CIVIS announces the opening of the registration for the CIVIS course “Metamorphosis in a changing world, the role of culture and heritage in society’s transformation”. It will take place in a blended format between 24 January and 4 February 2022. This blended mobility CIVIS course is organised in online lectures and a physical mobility to Brussels, Belgium, depending on the Covid-related restrictions that will be in force at that moment. Selected students will be supported by a grant to stay in Brussels, Belgium. If travelling is not allowed or restricted, the course will take place online.
The course is organised in 10 daily sessions, from Monday to Friday, from 9.00 to 15.30.
This blended mobility CIVIS course aims to explore migration concepts and processes through multidisciplinary and multilingual approaches to better understand contemporary social realities. Historically, migrations have influenced social realities and contributed to the construction of national identities. Albeit a diachronic approach to the sub-theme may have its place, the main aim of this CIVIS course will be a reflection on recent contacts in multicultural societies and the globalized world and its impact in different areas of knowledge and artistic creation, hence stimulating a transdisciplinary approach to the cohesive topic of migrations in multicultural societies.
Languages, indissociable from culture and identity, carry themselves the traces of human journeys and contacts, of which Romance languages are a good example. Developing language skills will also be a central point of this session, as language learning allows, not only for effective communication, but to promote understanding and respect for cultural differences.
The program will hence include language tandems a long side with lectures, round tables, cultural events and collaborative work in a multicultural, multilingual and multidisciplinary settings.
Applicants should be Bachelor’s, Master or PhD students. Students from all fields of studies from European and African institutions are welcome, but please note that students from the CIVIS alliance will be prioritized and will benefit from a mobility scholarship. The course is offered primarily in English. It can be offered in French as an alternative only if all the participants are French-speaking.
Applicants should send their CV (Europass) and a motivation letter (max 500 words) by 21 November 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected students will be notified on 24 November 2021.
The assessment will be based on a challenge-driven learning strategy, involving a reflection on the proposed theme of migrations with multiple declinations offered, the writing of an article following student’s own research, following their own research interests and creative thinking. Furthermore, the multilingual context will facilitate language learning.
More details about the intensive CIVIS Course “Metamorphosis in a changing world, the role of culture and heritage in society’s transformation” are available on the CIVIS webpage here.
CIVIS is a European Civic University formed by the alliance of nine leading research higher education institutions across Europe: Aix-Marseille Université, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Universitatea din București, Université libre de Bruxelles, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Sapienza Università di Roma, Stockholm University, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and University of Glasgow. It brings together a community of more than 450,000 students and 65,000 staff members including 30,000 academics and researchers. Recently, CIVIS was joined by Paris Lodron University of Salzburg.