Austria, Vienna

Exile and Memory – Interdisciplinary Perspectives

when 24 September 2017 - 29 September 2017
language English
duration 1 week
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 140

In 2017 Marie Jahoda Summer School invites young scholars working on the issue of exile and memory. The aim of the summer school is to establish an environment for intellectually open and interdisciplinary exchange of research projects. Research may be related to historical experiences of exile or to forms and types of exile in current contexts of forced migration. We encourage in particular projects focusing on individual or collective forms and practices of doing memory and its social and institutional conditions. This includes scientific work on artistic forms of exile-related ‘memory work’, research on group-specific and private memory practices and questions of intergenerational transmission, projects on institutional-ised remembrance practices carried out in conflicting fields of tension with dominant forms of memory and discourse (associations, archives, museums), and research on marginalised, informal and invisible experiences of exile and memory which may provide access to counter memories.

The summer school offers seminars and lectures, field trips and workshops with researchers and practitioners. The faculty brings together an international and multi-disciplinary faculty of distinguished schol-ars: Prof. Marianne Hirsch (Columbia University, NYC), Prof. Smain Laacher (Université de Strasbourg), Dr. Breda Gray (University of Limerick), Dr. Marie Rodet (SOAS University of London), Prof. András Kovács (Central European University, Budapest).

Course leader

Christoph Reinprecht, Maria Pohn-Lauggas

Target group

The Marie Jahoda Summer School is open to 22 young scholars, advanced master students, PhD-candidates and early stage researchers from humanities and social sciences. The participating PhD stu-dents are required to present their research (PhD) projects and receive feedback from faculty members.

Course aim

The overall aim of the summer school is to facilitate an intensive, collaborative and intellectually open exchange across disciplines for PhD students and early stage researchers, in addressing individual or collective forms and practices of doing memory in the context of exile, and its social and institutional conditions.

Accordingly, a mix of internationally esteemed scholars, researchers and practitioners will be brought together to provide a diverse but thematically focused range of research perspectives across methodological and disciplinary boundaries. This approach will be set within an innovative learning environment for the participants who will benefit from a fine-tuned mix of foundational lectures and workshops.

Credits info

6 EC
Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Fee info

EUR 140: The fee payable to those attending will be 140 Euro, and it includes the Summer School Dinner. Travel and accommodation costs have to be covered by the applicants. If low budget accommodation is needed, please contact the organisers.