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Summer School 2016: Call for Applications
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When: 4 – 9 September 2016
Where: Seminarhotel Alfa Soleil, Kandersteg near Berne, Switzerland
Languages: English (main), German
ECTS: 6 | Costs: 500 Swiss francs (travel and accommodation [double room] covered by organizer)

Application deadline: 20 May 2016

Official Call

Application Procedure
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.

How to apply?
Please provide us with the following application material:

  • a letter of motivation, indicating how you expect to benefit from participating in this Summer School and how you can contribute, in turn, to the discussions (mentioning your specific interest in the topic)
  • a CV of max. two pages
  • an abstract (500 words) of your current research project
  • one referee we might contact

Please apply electronically (PDF) to Melanie Altanian who is happy to answer questions regarding the application: melanie.altanian[at] For further questions please contact michael.toggweiler[at]

What do we offer?
The GSH will cover your travel expenses as well as accommodation and meals at the Seminarhotel Alpha Soleil. You will receive an e-reader with preparatory material and have the opportunity to present your research on the Summer School homepage and blog ( Most importantly, you are offered an intellectually stimulating, lively and friendly atmosphere conducive to fruitful exchange with both senior scholars and peers.

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