European Summer School in Canadian Studies

Current Update:
The European Summer School in Canadian Studies has been postponed until 2021 due to the Corona pandemic.

The Canadian Studies Centres of the Universities of Innsbruck and Vienna are organising the first European Summer School in Canadian Studies, which will take place in Vienna (first week) and in Innsbruck (second week) from 29 June to 10 July 2020 in the summer of 2021. In the current political constellation in North America, an interdisciplinary-oriented in-depth reflection on Canada, one of the European Union‘s key partners, seems indispensable.

  • The ESSCS is intended for Master (BA studies completed) and doctoral students. The teaching staff are highly renowned specialists from Canada, Germany, and Austria representing the following disciplines: literary (English and French) and cultural studies, indigenous studies, media studies, language policy, history, cultural geography, political science and economics, intersectional and gender studies, mountain studies.
  • The course fees of EUR 500 include a two weeks lecture program, an electronic reader, two reading sessions with a Canadian and a Quebec author, the train transfer from Vienna to Innsbruck, three guided city tours (Vienna, Salzburg, and Innsbruck), the bus transfer and a two days stay (room and meals included) in the Obergurgl Research Center of the University of Innsbruck at an altitude of 1940°m (cf., an excursion and the farewell dinner.
  • Credits: 5 ECTS (6 ECTS possible when doing an additional task)
  • The number of participants is limited. The registration deadline is 29 February 2020.

For further information concerning the program, accommodation, possible scholarships and the teaching concept cf.

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