FORTHEM summer school on Symbolic Boundaries has come to an end
The participants also took a field trip to the Central Museum of Prisoners of War in Łambinowice, where they worked in the former POW - Lamsdorf camp analysing the social stratification of prisoners and the narratives associated with them. From the fourth day of the school, students presented, grosso modo, their doctoral, master's or bachelor's theses, inspired by Dr Natalia Krawczyk's lecture on invisible women in art and the works of the students of the Faculty of Art exhibited in the Contemporary Art Gallery. During several interactive sessions, colleagues from universities from Burgundy, Valencia, Opole and others answered students' questions. In the working week's closing session, students presented their final projects and critically discussed what they had learned during their short mobility at the UO. The projects focused on the body and gender in literature (literary studies), in sport (education), racism (philosophy) or racism against Spanish Roma (sociology), as well as violence against women (communication and media), etc.
The summer school was organised by members of the FORTHEM Diversity and Migration Lab - Dr Anna Ledwina, Prof. UO, Prof. Domingo Pujante, Dr Michal Wanke, Clara Kleininger-Wanik, M.A., Prof. Carmen Carmona, Prof. Benno Herzog, Dr David Bousquet, Dr Virginie Brinker, Dr Julia Haba-Osca et al. and Halina Palmer-Piestrak. The substantive sessions were accompanied by organized and informal walks, dinners and outings. This short-term joint mobility was so far the only activity organised by the FORTHEM alliance in Opole, and was attended by students from the universities from Latvia, Burgundy and Valencia, as well as the UO.