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The term area studies is generally applied to a variety of social science and humanities fields. Area studies utilize multiple academic fields of research to examine the geography, politics, and culture of a particular locale.

Europe is the sixth largest continent and includes 47 countries and assorted dependencies, islands and territories. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Asia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

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SOAS Summer School

This course is designed for individuals seeking to understand the reasons for the various international interventions in the Middle East since 1979 outside of the Israeli ... [+]

Programme Description

This course is designed for individuals seeking to understand the reasons for the various international interventions in the Middle East since 1979 outside of the Israeli-Arab angle and what the impact of these interventions have been for local populations, societies, and states. This course examines the role of violence and warfare in the shaping of the Middle East, mainly in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and Iran since 1979, emphasizing the impact of American and British interventions. The course explores the factors that led to intervention in the region and what the consequences have been for the regional and national politics and social history within the region. Although American and British foreign policymaking will figure prominently in our analysis, we will devote attention as well to why domestic regimes and groups took the paths that it did.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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3 weeks
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SOAS Summer School

This course examines the rapid developments in cinematic content in Asia in the representation of diverse sexualities and genders. The course will draw on mainstream film ... [+]

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This course examines the rapid developments in cinematic content in Asia in the representation of diverse sexualities and genders. The course will draw on mainstream film, independent film, mixed media and web series to investigate the complex issues at stake in discussing the notion of queer cinema in Asia. Film examples watched during the course will all come from across Asia, while secondary sources, both theoretical and examples of film analysis, will draw on Asian and Western contexts. While knowledge of one or more Asian languages is, of course, useful, it is by no means essential, and all key films will be subtitled. Any unsubtitled clips screened during lectures will be accompanied by detailed viewing notes.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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3 weeks
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SOAS Summer School

This course serves as an introduction to the politics of North Africa (Maghreb), the Arab East (Mashriq) including the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula, Israel, Turkey and ... [+]

Programme Description

This course serves as an introduction to the politics of North Africa (Maghreb), the Arab East (Mashriq) including the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula, Israel, Turkey and Iran. It gives - on a country by county basis - an overview of the major political issues and developments in the region since the end of the First World War and addresses key themes in the study of contemporary Middle East politics, including: the role of the military, social and economic development, political Islam, and the recent uprisings (the 'Arab Spring').

Its aim is to develop the students' understanding of the major trends in the Middle East politics and their skills of political analysis through critical reading, lectures, presentations and informed discussion.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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1 month
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SOAS Summer School

This course offers an introduction to the theories and methods of studying culture and deals with the history and development of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) c ... [+]

Programme Description

This course offers an introduction to the theories and methods of studying culture and deals with the history and development of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) culture from the classical period to the present. It examines the major cultural patterns and institutions of the MENA region.

The course is taught through a study of some lively topics such as religious and ethnic diversity, impact of the West, stereotyping, the role of tradition, education (traditional and modern), family structure and value, gender politics, media, life in city, town and village, labour and labour migration, the Palestinian refugee problem and exile communities, culinary cultures, music and media, etc.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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1 month
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Sorbonne University - Summer School

The history of France is lined with emblematic characters, women or men, known to all. They each, in their own way, left their mark and shaped this country. This cycle sh ... [+]

Dates and schedule

Duration: one week

Week 2: From the 8th until the 12th of July 2019

From 9.30AM until 12.30PM

Program

The history of France is lined with emblematic characters, women or men, known to all. They each, in their own way, left their mark and shaped this country.

This cycle shows the imprint left by five famous French characters, between legend and reality.

Louis XIV (to be confirmed) Lucien Bely, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université La Fayette Jean-François Dunyach, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Charles De Gaulle Isabelle Davion, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Napoleon (to be confirmed) Jacques-Olivier Boudon, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Joan of Arc (ca 1412-1431), national heroine or witness of the history of her time? Romain Telliez, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Fees Enrolment before 28/02/19 Enrolment before 30/04/19 Enrolment after 01/05/19 Full fee 360 € 405 € 450 € Former Université d'été participants 270 € 303,75 € 337,50 € Staff and students enrolled at Sorbonne Université 2018/2019 * ** 180 € 202,50 € 225 € Jobseekers, retirees and people with disabilities *: 225 € ... [-]
France Paris
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1 week
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Sorbonne University - Summer School

People coming to Paris are often eager to know the capital, through what connects architecture and urbanism. The overall idea of this cycle is to offer a panoramic view o ... [+]

Dates and schedule

Duration: one week

Week 3: From the 15th until the 19th of July 2019

From 9.30 AM until 12.30 PM and from 2 PM until 5 PM

Attention

Please note that seats are limited.

Program

People coming to Paris are often eager to know the capital, through what connects architecture and urbanism. The overall idea of this cycle is to offer a panoramic view of Paris through five major historical periods of its development:

From the origins of Parisii to the birth of the ancient city Nathalie Ginoux, History of art and archeology, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Medieval Paris Rose-Marie Ferré, History of art and archeology, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université The Haussmannian Paris Jean-Baptiste Minnaert, History of art and archeology, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Paris in the 20th century Jean-Baptiste Minnaert, History of art and archeology, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Paris of today and tomorrow. From urban consumption areas to knowledge spaces. Patrizia Ingalina, Geography, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université ... [-]
France Paris
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1 week
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Sorbonne University - Summer School

This cycle presents the role of French women in the history of France and their influence in the arts and literature. ... [+]

Dates and schedule

Duration: one week

Week 3: From the 15th until the 19th July 2019 Week 4: From the 22nd until the 26th July 2019

From 9.30 AM until 12.30 PM

Program

This cycle presents the role of French women in the history of France and their influence in the arts and literature.

French women and diplomacy since modern times to the present day Isabelle Dasque, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Women, actresses of the history of France Nathalie Duval, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université The female body of the nineteenth century to the present day Nathalie Duval, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université The Parisian between myth and reality Nathalie Duval, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Specificities of female writing: some tracks Catherine Helbert, French literature, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Fees Enrolment before 28/02/19 Enrolment before 30/04/19 Enrolment after 01/05/19 Full fee 360 € 405 € 450 € Former Université d'été participants 270 € 303,75 € 337,50 € Staff and students enrolled at Sorbonne Université 2018/2019 * ** 180 € 202,50 € 225 € Jobseekers, retirees and people with disabilities *: 225 € ... [-]
France Paris
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1 week
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Sorbonne University - Summer School

What are the main characteristics of France (art, literature, geography, history, and science)? ... [+]

Dates and schedule

Duration: one week

Week 3: From the 15th until the 19th of July 2019 Week 4: From the 22nd until the 26th of July 2019

From 2 PM until 5 PM

Program

What are the main characteristics of France (art, literature, geography, history, and science)?

Week 3 - course to be determined Week 4 - The French Revolution Jean-François Dunyach, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Can we sell culture as a product? France responds Yann Migoubert, greek, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université course to be determined France in American films Michel Echeverry, English language and literature, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Introduction to French Poetry Nicholas Manning, English language and literature, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Fees Enrolment before 28/02/19 Enrolment before 30/04/19 Enrolment after 01/05/19 Full fee 360 € 405 € 450 € Former Université d'été participants 270 € 303,75 € 337,50 € Staff and students enrolled at Sorbonne Université 2018/2019 * ** 180 € 202,50 € 225 € Jobseekers, retirees and people with disabilities *: 225 € ... [-]
France Paris
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1 week
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EFST Summer School

The Summer School course “EU Regional Policy - Reality Check and Perspective" offers a unique opportunity to learn and discuss structures, actors, processes, and challeng ... [+]

Course Description

The Summer School course “EU Regional Policy - Reality Check and Perspective" offers a unique opportunity to learn and discuss structures, actors, processes, and challenges of regional and urban development and management in dialogue with international academic experts and practitioners. This will be achieved through lectures from leading academics and experts in the field.

Learning Outcomes

During the course, you will obtain a profound understanding of the substance and usefulness of the most important concepts as well as develop analytical and critical skills needed to develop a holistic perspective needed to understand the roles, effects, and perspectives of implementing a regional policy with a particular focus on the EU. This will allow you to either re-orient your future studies or refresh and extend existing knowledge.... [-]

Croatia Split
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5 days
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SOAS Summer School

This course aims to place the modern Middle East in its international context, exploring histories of empire and decolonisation, hegemony and resistance, conflict and coo ... [+]

Programme Description

This course aims to place the modern Middle East in its international context, exploring histories of empire and decolonisation, hegemony and resistance, conflict and cooperation, as well as identity and foreign policy. It is informed by a rigorous engagement with theories of international relations. The course begins with an exploration of the different historical phases of interaction between Middle East states and the international system. These are divided into the colonial, Cold War and post-Cold War periods.

Lectures will cover the early settler colonies, Britain’s informal empire in the Gulf, and the Anglo-French mandates, as well as the rise of Turkey and Israel, and the challenge represented by the pan-Arabist revolutionary states, followed by a discussion of the Middle East’s place in the post-Cold War unipolar era. Each of these phases is discussed in tandem with relevant influential paradigms and concepts of international relations theory used to study the Middle East in its international context. Attention is paid to the question of the features of a regional sub-system, as well as the subfield of foreign policy analysis in international relations. The second section of the course tackles key themes in international relations, such as transnationalism, migration, oil, globalisation and identity. The final section of the course considers conflict and cooperation. This will involve analysis of the Arab-Israeli conflict, Arabism and Islamism, and the foreign policy-making and key actors of regional powers.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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19 days
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SOAS Summer School

This course provides participants with an overall understanding of the history, politics and culture of Africa. With a diverse range of sessions, from History, Pan-Africa ... [+]

Programme Description

This course provides participants with an overall understanding of the history, politics and culture of Africa. With a diverse range of sessions, from History, Pan-Africanism and Politics to Languages, Migration, and Music, the course gives an in-depth knowledge of the main academic areas of study regarding Africa. The course comprises a combination of lectures and interactive workshops, as well as museum visits and social events.

This is a great opportunity given the prominence that Africa as a continent has gained over the past few years and the vision of Africa Rising, a continent with many job and investment opportunities. Also, within the Arts, we have seen an incredible rise in the presence of African artists in the international art circles which has been extremely stimulating and refreshing for an understanding of arts and cultures.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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3 weeks
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National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts - NATFA

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ACADEMY “ROCK THE BOAT! Entrepreneurship and Leadership in the Performing Arts and Creative Industries: International Trends and Local Specificity” N ... [+]

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ACADEMY “ROCK THE BOAT! Entrepreneurship and Leadership in the Performing Arts and Creative Industries: International Trends and Local Specificity” NATIONAL ACADEMY FOR THEATER AND FILM ARTS (NATFA), Sofia, Bulgaria: 12 - 16 June 2017 Registration is now open! NATFA is delighted to announce the first edition of the International Summer Academy “ROCK THE BOAT! Entrepreneurship and Leadership in the Performing Arts and Creative Industries: International Trends and Local Specificity”, taking place in Sofia, Bulgaria, 12-16 June 2017.

Aims of the summer academy To increase the awareness of participants about the importance of innovations and entrepreneurship in the cultural sector To increase the capacities of participants to be leaders of cultural projects and organizations in a strategic and international context To enhance the capacity of participants to apply business models, to create intrapreneurial climate in a cultural organization and to learn diverse methods of financing and fundraising To connect theoretical discourses with the Bulgarian and international cultural practices Themes Day 1: Innovation in the Arts Day 2: Cultural Leadership: Trends and Needs. Teaching cultural management and leadership in the 21st century Day 3: Cultural Entrepreneurs: From the creative idea to the business model Day 4: European cultural cooperation, networking and policies Day 5: Economics, Marketing, Financing and fundraising for a creative idea Day 6-7: Optional: Choices for excursions outside of Sofia Methodology The summer academy consists of interactive presentations by highly recognized professionals in the field, followed by discussions and interactive work in smaller groups, as well as... [-]
Bulgaria Sofia
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5 days
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Helsinki Summer School

This course offers an overview of the current challenges of social and political development in Eastern Europe. Taught by a group of area studies experts in history, poli ... [+]

Challenges of Democratic Development in Eastern Europe

ORGANISER:

University of Helsinki, Aleksanteri Institute

DATES:

9.-18.8.2017

PRICES:

600-900 EUR

CREDITS:

6 ECTS

COORDINATOR:

Eeva Korteniemi

Target students

The course is designed for advanced undergraduates or Master’s level students of humanities and social sciences.

Synopsis

This course offers an overview of the current challenges of social and political development in Eastern Europe. Taught by a group of area studies experts in history, political science, media studies and sociology, the course views Eastern Europe as including the former Eastern Bloc countries. These encompass the Baltic states, East Central and Southeastern Europe, the Balkans and Ukraine. Russia is discussed only as a reference point to the area of our concern: there won’t be any specific lectures on Russian developments.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
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10 days
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Collegium Civitas

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, many of the countries of Central Europe quickly moved to detach themselves from the Russian sphere of influence and joined western ... [+]

Overview

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, many of the countries of Central Europe quickly moved to detach themselves from the Russian sphere of influence and joined western institutions including NATO and the EU. The west saw this as the fulfillment of the right of self-determination; Russia tended to view it as a threatening move reminiscent of “encirclement.”

This course will examine the complex historical roots of the conflicting stance between NATO and the EU on one hand, and Russia on the other, and show how this is influencing events in Ukraine and beyond. We will discuss the importance of intelligence in the murky world of hybrid war. We will discuss how energy and non-energy natural resources play roles in security policy. We will also look at the role that traditional and new media are playing in state security and what states need to do to bolster cybersecurity within their borders.... [-]

Poland Warsaw
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15 days
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Collegium Civitas

Central Europe has been a flash point in world history for centuries. Control of the area has been contested both by imperial powers – above all Russia, Austria, Germany ... [+]

Overview

Central Europe has been a flash point in world history for centuries. Control of the area has been contested both by imperial powers – above all Russia, Austria, Germany – and by the smaller nations in between. Two world wars started in the region. To this day, the legacy of these conflicts and the resulting attitudes still have a major impact on the policy of countries from Russia to Poland to Germany.

We will travel to Krakow, Poland’s cultural capital, and once the capital of the progressive Polish Kingdom that once housed the majority of the world’s Jews. Students will visit Kazimierz, Krakow’s Jewish quarter, which is one of the best preserved in Europe. We will see the former Ghetto area, the famous Schindler Factory, and tour Auschwitz-Birkenau. We will also discuss the current revival that Jewish culture is undergoing in Poland, as new festivals are launched and the local Jewish community grows, develops, and becomes part of a larger, successful Poland. We will also travel to Berlin to discuss how Central European issues continue to influence security policies worldwide. Berlin has profoundly influenced the politics and culture of the 20th century. Days in Berlin will include trips to the Reichstag, Stasi Headquarters, the Bauhaus Museum, the former Wall and Checkpoint Charlie. Alexandra Richie, author of Faust’s Metropolis, will lead students on a journey through the city showing both the tragedy and the triumph of the German capital.... [-]

Poland Warsaw
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22 days
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