The Lisbon Consortium
VI LISBON SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE STUDY OF CULTURE
V LISBON SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE STUDY OF CULTURE
June 22nd through 28th 2015
Applications until January 31st 2015
Grants available for American citizens
More information at http://www.culturalcitizenshipsummerschool.wordpress.com
Models of belonging have radically changed with modernity, and allegiances to the nation, to religion, class and tradition have been affected by the global flows, by the creative hybridization of the social, by the claim for rights for new identities (in ethnic, gender or religious terms) and not least by the impact of technological mobility on the lives of individuals and societies. Cultural actors have embraced the change and have been increasingly seeking to reform the very notion of democratic citizenship by dint of creation. As the global flows have helped to question traditional understandings of cultural identity, the notion of citizenship itself has been increasingly reshaped to include new forms of belonging, which often use literature as a mediator in the claim for new legal rights.
On the other hand, a new awareness about the importance of the cultural sector for social and economic sustainability, arising from the role played by the cultural and creative industries has not only given vent to a new professional class, that R. Florida has rightly termed the creative class, but has as well provided new challenges and opportunities for those dissecting cultural work and its meaning making potential.
The idea of culture, either as praxis, as a way of knowledge-production, of individual and collective belonging, as product and as singular creation, cannot do without creativity. While this is undoubtedly true for culture, could the same be argued for the economy? Clearly all human action is marked by some sort of cognitive creativity. One never performs the same task in exactly the same manner, one never thinks twice absolutely alike, and as Derrida contended, repetition does not necessarily mean overlapping. But is this the creativity we wish to consider and does it overlap with creation?
The theme of the V Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture focuses on the capabilities of the concept of cultural citizenship as a roadmap for the future, couched in the claim of a new civil contract, sponsored by the arts.
We welcome proposals discussing cultural citizenship from the standpoint of the following issues, amongst others:
- Reforming citizenship in the cultural sector;
- Curating as a strategy of citizenship;
- Globalization and the arts;
- Transglobal flows and literature;
- Literature and new global rights;
- The creative class and cosmopolitan citizenship;
- Cultural policies and entrepreneurship;
- Social media, art and the reform movements;
- Visual culture and the right to look;
Hans Bertens (University of Utrecht)
Igor Šticks (University of Edinburgh)
Kar Erik SchØllammer (PUC - Rio)
Luisa Leal de Faria (Catholic University of Portugal)
Marita Sturken (New York University)
Mieke Bal (University of Amsterdam)
Paulo Soeiro Carvalho (General Director for Economy and Innovation at Lisbon City Council)
Esther Peeren (Amsterdam Schhol for Cultural Analysis)
Martin Zierold (Karlshochschule International University)
The Summer School will take place at several cultural institutions in Lisbon and will gather outstanding doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers from around the world.
In the morning there will be lectures and master classes by invited keynote speakers.
In the afternoon, participants will be divided into groups (according to their topics) which will function as paper sessions with one permanent chair and two rotating respondents per group.
Participants will have 15 minutes to deliver their presentations, after which there will be 15 minutes for questions and discussion of each presentation with the chairs and the other participants.
Abstract and paper submissions
Proposals for 15-minute papers should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 31st, 2015.
Submissions should include paper title, abstract in English (200 words), name, e-mail address, institutional affiliation and a brief bio (max. 100 words) mentioning main research interests and ongoing projects.
Participants are requested to send their full papers by June 1st in order to be circulated amongst chairs and students.
Participants with paper - 250€ for the entire week (includes entire academic programme, lunches and closing dinner)
Participants without paper - €50 per session/day | 150€ for the entire week (lectures only; does not include lunches)
For The Lisbon Consortium students, the students from Universities affiliated with the European Summer School in Cultural Studies, the Phd-Net in Literary and Cultural Studies and members of the Excellence Network in Cultural Studies there is no registration fee.
Due to a partnership with FLAD - Luso-American Foundation for Development, the Summer School will provide travel and accommodation grants for American citizens or citizens with professional residency in the USA. To apply for the bursary send us a paper proposal and your full CV until January 31th.
No further scholarships or grants are available at this time.
Isabel Capeloa Gil
Paulo de Campos Pinto
For more information feel free to contact us through email@example.com
IV Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture
Latencies: Europe 1914-2014
Lisbon, June 30 - July 5 2014
Deadline for abstracts: January 30, 2014
Over the past century, Europe has been a site of contradiction. Marked, on the one hand, by the utmost explosions of violence, it has also given rise to the most peaceful post-national political project in modern times. It has been a haven of peace and a locus of disorder and violence, giving vent to experimentation, transgression and creation, while preserving tradition and enforcing normativity.
Developed within the larger context of the European Project Culture@Work, the 2014 Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture addresses artistic latency in Europe. Latency periods are defined as states of transition pre-dating structured change and characterized by indefinition as well as what Freud considered a repression of desire and a return to normativity. These periods of cultural and artistic latency are often accompanied by social and political crisis or violence (Spanish Civil War, WWI and II, Cold War, Yugoslav Wars, austerity crisis, etc.) and despite the limitations of the context, they harbour the seeds of cultural change and revolution. In the contradictory relation of repression and creativity, it is particularly relevant to ask how does latency affect the partition of the sensible? How does a repressive context impact on artistic agency? How does art created as a reaction to the disruption of war and the destruction of life affect communal life?
The Lisbon Consortium and the Project Culture@Work together with the PhDNet in Literary and Cultural Studies (University of Giessen, Catholic University of Portugal, University of Stockholm, University of Bergamo, University of Helsinki and University of Graz) are the 2014 organizers of the Lisbon Summer School and invite work from doctoral students and post-docs working in every field of the humanities and social sciences.
Suggested topics are, amongst others:
Latency as a cultural concept;
War and artistic latency;
Art, repression and change;
European crisis and cultural policies;
Propaganda, censorship, and cultural production;
Latency, transition, translation;
Affect and crisis;
Europe as latency.
Confirmed keynote speakers:
- Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht (Stanford University)
- Samuel Weber (Northwestern University)
- Xavier Antich (Tapiés Foundation, Barcelona)
- Antonio Monegal (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
- Knut Ove Eliassen (The Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
- José Miguel Sardica (Catholic University of Portugal)
- Isabel Capeloa Gil (Catholic University of Portugal) & Frederik Tygstrup (University of Copenhagen)
- Alexandra Lopes (Catholic University of Portugal)
- Pirjo Lyytikäinen (University of Helsinki)
Abstract and paper submissions
Proposals for 15-minute papers should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions should include paper title, abstract in English (200 words), name, e-mail address, institutional affiliation and a brief bio (max. 100 words) mentioning main research interests and ongoing projects.
Full papers must be submitted three weeks before the beginning of the Summer School (date to be announced).
The Organizing Committee will return its decision by March 1st 2014.
Non-Consortium participants - 250€ for the entire week;
Students from the School of Human Sciences - 150€ for the entire week;
Participants without paper - €50 per session/day | 150€ for the entire week
For The Lisbon Consortium students and for the students from Universities affiliated with ESSCS (European Summer School in Cultural Studies) there is no registration fee.
The IV Lisbon Summer School is co-funded by the Culture programme of the European Union.
Isabel Capeloa Gil
Paulo de Campos Pinto
III Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture
CULTURES AT WORK/WORKING WITH CULTURE
Lisbon, June 24 to June 30 2013
There is perhaps nothing more contentious than culture. Both as value and practice, it has certainly become the new discursive paradigm of the 21st century, despite of or maybe even because of its prolific signification to address matters that range from philosophy to politics, the economy to religion, ethnicity and aesthetics. Either as value or material creation, culture informs actions and labour practices. In its variety and spoken by many voices, culture is always at work, in a way that will necessarily require that it be graphed in the plural, as cultures.
The III Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture aims to bring together artists, students and academics to discuss the manifold ways in which cultures work. Firstly, by understanding culture as a process and a narrative that constructs the social. Culture structures communal forms of belonging in both normative and non-normative ways, it organizes the relation to the past and in short promotes the self-awareness of groups and societies.
Secondly, by discussing cultural work and its impact in the making and remaking of social meaning. How do artists envisage their practices in the age of austerity and how do they consider themselves relevant agents before the challenges ahead? In fact, culture is also a practice of citizenship, a potentiality, where hegemony, subversion and renewal come together.
Thirdly, by considering the cultural economy and how the growing awareness for the economic contribution of the cultural sector has been changing cultural theory. How does the perception of culture as consumption alter and challenge cultural theory’s critical positioning? And how does it provide a new strategic political visibility for this sector?
Finally, by placing the idea of work centerfold, we want to consider the intersection between cultural practice and former sites of industrial production, how the discipline of labour clashes with the disruptive mode of creation, and how the artistic professions represent themselves and lend themselves to representation. Artistic freedom and disciplinary regulation are inextricably linked. The city as spatial organization disciplines bodies and subjectivities and houses the seats of order and regulation, whilst promoting the relations that allow creativity to thrive. This twofold dimension of the city is particularly relevant in the tactical appropriation of former sites of violent disciplinary regulation (military barracks, hospitals), as well of industrial discipline (factories, warehouses) by artists in cities all over the world.
The organizers invite proposals that discuss cultures at work and focus on the following topics, amongst others:
Cultural work in the age of austerity.
The cultural societies (Kulturgesellschaften): The role of cultural institutions in modernity and post-modernity.
The cultural sector and the experiential economy.
Liquid cultures and material designs: challenges and opportunities.
The representation of cultural work in the arts, in literature, film and the media.
Global cultures and local practices: the globalization of the creative sector.
Field work: Culture as a collaborative project (examples from all fields of cultural activity are welcome).
The Summer School will be hosted by the Lisbon Consortium and will take place at the Catholic University of Portugal and several cultural institutions in Lisbon. Both doctoral students and junior researchers (post-doc) are invited to apply for the summer school.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Tony Bennett (Centre for Cultural Research - University of Western Sydney)
Andreas Huyssen (Columbia University)
George Yúdice (University of Miami)
Elena Esposito (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia)
Amit Pinchevski (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Joseph Heathcott (New School for Social Research, NY)
Frederik Tygstrup (University of Copenhagen)
Álvaro Barbosa (University of Saint Joseph, Macau)
Luís Gustavo Martins (School of the Arts - Catholic University of Portugal)
Maria do Rosário Lupi Bello (Open University, Portugal)
Deadline for submissions: January 30, 2013.
Proposals for 15-minute papers should be sent to email@example.com. Submissions should include paper title, abstract in English (200 words), your name, e-mail address, institutional affiliation and a brief bio (max. 100 words) mentioning main research interests and ongoing projects. Full papers must be submitted two weeks before the beginning of the Summer School. The Organizing Committee will return its decision by March 1st 2013.
Non-Consortium participants – 250€ for the entire week;
Students from the School of Human Sciences – 200€ for the entire week;
Participants without paper – €50 per session/day | 250€ for the entire week
For The Lisbon Consortium students and for the students of ESSCS (European Summer School in Cultural Studies) affiliated Universities there is no registration fee.
We regret to inform that travel or accommodation grants are not available at this time.
Isabel Capeloa Gil
Paulo de Campos Pinto
- Daniela Agostinho
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