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24-27 July, global dis:connect Summer School 2023: Sea of absence? Globalisation, the Mediterranean and beyond


From 24-27 July, global dis:connect will welcome MA, doctoral students and creative professionals in all stages of their careers for a summer school on the absences produced by globalisation processes, focusing on the Mediterranean, particularly on the aspects of migration, tourism and (post)coloniality, in the past, present and future.

Like globalisation research generally, some of the most famous scholarship on the Mediterranean Sea has focused on the different connections that bind the ‘Middle Sea’ together (Braudel, 1949; Horden & Purcell, 2000). Its connections, however, have also created and obfuscated many absences: of people, of cultural belonging, of institutions, of personal and collective memories, of regions, of (art) objects, in archives, epistemologies, discourses, in stories and representations of and about the Mediterranean, and finally in our scholarship.

The summer school combines subjects such as art history, history, social sciences, media and film studies, theatre studies, literary and cultural studies with artistic approaches. It will allow the participants to present their own projects and will feature several master classes by renowned scholars, as well as art and film presentations.


Organisers: Hanni Geiger and Tom Menger, Käte Hamburger Research Centre global dis:connect.


Please note: the summer school is a closed event. Parallel to the summer school, global dis:connect is however hosting another event on the Mediterranean: an evening lecture by Eva Meyer and Eran Schaerf on the subject of ‘Migratory mindset and Levantine cosmopolis’, taking place at the Centre on 26 July (18.30). This event is open to everyone, for more information click here.

Please click here to download the programme.