University of Edinburgh, 25-27 June 2018
In June 2018 the University of Edinburgh is hosting an interdisciplinary Summer School entitled “Navigating the Grey Zone: Complicity, Resistance and Solidarity.”
This event targets PhD students and early career researchers (within 4 years of obtaining their doctorate). We will explore the complexities of complicity in and resistance to systemic human rights violations. Moreover, we will consider the ethical and political value of art for shedding light on the ambiguous reality of political responsibility and fostering relations of political solidarity. The Summer School is part of the interdisciplinary ERC research Project GREYZONE
The programme will feature morning lectures by expert speakers, followed by presentations from participants in the afternoon. Our speakers will attend and comment on the afternoon presentations. To facilitate productive discussions, all participants are expected to read the assigned readings for each morning session and to share their papers at least one week before the Summer School starts.
We invite papers that examine the following issues:
We encourage applications from various disciplinary backgrounds, including philosophy, political, social and legal theory, history, political science, cultural studies and aesthetics. We welcome contributions from normative, historical, conceptual, case-based and comparative perspectives.
To apply please fill in this online form.
Incomplete applications cannot be considered.
The registration fee is £100.
The Summer School is organized by Dr Mihaela Mihai (Politics and International Relations) and her Greyzone project team. Please direct all your queries to: summerschool2018greyzone@g
The deadline for applications is the 15th of December 2017. Notification of acceptance will be given in January 2018. The selected participants will have to register and pay the registration fee by the 28th of February 2018. They will be asked to submit their papers by the 18th of June 2018.
Unfortunately, we cannot assist participants in arranging visas to travel to the UK, but we will provide you with an official invitation letter provided your application has been accepted.
The organisers can offer some financial support to some of the selected applicants. Please indicate in your application if you wish to be considered.