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Discussing "Cultural Orders"

Graduate School holds networking workshop for doctoral students and postdocs from LMU Munich and UC Berkeley


This week the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies in Munich holds the interdisciplinary networking workshop "Cultural Orders" for doctoral students and postdocs from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and the University of California, Berkeley.

It brings together young historians and literary researchers from both universities to jointly discuss the respective research projects on aspects of East European history and literature as well as on the construction and perception of cultural orders, in particular. Moreover, the meeting aims at intensifying the co-operation of LMU and UCB in theses fields of study. It takes place June 6-9, 2017.

The workshop is organized by Prof. Dr. Riccardo Nicolosi and Dr. Nina Weller, who together with Prof. Dr. Martin Schulze Wessel will host the workshop. For the Graduate School, furthermore, the Slavist Prof. Dr. Raoul Eshelman and as a doctoral candidate the literary scholars Frances Jackson and Philipp Tvrdinić as well as the historians Ruslan Mitrovanov and Max Trecker. Also involved is the current visiting research fellow of the graduate school, Anton Fedyashin, Ph.D., associate professor at the American University in Washington. Dr. Franziska Davies of the History Department and Dr. Anja Burghardt from the Institute for Slavic Philology at LMU Munich also take part.

The meeting is a return visit after members of the Graduate School and LMU Munich have visited Berkeley and UCB's Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies in April 2016. The intensive and fruitful scientific discussions will now be continued in Munich. In addition, a social program offers guests from California the opportunity to explore Munich and the surrounding area.

Guests from Berkeley include Prof. Victoria Frede, Ph.D., who was a guest graduate of the Graduate School last year and also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board, as well as Prof. Harsha Ram, Ph.D. Berkeley's PhD students are Isobel Palmer and Matthew Kendall (Literary Studies) as well as Joseph Kellner, Jason Morton and Rhiannon Dowling (History).

The Workshop is supported by the „LMU-UCB Research in the Humanities“ programme at LMU Munich.