Are you interested in Central Europe, its history & culture, architecture & society, its Greek and Roman legacy, in crusades, the birth of modern nations in Central Europe, and in trips and parties in and around the Czech Republic? Then this is the summer school for you!

With topics ranging from:

  • Christianity and formation of the European East and West;
  • Baroque culture and spirituality;
  • Europe and the world since 1900: from global leadership to periphery?

This comprehensive summer school will give you great insight into European culture and architecture, while at the same time giving you the opportunity to spend time in the heart of Central Europe: Olomouc. The knowledge and understanding gained during this summer school are particularly of interest in the current, complex new era of globalization.

  • Palacký University Olomouc, the Czech Republic, EU
  • Duration: 4 weeks (July 19 – August 18, 2019)
  • 5 ECTS Credits

Why Olomouc?

It is the university together with a great number of other educational institutions that makes Olomouc the top student city in the Czech Republic – every fifth person in the city is a student! The city is home to 23,000 students from all over the world, who prove every single day that there is a reason why Olomouc is referred to as the Czech Oxford. Students are literally all over the place, which only highlights the friendly or even family-like atmosphere of the city, which you will fall in love with at first sight.

Olomouc is more than a thousand years old, and currently is the fifth largest city in the Czech Republic. It has been an important center during different historical periods, was the capital of Moravia until The Thirty Years War, and has been an archbishop‘s seat since 1777. Thanks to its rich history, there is a wonderful display of historical memorials, ancient churches, fountains, and romantic streets accompanied by the gorgeous scenery of the city parks.



  • Christianity and Formation of the European East and West
  • Greek and Roman Legacy, Renaissance in European intellectual tradition
  • Hungarians in Central Europe: a Phenomenon
  • Crusades: Uses and Abuses of the Christian Pilgrimage
  • Baroque culture and spirituality
  • Birth of modern nations in Central Europe
  • Europe and the world since 1900: from global leadership to periphery?
  • Contemporary History of Europe (or Central Europe)
  • Dissident groups and opposition in CE under communist regimes
  • Gender roles in modern history (incl. communist regime)

Trips in Olomouc and surrounding areas

  • Romanesque & Gothic Art
  • Renaissance Art
  • Baroque Art

Trips in the Czech and Slovak Republic

  • Prague
  • Vienna
  • Bratislava
  • Bouzov, Javoříčko
  • Brno, Špilberk
  • Devin, the Danube River
  • Kroměříž
  • Rožnov pod Radhoštěm


Programme fee for one participant: EUR 850

Fee includes:

  • Accommodation* (4 weeks)
  • Lectures
  • Trips
  • Orientation week
  • Certificate of attendance (transcripts with ECTS credits available only after successfully finishing the program)

*Per person in a double or triple room, + EUR 100 per person for a single room.

The fee does not include:

  • Food
  • Transport to and from the Czech Republic
  • Costs for obtaining passport, visa or other travel documents, insurance etc.

The participant must have travel insurance, medical and accident insurances.


March 31, 2019

Program taught in:
  • English

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