Call for application: Summer School "Dissonant Narratives: Dealing with European Universities' Difficult Heritage"

The University of Padova is organizing the International Summer School "Dissonant Narratives: Dealing with European Universities’ Difficult Heritage", an intensive week of training, discussion, guided tours and practical activities aimed to explore different case studies and critical perspectives European universities deal with the material and immaterial legacy of an uncomfortable past.

In the context of an international and multidisciplinary dialogue, established between European universities and interested institutions, the Summer School aims to stimulate reflection and critical evaluation on universities' dissonant heritage, and on the problems related to its narration and understanding.

The International Summer School aims to equip participants with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills through the involvement of professionals and academics. This initiative seeks to enhance critical understanding and public engagement on these topics, fostering collaboration among museum professionals, academics, and students.


The Summer School is part of the project 'Shaping a World-class University 2023/2024.

The Summer School is aimed at cultural heritage professionals and students enrolled in: 


  • MA in Art History, History or Cultural Anthropology
  • Specialization School in Cultural Heritage
  • Ph.D. in History, Criticism and Conservation of Cultural Heritage
  • Related academic programs


The selection of participants will be based on comparing CVs/résumés and motivational letters (max. 600 words in English).

Based on the evaluation of the CVs and motivation letters, the committee will cover the registration fee and provide accommodation for 5 participants.

Registration deadline extended to 20 July 2024

 Applications can be submitted at: