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Summer School: Summer institute for sexualities, cultures and politics, Ohrid, 12-30 August 2012‏

The Department of Gender Studies at the Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities Research "Euro-Balkan" (Skopje, Macedonia) in cooperation with the Faculty of Media and Communications at Singidunum University (Belgrade, Serbia) are pleased to announce: 15th OHRID SUMMER UNIVERSITY 2012: SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR SEXUALITIES, CULTURES AND POLITICS: QUEERNESS, COMMUNITY AND CAPITAL: TOWARDS NEW ALLIANCES OF THE POLITICAL August 12th-30th, Ohrid, Macedonia


David M. Halperin (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)
Jelisaveta Blagojević (Singidunum University, Belgrade, Serbia)
Tomasz Sikora (Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland)
Marina Gržinić (Slovenian Academy of Science and Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia / Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria)
Francesco Macarone Palmieri a.k.a. WARBEAR (independent social anthropologist and multimedia queer artist, Rome/Berlin)
Antke Engel (Institute for Queer Theory, Hamburg/Berlin, Germany)
Jamie Heckert (University of Essex, UK)


Queerness, the Political, and Community (Lecturers: David M. Halperin, Jelisaveta Blagojević, Tomasz Sikora)
(Queer) Arts, Culture, and Resistance (Lecturers: Marina Gržinić, Francesco Macarone Palmieri a.k.a. WARBEAR)
Capital, Consumerism, and Queer Visibility (Lecturer: Antke Engel)
Queering the General Strike and the Occupation (Lecturer: Jamie Heckert)


Deadline 1 for early applications (20% discount): April 20th / selection results by April 30th / payment due May 10th
Deadline 2 for early applications (10% discount): June 1st / selection results by June 15th / payment due June 25th
Deadline 3 for all other applications (regular fee): July 1st / selection results by July 15th / payment due July 25th



Please send all applications to Slavco Dimitrov and Stanimir Panayotov:,

Participants should be postgraduate students (preferably MA, PhD student or young researchers) interested in exploring the issues of Gender, Queer, Cultural Studies, Visual Arts and Humanities and related Studies.
Participants from all countries are eligible to participate.
Tuition fee: 600 euro.
The fee covers tuition and study material during the school, use of library and computer room at the Campus with free internet, tour of the numerous ancient and medieval monuments in the UNESCO protected city of Ohrid located at the shore of the unforgettably beautiful Ohrid Lake. Other arrangements for accommodation, transportation and other expenses should be arranged by applicants on themselves.
Note that we offer 20% discount if the participant pays the total fee until May 1st and 10% discount if the participant pays the total fee until June 25th (see deadlines below).
Note that we can provide for the interested participants discount prices for accommodation in Hotel Pella where the Campus will be located, near the beach. Ohrid also offers cheap accommodation in private houses. The Summer Institute’s coordinators will make recommendations and help with arrangements for accommodation of selected participants.
Maximum number of students for the Summer Institute is 20. Please note that a course will not be offered if fewer than 10 students apply by 1st of June.

Please find enclosed as attachment in this email the full description and information about the Summer Institute.

We would also kindly ask you to forward and publicize this information to other interested institutions and individuals.

For any further questions and information, please contact the Summer Institute coordinators:

Slavco Dimitrov,

Stanimir Panayotov,

Department of Gender Studies
Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities "Euro-Balkan" No. 63, "Partizanski odredi" Blvd.
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
tel/fax: +389 2 3075570