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Summer School: Between Two Worlds: Phenomenological Dimensions of Home and Migration Experiences, Ohrid Summer University, 12-26 August 2012‏

Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities “Euro-Balkan”

is announcing the 2nd Call for Applications for

Summer School

Between Two Worlds: Phenomenological Dimensions of Home and Migration Experiences

Within International Ohrid Summer University 2012

To be held from 12th-26th August, Ohrid, Macedonia

Migration experiences and mass trans-national and cultural movements since World War II, as well as the dynamism of the cultural industry which caused epic changes in typological, phenomenological and cultural paradigms in reading of so called "new migration" in the world - represent the central subject of discussion at this school. Key issues that oscillate around the academic debate are: ideological and technological implications in creating forced migration versus migration by choice, the concepts of comparative theorization between different national, ethnic and racial entities, narrative of the memory in the creation of transnational cultural attributes of the country which is not the country of origin of migrants, sociological paradigms and ambivalence of re-territorialization of the modern subject of migrants, the issue of being homed, home, intimate, gender, religious, sexual, cultural illuminations and their paradigm and theoretical discourses in contemporary cultural theories.

The academic focal interest of this academic discussion is to create a bridge between the theory of migration and the humanities and social sciences through the interest of linguistic, visual, cultural and discursive practices through the experiences of migration and its manifesting interdisciplinary forms through the experience of modern discourses to produce, to disseminate and to anticipate new knowledge.

Confirmed lecturers:

Prof. Dr. Elizabeta Sheleva (Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje Macedonia)

Dr. Antonio Petrov (Harvard University, USA)

Prof. Dr. Sofija Grandakovska (Institute in Social Sciences and Humanities Research “Euro Balkan”, Skopje, Macedonia)

Dr. Shannon Woodcock (University of Sydney, Australia)

Ass. Prof. Jordanka Galeva (Institute in Social Sciences and Humanities Research “Euro Balkan”, Skopje, Macedonia,)

The Summer School is integral part of Ohrid Summer University (OSU) which is an academic program for young faculty, PhD candidates, postgraduates, researchers and professionals, offering intensive, problem-oriented and research-based courses from the domains of social sciences and humanities. OSU was founded in 1998 and has functioned continuously since then, as one of the core programs of the “Euro-Balkan” Institute, involving a significant number of both junior and senior members of academic communities from various countries all over the world. To date “Euro-Balkan” Institute, trough its OSU program, has organized more than 30 summer schools from various areas with over 500 participants, involving over 100 proffessors. During the 14 years-long period of its existence, OSU has engaged itself in: adequate and effective training of the academic staff, demonstration of successful linkage of state-of-the-art scholarship and effective and innovative teaching, promotion of academic excellence and ability to facilitate creation and sustenance of active networks of academics, as well as collaborative advancement of learning in certain disciplines within the international context.

Located in the city of Ohrid, the centuries-long cultural metropolis of the Balkan region, OSU encompasses a variety of social and cultural events, provides appropriate locations for outdoor classes and includes educative excursions to the famous archaeological sites and cultural monuments, situated on the shores of the Ohrid Lake.

Summer School Programme Concept
Two two week course will be organized in series of lectures and master classes, discussion sessions, workshops and presentations.
Working language of the Summer School will be English.
In regard to the high standards established by the Euro-Balkan Institute and due to its membership in the Erasmus Charter, the Summer School will grant the participants appropriate certificate with 9 credits (ECTS), applicable in the master studies of participant’s home universities.

Eligibility and Fee
Participants should be postgraduate students (preferably MA, PhD student or young researchers) interested in exploring the issues of Cultural Studies, Migration, Genocide, Holocaust, Diaspora Studies, Visual Arts and Humanities and related Studies.
Participant must submit an abstract for a presentation in one of the summer school’s topics (according the detailed programme of the School) coherent with the School’s main topic;
Participants from all countries are eligible to participate.
Tuition fee: 450 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.
Please note that we offer 20% discount if the participant pay the total fee to June 1st and 10% discount if the participant pay the total fee to July 1st.
Please 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
Number of students per Summer Institute or Summer School is 20. Please note that a course will not be offered if less than 10 students.

Terms and Conditions
Signing up for the OSU 2012 legally binds the participants to the terms and conditions. If the tuition fee is not paid by the applicants by July July 1st, 2012, their registration shall automatically be rejected.
After applications are processed, Euro-Balkan Institute will notify the applicants in writing (e-mail) whether their application has been accepted or rejected.

Interested applicants should send short CV, abstract for presentation and the available application form. Download the application form here.

Deadline for submitting the application: June 1st (from the Second Call) and July 1st(from the Third Call)

Deadline for announcing the results of the selection process: July 7th

Please send your applications to the following contact persons:

Prof. Dr. Sofija Grandakovska,

Director of the Summer School


Velimir Zhernovski, MA

Academic Coordinator of the Summer School