645613 VO Cultural Encounters and Conflicts: The Making of Europe

winter semester 2022/2023 | Last update: 13.09.2022 Place course on memo list
645613
VO Cultural Encounters and Conflicts: The Making of Europe
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Students learn about different approaches to concepts of Europe. They will become familiar with constructions of belonging within a European context. They apply this theoretical knowledge to case studies, e.g. EU institutions, everyday and popular culture in Europe.

Students are able to reflect on how own attitudes and beliefs are different from those of other (European) cultures and communities. They can recognize social norm issues when issues are presented in a complex, multilayered (historical) context.

Students realize and can name exemplarily historical and contemporary roles, interconnections, and differential effects of human organizations and actions on global systems within Europe.

Europe is a concept with many connotations, encompassing both a space and a political system. In everyday language, Europe is also equated with the institutions of the European Union. The term Europeanisation generally refers to the political unification process since the Second World War, but encompasses more than political agreements and laws, also social norms and ideas. We want to examine the historical, social and cultural dimensions of Europeanisation and look at the initiatives, instruments and institutions that constitute Europe and 'Europeanness' and position Europe into the everyday life and self-image of its citizens. This includes transnational cooperations such as town twinning, Erasmus student exchange and the European Voluntary Service Corps, the Euro as a common currency, pop cultural phenomena such as the Eurovision Song Contest, formats such as the European Capital of Culture and challenges such as a European climate policy or a European politics of remembrance and history. EU institutions will also be represented when we discuss the making of Europe with Christian Gsodam, Head of Cabinet of the Secretary General, European Committee of the Regions.

On a theoretical level, special attention is given to the perspective of provincialising and decolonising Europe: We ask about the intersectionality of citizenship, religion, and class in order to understand Europe and Europeanness as multi-layered and multi-voiced in a global context.

Lecture by invited guests, discussion, preparation of discussions with questions.

 

Essay

Patel, Kiran Klaus (2020). Project Europe. A History. Cambridge UP.

Students of all Aurora universities (incl. Bachelor students of Universität Innsbruck) are invited to apply for participation in this course from 16. August till 04 September 22  at the following link (after this date, registration via the online course catalogue is possible for Innsbruck students):  https://www.uibk.ac.at/international/aurora/kursangebote/uibk/index.html.en

Information: The non-subject related learning outcomes have been formulated in alignment with the Aurora Competence Framework (LOUIS) which is based on the VALUE rubrics developed by the AAC&U.

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Date Time Location
Wed 2022-10-05
12.00 - 13.30 online (Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie) online (Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie)
Wed 2022-10-12
12.00 - 13.30 online (Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie) online (Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie)
Wed 2022-10-19
12.00 - 13.30 online (Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie) online (Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie)
Wed 2022-11-09
12.00 - 13.30 online (Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie) online (Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie)
Wed 2022-11-16
12.00 - 13.30 online (Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie) online (Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie)
Wed 2022-11-23
12.00 - 13.30 online (Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie) online (Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie)
Wed 2022-11-30
12.00 - 13.30 online (Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie) online (Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie)
Wed 2022-12-07
12.00 - 13.30 online (Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie) online (Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie)
Wed 2022-12-14
12.00 - 13.30 online (Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie) online (Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie)
Wed 2023-01-11
12.00 - 13.30 online (Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie) online (Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie)
Wed 2023-01-18
12.00 - 13.30 online (Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie) online (Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie)
Wed 2023-01-25
12.00 - 13.30 online (Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie) online (Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie)
Wed 2023-02-01
12.00 - 13.30 online (Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie) online (Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie)
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645613-0 2022-09-13 10:30 - 2023-01-31 23:59 Book course
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