Europe East of the Rhine
November 18, 3-4pm, Furman Hall 214
December 1, 3-4pm, Johns Hall 101
Political Transformations and Nation-Building in Central and Eastern Europe: Resistance, Repression, and Remembrance
The fault lines between the Prussian, Russian, and Austrian empires (in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries), Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union (in the 1930s and 1940s), and the Soviet bloc and the West (in the Cold War) run through Central and Eastern Europe. The varied contexts and circumstances of these different eras offer a fruitful opportunity to study and analyze the nature of conflict, change, and transformation in a region frequently beset by internal and external political and social turmoil. Travel in several key cities in this region will provide us with a unique opportunity to study local perceptions, understandings, and portrayals of these developments.
|Most of our work will involve the time period from the Thirty Years War (mid 1600s) to the present. The program will begin with our academic preparatory work on Furman's campus during the eight weeks before our mid-October departure for Europe. We will return to Furman's campus to complete the coursework after Thanksgiving.
HST 356 (4 credits) Travel Study in Eastern Europe
PSC 241 (4 credits) Issues in Central/East European Politics IDS 281 (8 credits) Resistance, Repression, Remembrance
The five-week intensive travel portion of the semester (during October and November) will include travel in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, and Austria.