Winter School 2019

  Experiencing Media, Culture and
Creative: Television, Film, Photography and Theatre of Slovakia
 
  Field Study in Winter Semester: 9-21 February 2019  
TIME MODULE PROFESSOR PLACE
9-feb SATURDAY ARRIVAL    
Arrival Depart Fukuoka/ Arrive Vienna/ transfer to Bratislava (bus pickup at the airport) 16:50    
  Check into Patio Hostel (Špitálska Bratislava)      
         
10-feb SUNDAY WELCOME and ORIENTATION
8:30-9:00 Breakfast at BISLA*      
11:00 Official welcome Asst. Prof. Dagmar Kusá Assistant Professor, BISLA Spitzer
11:30-12:30 Lecture: State of Media in Slovakia and Europe Prof. Samuel Abrahám BISLA's President Spitzer
  APU students meet their BISLA counterparts Student Assistants    
12:00-13:30 Lunch near BISLA**      
13:30-15:00 Group project: Photo essay workshop Prof. Peter Mantello Peter Mantello Spitzer
15:30-18:00 Interactive meet and greet program at BISLA with BISLA students Student Assistants
treasure hunt around the city  
Spitzer
         
18:00 Dinner at BISLA (catered by BISLA)
Evening Program
19:00 Get togehter and games  
         
         
11-feb MONDAY INTRODUCTION TO BRATISLAVA and SLOVAKIA
8:30-9:00 Breakfast at FOODOO      
10:00 – 12:00 Guided Tour of the Bratislava City Eva Krajňáková

licensed tour guide and BISLA alumna

Spitzer
READING Milan Kundera: The Tragedy of Central Europe
  Samuel Abrahám: The Myth of Central Europe
12:00-13:00 Lunch in town      
Photo essay - selection of team members
13:00-14:30

Slovakia – background, introduction, current challenges

Dr. Michal Vašečka Assistant Professor, BISLA Spitzer
15:00-13:00 Slovak Radio tour Peter Sabáček Slovak Radio/foreign news  
Evening Dinner in town      
Evening Program
19:00 MOVIE NIGHT: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas / Life is Beautiful / Collete
         
12-feb TUESDAY Holocaust museum in SEREĎ
8:30-9:00 Breakfast at FOODOO      
10:00 – 11:00 Bus to Sereď bus leaves from EUROVEA    
11:00 - 13:00

Slovak Museum of Holocaust

     
14:00 Lunch IN SEREĎ provided by BISLA    
15:00 - 16:00 Bus back to Bratislava      
         
         
Evening Program
19:00 Opera: La Traviata Slovak National Theatre    
         
13-feb WEDNESDAY FILM and TELEVISION
7:30-8:00 Breakfast at FOODOO      
09:00 – 12:00 Slovak film: roots, themes, challenges Teodor Kuhn Filmmaker Spitzer
READING Slovak Film and Its Central European Identity in a World of Change M. Ferenčuhová
12:00-13:00 Lunch near BISLA      
14:30-16:00 Tour of a TV studio Barbora Ružová Slovak Radio and Television Slovak Television
16:00-18:00 PHOTO ESSAYS GROUP WORK    
Evening Dinner in town
Evening Program
19:00 PUB QUIZ / FUSION NIGHT- cooking international dinner at BISLA
         
14-feb THURSDAY THEATRE (Brno)
8:30-9:00 Breakfast at FOODOO      
9:45 Journey to Brno, CZ, by bus Asst. Prof. Dagmar Kusá bus leaves from EUROVEA  
  Check into Hostel      
12:30-13:30 Lunch in Brno Old Town      
14:30-16:00 Mahenova činohra – a visit backstage at Brno's famous theater (National Theater) Martin Foretník Manager, Mahen Theatre  
  Free time/Photo Essays

dress up for evening performance

   
18:00 Dinner in town      
Evening Program
19:00 Theatre Jacques Prévert: Heavenly lovers (Milenci nebes) Mahen Theatre
READING Divadlo Husa na Provázku and the "Absence" of Czech Community By Dennis C. Beck
  Without Theatre, the Czechoslovak Revolution Could Not Have Been Won By Olga Chtiguel
  Overnight in Brno, CZ HOSTEL MITTE    
         
15-feb FRIDAY THEATRE (Brno)
8:00-8:30 Breakfast near the Hostel      
  Check out of Hostel      
9:30-12:30 Tour of Brno's cultural highlights Marek Sečkář Freelance author, editor (Host literary monthly)  
  Museum of Roma culture      
12:30-13:30 Lunch in Brno Old Town      
14:00-15:30 Return to Bratislava      
14:00 - 17:00 Free time/Photo Essays GROUP WORK    
Evening Program
19:00 Concert: Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Ravel Slovak Philharmonic
         
16-feb SATURDAY  
FREE DAY
         
17-feb SUNDAY ART in VIENNA
8:30-9:00 Breakfast      
9:00 Trip to Vienna https://www.wien.info/en/sightseeing/sights
9:00-10:30 Travel to Vienna by bus      
11:00 Talk on activist journalism in Central Europe      
12:00-13:00 Lunch in Vienna      
  Options: Albertina, Belvedere, Leopold Museum, Kunst Haus Wienn, Viennas Museum of Natural History      
  Kunsthistorische museum and MAK      
  Free time/Photo Essays      
18:30-19:30 Return to Bratislava      
READING The Heldenplatz as an Austrian Place of Memory Peter Stachel
  Museum in Contested Space Carl E. Schorske
         
18-feb MONDAY  
8:30-9:00 Breakfast at FOODOO      
10:00 - 13:00 Lecture: Journalism and politics in a post-truth Central Europe Dr. James Thomson Journalist/BISLA Faculty Freelance
13:00-14:00 Lunch near BISLA      
14:00-16:00        
16:00-18:00 Free time/Photo Essays GROUP WORK    
READING    
Evening Dinner in town      
19:00 FUNNYLICIOUS Improv Theatre at BISLA
         
19-feb TUESDAY      
8:30-9:00 Breakfast at FOODOO      
10:00-11:30 Film and media as tools of anthropology Dr. Soňa Gyárfášová   Spitzer
READING Mark Banks: Reading Pictures  
12:00-13:00 Lunch near BISLA      
13:00 - 16:00 Danubiana Modern Art Gallery      
16:00 - 19:00 Work on photo essays / Free time      
Evening Dinner in town      
19:00 Optional Program: Opera Don Giovani Slovak National Theatre    
         
20-feb WEDNESDAY
8:30-9:00 Breakfast at FOODOO      
09:00-12:00 Finalization of Photo Essays GROUP WORK    
12:00-13:00 Lunch near BISLA      
13:00-15:30 Photo Essay Presentations Prof. Peter Mantello Professor, RAPU Spitzer
15:30-16:00 Structured reflections and evaluation of the program Prof. Samuel Abrahám President, BISLA Spitzer
16:00-17:00 Closing Ceremony and Farewell Party at BISLA     Spitzer
17:00 The Maidan Five Years Afterwards: The Ukrainian Revolution and the Return of Metaphysics prof. Marci Shore Yale University Johnson Room