Cultures, Migrations, Borders

Therino-Sxoleio-BordersSince 2012 the Department of Social Anthropology and History, University of the Aegean, organizes in collaboration with the Institute of Migration and Ethnic Studies, University of Amsterdam, the International Summer School “Cultures, Migrations, Borders”.
The broader socioeconomic and political transformations in Africa and Asia have recently resulted in increased migration flows to Greece and, more generally, to Europe. Being at the crossroads of populations and cultures the islands of Eastern Aegean have served as one of the entry “gates” to Europe. In this context, and especially in connection to the current crisis, border crossings have become the focus of intense debates as they are intertwined with issues of culture and identity formation, the European Union and state policy, and constructions of ‘otherness’. By drawing on an increasing interest in the study of cultures, migrations and borders, our Summer School examines how migrations shape and are shaped by processes of boundary formation in a variety of cultural encounters.
The Summer School aims at bringing together students and researchers in humanities and social sciences with an interest in border and migration. The program is designed to combine theoretical instruction by renowned instructors from eight universities with various on-site activities.

For further information and applications: Cultures, Migrations, Borders – MigBord2019

Language, gender, and sexuality: Discourses of precarious citizenship in precarious times – the Balkan experience

LAGESEC 2013 is an interdisciplinary summer school focusing on language, gender, and sexuality and its multifarious implications for citizenship in a geopolitical area that has attracted a lot of attention over the last two decades. It brings together scholars from a variety of fields in the humanities and the social sciences in an attempt to enhance dialogue among researchers in linguistics, gender/sexuality studies, and Balkan studies.