Sleepless Nights, Dreamy Nights

Working with Dreams and Other Nighttime Documents in Eastern Europe and Beyond

From October 19 to 21, the Institute for Ideas and Imagination will be hosting a workshop organized by Malgorzata Mazurek, Associate Professor of Polish Studies at Columbia University, in collaboration with the Harriman Institute, Columbia’s History Department, the Center for Urban History of Ukraine, and CERCEC – EHESS.

“Listening to sirens and phone alerts. Staying updated through the media to make informed choices about when and where to sleep. Constantly monitoring the time and adapting to curfew rules. Experiencing nights of restlessness as well as nights filled with vivid dreams. These are all part of the nightly realities faced by civilians enduring wartime conditions.”

Sleepless Nights, Dreamy Nights will center around the discussion and exploration of dreams related to war. In bringing together anthropologists, historians, literary scholars, and psychotherapists, the workshop aims to foster methodological reflections and share experiences and analytical frameworks. Click here to learn more about the program and workshop participants.

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