The Studentenkarzer-Phenomenon in the Context of the History of European Universities

Duration of the project

01.06.2021. - 15.11.2021.

Countries and institutions involved in the project

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Museum of the University of Latvia
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Museum of the University of Tartu
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Museum of the University of Heidelberg

Project manager

Iveta Gudakovska

Project aims

The aim of the project: to look at the Studentenkarzers as a unique cultural-historical object, to characterize the organization of the university study process and an integral part of students’ lives.

Main activities and venues

3 online workshops:

  1. between the invited universities involved in the project to get to know the history and preservation of their own and other European universities’ Studentenkarzer; dating and determination of cooperation guidelines;
  2. to discover the phenomenon of the Studentenkarzer in the Baltics and Germany in the context of the history of universities at the beginning of its establishment; to identify the common grounds as well as the differences in the history of higher education in European countries; to describe the space restoration process and its benefits;
  3. to summarize the results of the project in a public online workshop, which will be available to the interested public and to decide on the continuation of the project, in the framework of which a manuscript will be prepared and a book on the Studentenkarzers will be published.

Direct and indirect target group

Direct: about 30 in each workshop (project team, representatives of other universities involved and researchers of European higher education history in the 18.-20. century, students).

Indirect: about 100, because the online workshops will be open to the public and anyone who is interested.