The third cycle of the educational program for students “Humanities in Transition”

20160114_125436In cooperation with the Book Factory we are organising the third cycle of the educational program for students “Humanities in Transition” in the form of a one-day meeting, as an introduction to the four-day school.

Moderation and lectures at one-day seminars are carried out by Dejan Ilić, editor of “Word”, Magazine for Literature, Culture and Social Issues and the publishing house “Book Factory”, and during the school the lecturers will be the authors in the field of social sciences, humanities and literature from the country and the region.

The program aims to give a clearer picture of the situation in society and the possible strategies to improve this situation. In addition to mastering the concepts that should enable a more precise analysis of social movements in recent decades and open view of the new prospects, the lectures are aimed at emphasising the importance of the humanities and social sciences in understanding and encouraging changes in society.

The first gathering was held on December 19, 2015 in the conference hall of the “Palace” Hotel. About thirty students participated in the discussion and the arrangements about the seminar agenda.

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The second gathering was held on January 14, 2016 in the gallery of CC Grad. References for this gathering were the texts of Martha Nussbaum – Not for Profit and Walter Feinberg – Common Schools Uncommon Identities, and it was discussed about the Strategy for Education Development in Serbia until 2020.

In February, the topic of the meeting was the book by Paulo Freire – Pedagogy of the Oppressed, and in March we plan to talk about the book by Michael W. Apple – Educating the “Right” Way: Markets, Standards, God and Inequality.

The seminar includes thirty participants – students of social sciences and humanities. Besides Dejan Ilić, the following associates participate in discussions, moderation and design of the program: Ana Kolarić, Assistant Professor at the Department of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory of the Faculty of Philology; Biljana Đorđević, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences and Aleksandar Baucal, Professor at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade.

We are currently preparing the four-day school program for “Humanities in Transition”.

Project: Our new neighbours – strengthening capacities for understanding cultural diversity – a step further

Objective: Contribute to the development of openness and tolerance in our society

Implementers: Group 484 (educational program “We and the Others”), Book Factory

Support: CCFD – Terre Solidaire and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

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