingham Trent, Budapest (CEU) and Washington State, Seattle (CRCEES EC Marie Curie-funded Outgoing Fellow Dr Judit Molnar).

First published: 12 January 2012