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  • Budapest

    Summer School - Europe

    Confronting the Crisis of Expertise: Historical Roots and Current Challenges

    In the post-Covid-19 world, the problems already experienced by democracies with regards to social divisions and diminishing trust in public institutions are exacerbated by a growing epistemic crisis concerning the simultaneous need and contestation of expertise for public policy purposes. The existence of uncertain statistical data, the search for past models in dealing with hidden enemies, the public attempts to translate scientific knowledge and to make sense of decision-making processes, all point to a persistent need for advanced skills for working with governance data and discourses.       Our course enhances participants’ skills in analyzing the incorporation of techno and scientific knowledge into public governance and discourses. The summer school seeks to provide the tools and categories to critically assess systemic responses in times of both contested expertise and scientificization of politics.  

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  • Florence

    Summer School - History

    What is European History in the 21st Century?

    Summer School in Global and Transnational History

    The Department of History and Civilization at the European University Institute (EUI) is happy to announce its seventeenth Summer School in Global and Transnational History, which will take place online on 14-16 September 2021. This year, the Summer School would like to invite contributions on the specific theme of What is European History in the 21st Century?

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  • Luxembourg City

    Summer School - History

    Oral History Meets European Integration Studies

    Testing new tools and methods in digital history

    The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) announces a Summer School co-organised with the European University Institute (Florence) and the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History (Frankfurt), to be held at the Maison Robert Schuman in Luxembourg City from 22nd to 26th June 2020. This Summer School invites to test digital tools and methods for oral history and stresses how digital oral sources contribute to narratives in European Integration History.

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  • Monopoli

    Summer School - Language

    Pathos. Forms and fortunes of literary emotions

    The goal of this summer school is to explore the role of emotions in literature, namely with respect to the excess of pathos in different forms and times. Pathos has been a fundamental aspect of literature in every epoch. Great poetry has always foregrounded its ability to represent feelings, evoke intense and vivid moods, and elicit readers’ emotions and empathy. On the other hand, the novel – the genre dominating literary modernity – has been o!en accused of indulging in sentimental excess, giving too much space to melodramatic expression. Indeed, in Western cultures, there is a widespread suspicion towards pathos, which has o!en been identified as a shortcoming of literature. Great books – according to a common implicit assumption – can prompt reflection and laughter, but not tears: pathos only concerns lowbrow production. The summer school is an opportunity to engage in a reflection on issues related to pathos in literature in the last few centuries. Different perspectives will be taken into account: specific literary works, reader response theory, cognitive narratology, transmedia adaptation, and publishing history.

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  • Florence

    Summer School - History

    Theories, methodology and case studies

    Summer school in global and transnational History

    The Department of History and Civilization at the European University Institute (EUI) is happy to announce its fifteenth Summer School in Global and Transnational History, which will take place in September 2019 in the historic Villa Salviati, looking out over the hills of Florence. The Summer School will combine discussion of methodological issues in global, transnational and comparative history with case studies by leading specialists from the European University Institute and other major universities. The structure will consist on general introductions and discussions about the new emerging fields of environmental history, guest lectures and reading groups. Contributions on the specific theme of 'Reconceptualizing the past in the age of climate change (1500 to present)’ are now welcome.

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  • Konstanz

    Summer School - Modern

    Urban change and memory: New perspectives on Europe and beyond

    Cities are crucial spaces for the negotiation of a contested past. This summer seminar explores the making of memory in European cities. It aims to: discuss perspectives and methods of memory studies and urban studies; examine some of the main threads of urban change in Europe and beyond, delve into the heart of memorial controversies by focusing on dynamics in specific urban situations; highlight practices of invited curators, artists, and other professionals. Lectures and discussions will be conducted in English.

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  • Summer School - History

    Audiovisuals and internet archives: Histories of healthy bodies in the 21st century

    The Audiovisuals and internet archives: Histories of healthy bodies in the 21st century spring school invites young researchers to engage in four days of intensive discussion and hands-on activities on the relation between the history of the healthy body, body politics, and the Internet at the turn of the twenty-first century (roughly 1990s-2010). The spring school will take a transnational perspective and focus on developments in Germany, France and Great Britain. In building the historical foundation of the Internet era in the BodyCapital perspective, we will encounter new modes of representations and practices of the body that the Internet favored: webcam uses, first artist creations, reuse of traditional contents (photographs and films), amongst others.

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  • Florence

    Summer School - History

    Summer School in Comparative and Transnational History: Theories, Methodology and Case Studies

    The Department of History and Civilization at the European University Institute is happy to announce its fourteenth Summer School in Transnational and Comparative History in the historic Villa Salviati, looking out over the hills of Florence, Italy. This annual Summer School has established itself as an exciting and stimulating experience for postgraduate students. Whether you are interested in political, social, cultural, intellectual or economic history, it will give you a unique opportunity to broaden your research interests and methodological reflection.

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  • Berlin

    Summer School - History

    Visual History in the Twentieth Century: Bodies, Practices and Emotions

    The spring school Visual History in the Twentieth Century: Bodies, Practices, and Emotions invites participants to engage in five days of intensive discussion on the relation between the history of the body, body politics, and film and television in the twentieth century. The spring school will take a transnational perspective and focus particular on developments in Germany, France and Great Britain.

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  • Porto

    Summer School - Modern

    What difference do DIY cultures make?

    KISMIF Conference 2018 will be preceded by a Summer School entitled ‘What difference do DIY cultures make?’ (KISMIF Summer School 2018) on 3 July 2018 in Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto. The summer school will offer an opportunity for all interested persons, including those participating in the conference, to attend workshops led by specialists in these fields. Specifically, the Summer School offers thematic workshops expressly focused on the hands-on, music making, and place making of contemporary DIY cultures. Its approach will be methodological and focused on research for action.

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  • Beirut

    Summer School - History

    Reading and analysing Ottoman manuscript sources

    During the four-day programme we will introduce young researchers (mostly MA and PhD candidates, but postdocs may also apply) to reading, combining and analysing manuscript sources from various archives of the Ottoman era, produced at local, provincial and imperial levels. We concentrate mainly on materials from the 16th and 20th centuries, but welcome also explorations into earlier archives.

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  • Monopoli

    Summer School - Language

    Family morphologies: Leone and Natalia Ginzburg in Italian and European literature and culture

    Focusing on the works by Leone (1909-1944) and Natalia Ginzburg (1916-1991) the Summer School is dedicated to a reflection on the authors’ contribution to the 20th century Italian and European history. Besides a critical analysis of their creative and intellectual activity and their civic engagement, the participants will have the opportunity to debate the role both Leone and Natalia had in the publishing house Einaudi, and to experiment new methods of teaching literature. The program includes 3 plenary lessons and 5 seminars. Special guest: Carlo Ginzburg.Language of the activities: Italian.

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  • Summer School - History

    Digital History Summer School

    Today, historians are increasingly confronted with questions about the use of primary sources. How does one deal with historical primary sources in the Digital Age? What peculiarities present sources, which have been digitized, or which originated in digital form–so-called “born-digital” sources? How do we read them? How do we interpret them? How can they be used in order to construct a historical narrative? 

    This four-day Summer School offers historians (PhD-candidates, graduates students, established historians) the opportunity to acquire the basic principles of data usage in the historical sciences, and benefit from insights gained in other humanities and social sciences disciplines.

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  • Lisbon

    Summer School - History

    1956: Empires under tension

    XXIV Instituto de História Contemporânea's summer course

    Keeping up with tradition, on September the Instituto de História Contemporânea (IHC) starts the school year by organising a summer course open to all the community. This year, the subject will be “1956: Empires under Tension”, in a course coordinated by Fernando Rosas, Pedro Aires Oliveira, and Rui Aballe Vieira.

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  • Porto

    Summer School - Sociology

    Gettin’ Underground Together!

    "Keep it simple, make it fast" Summer School

    The Summer School Gettin’ Underground Together! will offer an opportunity for all students (bachelor, master, doctorate, postdoctoral students), including those staying on for the conference, to attend specialist master classes and discuss their research work in seminars led by top academics in the field. It is also the possibility of deepening both theoretical and methodological questions in both proximity and dialogue with some of the main world references of the urban musical scenes.

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  • Lisbon

    Summer School - Modern

    Lisbon Summer School in Science, Society and Culture

    LxS - Lisbon Summer School in Science, Society and Culture, to be held in Lisbon on September 9-20, 2013, is the summer event of the Pedro Hispano Doctoral Studies Programme, composed of 5 courses, workshops, and a graduate conference. The courses of the 2013 edition of the summer school focus on five research puzzles raised by current societal challenges: language hegemony and migrations, culture and heritage, social inequality, urban dynamics, and climate change.

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