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Summer School - Beyond Horizons: Transmitting and Writing New Identities of Minorities and Migrants in and beyond Europe, 18-23 August 2019, Netherlands

Publish Date: Jan 25, 2019

Deadline: Jun 01, 2019

Event Dates: from Aug 18, 2019 12:00 to Aug 23, 2019 12:00

Beyond Horizons

Transmitting and Writing New Identities of Minorities and Migrants in and beyond Europe

This summer school will examine the function and meaning of cultural transfer of new narratives written by minorities and migrants. We will also study their works as important tools in building sustainable societies.

The concept of cultural transfer as well as the various definitions of ‘minorities’ and ‘migrants’ will be discussed and examined in their historical and political contexts.
Topics we will discuss include:

  • Literary representations of language loss and revitalisation by minority and indigenous writers;
  • The reaction of minority writers from a variety of regions and languages to societal, political and cultural processes;
  • Migration as a matter of literary form, and literature itself as a migrating and transformative concept ;
  • Notions of diaspora in relation to their applicability for transnational literary and cultural studies;
  • A focus on different aspects of transcultural messages;
  • Transnational approaches to cultural narratives of exile.

During the 5th edition of this successful summer school, we will focus specifically on minority culture worldwide: from the Sami to Italy (beyond borders), and from exile in the Hispanic world to Francophone female voices from Iranian decent.
We will explore how minority writers react to the societal, political and cultural processes that define our current moment, and look at the methodological implications of entangled histories. On the final day of the summer school participants will give a presentation.

Target audience

This summer school is designed for (Research) Master and PhD students in Humanities/ Social Sciences/ Philosophy.
It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English.


The summer school will start on Sunday 17 August 3PM with a city tour and welcoming drinks. The educational programme will start Monday 18 August 9AM and will end on Friday 23 August 5PM.

A detailed schedule will follow soon.


The workload is estimated at 40 hours (five days from 9-5 with lectures, workshops, assignments and (paper) presentations).
Participants who attend all sessions and who present a research proposal or paper on Friday will receive a certificate of participation signed by the coordinators of the summer school. Upon request the certificate can mention the workload of 40 hours (28 hours corresponds to 1 ECTS). Students can apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities in their home institutions, therefore the final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of their home institutions. We will be happy to provide any necessary information that might be requested in addition to the certificate of attendance.


The fee (255) includes:

  • participation in the programme
  • lunches
  • coffee/tea
  • city tour + welcoming drinks


Housing (7 nights, from Saturday 16 August to Saturday 24 August) is available upon request for € 245. You will stay with your fellow summer school participants in Frascati International Students House (private room, shared bathroom and kitchen).

Application procedure

To apply, kindly fill out the online application form. Please submit the following documents with your application:

  • CV
  • Motivation letter

The deadline for application is 1 June 2019.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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