Black Europe Summer School 2017 – 10th Anniversary Program

Black Europe Summer School 2017

10th Anniversary Program

June 26 – July 6, 2017

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Black Europe

 

Now in its 10th year, the overall goal of this intensive two-week course is to examine the contemporary circumstances of the African Diaspora in Europe. We will focus on the historical and colonial legacies of European countries to discuss the origins of Black Europe and investigate the impact of these legacies on policies and legislation today. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Summer School, the 2017 program will also feature special events including an alumni conference and cultural excursions.

This course addresses the dimensions of race and ethnic relations that are unique to Europe, examining the ways in which conceptions of the “other” are institutionalized and reproduced: the rise of xenophobia in various EU countries; issues such as global racisms, everyday racism, and epistemic racism; the legal definitions and discourse surrounding the conceptualized “other”; and the ways in which each country has dealt with issues of race and national identity. Issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality are central analytics, and scholars from the social sciences and humanities and NGOs working against racism and xenophobia in Europe are encouraged to apply.

 

Applications due February 1, 2017.

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The Barcelona 2016 Decolonizing Knowledge and Power Summer School

Center of Study and Investigation for Decolonial Dialogues

Decolonizing Knowledge and Power: Postcolonial Studies, Decolonial Horizons

A summer school in Barcelona, Spain
July 11- July 21, 2016

Application Deadline: February 1, 2016

The international Summer School, “Decolonizing Knowledge and Power,” is an undertaking that aims at enlarging the scope of the conversation (analysis and investigation) of the hidden agenda of modernity (that is, coloniality) in the sphere of knowledge and higher education. This course is offered through the Center of Study and Investigation for Decolonial Dialogues, in Barcelona, Spain, in collaboration with the Ethnic Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley. The seminar will be held at the UAB-Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Casa de la Convalescencia (Hospital de Sant Pau) .

Affiliated Faculty Members include:

Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Linda Martín Alcoff, Nelson Maldonado-Torres,
Ruthie Wilson Gilmore, Emma Pérez, Salman Sayyid, Chela Sandoval,
Ramón Grosfoguel, Houria Bouteldja, Kwame Nimako, Stephen Small,
Tiffany Ruby Patterson, Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, James Cohen,
Ella Shohat, Daphne V. Taylor-García, Lars Jensen and Alejandro Vallega

Summer School on Black Europe – I’ve got to take this course!

Exploring Dimensions of Citizenship, Race and Ethnic Relations

June 12th-30th, 2011

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For additional information over this course, please contact Amy Abdou a.abdou@ninsee.nl or amyabdou@gmail.com

Course Description

The Summer School on Black Europe is an intensive three week course offered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The course is a collaboration between the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and NiNsee, the National Institute for the study of Dutch Slavery and its Legacy.

This course will begin with a historical overview of social and civil conflict in Europe leading to the formation of laws and antidiscrimination legislation within the EU. We will look specifically at anti-discrimination laws as they have arisen in various European countries; comparing the history of regulation and management of race and ethnic relations and the discourse surrounding the concept of Blackness and self-identification. Historically, social forces within Europe have given rise to policies to combat racism. We will trace the chain of events following social and civil conflicts that prompted these policies and analyze the legislative and intellectual discourse produced in the aftermath.

In the second week, we will explore the notions of blackness as; an official categorization; as a social construction, employed by natives to indicate (non) belonging; as a Diaspora living within Europe; and as a contestation of the dominant (White) paradigm. We will focus on the historical and colonial legacies of European countries to discuss the origins of Black Europe and investigate the impact of these legacies on policies and legislation.

This course will also seek to address the dimensions of race and ethnic relations that are unique to Europe; examining the ways in which conceptions of the “other” are institutionalized and reproduced; the rise of xenophobia in various EU countries; the legal definitions and discourse surrounding the conceptualized “other”; and examining the ways in which each country has dealt with issues of race and national identity.

Instructors 2011
Dr. Philomena Essed, Antioch University
Dr. David Theo Goldberg, University of California Humanities Research Institute
Dr. Ramon Grosfoguel, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Dienke Hondius, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Dr. Trica Keaton, Vanderbilt University
Dr. Kwame Nimako, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Dr. Stephen Small, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Thomas Spijkerboer, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Programme Manager

Drs. Amy Abdou

Certificate and Credits
This course is accredited through the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Students wishing to receive university credit (3 US credits of 6 ECTS credits) for the course must submit a paper (15-20 pages) before September 1st, 2011. The paper topic must first be submitted to the directors of the programme for approval. Proposals are due at the end of the first week of the programme. Please do not submit a paper proposal in advance of the programme. Once a paper topic has been approved, the students may begin with their research. University libraries will be made available to the students during the course. The paper will be graded on its relevance to Black European Studies and its ability to process the course material. The paper must be relevant to the subject and incorporate some of the readings from the Summer School.
All students who attend and successfully complete the Summer School on Black Europe will receive a certificate of attendance.

Tuition
Non-credit tuition € 1350
Credit tuition € 1500

Tuition does not include housing during the programme or travel to and from Amsterdam. Tuition covers all course materials, lunch during the days when the course is held and travel and entry fees on excursion days.

For more information over the Summer School, please email a.abdou@ninsee.nl