Gender 2017 midThe U4 Summer Schools in 'Gender Studies' aim to attract students in order to maximise in-depth discussion, scholarly exchange and networking within the context of contemporary gender studies in Europe.

The first U4 interdisciplinary summer school in 'Gender Studies' for PhD and advanced MA students was organised as an intensive 6-day programme and took place from 15 to 20 August 2016 at University of Göttingen, Germany.

This summer school was the first to be organised by the working group on Gender within the U4 network. Staff members in education and research in gender studies from the four institutions, together with other invited scholars, interacted with students from the U4 universities.

The summer school aimed to attract a limited number of students (5 from each partner institution). Each day was structured around a particular theme, including a key-note lecture, group discussion, PhD project presentations and master classes. We encouraged applications from students working in the field of gender studies and more broadly cultural and critical theory. The summer school offered the opportunity to exchange and stimulate collaboration among peers and teachers in an international setting, and across traditional disciplinary divides.

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The four research centres have been connected for some time. In 2014, they met to celebrate the launch of the new Centre for Gender Studies in Göttingen. Today, they are looking forward to collaborate further by organising the summer school in Uppsala.

Organising Committee:

Göttingen (Centre for Gender Studies)
Barbara Schaff: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sabine Hess: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Konstanze Hanitzsch: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Helga Hauenschild: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ghent (Centre for Research on Culture and Gender)
Chia Longman: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Julie Carlier: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Nella van den Brandt: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Katrien De Graeve: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Groningen (Centre for Gender Studies)
Petra Broomans: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mathilde van Dijk: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mineke Bosch: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Uppsala (Centre for Gender Research)
Helena Wahlström Henriksson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jenny Björklund: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

From 5th and 7th of April 2017, the four research centres met at the University of Groningen to discuss and plan the 2nd edition of the Summer School in Gender Studies which will take place in Uppsala.