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Practical info

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)

Each morning session begins with a lecture given by one of our four keynote speakers, followed by responses and plenary discussions. These sessions prepare the ground for the parallel workshops in the afternoon, which focus on key concepts and core texts that are particularly relevant for the research projects of the participants. Posters visualize the participants’ projects and foster informal exchange throughout the week.

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.

The project team
Prof. Dr. Christine Goettler (Director IFN and GSH, Head Consortium TransPositions)

Prof. Dr. Nadia Radwan (Program Director Global Studies, Advisory Consortium TransPositions)

Dr. Michael Toggweiler (Coordinator IFN and GSH, Coordinator Consortium TransPositions)

Melanie Altanian MA (Doctoral Student GSH, Administrative Assistant Consortium TransPositions)

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