Bochum, Germany

Social Protest and Social Movements in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

when 19 September 2016 - 23 September 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 5 EC

Where do social movements come from? Who takes part in them? What are their aims? And what methods do historians and social scientist use for their scientific research? Under the supervision of Prof. Stefan Berger, Prof. Sabrina Zajak and Prof. Eva Gerharz, the Institute for Social Movements will conduct an interdisciplinary summer school throughout the summer semester 2016 to find answers to these questions. The Institute for Social Movements is a central research unit of the Ruhr-University Bochum, specialized and prominent in research and teaching on past and present social movements.
During the Summer School students from different disciplines will engage with social movements in international, transnational, comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives. In particular they will focus on a wide variety of social movements from Europe and the global South.

Course leader

Prof. Stefan Berger, Prof. Sabrina Zajak and Prof. Eva Gerharz

Target group

Bachelor, Master and PhD Student interested in the subject.

Course aim

In close cooperation with leading national and international scholars as well as activists, the Summer School will enable participating students to become familiar with the basic concepts and the history of social movements as well as contemporary challenges.

Fee info

EUR 0: There are no fees