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Participation in Summer School ISSinVIS 2023

Summer School Report

The International Spring School on Visualization was organized by the Department of Geoinformatics, Palacký University and took place from May 3nd 2023 to May 5th 2023, on an online-synchronous modality. The topic of this year’s edition was “Maps & Warfare & News coverage”, mainly motivated by the current war situation between Russia and Ukrainian. In this sense, the series of conferences and activities proposed were intended to explain different cultural, economic, geographic, and even tactical aspects of the ongoing conflict, and the relation that these can have with mapping geovisualization.

The three days of the spring school covered different topics, with well-known professors and a multidisciplinary approach, which are detailed above:

Day 1 – May 3rd 2023
GEOPOLITICS AND BIG TECH – LEGITIMIZING COLLABORATIONS
by Alexandra Iburg & Bouke van Gorp
AMERICAN CZECHS IN WORLD WAR II: THE BENEFITS AND LIMITS OF USER PARTICIPATION AND GIS
by Vladimír Polách
THE WARS, MAPS AND MEDIA COVERAGE FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
by Svitlana Khylyuk

Day 2 – May 4th 2023
THE WAR IN UKRAINE IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE, INVASIONS, MEDIA COVERAGE AND EUROPEAN SECURITY IN THE WAR AFTERMATH
by Jurij Pidlisnyj
ENERGY SECURITY AND GEOPOLITICS IN CONTEMPORARY EUROPE
by Martin Jirušek

Day 3 – May 5th 2023
“Pub Quiz”
by Vít Pászto
MAPS OF LANGUAGES AND THEIR DIALECTS IN CURRENT GEOPOLITICS
by Vít Voženílek

Overall, the Spring School provided an interesting overview of a highly topical issue, allowing to understand better the historical background and interests in the conflict as well as its impacts. Moreover, the relationship between the war, geopolitics, energy, technology companies and mapping was developed, giving really meaningful insights and promoting the interaction between professors and students through different activities such as quizzes and Q&A sessions.

Summer School Certificate

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