Ionian University’s Department of History organizes the 1st Summer School on Cultural Memory Representations by highlighting the particular case of the Ionian Islands and Corfu with a parallel teaching of the Modern Greek Language.
The 1st Summer School is addressed to students / graduates of humanities or to anyone interested in humanities or studies in civilization, drama and culture, who wants to get acquainted with aspects of historical past and culture, primarily, but not exclusively, with Corfu. At the same time there will be held in two-hour, daily basis courses of Modern Greek Language.
The Summer School, through specific lectures will unfold a. fundamental aspects of multicultural influences which shaped the unique historical and cultural characteristics of the Ionian Islands, and especially of Corfu, listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, emphasizing on Byzantine and Venetian Period, b. aspects of Greek-Roman Antiquity, emphasizing on ancient drama.
The Department of History has successfully implemented, among others, two, fully funded by the Hellenic Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs and the State Scholarship Foundation Summer Schools of Greek Language and Culture for foreign scholars (August 2017 and 2018). The present Summer School is scientifically supported by academic tutors and historical researchers, as well as by specialized teachers of Modern Greek Language. Courses will be held at the facilities of the Ionian University in Corfu Town. At the same time, the program provides educational visits to several monuments of the Corfiot past that are of scientific and cultural interest.
All lectures on culture and history will be given in English, but lecturers will encourage students to practice in speaking and/or listening to Modern Greek within courses.
For the cost of the summer school and for more information, feel free to visit the summer school’s official page.