Central Europe: A Birthplace of Modernity Course - Masaryk University

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This course focuses on the historical, cultural and political developments taking place in Central Europe from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. The program of the summer school consists of daily seminars, lectures, a cultural program, excursions, and field trips.

The full program consists of forty seminar hours (typically two-double periods in the morning), three afternoon/evening lectures on selected topics; two-day trips to Prague, Vienna, and Budapest; a guided tour through Brno; a visit to Brno’s unique UNESCO sight, the Villa Tugendhat; one-day trips to the Jewish Quarter in Boskovice, the Lednice and Valtice UNESCO World Heritage Site, and half-day trip to the caves of the Moravian Karst; and visits to concerts and exhibitions depending on what is offered in the city.

  • History and Culture of Central Europe
  • Unique UNESCO sights
  • Field trips

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Summer School Program: Central Europe - A Birthplace of Modernity Course

During this program, lecturers conveyed topics about history, architecture, and sociology of Central Europe during 19th century to the Second World War in sessions. Sessions were practiced in lectures, seminars as well as excursions. Excursions were held in Prague, Vienna, and suburbs of Brno, where participants were able to admire artworks, visit historical sights, explore fantastic cities, and so on.
During this program, I made friends from many countries, such as Canada, Ukraine, Czech Republic, and Malaysia, which gave me a sort of cultural shocks.