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Call for participants: Summer school on fieldwork in violent environments

"Contemporary practices of capturing violence and violent capture", Ghent (Drongen Abbey) – 16-19 September 2024

This summer school organized by Ghent University convenes scholars who have done research in violent environments. In conversation with doctoral students currently conducting “violent fieldwork”, tutors will share their experiences and comment on participants’ research plans and outcomes. Beyond group work on these questions, the summer school will also include peer-to-peer discussions, panel debates, reading studios and work with audio-visual material. In sum, the summer school aims to provide junior researchers with tailored advice on how to incorporate a reflexive attitude towards “researching violence and the violence of fieldwork” in their ongoing work.

The summer school will take place at Drongen Abbey which is located 6 kilometres from Ghent. Applications by PhD and early post-doctoral students from the social sciences and humanities are welcome. Priority will be given to students who have concluded substantial fieldwork and have worked on issues related to this call.

Participation fee: 350 euros, covering participation, accommodation and food. Participants will cover their own travel expenses. The working language of the course is English.