Call for participation: Historical and journalistic workshop "Times of Change"

"Times of Change" is supported by MitOst in the framework of members' projects funding "Language and Culture Projects".

You are kindly invited to participate in the historical and journalistic workshop "Times of Change" which will take place from 19th to 25th of April 2015 in Ulyanovsk, Russia.

Participants of the project will investigate the transformations that took place in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union by examining the situation in Lenin's hometown, Ulyanovsk: How did life and society change after the fall of the Soviet Union? How do Russian, Polish, and German perspectives on the events differ? Working in small Russian-Polish-German teams, the 21 participants will produce audio, video and text documents which, published in a weblog, illustrate the atmosphere of the post-perestroika changes by documenting, reflecting and contextualizing contemporary witnesses' experiences. Additionally, there will be a public discussion on intercultural aspects of the work process in order to give interested people an idea of the perspectives, problems and opportunities involved with this kind of work.

Who can apply?

  • People from Poland, Germany and the Russian city of Ulyanovsk who are interested in Russian-Polish-German dialogue
  • have some background knowledge of the political events of the late 1980s and the transformations which followed in the1990s 
  • who may have experience in journalism

German and Polish participants are not required to be familiar with the details of Russian history. However, a solid knowledge of these times in one’s own country is important for making this project work.

The working language will be English. Knowledge of Russian, Polish, or German as a foreign language will be a plus during the project but is by no means mandatory.

How to apply?
Please find all the information abotu the application process in the call here.