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Society, Culture and Heritage: 18 new educational activities for 2021-2022

13 September 2021

In May 2021, CIVIS launched a call for proposals to develop challenge-driven educational activities focused on Society, Culture and Heritage (Hub 2), one of CIVIS’ five focus areas also called "Hubs".

The aim of these educational activities, developed in line with the UN sustainable development goals, is to provide CIVIS' students with new skills and knowledge, and support their entrepreneurial mindset to better tackle society’s biggest challenges, locally and globally. 

This was the first call for CIVIS' Hub 2 activities. It aimed to collect a manifestation of interests of academics from the 9 member universities willing to collaborate with other European colleagues on this societal challenge. 

The call closed on 30 June 2021 and the Hub 2 Council received 19 proposals, among which 18 were selected and approved by the Steering Committee. 

Requirements for eligibility

In the context of this call for educational activities, proposals had to respond to the following requirements : 

  • Involve at least 3 or more universities
  • Be related to CIVIS Hub 2 focus area: Society, Culture and Heritage

Proposed activities could be in various formats: courses, summer schools, workshops, semesters, project supervision and research exchanges. The activities could include training & research projects with students as well as workshops/meetings of academic staff to develop future joint activities.

Lastly, proposals had to encompass research-driven and challenge-based educational activities that target the following focal challenges: 

  • Mediterranean Studies: Diachronic and Intercultural Perspectives
  • Heritage and Global Epistemologies
  • Diverse Societies, Inequality and Social Change
  • Multicultural and Multilingual Communication and Education
  • Law, Norms, Ethics and Political Institutions

For information purposes, all five focus areas have been addressed among the 19 proposals. However, there was a strong interest in the focus areas "Mediterranean Studies: Diachronic and Intercultural Perspectives" and "Heritage and Global Epistemologies", whereas the fields related to social sciences were addressed less. To compensate for these deficits, a second call will be launched in November 2021. 

Selected educational activities focusing on Society, Culture and Heritage

Refugees, Migrants, and Exiles in German and Comparative Literature

  • Blended mobility for BA and MA students

  • Coordinated by Université libre de Bruxelles, with Aix-Marseille Université, University of Tübingen, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Stockholm University, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and the University of Bucharest
  • Implementation: Spring 2022

The archaeology of Death: courses and fieldwork training in Archaeothanatology

  • Blended mobility for MA and PhD students
  • Coordinated by Aix-Marseille Université, with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Université libre de Bruxelles and the University of Bucharest
  • Implementation: September 2021-Summer 2022

MUSEO-POLIS. Museum, democracy and citizenship in Southern Europe

  • Blended mobility for MA and PhD students
  • Coordinated by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, with Aix-Marseille Université and Sapienza University
  • Implementation: Autumn 2021-Summer 2022 

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Multilingualism: The language of CIVIS

  • Blended mobility for MA and PhD students
  • Coordinated by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Stockholm University and the University of Glasgow
  • Implementation: October 2021-September 2022

Language Contact, Multilingualism and Minorities in the Romance-Speaking World

  • Virtual mobility for MA students
  • Coordinated by Stockholm University, with the University of Glasgow, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Université libre de Bruxelles
  • Implementation: Spring 2022 

Mediterranean Encounters

  • Blended mobility for MA and PhD students
  • Coordinated by Sapienza University, with Aix-Marseille Université and  University of Tübingen
  • Implementation: Spring-Summer 2022

Proofs, arguments and dialogues: history, epistemology and logic of justification practices

  • Blended mobility for MA and PhD students
  • Coordinated by Aix-Marseille Université, with the University of Tübingen and Sapienza University
  • Implementation: Autumn 2021-Spring 2022

Religion and Power in the Eastern Mediterranean in Late Antiquity and early Middle Ages

  • Blended mobility for BA students
  • Coordinated by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, with the University of Tübingen and Stockholm University
  • Implementation: Spring 2022

The Heritage of Money and Coinage - Multiple Approaches to Ancient Coins and Economies

  • Blended mobility for MA and PhD students
  • Coordinated by Stockholm University, with Sapienza University and the University of Tübingen
  • Implementation: Spring 2022

ART-W: Master's in Palaeolithic Archaeology

  • Physical mobility for MA students
  • Coordinated by the University of Tübingen, with Sapienza University and Aix-Marseille Université
  • Implementation: Autumn 2022

Rights and democracy: the multilevel protection of fundamental rights and the role of constitutional and European Courts

  • Physical mobility for MA and PhD students
  • Coordinated by Sapienza University, with Aix-Marseille Université, the University of Tübingen, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the University of Bucharest
  • Implementation: Spring 2022

Potentials and Challenges of European Public Anthropology, Ethnology, Literary and Folklore Studieswhen engaging with contemporary problems in the 21st century

  • Blended mobility for BA, MA and PhD students
  • Coordinated by the University of Tübingen, with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Stockholm University and the University of Bucharest
  • Implementation: October 2021-Summer 2022

Summer School in Critical Museum and Heritage Studies: "Colonial Legacies & Post-Colonial Challenges"

  • Blended mobility for BA and MA students
  • Coordinated by Aix-Marseille Université, with the University of Tübingen and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Implementation: Summer 2022

International PhD-Network in Intercultural Philosophy and Global Epistemologies

  • Blended mobility for PhD students
  • Coordinated by the University of Tübingen, with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the University of Bucharest
  • Implementation: October 2021 - July 2022

Academic Meeting Workshop (Rome, Athens and Tübingen) for the establishment of a microprogramme in Biological Anthropology, including shared courses and internships

  • Physical mobility for Master students
  • Coordinated by the University of Tübingen, with the National and the Kapodistrian University of Athens and Sapienza University
  • Implementation: Summer 2022

Comparing Linguistic Diachronies: Languages in the Balkans, in the Mediterranean, in Europe - Development of new teaching practices, methodologies and teaching material

  • Blended mobility for Master and PhD students
  • Coordinated by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, with the University of Tübingen, Sapienza University and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Implementation: January-September 2022

Summer Schools on Writing in the field of Qualitative Research Methods

  • Blended mobility for PhD students
  • Coordinated by the University of Tübingen, with Université libre de Bruxelles and the University of Glasgow
  • Implementation: Summer 2022

French Travellers in Mediterranean Lands and Africa: European Encounters

  • Blended mobility for MA students
  • Coordinated by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, with Aix-Marseille Université, Stockholm University and the University of Bucharest
  • Implementation: Spring 2022

 


 

Did you know that 26 other courses have already been approved and funded following calls for projects in other Hubs? 

 


 

General information on the CIVIS HUBS

One of CIVIS' main goals is to create a truly European interuniversity campus where students and university staff will enjoy seamless mobility to study, teach, train, work and collaborate in any of the eight CIVIS member universities. 

As part of this ambition, CIVIS established interdisciplinary thematic research and education areas, called CIVIS hubs, to design challenge-driven study programmes at BA, MA and PhD levels focusing on global societal challenges, rather than disciplines, and will be centred around the following themes:

  • Climate, Environment and Energy
  • Health
  • Cities, territories and mobilities
  • Digital and Technological transformation
  • Society, culture, heritage