Deadline: April 15, 2017
The Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory presents Sovereignty and Social Movements, an opportunity to study in Bologna, Italy from June 26 to July 7, 2017. Duke University is cosponsoring the opportunity, along with the University of Bologna and University of Virginia.
The global age has been characterized by a new protagonist of radical social movements, both in terms of their political mobilization and of a new conceptualization of politics. On the other hand, sovereignty has witnessed a radical process of redefinition of its very notion and functioning beyond its modern forms.
The 2017 summer school in Global Studies and Critical Theory will focus on the problems and opportunities raised by these fundamental transformations of contemporary politics. Classes, seminars, public meetings and debates will address them both from an historical and theoretical perspective, and through the analysis of exemplary case studies, aiming at providing critical tools for the understanding of the current dynamics.
Up to 40 participants will be selected and required to attend all plenary lectures, the two morning courses, and at least one afternoon class per week.
For the first time this year, the Bologna Social Practice Lab, directed by Pedro Lasch in collaboration with Rossella Mazzaglia, will be active. Up to 20 participants at the Summer School will be selected to contribute, along with students at the University of Bologna, artists, performers, and activists, to a social art project called Polit(t)ico: Interventions for Bologna (2017-2018). If you are interested, do not forget to check the box in the application form and attach your material in the pdf among your application documents.
The Academy and other sponsors offer several grants covering fees, accommodation and/or travel.
Applications must be submitted by April 15, 2017 at 3.00 pm (GMT+1).
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.