5th UNESCO MOST Winter School: 20th – 24th February 2023, Veszprém, Hungary

The 5th UNESCO MOST Winter School offers insight into the transformations of the complex, diverse, contested and changing notions of culture. Panels focus on deconstructing and reimagining the future while offering artistic visualisations of possible scenarios and analysis related to war, environmental crisis, migrations, and the rapid development of digital technologies. The main questions revolve around the anticipated consequences of the armed conflict in Ukraine, new definitions of soft power and cultural diplomacy, transculturalism and the fluidity of borders, stakeholder responsibilities in global crises, and the shift towards posthumanism exacerbated by the expansion of algorithmic systems.

The Winter School, organised by iASK, ISES and University of Pannonia, will take place from the 20th to 24th of February 2023 in Veszprém (Hungary) the next European Capital of Culture with a week of cultural events and roundtable discussions. Master and doctoral students, junior and senior scholars, as well as professionals and activists from governmental and nongovernmental organisations can apply.

Each year, the UNESCO MOST Winter School attracts top scholars from across Europe and the world because it fosters education for the future, unorthodox thinking, and the dynamic exchange of ideas through transdisciplinary and transcultural dialogue.

The discussions at the 5th UNESCO MOST Winter School will revolve around the following

Imagining PostWar Futures: Dimensions of Security and the Culture of Peace
Transnationalism, Cultural Heritage and Soft Power: Cultural Diplomacy in Times of War and Climate Emergency
Social Media and Algorithmic World Order: Living in the Age of Digital Production, Simulation and Cyber Wars
PostWar Memories: Central European Transcultural Perspectives
Ecology and Ecologies: Glocal Communities and Responsibilities
At the Digital Frontlines: Artificial and/or Augmented Intelligence and the Future of the Cyber Ecosystem

Application deadline:
February 8, 2023

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