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Practical info

When: 3 – 7 September 2019
Where: Hotel Bad Muntelier, Murten-Muntelier (near Berne), Switzerland
Languages: English (main), German
ECTS: 6 | Costs: 400 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.

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 with some keywords
  • one referee we might contact
  • application deadline: 30 April 2019

What do we offer?
The GSH will cover your travel expenses as well as accommodation (double room) and meals at the Hotel Bad Muntelier. There is a limited amount of single rooms (on request and with extra charge). 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. Anke von Kügelgen (Director IFN and GSH, Head TransHumanities)
Dr. Michael Toggweiler (Coordinator IFN and GSH, Coordinator TransHumanities)
Vera Jordi MA (Administrative Assistant TransHumanities)

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