The Universal Character of Saint Clement's Enlightenment and of Medieval Literature and Art in Macedonia, 16-29 August, Ohrid
Euro-Balkan Institute for Social and Humanities Research, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
2010 Ohrid Summer School
The Universal Character of Saint Clement's Enlightenment and of Medieval Literature and Art in Macedonia
to be held 16-29 August, Ohrid, Macedonia
The Summer School The Universal Character of Saint Clement's Enlightenment and of Medieval Literature and Art in Macedonia will explore St. Clement's activity as an authentic example for cultural enlightenment through the production of the original medieval literature and art, generation and conservation of the translated literature, biblical and apostolic transmitted education, Christian poetics and aesthetics in Slavic culture, literature and art. The cultural paradigms of such process, have been historically established in the Balkan cultures and European heritage. Тhe message of the medieval literature and art has achieved its significant comparative, trans-historical, inter-cultural and original contribution towards the world culture. Therefore, the universal dimension of medieval cultural model through Slavic culture, positions itself as an open museum for the Eastern and Western world, and for the Western culture nowadays as well.
Summer School Programme Concept:
Two two-week course will be organized in master classes, discussion sessions and workshops, held by the renown scholars in Literature, Cultural and Byzantine Studies.
First Week Course: From the Byzantine poetics to Slavic cultural model. Interactive lectures, followed by plenary and/or in-groups discussion sessions. The spotlight of discussion will be the exploration of the interdisciplinary relation treating the influences from the general Byzantine poetics on the development and establishment of the medieval Slavic poetics within the literature, history, politics, painting, architecture music, theology, aesthetics and theory. Afternoon workshops aiming at exploring various questions towards inter-disciplinary and inter-media relations of the transmission of the Byzantine poetics into Medieval Slavic poetics on the Balkans.
Second Week Course:From medieval Slavic aesthetics to new cultural paradigms
Interactive lectures, followed by plenary and/or in-groups discussion sessions. The spotlight of discussion will be the exploration of the question in regard of the process of the infirmity the Byzantine paradigms and its consequences of the production of new forms in the future, but which still have preserved the constitutive paradigms of the sacral Christian discourse in the culture and art.Afternoon workshops aiming at exploring issues related to transmission and re-contextualization of the Byzantine and Slavic paradigms through the questions of ideological and social aspects and aesthetical values within the framework of new cultural necessities and paradigms later on.
The academic programme of the Summer School, will be supplemented by other educational activities, such are the intensive course in Old Slavonic language and the workshop in paper production, offered for all the participants of Ohrid Summer University (covered by the participation fee); In regard to the high standards established by the Euro-Balkan Institute and due to its membership in the Erasmus Charter, the Summer School will grant the participants appropriate certificate with 10 credits (ECTS), applicable in the master studies of participant's home universities; Memorable social events on the campus and at the Ohrid Lake; Tours of the numerous medieval churches, ancient and medieval monuments in the UNESCO protected city of Ohrid, located at the shore of the unforgettably beautiful Ohrid Lake (covered by the participation fee).
Eligibility and fee: Participant must be MA or PhD students interested in exploring the issues of comparative literature, cultural and Byzantine Studies (not older than 36 years of age); Participant must be a national of one of the countries from Southeastern Europe in order for her/his accommodation costs to be fully covered by the Organizer. The total participation fee will be 100 euro; Participants from other countries are also eligible to participate, but ineligible for the financial support provided by the organizers. These applicants, will have to cover participation fee of 100 euro and accommodation costs.
Number of participants: 20. Working language of the Summer School will be English.
Please note that the Second Announcement with the detailed Programme of the Summer School will follow on 1st of May 2010.
Deadline for submitting the application: June 15th 2010
Deadline for announcing the results of the selection process: April 7th 2010
Doc. dr. Sofija Grandakovska,
Director of the Summer School
Blvd. Partizanski Odredi 63, 1000, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Tel/Fax. + 389 2 30 75 570
Jasmina Kuzmanovska, Ph. D. Candidate
Academic Coordinator of the Ohrid Summer University