Spain, Valencia

Imagining Southern Europe: Culture and Populism

when 19 February 2018 - 23 February 2018
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 100

Southern European countries such as Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece face common social, cultural and economic challenges. These challenges require profound analysis and evaluation. The central questions on which this Winter School will focus depart from the hypothesis that the 2008 financial crisis and its particular manifestation in Southern European countries has revealed historical processes of interrelation and interdependence in the region that have developed since Early Modernity.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Pablo Valdivia, Chair of European Culture and Literature, Faculty of Arts of the University Groningen, Dr. Manuel de la Fuente, University of Valencia and Anna Knigge, University of Groningen

Target group

This winter school is intended for BA/MA/PhD/Postdocs in the fields of European Studies, Literary Studies, Linguistic Studies and Political Studies/with a background in Social Sciences.

Course aim

The aim of the Winter School is to analyse these processes based on cultural representations (through individual and collective imaginaries) of symbolic capital exchanges and power relationships. This edition central theme is culture and populism in Southern Europe.

Fee info

EUR 100: includes participation, 5 lunches, Winter School dinner and an excursion
EUR 0: Students from strategic partner universities (UNAM, UFRO, UdeA and Osaka University) benefit from a fee waiver. Students from any of the previously mentioned universities will not have to pay registration fees.

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