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Central Europe in Focus: Krakow

Krakow, the medieval pearl of Poland, is not only the country’s second biggest city, but also one of its oldest and historically most important. It was the medieval Royal capital, as well as capital of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. It came under Habsburg influence after the Polish partitions. Last but not least it was shown to the world in... [More]
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<p>Krakow, the medieval pearl of Poland, is not only the country’s second biggest city, but also one of its oldest and historically most important. It was the medieval Royal capital, as well as

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20 Apr

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Central Europe in Focus: Warsaw

From birthplace of a poor fisherman’s twins to Polish capital, the story of Warsaw is as entertaining as strolling through its historic quarters, parks or museums. Spend two hours with Jo Gerk discovering this exciting metropolis on the Vistula river and enjoy stories of a mermaid, basilisk and golden duck, as well as the city’s famous sons and... [More]
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<p>From birthplace of a poor fisherman’s twins to Polish capital, the story of Warsaw is as entertaining as strolling through its historic quarters, parks or museums. Spend two hours with Jo Gerk

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04 May

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Central Europe in Focus: Budapest

Straddling the majestic Danube River, the modern Hungarian Capital combines beautiful natural settings with rich historical and architectural heritage, and offers an unparalleled combination of culture, fine cuisine and thermal baths attracting millions of visitors each year, many of whom start or end the river cruise of a life time here. For many... [More]
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<p>Straddling the majestic Danube River, the modern Hungarian Capital combines beautiful natural settings with rich historical and architectural heritage, and offers an unparalleled combination of

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18 May

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Central Europe in Focus: Bratislava

Slovakia’s Capital is probably most famous for the 1805 peace treaty between France and Austria following the Battle of Austerlitz, which ultimately led to the demise of the Holy Roman Empire after almost 900 years. Just one hour down the Danube from Vienna, it is a popular destination for day visitors and river cruise passengers, but provides... [More]
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<p>Slovakia’s Capital is probably most famous for the 1805 peace treaty between France and Austria following the Battle of Austerlitz, which ultimately led to the demise of the Holy Roman Empire after

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01 Jun

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Central Europe in Focus: Vienna

With almost 8 million annual visitors, Vienna is one of Europe's most visited cities. Famous for the 1815 Congress of Vienna, which ended the Napoleonic Wars, the Austrian capital today is not only home to some thirty international organisations, incl. OPEC, but also one of four official UN seats: UNO-City. The historic Old Town and Schönbrunn... [More]
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<p>With almost 8 million annual visitors, Vienna is one of Europe's most visited cities. Famous for the 1815 Congress of Vienna, which ended the Napoleonic Wars, the Austrian capital today is not only

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15 Jun

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History and Literature: Two Stories of East Europe and Jewish Life

“Post-memory”: Not personally experienced, but nevertheless a part of individual and social memory. In this course we shall study two prize-winning contemporary authors who write about women affected by and identified with the lives and deaths of their families, east European Jews. Soviet-born Katja Petrowskaja presents a part-fictional memoir,... [More]
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<p>“Post-memory”: Not personally experienced, but nevertheless a part of individual and social memory. In this course we shall study two prize-winning contemporary authors who write about women

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23 Apr
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1000 Years of The Habsburg Dynasty

The Habsburgs ruled parts of Europe for a thousand years. At some stage their empire spanned the globe and would never see the sun setting. As staunch Catholics they played an important role during the Reformation and Counter-reformation periods of European history and exerted an important influence in the shaping of present day Europe. Over eight... [More]
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<p>The Habsburgs ruled parts of Europe for a thousand years. At some stage their empire spanned the globe and would never see the sun setting. As staunch Catholics they played an important role during

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27 Apr

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The Silk Road: A History

The Silk Road conjures images of romance and the exotic. And it was all of that. But it was more. It joined the East and the West. It was a conduit, not just of goods and wealth, but of ideas and cultures. It died with the Age of Exploration but the effects of it still live today, and there are thousands of kilometres of sites and treasures. This... [More]
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<p>The Silk Road conjures images of romance and the exotic. And it was all of that. But it was more. It joined the East and the West. It was a conduit, not just of goods and wealth, but of ideas and

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21 Apr
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<p>The Silk Road conjures images of romance and the exotic. And it was all of that. But it was more. It joined the East and the West. It was a conduit, not just of goods and wealth, but of ideas and

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21 Apr

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The Crusades - Four Centuries of Holy Violence

Christians conducted crusades for four hundred years from the eleventh century onwards. There were crusades against Muslims, other Christians, heretics, and political opponents. Crusades were conducted across Europe and the Near East. The impact of the crusades echoes down the ages, and is arguably still felt today. This lecture provides an... [More]
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<p>Christians conducted crusades for four hundred years from the eleventh century onwards. There were crusades against Muslims, other Christians, heretics, and political opponents. Crusades were

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19 Apr

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Ancient Seafarers

A look at the development of boats from the earliest known dug-out canoes from the stone age in Europe/Africa through to the first sea going ships, the circumnavigation of Africa in 600BC and finally the voyage of Hanno the Phoenician to the Gulf of Guinea off the mouth of the Congo River in 450BC and Phidias to Iceland around 300BC. It includes... [More]
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<p>A look at the development of boats from the earliest known dug-out canoes from the stone age in Europe/Africa through to the first sea going ships, the circumnavigation of Africa in 600BC and

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28 May

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