Autumn School - Student Protest(s) in the Global South, 9-14 October 2017, Germnay

Publish Date: Jul 26, 2017

Deadline: Jul 31, 2017

Event Dates: from Oct 09, 2017 04:09 to Oct 14, 2017 04:09

International Autumn School dealing with “Student Protest(s) in the Global South”

From October 9th to October 14th 2017 an international Autumn School dealing with “Student Protest(s) in the Global South” will take place at the Department of Iberian and Latin American History at the University of Cologne. The Autumn School is a one-week academic programme funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and organized by the thematic Network “Remapping the Global South” at the Global South Studies Center (GSSC) at the University of Cologne in cooperation with its partners Universidad Nacional de San Martín (Argentina) and the University of the Western Cape (South Africa). The language of communication will be English.


The Autumn School will be a great opportunity to expand knowledge on the socioeconomic, political, and cultural dimensions of student protests both from a contemporary and a historical perspective. Presentations by international researchers from the participating universities as well as the student workshops will focus on four distinct but interrelated topics:

a) university reforms and the shaping of national student cultures

b) student movements and democratization processes 

c) the role of students in anticolonial struggles

d) student mobilization against neoliberalism. Visits to museums and memorial sites based both in Cologne and in the Federal City of Bonn, the former seat of the German government, will top off a diverse and stimulating program.

Selected participants from the UNSAM and the UWC will receive a flat-rate travel and daily allowance according to the DAAD guidelines. Furthermore, we are seeking highly motivated local students (Advanced Bachelor, Master, Ph.D.) in the fields of History and Latin American Studies with interest in subjects related to social movements in the Global South to participate in the Autumn Schoo

Students at the University of Cologne can attend the Autum School as a Masterseminar via KLIPS 2.0. If you are interested in doing so please contact Dr. Sáez-Arance ( or Dr. Onken ( at the Department of Iberian and Latin American History by July 31st.

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