Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy

The Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy is a training initiative jointly organised by EIUC and CHRA. The 7-day intense programme is aimed at young professionals wishing to broaden their understanding on the connections between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy. The School provides a unique occasion for participants to share ideas and foster critical thinking on urgent human rights issues, debate with experts and filmmakers in conjunction with the 74th Venice international Film Festival, and learn how to use visual media as a tool for social and cultural change. Participants will be given accreditation to the Film Festival providing access to a selection of festival screenings.

THE PROGRAMME: The Summer School offers an exciting combination of lectures, film screenings, discussions and working groups that combine human rights expertise, media studies and video advocacy strategies. The eight teaching sessions develop issues relating to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights illustrated in Films, a History of Human Rights Cinema, Freedom of Expression and Censorship, the Role of the Media in Advancing Human Rights Causes, the Use of Video in Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy, Production and Distribution of Human Rights Films and Social Documentaries and Documentary Film Project Development. Each module is illustrated by film or documentary screenings.

LECTURERS AND EXPERTS: The faculty is composed by internationally acclaimed experts in film, television, photography and human rights such as the photographer and filmmaker Nick Danziger, Professor of international law at Middlesex University in London Bill Schabas, Dartmouth Films Founder and Managing Director Christopher Hird, EIUC Secretary General Manfred Nowak, Chair of International Law – University of Antwerp Koen de Feyeter, Witness Programme Manager Kelly Matheson, and Senior Lecturer in Film and Television at Birkbeck – University of London Emma Sandon.

Dates: 28 August – 3 September 2017

Early bird deadline: 15 May 2017 // Deadline for enrolment: 21 June 2017

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Venice Academy of Human Rights 2017

Applied ICDThe European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation’s Venice Academy of Human Rights is accepting applications for its summer program. Please have a look at the call for applications and the detailed program on their website.

Key Facts
Theme: Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights as an Answer to Rising Inequalities
Dates: Monday, 3 July – Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Application Deadline: 14 May 2017
Faculty: Branko Milanović (opening lecture), Olivier De Schutter (general course), Wilfried Altzinger, Andreas Føllesdal, Dzidek Kędzia, Miloon Kothari, Manfred Nowak, Kate Pickett, Heisoo Shin
Participants: Academics, practitioners, PhD/JSD and master students
Type of courses: Lectures, seminars, discussion sessions and panel presentations
Number of hours: 34 hours
Venue: EIUC, Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice – Lido, Italy

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as an Answer to Rising Inequalities
Instead of “the end of history”, we have lived through a major financial crisis, including a debt crisis in Europe that is far from over, and we are currently witnessing threats to democratic governance both from outside and from within the democratic system. Whether these are only temporary setbacks in the global spread of liberal democracy and neoliberal capitalism has to been seen. However, it is reason to pause and reconsider the prospects for economic and social justice against the background of rising inequalities in the world.

The Venice Academy of Human Rights 2017, in co-operation with PluriCourts – Centre of Excellence for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, looks at these developments from an interdisciplinary perspective that combines law, economics, politics and sociology. Lectures and seminars by the distinguished faculty discuss the question what role do human rights play in enabling and promoting social justice. Are human rights an effective tool for the promotion of economic and social equality? Do human rights impose limits to privatization of particular goods and services? How do human rights enable a just economic and social order? These are but some of the questions that participants of the Academy will discuss in an intense programme over ten days next summer.

Venice Academy of Human Rights
The Venice Academy of Human Rights is an international programme of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. It forms part of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC).

The Academy offers interdisciplinary thematic programmes open to academics, practitioners, doctoral and master students with an advanced knowledge of human rights. Participants attend morning lectures, participate in discussion sessions and workshops and can exchange views, ideas and arguments with leading international scholars and experts. This includes the opportunity for a number of participants to present and discuss their own “work in progress” such as drafts of articles, chapters of books or doctoral theses and receive comments from faculty members and peers.

At the end of the programme, participants receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by the Venice Academy of Human Rights.

Short Course on Ethnography, Language & Communication (UK)

Key concepts and methods in ethnography, language & communication
11-15 September 2017, London

Is ‘qualitative data analysis’ too vague for you? Are you wondering how to do justice to your data?

If you are researching social processes, institutions, culture or identity, but are unsure about how to analyse the discourse data from your fieldwork, then consider joining this five day research training course.

The programme is designed to help PhD and post-doctoral researchers to navigate the twin perils of over- and under-interpreting discourse data. It introduces a range of key perspectives and tools used to study language and communication ethnographically and it facilitates the study of social practice in a wide range of different settings – education, workplace, recreation, health etc. Initiated with ESRC funding in 2007 and now based in the King’s ESRC Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Centre, this will be our 9th ELC five-day course.

The course will be held at King’s College London from Monday to Friday, and it is taught by an international team from several leading research institutions: Prof Ben Rampton (Director), Dr Jeff Bezemer, Prof Jan Blommaert, Dr Adam Lefstein, Dr Julia Snell.

The deadline for applications is 1 May 2017. Spaces are limited, so candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible. Some funding will be available for bursaries.

CFP Borders & Crises in European Past & Present (Greece)

The Tensions of Europe Early Career Scholars’ Group organises the summer school “Borders and Crises in European Past and Present – angles from the history of technology” in connection with the 8th Tensions of Europe Conference (Athens, 7-10 September 2017).

The summer school aims at introducing PhD’s and early career scholars to the Tensions of Europe network as well as to facilitate and encourage network between young scholars across borders, while building their academic skills. The summer school further relates to the overall conference theme, problematizing how history of technology contributes to the study of border related phenomena. It also aims at revisiting the close connections between borders and technology by focusing at another keyword, which is related to the on-going discussion of Tensions of Europe future research agenda: crises. Following the main objective of the Tensions of Europe Early Career Scholars’ Group, the event focuses on network building through workshops, discussions and informal events.

One of the main themes we will discuss is the concept of crisis and how it has been co-produced with narratives about technology and borders in a historic perspective. How is a crisis formulated and perceived in relation to technology? How have different politics of crises looked over time? What links or separates definitions of crises over time? And what role does the memory of past crises play in the definition of and coming to terms with later crises? We also invite you to relate these issues to the conference theme of borders, and discuss themes such as migration, security and violence, political regimes and identities, human rights, economic infrastructure and more. We hope for a fruitful discussion that can inspire and help all participants in their future research.

Schedule and structure
In order to promote network building, the summer school is organized to a large extend around workshops and group discussion. The expected schedule of the summer school will include one lecture, one session for introductions, one workshop on writing and publication, one session on funding, one session co-organised with the ‘Borders, Technology, Peace’ Pre-Conference Meeting (to be confirmed), one workshop on the topic of crises, and two sessions connecting these activities and discussions to the Tensions network and its research agenda (see link above).

How to apply
In order to participate, we invite applicants to submit a short bio (no more than one page) and a short text (300-500 words)explaining their interest in the topics of the summer school and how their work would benefit from these discussions.

Proposals should be sent until 30th April 2017 to Elena Kochetkova.

In the beginning of the summer, participants will be asked to read texts and write short contributions for the workshops. The deadline for submitting these contributions will also be communicated to the participants at that time.

Location and other practicalities
The summer school will take place in Athens, on the 5th and the 7th September, in the seminar room in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and on the 6th September it is expected to take place in Delphi, as part of the ‘Borders, Technology, Peace’ Pre-Conference Meeting (to be confirmed).

The participants of the summer school are expected to be on-site, but in some of the sessions, we might also be able to include a few on-line participants. Those who apply for that option should include that in their application.

As usual, the Tensions of Europe network will have travel grants to which the conference participants can apply to. To apply for these travel grants, the summer school participants will also have to attend the conference.

Fairleigh Dickinson U Study Abroad: International Communication (UK)

Study International Communication in England, Summer 2017

MCOM 7002 / COMM 4070 International Corporate Communication and Culture offered at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Wroxton College located in Oxfordshire, England, May 28 – June 9, 2017.

The course consists of invited speakers, case studies, site visits, and trips to London, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Oxford. The main objective of the course is make students familiar with the cultural, historical, and political contexts in which international business transactions take place. Students will also attend a day of seminars at the Harris-Manchester College of Oxford University ending with High Dinner with the Oxford students.

Wroxton College is the British campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, situated in the ancestral home of Lord North in Oxfordshire. The main College building is Wroxton Abbey, a fully modernized Jacobean mansion on 56 acres of its own lawns, lakes and woodlands. Originally constructed as an Augustinian priory in 1215, Wroxton Abbey has accommodated several British monarchs and statespeople such as Theodore Roosevelt. It now houses the College’s classrooms and seminar rooms, the library, fully modernized student lodging facilities, and computer laboratories.

At Fairleigh Dickinson University, participating students are drawn from the MA in Communication, the MA in Organizational Behavior, and selected upper-level undergraduate students.

Students from other universities and colleges are invited to register with permission of the course leader, Gary Radford; contact Dr. Radford for more information.

It is highly recommended interested students complete and submit the Commitment Form on or before April 1st, 2017, to ensure a place on the course.

CFP ECREA Doctoral Summer School 2017 (Italy)

The European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School

… brings together members of the European research community to this summer school in order to debate contemporary issues in media, communication and cultural studies. The summer school aims to provide a supportive international setting where doctoral students can present their ongoing work, receive feedback on their PhD-projects from international experts and meet students and academics from other countries, establishing valuable contacts for the future. The 2017 Summer School will take place at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy from July 24 to August 4, 2017. The application phase for the European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2017 is now open. The deadline for submitting the application is April 1, 2017.

Gustolab Study Abroad: Food Systems (Vietnam, Italy or Japan)

Gustolab International has announced an expansion of their popular Critical Studies on Food summer program. Beginning summer 2017, there will be three complementary programs in Vietnam, Italy, and Japan.

CRITICAL STUDIES ON FOOD SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY IN VIETNAM
DURATION: 4-week Full Immersion Program
WHEN: May 21 – June 18, 2017

COURSES OFFERED
* Food Systems in Vietnam (3 credits)
* Vietnam, Conflict, Contradiction and Change (3 credits)
* Vietnamese Language for Food and Business (up to 3 credits)

CRITICAL STUDIES ON FOOD SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY IN ITALY
DURATION: 5-week Full Immersion Program
WHEN: May 22, 2017 – June 24, 2017
WHERE: ROME, ITALY

COURSES OFFERED
* Critical Studies on Food Culture (3 credits)
* Food Media, Communication and Trends (3 credits)
* Food, Nutrition and Culture in Italy (3 credits)
* Food Waste in Italy (3 credits) NEW!
* Italian Language for Food and Business (Italian Lexicon for Food Studies) (3 credits)
* Elementary Italian Language (3 credits)
* Intensive Elementary Italian Language (6 credits, minimum of 8 participants)

CRITICAL STUDIES ON FOOD SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY IN JAPAN
SUMMER 2017
DURATION: 4-week Full Immersion Program
WHEN: July 2 – July 30, 2017
WHERE: Osaka, Japan

COURSES OFFERED
* Critical Studies on Japanese Food Culture (3 credits)
* Food Choice and Politics in Japan (3 credits)

Applications also open for Gustolab International programs in Italy (Rome, South and North Italy). Open enrollment programs are available to students from all universities.
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New Zealand National Expedition & Internship 2017

New Zealand National Expedition and Internship Program

Massey University’s National Expedition and Internship Program is open to undergraduate students from any university wishing to study, travel, and intern in New Zealand for 6 weeks in June-July 2017. The program is organised by the ACEJMC-accredited School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, and it begins with the two week ‘Image and Identity Tour’ which takes students across both Islands to delve into how successful the brands and images of the tourism industry are at capturing the attention of people new to the country and culture. The tour finishes in the capital city of Wellington where students stay to complete a four week internship working on real world problems relevant to their degrees in Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Communication, or related areas.

Exploration of some of the planet’s most spectacular scenery, immersion in Kiwi culture, and engagement with key industry players are all integrated with academic coursework that is worth 6-8 U.S. semester credits. In-country transport, accommodation, and tuition are all included in the program fee, and you can learn more about the itinerary, academics, internships, and student experiences on our website or connect with us on Facebook on our ‘New Zealand National Expedition & Internship’ page.

Program dates: June 12 – July 21, 2017

Application deadline: March 15, 2017

Some of  your students might also be interested in joining the Creative Expression and Digital Media cohort – another track of the National Expedition and Internship Program open to students in Theatre, Scriptwriting, Creative Writing, Publishing, Media Studies, and Digital Media Production majors.

For more information, contact: Dr. Anna Greenhow, A.Greenhow AT massey.ac.nz or Prof. Frank Sligo, F.Sligo AT massey.ac.nz

U Colorado Denver Study Abroad Italy 2017

Accepting Applications, “Managing across Cultures,” Study Abroad Program in Italy, University of Colorado Denver, Maymester 2017

We are currently accepting applications for our fascinating Study Abroad Program in Italy (deadline February 15, 2017).

We are excited to continue the strong tradition of education abroad studies in Sorrento, Italy.

The program will familiarize students with theory and research methods in the areas of global communication, construction and negotiation of identity, cross-cultural awareness, and a hands-on management with a global mindset. Additionally, the program offers an everyday complimentary Italian class taught by native speakers, fascinating on-site work with unique local craftsmen, entrepreneurs, and business owners, exploration of gastronomic wonders of Italy, excursions to Rome, Pompeii ruins, Mt. Vesuvius, Naples, Amalfi, Ravello, Postiano, and a boat trip to the island of Capri.

This program is facilitated by Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager, who is professor of communication and a former lecturer of Italian and German studies. Her research and teaching interests are in intercultural communication, management with a global mindset, European studies, conflict, transnational feminism, and international cinematography.

Please visit students’ academic blogs as well as our application site to learn more about the program, the requirements, and the steps for application. The review process for applications begins immediately.

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Copenhagen Winterschool in Sociolinguistics (Denmark)

Copenhagen Winterschool in Sociolinguistics
PhD School at the Faculty of Humanities at University of Copenhagen

The LANCHART Centre and the Department of Nordic Research at the University of Copenhagen once again invite applicants for a PhD winterschool in sociolinguistics. The winterschool will take place from 13th to 17th March 2017 at the University of Copenhagen.

The overall theme for the course is sociolinguistics understood broadly, and the participants will gain insights into different research fields within contemporary sociolinguistics. Focus is on newer developments and we will address studies of language, variation and change as well as ethnographic studies of language, mobility and diversity. We will discuss these issues both from a theoretical and an empirical perspective.

Teachers will be:
* Monica Heller (University of Toronto)
* Rickard Jonsson (University of Stockholm)
* Marie Maegaard, Janus Spindler Møller, Pia Quist (University of Copenhagen)
* Devyani Sharma (Queen Mary University of London)

Each day will consist of presentations of PhD-projects from particpants, discussions, and lectures from teachers:
* Monica Heller: Moorings and mobilities in francophone Canada: challenges of a critical sociolinguistic ethnography of unrooted nations
* Rickard Jonsson: Handling the Other in anti-racist talk: linguistic ethnography in a prestigious Stockholm upper secondary school
* Marie Maegaard, Janus Spindler Møller & Pia Quist: Different routes to the same destination: Dialect and standardization in the 21st century
* Devyani Sharma: New methods for studying social change through language variation

Course requirements: All participants should prepare a 20 minutes presentation of their project with a special focus on themes that they would like to have discussed as part of the course. This could be for instance theoretical or methodological issues, or it could be ongoing analyses that would benefit from a discussion. The idea is for all participants to get an opportunity to have their projects discussed, and to get comments from both teachers and other partipants.

Max. number of participants: 25.
ECTS: 5.3.

Applications: Applications for the course should consist of a 1 page presentation of your PhD-project, pointing out which questions/themes you would like to present and discuss as part of the winterschool. Please send this via email to phdschool@hum.ku.dk no later than January 5th, 2017. Please also register via the link in the box on the right no later than January 5th, 2017.

Readings: Readings will be announced to participants after acceptance.

Further information: For more information about the winterschool, please contact Janus Spindler Møller  or Marie Maegaard.