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Call for Applications: Summer School “Materials and Subjectivities. Accounting for Complicated and Complicating Entanglements in the Humanities”

The Summer School “Materialities & Subjectivities. Accounting for Complicated and Complicating Entanglements in the Humanities” takes place from August 31 – September 4, 2020 at the Hotel Alpha Soleil, Kandersteg (Switzerland). 

The summer school will analyze and discuss present and past material and conceptual entanglements both as research topics and as a mode of thinking from (art)historical, literary, sociological, cultural, philosophical, archaeological, intermedial and artistic perspectives. In what ways might performative, experiential, artistic or sensorial methodologies and methods help us to study entanglements of materialities and subjectivities? How can we, for example, account for sensual, aesthetic and performative aspects of material culture in our own research output — in text, visual, auditive, or intermedial forms? It will be an exciting and unique opportunity, with a topic relatable to all disciplines and promising international guests.

The Summer School offers doctoral and postdoctoral scholars a unique opportunity to contribute to a broader discussion with their own research and ideas. We encourage applications from researchers from the humanities and the social sciences with a strong interest in theoretical debates in an interdisciplinary setting. Please click here for the full programme, or visit the website for more information. The deadline to apply is May 10, 2020.