GREYZONE Summer School – University of Edinburgh – UK

University of Edinburgh
15 December 2017
Study in:UK
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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

Study areas:

  • 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

Important dates:

  • 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.
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Edinburgh
Fellowship Level Summer fellowship
Country UK
Subject areas Political Science, Law, History, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Aesthetics, Art
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 15 December 2017

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