15 December 2017
University of Edinburgh invites applications for GREYZONE Summer School. This is an interdisciplinary Summer School entitled Navigating the Grey Zone: Complicity, Resistance and Solidarity.
About the program:
- This summer school targets PhD students and early career researchers (within 4 years of obtaining their doctorate).
- The complexities of complicity in and resistance to systemic human rights violations will be explored.
- The ethical and political value of art for shedding light on the ambiguous reality of political responsibility and fostering relations of political solidarity will also be considered.
- The Summer School is part of the interdisciplinary ERC research Project GREYZONE, aim to bring together perspectives from political theory, political science, law, history, sociology, cultural studies, aesthetics and art.
- The main goal is to give participants the opportunity to interact across disciplinary boundaries with several international experts and to receive critical feedback on their own projects.
- The Summer School will involve extended scholarly discussions as well as social activities, allowing the participants to exchange ideas and initiate academic collaborations in a friendly environment.
- Participants will include a diverse mix of senior and junior scholars, PhD students and artists, who will work together on problematising the many faces of complicity, resistance and solidarity.
Location: University of Edinburgh
Duration: 25-27 June 2018
- Conceptualisations of complicity, resistance and solidarity in relation to systemic political violence;
- The grey zone as a challenge to political memory, identity, and history;
- The epistemic, moral and political value of artistic engagements with painful pasts;
- Broader theoretical and practical challenges raised by the complexities of complicity, including issues of moral, political and legal judgement and agency, guilt and responsibility, forgiveness and revenge, justice and reconciliation;
- The relationship between state-sponsored and artistic engagements with the grey zones of complicity and resistance;
- The value and effects of artworks on public debates about/institutional responses to past violence;
- Ethical and political dilemmas regarding the status of truth, the possibility of representation and the value of testimony in relation to the grey zones of political violence.
- Apply by filling in online form.
- Registration Fee: £100
- Notification of acceptance: January 2018
- Register and registration fee: 28th of February 2018
- Submit papers: 18th of June 2018
- No assistance for participants in arranging visas to travel to the UK, but an official invitation letter will be provided in case application has been accepted.
|Organization||University of Edinburgh|
|Fellowship Level||Summer fellowship|
|Subject areas||Political Science, Law, History, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Aesthetics, Art|
|Eligibility||Open to all nationalities|
|Deadline||15 December 2017|