Summer School: Gender and Transition in the Balkans, Ohrid

Deadline: 28 February 2011
Open to: MA or PhD students in gender studies
Fee: 90 EUR
Cost: Accommodation and fee costs for the Southeastern European and Swiss nationals will be covered by the organizer
Venue: 19 June – 30 June 2011, Ohrid, Macedonia

Euro-Balkan Institute’s Department of Gender Studies within the framework of the Regional Network for Gender and Women’s Studies in Southeastern Europe is announcing the summer school “Dialectical Interdependencies of Theory and Practice in Feminism: Exploring the Issues of Gender, Transition and the Balkans”, to be held 19-30 of June 2011 in Ohrid, Macedonia. The summer school will focus on the question of transition in the Balkans, discourses of Balkanization, and the issues of gender scholarship and activism in the region.

Eligibility

  • Participants must be MA candidate or PhD student in gender studies or any other field belonging to the social sciences and humanities
  • Participants are expected to be affiliated in any way to one of the institutions members of the Network
  • Affiliates of the cooperating institutions from Switzerland are also eligible
  • Participant must submit an abstract for a presentation in one of the summer school’s workshops or for one of the final presentations sessions
  • Participants from other countries are also eligible to participate, but ineligible for the financial support provided by the organizers; for these applicants, the fee for participation will be 90 euro.

Number of participants: 20

Process of Selection

Selection Committee of five senior scholars, members of the Network and invited teachers of the summer school will be set up; this Committee will evaluate the presentation proposals (the submitted abstracts) and based on the above mentioned criteria of eligibility and on the quality of the applications will choose the participants of this event.
Working language of the summer school will be English.
Interested applicants should send short CV, abstract for presentation and the available application form.

Deadline for submitting an application: February 28th 2011
Deadline for announcing the results of the selection process:  March 10th 2011

Costs

Accommodation and fee costs for the Southeastern European and Swiss nationals will be covered by the organizer; also, certain amounts for the travel expenses will be subsidised by the organizer. Participants from other countries are also eligible to participate, but ineligible for the financial support provided by the organizers; for these applicants, the fee for participation will be 90 euro.
No discrimination based on gender, sex, class, social or national origin, religious belief, political opinion, sexual orientation, disability, health status or any other ground will not be tolerated in the course of the Summer School.

Contact

Slavco Dimitrov, Project Coordinator
[email protected], [email protected]
Dr. Katerina Kolozova, Department for Gender Studies and Dean of the Institute
e-mail: [email protected]
Address: No. 63, “Partizanski odredi” Blvd., 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Tel/Fax: +389 2 3075 570

Official Website

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