Undergraduate Summer School: Your Invitation

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July 04th - July 08th


Gubbo, Umbria, Italy

Are you studying at Maynooth, going into your second or third year of a bachelor's degree?

You have a special interest in European themes and would like to know more about the ideas that led to the expansion of Europe?

In collaboration with several professors from different European universities, the Pontifical University was invited by the European Federation of Catholic Universities (www.fuce.eu) to develop a program for a summer school. This summer school for bachelor students will take place from 4 to 8 July 2020 (with arrival on Sunday 3rd and departure on Saturday 9th) in Gubbio (near Perugia and Assisi) in Italy.

To learn more from the students and lecturers, click here.

Under the title "European Humanism in the Making", we reflect together with students from other European universities on the European project in its various dimensions: historical, cultural-literary, religious, scientific-philosophical. The theme of social institutions and citizenship is also discussed. The course participants thus gain a better understanding of what Europe can mean for us and for the future. This is done on the basis of changing formats and interactive sessions in a beautiful historical environment.

European Humanism in the Making
4-8 July 2022
Gubbio, Italy

it will be hosted by LUMSA University, Rome on their campus in Gubbio, near Perugia in Italy. Students come from across subjects including law and psychology, theology and philosophy, political and economic sciences, social and cultural sciences, geography and education. They come from as far afield as Georgia, Ukraine, Slovakia, Poland and Lebanon.

The school is made up of classes in the morning, workshops in the afternoon and public lectures in the evening. The students value the summer school as an enriching experience, and appreciate the multicultural exchange with open-minded persons from various religious, cultural and national traditions and the personal interaction with the teachers.

The programme consists of following five modules, structured in two parts:

PART I – Historical and Cultural Roots: Implications for Europe Today

  1. Contribution of History to European Consciousness
  2. Literature, the Arts, Translation and European Identity
  3. Religion and Science and the Challenges of Humanism in Europe

PART II – Social and Political Construction: Implications for the Future of Europe

  1. European Social Humanism
  2. Governance, Democracy and Civic Engagement: Beyond Differences

Students of St Patrick’s College can undertake the course for credit as part of the suite of electives.

If you are interested in attending, please email Michael.shortall@spcm.ie