ÉCOLE D’ÉTÉ : “Concurrences and Connections: From Colonial Mobilities to Postcolonial Borders”, 26-29 août 2019, Linnaeus University, Suède — LIMITE : 01/04/2019

Infos pratiques

  • 26-29 août 2019
  • Linnaeus University Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studie, Suède
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Présentation

This one-week summer school for PhD students will explore key themes and issues within the broad field of Migration Studies from the perspectives of postcolonial and decolonial thought. The summer school is hosted by the cutting-edge research center Linnaeus University Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies and is directed by Gurminder K Bhambra and Johan Höglund. It will take place August 26–29, 2019.

About the summer school

The past and the present are full of concurrences. Events happen simultaneously in the same place as well as in different places, and are interpreted differently by those who experience them. But what does this mean to researchers of the humanities and the social sciences? How do we bring broader contexts and connections, which may not have been initially visible, into our re-understandings of these same events? What difference do different interpretations make to what we had initially known and how might we know differently in light of those different interpretations?

This one-week summer school for PhD students will explore key themes and issues within the broad field of Migration Studies from the perspectives of postcolonial and decolonial thought. It will address the phenomenon of European movement in the nineteenth century to what comes to be called the

New World and examines the colonial context for the very possibility of such movement. It also draws a line – historical and imagined – to the subsequent establishment of ‘postcolonial borders’. This includes both the borders established in Europe and the West to keep formerly colonial populations out as well as the negotiations around how borders could be redrawn in decolonial contexts with different imaginings.

The summer school would be of interest to PhD students keen to explore the broader restructuring of social scientific understandings of states and movements of populations by locating their roots in historical processes of colonization and decolonization.

The broad themes to be covered in the summer school include:

  • Decolonising Migration Studies (Lucy Mayblin)
  • Racial Borders (E. Tendayi Achiume)
  • Borderlands of Swedish-Indigenous Encounters (Gunlög Fur)
  • Colonial Intimacies: Borders, Race and Family in the Making of Empire (Joe Turner)
  • Refugee Reception or Welfare State Sustainability, or Both? (Peo Hansen)
  • Reimagining Borders and Belonging (Aurora Vergara-Figueroa)

The summer school will begin with a one day workshop where the invited

faculty facilitators will present their current research. It will be followed by three days of focused workshops led by faculty and sessions organised around the discussion of draft chapters/articles submitted by graduate students.

Fee

There is no fee for attending the summer school although students will be required to cover the cost of their own travel and accommodation. If you are unable to access local funds to cover the cost of your travel and accommodation, you can apply for a bursary to Concurrences to facilitate your attendance.

Application

To apply please send the following by 5 pm on 1st April 2019:

  1. A letter of application of no more than 1 page explaining why you wish to attend the summer school including how you think it may help you with your current research
  2. A 1-page CV
  3. A short abstract, no more than one page, of a piece of current research

Bursaries: If you are not able to access local funds to attend, please explain why and detail the amount you would need to able to attend the summer school. Please note that funds are extremely limited and we would expect you to fund attendance through your own university budgets. We will make decisions on bursaries based on financial need and merit of the application.

Students taking this course are welcome to apply for credits through their home institution.

You will be required to submit a 5000 word draft chapter/article prior to your attendance at the summer school should you be selected. This would be due in late July 2019.

Call for applications

The deadline for applications is 1st April 2019.