II Kulice International PhD Workshop
The II Kulice International PhD Workshop, which took place at MOBI Kulice on 14-16 December 2022, has come to an end. During them, young researchers representing various scientific disciplines from different centres – mainly Greifswald and Szczecin – were able to present their dissertation topics, discuss them, and watch what and how their colleagues were doing. Workshop participants also attended the opening of the exhibition “Lost Places. The Lower Oder Valley in the light of old maps / Verschwundene Orte. Das untere Odertal im Spiegel historischer Karten’ and a lecture by Prof. R. Skrycki (see previous post). Among the topics presented were the image of the warring parties – the Falanga and the PPR in textbooks, infant mortality in Szczecin at the end of the nineteenth century, fashion in the Gomułka period, the concept of the monument, narratives of holidays in central Europe after 1989, Russian Western Volunteer Army, or the role of pre-school education during the German-Polish conflict after German unification in 1871. This was another doctoral workshop between the universities of Greifswald and Szczecin, and it is gratifying that the two closest Pomeranian universities are supporting this valuable initiative. The event was coordinated by Prof. Jörg Hackmann.