Greece, Konitsa

Konitsa International Summer School in Anthropology, Ethnography and Comparative Folklore of the Balkans

when 24 July 2016 - 10 August 2016
duration 3 weeks
fee EUR 250

The Konitsa Summer School offers a full academic programme with an emphasis on theoretical, epistemological and methodological issues in Sociocultural Anthropology. It includes courses discussing the current political and economic conditions in SE Europe as well as border crossings and boundary construction processes.
More specifically, the Konitsa Summer School offers 7 courses:
Ethnographic research in border areas
Doing fieldwork
Refugee and migratory flows in SE Europe
Economic anthropology
Visual anthropology
Ethnography of Croatia
Cultural ecology and environmental history
The participants are expected to conduct short fieldwork projects in three Balkan countries (Albania, Greece, F.Y. Republic of Macedonia), participate in the BCN’s publication series, actively engage in local issues within the framework of applied Anthropology, and become acquainted with the border area.
Various lecturers from the Balkans, the rest of Europe and USA join their forces to teach providing an international aura and enhancing the School’s interdisciplinary character.

Course leader

Prof. Vassilis Nitsiakos
Department of History and Archaeology
University of Ioannina, Greece

Target group

Eligible to apply are undergraduate, graduates, current MA students, MA graduates, PhD candidates of various disciplines and different social sciences

Course aim

• Acquaintance with SE Europe’s social reality
• Understanding the notion of borders and boundary construction processes
• Studying current social phenomena related to migration and cross-border movement
• Field trips and fieldwork experience in three different countries
• Development of intellectual and research skills
• Rich collaborative learning environment of a methodically interdisciplinary character
• International and multicultural atmosphere
• Two-day event of fieldwork results presentations
• Publication possibilities in the BCN’s series “Balkan Border Crossings: Proceedings from the Konitsa Summer School”
• Acquaintance with the Konitsa and the Greek-Albanian border area
• Engagement in local issues within the framework of applied Anthropology
• Networking
• Very convenient participation fee

Fee info

EUR 250: The participation fee covers accommodation, meals and travel expenses (for attending cultural events in the local area).