European Summer School in Anthropology

The European Summer School for the Anthropology of Development and Social Dynamics is an intensive seminar for PhD students, organized and hosted every two years by one of the participating research-institutions and universities. Since the early 1990s, the Summer School - or l'école doctorale as we commonly refer to it - has offered a forum of exchange to junior and senior scholars from European and non-European (mainly African) countries working on topics linked to development and social change in the countries of the Global South.

The Summer School is bilingual in French and English. A good understanding of both languages is required to participate. In a three-day session, a group of around 20 junior and 20 senior researchers come together and intensively discuss a broad range of topics, defined by the research interests of the young researchers and the topics of their doctoral theses. Every doctoral candidate gets the opportunity to give an overview of his or her thesis, to present a certain chapter or to discuss particular questions.

The European Summer School for the Anthropology of Development and Social Dynamics is a solid network that promotes collegiality and research networking, comradeship and peer relations, co-supervision and faculty examiner arrangements, mobility and joint research proposals, etc. Since late 1990s, more than 200 PhD students have presented their work, and thus benefited from insightful comments and constructive critique with purpose of improving the research.

The 13th European Summer School for the Anthropology of Development and Social Dynamics was organized by the Forum for Africa Studies/the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, 15-17 September 2021. Next Summer School will be hosted by the University of Bayreuth in 2023.

Check the final programme for the 2021 Summer School at Uppsala University. Follow the Summer School on Facebook here

 

 

The 13th European Summer School for the Anthropology of Development and Social Dynamics took place at Uppsala University 15-17 Sept. 2021. Twenty-two PhD papers were discussed by 15 faculty staff and senior researchers.

 

Concluding Session @UU 2021

 

The 12th European Summer School was hosted by the University of Liège in may 2019. More info, click on the image.

 

City Walk in Mainz in 2017

 

 

Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année 2022

 

Transhumance? The Summer School at Uppsala University involved moving between lecture-halls in Engelska Parken and the Main University Buidling

 

Workshopping @UU 2021

 

Workshopping at Uppsala University

 

The Summer School in the Humanities Theatre at Uppsala University

 

Summer School at Lecture-Hall IV, Universitetshuset, Uppsala University

 

Summer School in Mainz in 2017

 

Summer School in Mainz in 2017

 

Dinner conversations in Liège in 2019

 

Key Note in Liège in 2019