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Summer Research and Educational Seminar for history students in Germany

July 6, 2015, 15 students of the undergraduate program in History together with the chair of the Department of History professor Alexander Semyonov and long-term DAAD associate professor Dietmar Wulff will start a visit to Berlin and Bielefeld. 

The goal of the visit is the participation in a research and educational seminar "Culture of memory and World War II", which is organized by the Department of History of the HSE in St Petersburg and the Chair for South-East European History of the Humboldt University of Berlin. Seminar discussions will take place not only in the university classrooms, but on sites of the memorials, such as Holocaust Memorial, Russian-German museum, and Sachsenhausen concentration camp. The seminar will help  establish peer contacts between students and faculty of both universities.

In the Bielefeld University students and faculty from the HSE in St Petersburg will be introduced to the famous "Bielefeld school of historical science", which at different times was directed by famous historians, such as Reinhart Koselleck and Hans-Ulrich Wehler. The original Bielefeld concept of the university history curriculum will be the subject of discussion as well. Students will also visit the Stukenbrock Museum, which was the camp for the Russian prisoners of war near Bielefeld.

This seminar was made possible thanks to the support from German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).