Olomouc, Czech Republic

Bordering and Othering: How Inner Asian Identities Have Been Shaped

when 29 May 2017 - 2 June 2017
language English
duration 1 week
credits 4 EC

The main aim of this Summer School is to delve into the ways that identities in China and Inner Asia have been changing, shaped and re-shaped depending on political, economic, and social changes that have taken place in each of the cases that will be analysed during the week that the Summer School will be taught. The approaches from which the lecturers depart are multiple: historical anthropology, arts, material culture, political science and literature.

Besides the lectures, this Summer School aims, in the long term, to become a research seminar, reason why it will be expected from the students to make a presentation of their own research projects or, at least, to be part of the discussions during which their colleagues will present. Due to organisational matters, we ask the students to submit an abstract of their own research project (it can be BA, MA or PhD thesis, or an article you are working on) and, two weeks before the Summer School starts, to send a paper that will be discussed the day of the seminar.

Course leader

Ildiko Beller-Hann (University of Copenhagen)
Sayana Namsaraeva (University of Cambridge)
Soledad Jiménez-Tovar (Palacký University Olomouc)
Kamila Hladíková (Palacký University Olomouc)
Olaf Günther (Palacký University Olomouc)
Martin Lavička (Pala

Target group

BA, MA and PhDs with relevant interests

Fee info

EUR 0: Tuition for the whole week is free of charge. Participants will however need to cover all their personal costs, including transportation, accommodation, visa, trips etc.