"United People, Divided Nations. Journey Through History of Arts”

Director of the School: Prof. Elizabeta Dimitrova, PhD

   The general aim of the Ohrid Summer University 2002 School in art history is to concentrate on the issue of the general cultural concept of medieval Europe and the common characteristics of the artistic creation of its population and to develop a new methodological approach in analysis of artistic phenomena of European Middle Ages. Contrary to the existing curricula, which insert medieval artistic creation in narrow state and national frames, treating the creative imagination as canalized in the ideological matrix, determined and defined by the institution of the state, this school should offer more global picture on the broader cultural contacts of the different nations, united in the universal values of artistic creation. This summer school should give a new and in-depth insight into the multinational character of artistic production.

Resource persons: Prof. Alexei Lidov, Prof. Saso Korunovski, Prof. Ida Sinkevic, Prof. Elizabeta Kasapova, Prof. Bojan Jovic, Prof. Ljubinka Xidrova, Prof. Antoanela Petkovska, Prof. Thomas Steppan.

"Critical Debates in Contemporary Philosophy: Historicism and Difference Versus Universalism"

Director of the School: Prof. Katerina Kolozova, PhD

   The School promotes the introduction of interdisciplinarity (or of a stronger interface with the other social sciences) and of social responsibility into philosophy teaching at the universities in the region of Eastern and Central Europe. Another important, and more particular, objective of the School is to introduce the participants with the possibility of "blending" of discourses, namely to introduce interdisciplinarity (social sciences) and political engagement (for example, feminism), as yet another form of philosophy and transfer of philosophical knowledge. (By way of this, one will strive to introduce efforts towards transcendence of the old philosophical purism.).Although the general debate of the School is extending itself throughout the whole of it, namely the both courses, the second course is more specific in terms of introducing the basics of the contemporary debates in feminist philosophy, and more specifically engaging into discussion of concepts such as "performative subjectivity".

Resource persons: Prof. Simon Critchley, Prof. Obrad Savic, Prof. Ray Brassier, Prof. Mariusz Turowski, Prof. Dasa Duhacek, Prof. Drucila Cornell, Prof. Dimitar Kamburov, Prof. Wilhelm Schmidt.

"Contemporary Demographic Processes and the Future of the Balkans"

Director of the School: Prof. Antonija Josifovska, PhD

   The main intention of the school is to stress that demographic factors are in permanent relations with economic, political and social process. This unity creates conditions, causes and consequences of the eternal process-socio-economic development. The objective is to detect haw this changes reflected to the demographic conditions. In that contest becomes very important certain general conditions of the demographic development to be confirmed. Having on mind current conditions, as more particular objective of the school is that new dilemmas should be open in order to enlarge the knowledge, about the recent demographic processes that are happening on the historically and strategically important European region- the Balkans.

Resource persons: Prof. Verica Janevska, Prof. Johansen Harley Ervin, Prof. Blagica Novkovska, Prof. Natalija Nikolovska, Prof. Stefano Bianchini, Prof. William Bartlett, Prof. Vesna Stojanova.

"Conflict Management" 

Director of the School: Prof. Emilija Simoska, PhD

The intentions and objectives of the School:

- To contribute to the incorporation of the topic - conflict management - in the regular curricula in the high educational institutions;

- To explore the present methodology of approaching conflict resolution and it's disadvantages and limitations;

- To contribute to the introduction of a multifactor analysis in the conflict prevention and management;

- To stimulate exchange of experiences and case studying, as factors of improving the effectiveness of conflict prevention, management and resolution.

Resource persons: Prof. Aleksandar Boskovic, Prof. David Jaques, Prof. Jacek Kurczewski, Prof. Rustam M. Shukurov.

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