Ionian University’s Department of History organizes the 1st Summer School on Cultural Memory Representations by highlighting the particular case of the Ionian Islands and Corfu with a parallel teaching of the Modern Greek Language.
The 1st Summer School is addressed to students / graduates of humanities or to anyone interested in humanities or studies in civilization, drama and culture, who wants to get acquainted with aspects of historical past and culture, primarily, but not exclusively, with Corfu. At the same time there will be held in two-hour, daily basis courses of Modern Greek Language.
The Summer School, through specific lectures will unfold a. fundamental aspects of multicultural influences which shaped the unique historical and cultural characteristics of the Ionian Islands, and especially of Corfu, listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, emphasizing on Byzantine and Venetian Period, b. aspects of Greek-Roman Antiquity, emphasizing on ancient drama.
The Department of History has successfully implemented, among others, two, fully funded by the Hellenic Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs and the State Scholarship Foundation Summer Schools of Greek Language and Culture for foreign scholars (August 2017 and 2018). The present Summer School is scientifically supported by academic tutors and historical researchers, as well as by specialized teachers of Modern Greek Language. Courses will be held at the facilities of the Ionian University in Corfu Town. At the same time, the program provides educational visits to several monuments of the Corfiot past that are of scientific and cultural interest.
All lectures on culture and history will be given in English, but lecturers will encourage students to practice in speaking and/or listening to Modern Greek within courses.
The cost of participation is 1000 euro per person and includes accommodation in a double room in the Ionian University Student Hall, just 3 minutes from the Teaching Rooms and 10 minutes from the Old City Center of Corfu, one meal per day in the Ionian University’s Faculty Dining Hall and visits to numerous cultural sites and museums.The maximum number of participants is 30.
Αll requests will be considered in a priority order. Interested parties should send their application form and short curriculum vitae by 25 May 2019 electronically to the addresses firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com.
Those who are selected will be informed electronically on 30 May 2019.
In order to secure their participation in the restricted positions, the selected candidates should deposit 50% of the amount of the participation in the bank account of Ionian University’s Research Fund Committee: PIRAEUS BANK: IBAN: (GR26 0172 4510 0054 5105 8020 796) at the latest within 3 business days following the announcement of the names, and no later than 3 June 2019, and full repayment must be deposited by 2 July 2019 at the latest (by bank transfer / remittance).
Participations to be redeemed in their entirety until 3 June 2019 will receive a 10% discount.
Source: Ionian University