Postgraduate summer courses @CEU: "Romani Identities and Antigypsyism" & "Collaborative Local Government for an Open Society"

December 21, 2017

Postgraduate summer courses at Central European University in Budapest: 

Romani Identities and Antigypsyism
2-13 July 2018

This course is aimed at PhD and MA students, as well as practitioners, and looks to include programming that will appeal to and draw in a larger Romani and non-Romani public. Particularly, we seek to inform the fields of critical studies, Romani studies, feminist and cultural studies, sociology and history. It will appeal to students, scholars, and practitioners currently working in the field of Romani and ethnic studies. 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. 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.

The Summer School will focus on the nexus between Romani identities and antigypsyism. Antigypsyism is a core concept of critical Romani studies, and can be used methodologically, analytically and theoretically as a way of understanding the position of Roma in Europe historically and in the present moment. A growing body of scholarship grounds our understanding of antigypsyism in the Europeanization of the Roma issue and neoliberal regime expansion following the fall of communism. Other scholars originate antigypsyism in the nation-state building process. Some scholars define antigypsyism as an ideology and as a code of conduct that has been central to European culture.

Accepted participants will receive scholarship to cover participation costs.

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ECPS/EURA Summer School 2018: Collaborative Local Government for an Open Society
9-14 July 2018

CEU’s summer program invites applications from Ph.D. students working on dissertations with topics connected to local government and interested practitioners (such as city mayors) and young PhDs (less than 5 years) from disciplines such as administrative science, law, economics, public management, sociology, political science, planning, urban geography or history interested in the overall topic.

The 2018 Training School on “Collaborative local government for an open society” is one of the long-lasting series of summer course for Ph.D. students interested in local government issues. It is co-organized by the European Urban Research Association and Standing Group for Local Government and Politics of ECPR, and gives an opportunity to develop the understanding of comparative local government studies in Europe and to discuss Ph.D. dissertation with experienced professors of different disciplines and coming from different countries.

Financial aid is available

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First application deadline: February 14, 2018.

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