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 A Tale of Two Uprisings: Warsaw & Krakow, Poland

Faculty Leader: Nancy Sinkoff (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Jewish Studies/History

Travel Dates: Thursday, May 12, 2016 - Saturday, May 21, 2016

Class Meeting Times: Tuesday/Thursday 2:50-4:10PM 

Program Cost: $1,408 (includes room, limited meals, tours). Airfare may be subvented through competitive grants administered by the Center for European Studies and GAIA. Jewish Studies majors/minors may also be eligible for grants through the department.

Course Number: 01:959:192, 1 credit, 01:563:270/510:263/01:360:292, 3 credits

In connection with the spring course "Exile under Nazism and Communism"  (01:563:270/510:263/01:360:292) Professor Nancy Sinkoff (Jewish Studies/History) will lead 15 students on a week-long global field experience, "A Tale of Two Uprisings," to Poland immediately after the semester. Building on the literary and historical themes of the course, high achieving students will visit two cities, Warsaw and Cracow, with day trips to Nowa Huta (The New Steel Mill), east of Cracow, and to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the Nazi concentration and death camps.

In Warsaw, students will explore the numerous sites commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (1943), the Warsaw Uprising (1944), and visit Polin: The Museum of the Jews of Poland as well as the Warsaw Uprising museum, History House, the Stalinist Palace of Science and Art, and the site of the new Museum of Modern Art. Students will also enjoy a bicycle trip to Wilanów Palace and a visit to the Poster museum. In Cracow, students will tour the oldest covered European medieval market, explore the architectural heritage of Poland's Jewish community as well as visit Oskar Schindler's factory. Together we will visit Auschwitz-Birkenau. There will be opportunities to engage with Polish and Polish-Jewish history in the form of theatre, performance art, and food. Students will also meet with Polish university students.

* There are 15 available spaces, first come, first serve.

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016.

Students accepted to the program will receive a special permission number to enroll in 01:959:192 (1 credit field experience).

TO APPLY, VISIT THE STUDY ABROAD WEBSITE HERE

Winter Break in Brazil: "Brazilian Culture: Conquest to Contemporary"

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Faculty Leader: Tatiana Flores (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Art History

Travel Dates: Saturday, January 9, 2016 - Monday, January 18, 2016

Class Meeting Times: Tuesday, 9:50AM - 12:50PM at Honors College Rm N106, College Ave Campus

Program Costs: $1500 (including room, most meals, tours) Costs related to administrative fees, HTH health insurance, administrative fees, round trip airfare between Newark and Sao Paulo are provided by the SAS Honors Program.

As part of the fall 2015 Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar "Brazilian Culture: Conquest to Contemporary" 01:090:295:05, Professor Tatiana Flores will be leading 15 students on a week-long trip to Brazil. In conjunction with the field experience, students will enroll in a one-credit course, 01:090:230:H1.

The course explores key tropes that have informed the formation of a particularly Brazilian identity through the lenses of nature and culture. Though these might seem to be contradictory categories, they nevertheless constitute ways for thinking about Brazil’s unique character. Beginning with texts and images related to the conquest, the course takes a panoramic tour of Brazil, through its cultural products and their relation to place. We will study indigenous cultures of the Amazon; Brazil in the European imaginary; colonial artists in the Northeast and Minas Gerais; the representation of race and class through text and image; the conceptualization of modernity in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Brasilia; and dichotomy of utopia and dystopia that has recurred in the country’s history. Given the professor’s expertise in art and literature in particular, there will be a strong emphasis on these areas, but architecture, urbanism, film, and music will also be addressed.

* Students must be enrolled in the SAS Honors Seminar "Brazilian Culture: Conquest to Contemporary" 01:090:295:05 and student will enroll in a one-credit field experience, 01:090:230:H1.

* There are 15 available space, first come, first serve.

 

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