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T4EU Summer School for early-stage researchers

24–29 June 2024 | Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon, Portugal


The 14th Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture will be the first Transform4Europe Summer School for Early-Stage Researchers. Organised under the theme ‘Culture at War’, the event will take place between 24 and 29 June 2024 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Organised by the Lisbon Consortium of the Faculty of Human Sciences of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, the summer school focuses on topics such as culture and conflict; war and the creation of modernity; the cultural construction of terror/terrorism; rules of war and humanitarian law; representations of war; cultural wars and language; dialogue and tolerance; environmental emergency; and war against climate change.

The event is addressed to participants interested in such fields as culture studies, film and the visual arts, literary and translation studies, history, anthropology, media, and psychology.

The registrations for paper submissions are now closed, but students can still register as attendees for the Summer School until 15 June. T4EU partner universities’ students can enjoy a reduced participation fee of €80.

Keynote speakers

  1. Christiane Solte-Gresser (Saarland University)
  2. Maria José Lobo Antunes (University of Lisbon)
  3. Alexis Tadié (University of Paris-Sorbonne)
  4. Nelson Ribeiro (UCP)
  5. Antonio Monegal (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
  6. (more to be announced)

Master Classes by:

  1. Paulo de Medeiros (University of Warwick)
  2. Mónica Dias (UCP)
  3. Diana Gonçalves (UCP)

About the Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture

The Lisbon Consortium is a Lisbon-based collaborative network between the Master’s and Doctoral Programme in Culture Studies at UCP (Universidade Católica Portuguesa), and several prestigious Portuguese cultural institutions, such as the Lisbon City Hall, the Portuguese Film Museum, the National Museum of Theater and Dance, the Gulbenkian Foundation, Culturgest, the National Center for Culture, the Orient Foundation, the EDP Foundation, the Lisbon Oceanarium, Parks of Sintra, and Brotéria.

Since 2011, the Summer School has gathered every year about 100 participants from all continents. Among the previous speakers one kind find Robert Wilson (the Watermill Centre), Andreas Huyssen, (Columbia U.), filmmaker Peter Greenaway, Marc Augé (EHESS), Nina Berman (Columbia U.), Edward Soja (UCLA), Tony Bennett (Western Sydney U.), Catherine Perret (U. Paris 8), Barbie Zelizer (U. Pennsylvania), George Yúdice (U. Miami), Elena Esposito (U. Bologna), Martha Rosler (photographer, N.York), Hans-Ulrich Gumbrecht (Stanford U.), Samuel Weber (Northwestern U.), Carles Guerra (Barcelona), Mieke Bal (U. Amsterdam), Marita Sturken (NYU), writer Hanif Kureishi, Sandra Bermann (Princeton U.), Amit Pinchevsky (Hebrew U.), Maurizio Lazzarato (Matisse/CNRS, University Paris 1), Marie-Laure Ryan, Stefan Kaegi (Rimini Protokoll), Semir Zeki (U. College London), Mark Turner (Case Western Reserve U.), Lawrence Buell (Harvard U.), John Durham Peters (Yale U.), Ariel Salleh (U. Sydney/Nelson Mandela U.), Ariella Azoulay (Brown U.), Liedeke Plate (Radboud U.), Lilianne Weissberg (U. Pennsylvania), visual artist Marcelo Brodsky, and Richard Grusin (U. Wisconsin-Milwaukee).

The Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture is a member of the European Summer School in Cultural Studies.

Organising Committee

  1. Isabel Capeloa Gil
  2. Peter Hanenberg
  3. Alexandra Lopes
  4. Adriana Martins
  5. Diana Gonçalves
  6. Paulo de Campos Pinto
  7. Rita Faria
  8. Annimari Juvonen

More information: https://cultureatwar.wordpress.com.

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