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30 years European-University Viadrina
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Events

Numerous events will accompany "30 years of Viadrina" between July 2021 and October 2022. The European University Viadrina will kick off the celebrations with a panel discussion and the opening of a photo exhibition on 15 July 2021.

The following overview shows all upcoming events.

Overview
15 July 2021 to 31 October 2022 Photo exhibition - A photographic journey through 30 years of Viadrina history
From 15 July 2021 Online exhibition to discover and remember
Summer Semester 2022 Seminar by Prof. Werner Benecke on the history of the Viadrina buildings
29 June 2022 "White Nights without Borders II" - by Viadrina Center B/ORDER IN MOTION
6 July 2022 "White Nights without Borders III" - by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies
24 September 2022 Alumni Event

15 July 2021 to 31 October 2022: Photo exhibition - A photographic journey through 30 years of Viadrina history

The photo banner exhibition in front of the library in the university’s main building offers an entertaining journey through time. Around 560 pictures printed on 14 fabric banners of more than two metres height show highlights from 30 years of Viadrina history.

When: 15 July 2021 to 31 October 2022, opening hours of the main building.
Where: Gallery in front of the library, main building, Große Scharrnstraße 59, Frankfurt (Oder)

Showing historical images accompanied by German and Polish texts, the online exhibition invites visitors to discover and remember. In the course of the year, image galleries, videos and further stories will complement the digital offer and allow visitors to experience the Viadrina’s history and the many players who have built up and shaped the university since its founding.

When: from 15. July 2021
Where: online

Summer Semester 2022: Seminar on the History of the Viadrina Buildings

Under the direction of Viadrina historian Prof. Dr. Werner Benecke, students will research the history of the Viadrina buildings in the summer semester of 2022. The results will be presented in an exhibition in October 2022.

29 June 2022: White Nights without Borders II:
'Szaffniemy to Schritt po Schritcie!' Social Practice and Language in the Cross-Border Vocational Training Context

Scientific institutions of the European University Viadrina will publicly present relevant research projects and established research foci. The second event is organised by the project team of "Linking Borderlands - Communicative Borderlands" at the Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Various aspects of social practice and language in the cross-border vocational training context will be discussed. What is the political framework and (state and municipal) action at individual institutional levels in favour of cross-border VET provision? What is the concrete social practice in plurilingual oral and virtual conversation situations of trainees and young adults from Poland and Germany?

These and other questions will be discussed together with young people and young adults from Poland and Germany as well as practitioners and researchers.

Greeting:

  • Dr Krzysztof Wojciechowski, Administrative Director of the Collegium Polonicum

The event will be held and translated into German and Polish.
Registration is requested (in German)

When: 29 June 2022, 5 p.m.
Where: Small lecture hall in the Collegium Polonicum, Słubice; followed by a reception (CP roof terrace)

6 July 2022: White Nights without Borders III:
Transnational Tourism in the Eastern Bloc. The Border of Friendship between the People's Republic of Poland, the GDR and the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic 1972-1989

White Nights without Borders" is a public three-part event series with which the Central Academic Institutions of the European University Viadrina publicly present relevant research projects and established research foci. The third event is organised by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies.

In 1972, shortly after the Prague Spring, a transnational agreement came into force that relaxed travel restrictions between the GDR, the People's Republic of Poland and the Czechoslovak Republic. Travel to neighbouring countries was possible without a visa or passport. The programme turned out to be much more successful than its originators could have imagined: Millions of Poles, East Germans and Czechoslovaks travelled abroad for the first time.

Exactly how this freedom to travel took shape 50 years after the agreement came into force was the subject of two seminars held by students led by the research assistant at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies, Dr Mark Keck-Szajbel. The results are presented in a special exhibition at the Museum Utopia and Everyday Life in Eisenhüttenstadt: with numerous photographs, everyday objects, music and film recordings as well as interviews with contemporary witnesses. This exhibition can be seen in Museum Utopia and Everyday Life in Eisenhüttenstadt from 26 June 2022.

Greeting:

  • Prof. Dr. Martin Eisend, Vice President for Research, Young Academics, Foundations and Transfer

Panel guests:

  • Benedikt Becker, Master's student at the European University Viadrina
  • Dr. Karl-Konrad Tschäpe, Insitute for Applied History – Society and Science in Dialogue
  • Dr. Mark Keck-Szajbel, research assistant at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies
  • Florentine Nadolni, Director of the Utopia and Everyday Life Museum
  • Antje Wilke, MA student at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies

Moderation:

  • Susanne Orth, Institute for Applied History - Society and Science in Dialogue e.V.

The event will be held in German and translatet into Polish. 
Registration is required (in German)

When: Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 5.00 p.m.
Where: Senate Hall (HG109), Main Building, Große Scharrnstraße 59, Frankfurt (Oder); followed by drinks at Große Scharrnstraße 23a

24 September 2022: Alumni Event

To conclude the celebrations, the European University Viadrina invites its alumni to return to Frankfurt (Oder) - 30 years after the first students enrolled.