Mytilene, Greece

Cultures, Migrations, Borders

when 2 July 2019 - 11 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 500

The program of the course is structured around five thematic axes:
a. Theoretical and methodological issues in the study of migration and borders.
b. Institutional and political aspects of the migratory condition.
c. People on the move: immigrant groups, refugees and host communities.
d. Cross-cultural encounters across borders and interactions of host/immigrant on the border.
e. The politics of humanitarian aid and the 'refugee crisis'.

Along with the seminars, the program includes some further activities. The participants will be given the opportunity to interact with citizens on the island assisting refugees and meet asylum seekers. A fieldtrip to Mytilene is organized for this purpose as well as some activities in Plomari. While acquainting themselves with the reality of migration on an Aegean island, participants will develop research skills and learn how to place their findings within wider local and global processes. Doctoral students and researchers will also have the opportunity to present their work at the PhD/Reseach Seminars. The Summer School includes the public screening of films on migration and border-crossing as well as it offers a variety of social and leisure activities.

Course leader

Evthymios Papataxiarchis, Professor, Department of Social Anthropology and History, University of the Aegean

Target group

Undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students, researchers and professionals in the social sciences

Course aim

The Summer School aims at bringing together students and researchers in humanities and social sciences with an interest in border and migration. The program is designed to combine theoretical instruction by renowned instructors from eight universities with various on-site activities.

Fee info

EUR 500: Full fees. Accommodation, transportation and food are not included in the fees (with the exception of everyday coffee-breaks and a welcome reception dinner) but can be obtained at relatively low prices. The travel cost for the fieldtrip to Mytilene is included in the fees.
EUR 200: Reduced fee. The deadline to apply for the reduced fee was 15 April 2019.