Seminar “Gender, Borders and Human Rights” – 28 May 2018

On 28 May 2018, the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University is organizing a seminar entitled “Gender, Borders and Human Rights” at the Faculty Board Room of Ghent Law Faculty (Voldersstraat 3, 9000 Gent).  

The seminar will bring together experts to discuss different notions of borders – not only the most obvious ones sustained by immigration controls – and how these borders limit the human rights of migrants and asylum seekers of diverse genders and sexual orientations. What kinds of borders come to shape the human rights of migrants and asylum seekers of different sexual orientations and genders? How do these groups of migrants and asylum seekers navigate – and in turn shape – these borders when they make human rights claims? Is the notion of borders a useful lens to identify and challenge the gendered societal and institutional structures that disadvantage migrants and asylum seekers in enjoying human rights?

 The program is attached. If you wish to attend the event please register by sending an email to Lourdes Peroni at before 11 May. There is no registration fee. ​

Seminar Program_Gender Borders and Human Rights

NOISE Summer School 2018: Social and Political Suffocations (27-31 August)

The 26th edition of the NOISE Summer School seeks to address experiences of social and political suffocations, as well as accompanying strategies of resistance, through a series of lectures by scholars and activists who are all also embodied practitioners in their critical practice(s). With these, the five-day program of NOISE 2018 will offer innovative interventions into the debate on political involvement as theory and embodied practice, as well as a discussion of strategies of organizing in the face of individual, institutional and structural enclosures.

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Deadline: April 30, 2018. You can find the application form on the website: -> Education -> NOISE 2018

Workshop Alternatives sorcières

De laatste jaren kent hekserij als denkbeeld een heropleving, voornamelijk binnen het activisme van kunstenaars, feministen, queers en ecologisten. Als reactie tegen onderdrukking streven ze naar een meer ethische en minder individualistische bestaansorde. Dit maakt hekserij vandaag tot een metafoor voor militant anders-zijn, een andere manier van leven, leren en de wereld begrijpen. Tijdens een zesdaagse workshop zorgen choreografe Latifa Laâbissi en curatrice Anna Colin voor een fysische en theoretische verkenning van de hedendaagse figuur van de heks. Met teksten, ficties, reconstitutie, lichaamspraktijken, filosofische en antropologische inzichten zorgt Alternatives sorcières voor een immersie in de historische verbeelding en beleving van de heks.

Van 15 t.e.m. 20 mei in de Manchesterstraat 21 te 1080 Brussel. Meer informatie:

Summer school – Posthuman Ethics, Pain and Endurance

The registrations for Prof. Rosi Braidotti’s 2018 summer school at Utrecht University (the Netherlands) are now open!

The 2018 summer school, titled “Posthuman Ethics, Pain and Endurance,” which will take place between the 20th-24th of August 2018 at Utrecht University, in Utrecht, the Netherlands, combines an introduction to the basic tenets of Braidotti’s brand of critical posthuman theory with an overview on contemporary debates about the ethical implications of posthumanism and the so-called ‘posthuman turn’.
While the emphasis of the course will be on the mutually enriching relationship between the posthuman, neo-materialism, and the ethics of affirmation, this year the main topic will be both the practical and theoretical issues around the notions of pain and endurance in the contemporary world.

Please click on the following registration link if you are interested in participating:

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Summer School ‘Europe: Diversity and Migration’

Europe’s demography in terms of ethno-cultural composition is rapidly diversifying in an unprecedented way. This topic has become a priority issue for policymakers at the national and EU-level. There is a great concern on how to deal adequately with superdiversity as it affects all realms of society.

The second edition of the Summer School ‘Europe: Diversity and Migration’ addresses these issues from an interdisciplinary perspective and provides participants with insights, information and tools based on theoretical perspectives, empirical case studies and several field visits.

  • Where: Stadscampus, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • When: 25 June – 6 July 2018
  • Who: Master students and final year Bachelor students who are interested in deepening their knowledge about Europe related diversity and migration issues. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
  • Registration fee: €400. University of Antwerp students are entitled to a refund of €150.
  • Application details: Online through Mobility Online before 16 April 2018.
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Afstudeerbeurs + infomoment

(Bijna) afgestudeerd en op zoek naar een eerste uitdagende job? Of, op zoek naar een vervolgopleiding na je bachelor (BA) of master (MA)? Maak op één dag en op één locatie kennis met de huidige jobmarkt en een brede waaier aan verderstudeermogelijkheden. HR-verantwoordelijken van meer dan 200 bedrijven en organisaties, en medewerkers van de partnerinstellingen van de AUGent staan klaar om je concreet carrièreadvies te geven en je vragen te beantwoorden.

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 ! Er volgt nog een extra infomoment specifiek voor de masteropleiding Gender en Diversiteit op maandag 14 mei om 17.30 (lokaal 100.035, gelijkvloers Blandijn).

Interuniversity Gender Research Seminar

The seminar is an annual interdisciplinary conference, jointly organised by the University of Antwerp, the Ghent University and The Vrije Universiteit Brussel. It relates gender to broader issues of diversity, epistemology and questions of (in)equality in power in society, culture and politics from a critical research perspective.

This year’s focal question is “How to study the complexity of femininities, masculinities and gender fluidity?” The previous years have witnessed a growing interest in men’s and masculinities’ studies and a renewed attention to femininity as a theoretical paradigm or concept. Building on this literature, the upcoming seminar will reflect upon what masculinities and femininities there are, how they emerge, get shaped, interact with each other, prevail or get marginalized. In a similar vein, the concept of gender fluidity deconstructs or at least distinguishes more than the binary feminine-masculine construct, pointing at a broad range of sex or gender constructions that exist on a continuum between what tends to be labelled as men and women. It is thus not only interesting to look at these three concepts in themselves, but especially at their interplay and how they interact. Academic speakers, practitioners and PhD students are invited to inquire about the concepts of femininities, masculinities and gender fluidity and how to integrate them into research from a theoretical, empirical and a methodological point of view.

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Summer school “Prejudice, discrimination, and the diversity challenge”

We are delight to invite you to the summer school “Prejudice, discrimination, and the diversity challenge” which will take place at the University of Geneva from 2 to 6 July 2018.

Where does prejudice come from? How do prejudice and discrimination affect people’s achievements, performances, and well-being? How can institutions reduce prejudice? How do laws prevent prejudice and protect minorities? What are the advantages of the inclusion of minority groups in the labor market? 

Deadline: 15 April 2018


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