Dear colleagues and friends,
It is our pleasure to let you know that the next Summer University promoted by our network will take place in Greece (on the island of Rhodes) from the 10th of July to the 14th of July 2020.
The subject of our conference will be : « The island – insularity, archipelagos – a geophilosophical issue ».
This Summer University is open to all scholars, teachers, advanced students, independent researchers who have an interest in the subject.
No registration fees are required, but the participants will have to take in charge their travel and accommodation expenses.
The call for papers is now open. Propositions (with a brief presentation of the topic and its development of around 300 words) can be addressed to the organizers –in English, French or Spanish—before March 1st. Participants can rely on any sort of material for their presentations, including movies, theater plays, performances, poetry, etc. Our general approach of the subject is transdisciplinary – from philosophy to literature passing through history, anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, decolonial studies, gender studies, etc.
This is our 7th Summer University – international as ever, transcultural and cosmopolitan. Previous Summer Universities have been going on from 2007 with «Cultural Dissent » in Chilhac, France, to «Orient, disorientation, reorientation» in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2018. Our network is in constant renewal – as shows the fact that this new event will be hosted by the Laboratory of Research on Practical Philosophy of the Aegean University, a University set on six islands in the North-Eastern part of Greece.
Our Summer Universities always have been inspired by the spirit of what Michel Foucault called « an ontology of the present ». It’s very topical in the present case : we will meet in the Eastern part of Greece, that is the borders of the European Union, its island borders receiving the migration flows. In other terms : the island as a poetic, metaphysical, utopian issue – but not only…
We are waiting for your feedback, your suggestions, and your propositions.
Joyce C. Liu and Alain Brossat, International Institute for Cultural Studies, University System of Taiwan (IICS-UST) – International Graduate Program in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies.
Elena Theodoropoulou, Laboratory of Research on Practical Philosophy (L.R.P.Ph.), University of the Aegean, Greece.
Orgest Azizaj, Association Ici et Ailleurs pour une philosophie nomade, France.
Erinç Aslanboga, Department of Philosophy, Galatasaray University, Turkey.