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Herewith, I send you information on the:
NOISE European Summer School in Women's Studies
From Multicultural and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Diasporic Identities and Medi@ted Cultures: Gender, Power, Representations
19 - 30 August 2002, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
The NOISE European Summer School, a two-week intensive course, is by now a
well-established event which, has been organised annually since 1994,
hosted by different NOISE partner universities, with the participation of a
broad range of students and teachers from all over Europe and beyond. The
NOISE Summer School 2002 will be coordinated and hosted by Utrecht
University. Utrecht University is one of the oldest universities in the
Netherlands. In 2001 Utrecht University has been in existence for 365
years. Over these three and a half centuries the University has grown out
into a modern, authoritative institution in education and research. With
more than 21,000 students, 14 Faculties and nearly 7000 staff members
Utrecht University is one of the largest universities in the country.
This years' Summer School offers a varied and integrated programme in
Women's Studies from multicultural and interdisciplinary perspectives. The
school consists of three clusters, focusing on themes around the notions of
'diasporic identities' and 'medi@ted cultures'. The notion of 'identities'
stands central in this course. It is defined as a dynamic and contested
notion, which will be approached from a number of comparative European
angles. Issues related to ethnocentrism and the critique of racism will be
raised within the various clusters of the summer school. The very idea of
'European identity' will be discussed from a social scientific, humanities
and cultural studies framework. Issues of inclusion, exclusion, and
therefore of access and participating in the making of European identities
will also be addressed in a gender perspective.
The NOISE Summer School 2002 will deal with these issues in the context of
the global media phenomenon, from telecommunication to the Internet and the
electronic frontier. The displacement of identities through advanced
technologies is therefore the central concern of the Summer School, as is
the reflection on the various forms of cultural mediation and critique that
are available within gender and Women's Studies today.
The NOISE Summer School aims at advanced final-year undergraduate students,
as well as postgraduate and PhD students. Applicants should have a
background in the field of Women's Studies. Special tutorials will be
organised for MA students in Women's Studies, and for PhD students who want
to discuss their research. Therefore, those groups of students are
especially invited to apply.
Number of Participants: max. 50
Credits: 9 ECTS
After fulfilment of all requirements (preparation of assignments and
reading, attendance and final essay of 10 - 15 pages), participants receive
the NOISE Certificate from Utrecht University for 240 hours of work.
Tuition fee for the course is 500 EURO including reading materials. NOISE
grants are available for a number of students from NOISE partner
universities, see list below. NOISE organises inexpensive accommodation for
all participants. Participants have to make their own travel and visa
arrangements. They also have to take care of proper medical, travel and
damage insurrance coverage.
Deadline for Application
Applications must be received in Utrecht before 15 May 2002. The selected
participants will receive a letter of acceptance before 15 June 2002.
Registration of selected students is official after payment of 500 EURO
before 1 July 2002.
You can use the online application form or download the word version of the
What More Do You Need To Know?
Working language will be English. Participants should be proficient in
Preparation: the participants are required to prepare the readings and the
assignments sent to them in advance.
For More Information, Application Forms and Registration:
NOISE Central coordination
Prof. Dr. Rosi Braidotti
Ms. Sanne Hirs
International Office Women's Studies
3512 JK Utrecht
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tel.: +31 30 2536013
fax.: +31 30 2536695
You can also visit our website for further information and applicationforms.
NOISE Partner Organisations:
Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen, Belgium
Universitat Bielefeld, Germany
Odense Universitet, Denmark
Universidad de Madrid, Spain
Aristoteleio Panepistimio Thessaloniki, Greece
UniversitÓ degli studi di Bologna, Italy
UniversitÓ della Calabria, Italy
UniversitÓ degli studi di Milano, Italy
University College Dublin, Ireland
Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands
University of Turku, Finland
Abo Akademi University, Finland
University of East London, UK
University of York, UK
University of Lund, Sweden
Lodz University, Poland
University of Latvia, Latvia
International Office Women's Studies
Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht, the Netherlands
tel: +31-30-2536013, fax: +31-30-2536695
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