Summer School - Romani Identities: Performance, Antigypsyism and Representation, 3-14 July 2017, Hungary

Central European University (CEU)


Deadline:

February 14, 2017

Event Date:

July 03, 2017 - July 14, 2017


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About the summer school 

The aim of this CEU Summer School is to link participating students and scholars with a transnational network of scholars, performers, community activists, and artists in order to investigate the usage and potential of critical performance as a socially engaged practice within and between Romani communities. The questions this summer school aims to address are: What is the relationship between Romani performance, Romani iterations of performativity and hegemonic knowledge production? What are the slippages amongst these practices? What is the potential in these slippages and iterations for different forms of agency, especially in light of the current violence confronting Romani subjects across Europe? The summer school will serve as a platform from which we can develop communities of scholarship and practice that feature Roma at their center, as well as a mentoring network, scholarly outputs and practical engagement with Romani communities through performance, artistic and scholarly practice.

Key topics will include Romani identity, Policy making towards Roma, Critical social sciences, The state of Romani studies, Romani women and feminist perspectives, Antigypsyism, Mobility and nomadism, Performativity and Romani identity.

HOW TO APPLY

Please read the following directions carefully.

Below is the list of the documents you need to prepare or arrange for submission:

  1. Completed online SUN Application Form
  2. Full curriculum vitae or resume, including list of publications, if any
  3. Letter of Recommendation
  4. Statement of Purpose
  5. Short research paper (max. 1000 words)

Optional attachments:

  • Copy of an article in English published recently (if available)
  • A copy of an English language proficiency certificate (if available) for non-native speakers of English
  • Some images or video clips related to your artistic practice
  1. Online Application Form 

SUN's Online Application Form, delivered by Embark, enables the online submission of the application form itself as well as all other relevant documentation, including CV's and resumes, letter of recommendation, statements of purpose and application essays (such as research proposal, case study, paper proposal, writing samples, academic records, etc.), eliminating all paper mailing to the SUN Office.

In addition, applicants will be able to use this system to track their progress and learn the outcome of their admissions evaluation online. Admissions decisions will be available to applicants as soon as they are entered into the system.

Please note that you can only apply to one course.

The application form is password-protected. 

  1. a) In case you have started an application for our program in previous years, you can use your old login and password and can log in as a "Returning Embark User" (right-hand side of the page). In case you cannot remember your old password, click on the "Forget your password?" link.
  2. b) In case you have not started an application before, please register first in the "New User?" section (left-hand side of the page). For registration please click on "Create an Account" and provide the requested information. Embark will send you your password by email and then you can log in and start your application, this time already as a returning user.

Further user's instructions for the online application are included in the form itself.

  1. Full curriculum vitae or resume, including list of publications, if any

Please upload your Curriculum Vitae or resume, including a list of publications, if any. Please mention in your CV if you have Romani background.

  1. Letter of Recommendation

Applicants must have one letter of recommendation submitted. Please arrange for such a letter to be written by a recommender (faculty member, thesis or job supervisor etc. ) who can attest to your abilities, qualifications and academic/professional performance. Please advise the referee about the title and content of the course you are applying to. The letter must reflect participation in this specific course, be written in English and be submitted by the referee online via the online application facility.

  1. Statement of Purpose

In the Statement of Purpose please describe how the course is relevant to your teaching, research or professional work, and in what way you expect to benefit from it. Please list relevant courses in the field you have taken previously during your studies. You are advised to consult the detailed course description on the course web page so that the statement of purpose is in accordance with the main objectives of the course.

  1. Short research paper (max 1000 words)

Please submit a short research paper (max 1000 words) related to both the course agenda and your scholarly or practical work.

Optional attachments:

  • Copy of an article in English published recently (if available)

If you have an article published in English, please upload it in the online system.

  • A copy of an English language proficiency certificate (if available) for non-native speakers of English

As proof of your English language proficiency, if you have passed a language exam, please upload a scanned copy of your English language exam result in the online application system.

  • Some images or video clips related to your artistic practice

Please upload a list of URLs of video clips or images of yours (if any), related to your artistic practice.

All application materials must be submitted electronically with the online application form. CEU does not accept application documents by e-mail or fax. Candidates who may experience difficulties with the online submission of their documents should contact the SUN Office.

CEU does not return application documents, or copies thereof under any circumstances. Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Inquiries

If you need help or more information during the application process, please feel free to contact the SUN staff:

E-mail for inquiry and correspondence: summeru@ceu.edu
Tel: (36-1) 327-3811
Fax: (36-1) 327-3124

Notification

The SUN Office will notify applicants about the selection results around the end of April. Please check the 'Important course dates' section on the relevant course web sites for earlier or later planned notification deadlines. The final decision is not open to appeal.

Financial Information

Program Costs

  • Tuition Fee: 550 EUR (Early Bird fee: 500 EUR)
  • Accommodation in CEU Residence Center:
    • In single room: 28 EUR/ night / person - including breakfast
    • In shared double room: 17 EUR/ night / person - including breakfast
  • Estimated living costs: 210 - 250 EUR

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the following categories:

  • tuition waiver
  • accommodation grant
  • travel grant (full or partial)
  • stipend 
  • Participants from Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union and Mongolia, as well as those coming from emerging countries worldwide can apply for financial aid in all categories listed above.
  • Participants from developed countries are expected to pay tuition fee. However, there are a limited number of tuition waivers available on a competitive basis. Those who wish to apply for a tuition waiver should send a separate cover letter specifying their reasons.
  • Participants are NOT eligible to receive financial aid if they attended two CEU funded Summer University courses within a four-year period.
  • In case an applicant is accepted to two courses, which is only possible if the two courses are run consecutively, financial aid is only available for attending one course.

SUN Packages

All packages will include the following:

  • a minimum of 24 tuition hours per week
  • a certificate of attendance
  • access to course E-learning page (with readings, assignments, etc.)
  • access to CEU facilities (Library, IT services, sports centre including the use of the indoor swimming pool, tennis courts)
  • some social and cultural events depending on the course schedules (e.g. welcome and farewell reception / outings /fieldtrips / film screenings, etc.)
  1. Fee-Paying Package

Financial aid: N/A
Participant's own contribution: tuition, travel, accommodation, health insurance and living expenses

Payment deadlines

  • April 30 (Early Bird fee)
  • May 28 (Full tuition fee)

Cancellation Policy

In the event of cancellation, CEU will refund the tuition fee as follows:

  • Before May 28 - CEU will fully refund the tuition fee.
  • Between May 28th and 14 days prior to the course starting - 80% of the tuition fee will be refunded. 
  • Within 14 days of the course starting - no refund for tuition fees will be given. 
  1. Financial Aid packages
  • Tuition Waiver
    Financial aid: tuition fee waived
    Participant's own contribution: health insurance, travel, accommodation and living expense.
  • Partial SUN Scholarship
    Financial aid: tuition fee waived and free accommodation in a double room
    Participant's own contribution:health insurance, travel and living expenses
  • Full SUN Scholarship
    Financial aid: tuition fee waived; free accommodation in a double room and a full or partial travel grant, stipend
    Participant’s own contribution: health insurance and living expenses.

Eligibility

Target group

We are especially interested in recruiting scholars at an early stage in their career of Romani background, but do welcome applications by non Roma (Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty) with a proven relevant research and teaching record, in the field of performance studies, history, sociology, political science or related humanities and social science disciplines.

While the course is primarily aimed at encouraging those academics at an early stage in their career and those who are thinking of taking up an academic career to integrate Romani Studies and socio-cultural dimensions of performance practice and policy issues in their future research and teaching, it will also be of help to performance and other arts practitioners, policymakers and public servants, and others who deal with Romani communities in policy-making institutions. The interdisciplinary nature of the proposed course will most likely result in a diverse group of participants from a cross-section of disciplines and countries.

Pre-requisites

The course is primarily aimed at graduate students having some familiarity with Gender Studies, Performance Studies, Visual Arts or Romani Studies. Students will be invited to prepare a paper (c.a. 1000 words) or a performance piece to submit upon admission, which will be circulated in advance to be presented and discussed in groups with other students and faculty.

Language requirement

The language of instruction is English, thus all applicants have to demonstrate a strong command of spoken and written English to be able to participate actively in discussions at seminars and workshops. Some of the shortlisted applicants may be contacted for a telephone interview.

Important dates and deadlines

General application deadline for most courses: February 14, 2017  

In exceptional cases the application deadline is different from the above. See the list of these courses below:

  • Media Capture: The Relationship Between Power, Media Freedom and AdvocacyMarch 31, 2017

Important program dates (for all courses):

  • Email notification about the decision: mid-April - mid-May
  • Participants confirm acceptance and housing needs: in two weeks after receipt of the acceptance notification
  • Activation of the course-specific e-learning sites with readings and course outlines: end of April - end of May
  • Early-bird deadline of tuition payment for fee-paying participants: March - April, for course specifique early bird deadline see the course website
  • Tuition payment deadline for fee-paying participants: April - May, for course specifique fee payment deadline see the course website
  • Participants needing a visa reserve tickets, confirm exact travel dates to SUN; SUN Office sends out original invitation letter and room reservation for visa application: 6 weeks prior to arrival
  • Participants submit visa applications: 30 days prior to arrival
  • Participant arrivals, hotel check-in, and registration: one day before the course starts
  • Orientation session at CEU: on the first day of the course

For more information click "Further official information" below.


This opportunity has expired. It was originally published here:

https://summeruniversity.ceu.edu/romani-2017



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