[Mathmajors] Spring Study Abroad Opportunities through CHID (fwd)
miller at math.washington.edu
Mon Oct 23 09:26:36 PDT 2006
Info Sessions for study in the Balkans, Rome, Prague, Greece and New Zealand
Tuesday and Wednesday, 10/24 and 10/25
2:30 to 3:20
The Comparative History of Ideas program at the UW is now accepting applications from all majors for spring study abroad in five different exciting sites. Participants will remain enrolled full-time at the University of Washington while intensively studying a particular theme in a small learning community with a UW instructor. Federal Financial Aid recipients may apply their aid to the programs, and some other scholarships are available. At these meetings, we will provide information about the following programs:
Auckland, New Zealand: Crossed Identities and the Genealogy of Memory in Aotearoa
This program, directed by Wendy Wiseman, alights on New Zealand as a site for exploring strategies of collective self-definition and representation of others within colonial and post-colonial contexts. Through the media of historical texts, post-colonial theory, artistic works, and social movements-in the stunning surroundings of New Zealand's North Island-we will explore issues of indigeneity, neo-colonialism and racism, collective memory, and overlapping identities that animate New Zealand's cultural landscape.
Bosnia, Croatia & Serbia: Peace Making / Peace Breaking in the Balkans
During stays in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia, we will examine the issues of national conflict and conflict resolution in three successor states of the former Yugoslavia where the legacies of the conflict have remained current. We will move across these newly drawn borders to gain a comparative overview of the region. Often we will be negotiating both the disintegration created by the conflict and the emerging connections that link these areas together. It's an ambitious project, one in which we will often endure significant disorientation as we ask questions about the threads broken, frayed, and newly made within the new states and across them.
Ioannina, Greece: Greek Culture and Regional Tensions
Ioannina is near the Albanian border in the northwest corner of Greece, the birthplace of democracy and Western Civilization in general. students will visit study centers and historic sites in the region. The topics will include Greek language, Greek history and culture, and regional tensions during the age of nationalism.
Prague, Czech Republic: Discourses of Change: Continuities and Transformations in Central and Eastern Europe
In this, one of Europes most historically and culturally rich cities, blackened statues of medieval kings mix with gothic spires, communist industrial plants, and glossy high end boutiques. These different layers of Czech history make Prague an ideal place in which to explore the complex relationships and contradictions that together have made up the history, culture and politics of the region.
Rome, Italy: Roma Eterna
The spring Rome program is intended to offer the firts-time visitor to Rome a study opportunity tthat combines tours of its prominent historical sites, together with a focused inquiry into its multiple layers of historical significance.
For more information, see http://depts.washington.edu/chid/international
or contact chidint at u.washington.edu
Theron Paul Stevenson
Director of International Programs
U of W Comparative History of Ideas Program
theron at u.washington.edu
B102 Padelford Box 354300
phone (206) 685-4716 fax (206)543-7400
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