Netherlands, Groningen

Beyond Horizons - Transmitting and Writing New Identities of Minorities and Migrants in Europe

when 18 August 2019 - 23 August 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 450

This summer school will examine the function and meaning of cultural transfer of new narratives written by minorities and migrants. We will also study their works as important tools in building sustainable societies.

The concept of cultural transfer as well as the various definitions of ‘minorities’ and ‘migrants’ will be discussed and examined in their historical and political contexts.

Course leader

Dr. P. Broomans
Dr. J. den Toonder

Target group

This summer school is designed for (Research) Master and PhD students in Humanities/ Social Sciences/ Philosophy.
It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English.

Course aim

During the 5th edition of this successful summer school, we will focus specifically on minority culture worldwide: from the Sami to Italy (beyond borders), and from exile in the Hispanic world to Francophone female voices from Iranian decent.

Credits info

1 EC
The workload is estimated at 40 hours (five days from 9-5 with lectures, workshops, assignments and (paper) presentations).
Participants who attend all sessions and who present a research proposal or paper on Friday will receive a certificate of participation signed by the coordinators of the summer school. Upon request the certificate can mention the workload of 40 hours (28 hours corresponds to 1 ECTS). Students can apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities in their home institutions, therefore the final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of their home institutions. We will be happy to provide any necessary information that might be requested in addition to the certificate of attendance.

Fee info

EUR 450: The fee (€450) includes: housing (not for UoG students), participation in the programme, course materials, coffee/tea/lunches, two dinners and two excursions (city tour + welcoming drinks).
EUR 255: The fee includes: participation in the programme, coffee/tea/lunches, city tour and welcoming drinks