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Cologne University’s Interdisciplinary Summer Institute 2015

Modified: December 1, 2014

Cologne University’s interdisciplinary Summer Institute 2015 invites graduate students from Art History, English, German, History, Media, Film, Sound, Theatre, Performance, Classics, Cultural Studies, Literary Studies and related fields to apply for this international program. Participants and faculty of the Summer Institute will explore perspectives on “Intermingling.” Next year’s session will take place from 24th to 4th of September, 2015 at the Theaterwissenschaftliche Sammlung (Theatre Archive) of University of Cologne.

There will be five seminars – each led by a pair of scholars from Northwestern University) and the University of Cologne (Germany) – in the fields of Classic, the Early Modern, Theatre, Film, and Sound. In addition to the seminars, the Summer Institute offers interdisciplinary academic workshops that allow for a dialogue with participants from across the seminars. Each participant can choose one seminar and one workshop, thus composing an individual study program. Seminars and workshops are enhanced by study trips, evening lectures by faculty, and poster presentations by students. All sessions will be conducted in English.

With “Intermingling,” the Summer Institute 2015 proposes a term which is similar to concepts of interculturalism, intermediality, hybridity, and interstices yet also different from them. “Intermingling” is not meant as a new concept, rather it shall be used as a tool by scholars and students from diverse fields to join a dialogue about patchworks, differences, heterogeneity, influences, transfer, and ‘odd’ knowledge.

Interested graduate students should apply by December 15, 2014. As the Summer Institute is a cooperation between Northwestern University and University of Cologne, the fee for participation is waived for Northwestern students.

Please find more information and the current Call for Participation.