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GEMMA ERASMUS MUNDUS SCHOLARSHIPS
10th edition (2016-2018)

SPECIAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Open only to applicants from the following countries:
Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan

- WHAT IS GEMMA?
Erasmus Mundus Master’s Degree in Women's and Gender Studies - GEMMA, is a two-year Postgraduate interdisciplinary study programme that provides high quality education and professional competencies for personnel working or intending to work in the areas of Women's Studies, Gender Studies and Equal Opportunities across Europe and beyond. Students benefit from international mobility as they study at two different European universities and obtain a double diploma from the Home and Mobility institutions.

- WHY STUDY GEMMA?
GEMMA is the first Erasmus Mundus Master´s Degree in Women's and Gender Studies in Europe. It was originally selected by the European Commission in 2006 and again in 2011. It is therefore a programme of excellence distinguished from amongst 177 submitted project proposals as “a pilot project and model in the field of Women´s Studies and Gender Studies from a European and global perspective”.

- SCHOLARSHIPS
Prestigious Erasmus Mundus scholarships (under the new Erasmus+ framework) are offered for STUDENTS. The scholarships cover tuition fees and health insurance and include a monthly allowance.

- AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY TO THE PROGRAMME?
Yes, if you have a previous University Bachelor degree (or its equivalent: 180 ECTS, minimum 3 years of study), and speak 2 out of 3 languages: English, Spanish, Italian. *For specific eligibility conditions for scholarships and for separate requirements for visiting scholars, see GEMMA´s website.

- WHEN CAN I APPLY? DEADLINES FOR APPLICATION for the 10th edition of GEMMA (2016-2018)

Students applying for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship Erasmus Mundus scholarship

February 16th 2016 (online application)

Students NOT applying for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship (self-paying students or students with other scholarships)

February 16th 2016 (online application)

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAMME (detailed description of the scholarships, information on eligibility for scholarships, application procedures, required documents, available mobility routes, courses, etc.) please visit:

http://masteres.ugr.es/gemma/

APPLICATION FORM for the Special Call.

Detailed instructions here

 

» CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 10th edition (2016–2018) DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: November 30, 2015

 

GEMMA: Erasmus Mundus Master’s Degree in Women's and Gender Studies, is a two-year postgraduate interdisciplinary study programme that provides high quality education and professional competencies for personnel working or intending to work in the areas of Women's Studies, Gender Studies and Equal Opportunities across Europe and beyond. Students benefit from international mobility as they study at two different European universities and obtain a double diploma from the Home and Mobility institutions. The upcoming 9th edition of the programme will also provide the opportunity for some of the students to complete a mobility period up to 3 months at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. GEMMA partner Universities: University of Granada (Spain, Coordinator) Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (USA) University of Bologna (Italy) Central European University (Hungary) University of Hull (United Kingdom) University of Lodz (Poland) University of Oviedo (Spain) University of Utrecht (the Netherlands) WE WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE YOU/YOUR STUDENTS TO STUDY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LODZ (POLAND), WHERE GEMMA STUDIES ARE HELD BY WOMEN'S STUDIES CENTRE (www.gender.uni.lodz.pl) To find out more about the GEMMA programme please visit: http://masteres.ugr.es/gemma/pages/index Call for application for scholarships of the 10th edition is open until November 30, 2015. If you have any further questions please send an e-mail to: Women's Studies Centre, University of Lodz gender@uni.lodz.pl (+48 42 6354258)

» WE ARE HIRING! Women’s Studies Centre is looking for candidates to take two positions as Early Stage Researchers and work for Grace: Gender and Cultures of Equality – EU-funded, Horizon 2020 project. ESR 1 will research Print capitalism and the making of gender equality. S/he will be employed and enrolled on a PhD programme for 36 months from 01.03.16 and will submit with the application a research proposal to investigate: What is the historical role of national print media as a contested site for the production of cultures of gender equality and how might we map commonalities and differences between diverse sorts of press in selected countries across Europe and between elites and reading publics. The research will involve both content and visual analysis of historical print media. While previous research has focused on the relation between nationalisms and gender/sexualities generally, this study will focus on the changing role of print capitalism in the production of gendered cultures of equality in relation diverse European imaginaries. ESR 1 – more details

» ESR 2 will research The impact of ‘polymedia’ digital platforms on the production of cultures of equality S/he will be employed and enrolled on a PhD programme for 36 months from 01.03.16 and will submit with the application a research proposal to investigate: In what ways are new cultures of gender (in)equality being created, communicated and contested in and across various digital media platforms and how can we examine the translation and movement of cultures of equality from online to offline worlds. The research will involve forms of virtual ethnography together with digital content and visual analysis. The results will be used to extend critically our understanding of the impact of the digital revolution on cultures of equality and identify ways that scholars might make better use of these platforms for producing gender equalities otherwise. ESR 2 – more details

» 03.06.2015 SYRIA – BEYOND THE WAR

 

» GEMMA 9th edition (2015-2017) EXTENDED CALL FOR SELF-FINANCED APPLICATIONS – May 20th 2015

WHAT IS GEMMA?

Erasmus Mundus Master’s Degree in Women's and Gender Studies - GEMMA, is a two-year Postgraduate interdisciplinary study programme that provides high quality education and professional skills for personnel working or intending to work in the areas of Women's Studies, Gender Studies and Equal Opportunities across Europe and beyond. Students benefit from international mobility as they study at two different European universities and obtain a double diploma from the Home and Mobility institutions.

GEMMA partner Universities:
University of Granada (Spain, Coordinator)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (USA)
University of Bologna (Italy)
Central European University (Hungary)
University of Hull (United Kingdom)
University of Lodz (Poland)
University of Oviedo (Spain)
University of Utrecht (the Netherlands)

WE WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE YOU/YOUR STUDENTS TO STUDY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LODZ (POLAND), WHERE GEMMA STUDIES ARE HELD BY WOMEN'S STUDIES CENTRE (www.gender.uni.lodz.pl)

To find out more about the GEMMA programme please visit:

http://masteres.ugr.es/gemma/pages/index

Call for application for self-financed students of the 9th edition is open until

May 20, 2015.

WHY STUDY GEMMA?

GEMMA is the first Erasmus Mundus Master´s Degree in Women's and Gender Studies in Europe. It was originally selected by the European Commission in 2006 and again in 2011 as a programme of excellence distinguished from amongst 177 submitted project proposals as “a pilot project and model in the

field of Women´s Studies and Gender Studies from a European and global perspective”.

AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY TO THE PROGRAMME?

Yes, if you have a University Bachelor´s degree (or its equivalent: 180 ECTS, minimum 3 years of study), and speak 2 out of the 3 Consortium languages: English, Spanish, Italian.

*For specific eligibility conditions and instructions on how to apply please see the GEMMA website: http://masteres.ugr.es/gemma/pages/inscripcion

If you have any further questions please send an e-mail to:

Women's Studies Centre,

University of Lodz

gender@uni.lodz.pl

(+48 42 6354258)

 

»

23rd Advanced European Summer School in Women’s Studies from Multicultural and Interdisciplinary Perspectives 

  NOI♀SE 2015 Summer School 

Biopolitics, Necropolitics, Cosmopolitics:

Feminist and Queer Interventions
 


24 - 28 August 2015, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
 
Organized by the Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies

·         Have you ever thought about which lives are deemed worthy of inclusion into contemporary regimes of power, and which are considered disposable?

·         Are you curious about how the concepts of biopolitics and necropolitics are taken up in feminist, queer, and postcolonial studies?

·         Do you want to know more about transversal connections between biopolitics, necropolitics, and cosmopolitics in the humanities and social sciences?

·         Would you like to explore how postcolonial and posthuman(ist) perspectives can be fruitfully combined for a feminist/queer cosmopolitics to come?

Then join the 2015 Summer School!

 

This year, the 23rd edition of NOI♀SE will introduce you to cutting-edge scholarship at the intersection of media and cultural studies, social sciences, gender studies, and the arts. The relation between discursive strategies and their socio-political effects on both local and global scales will be explored. We will focus upon the mechanisms that mobilize biopolitics within academic spheres whilst simultaneously attending to strategies employed in artistic and activist interventions through law, literature, media, science studies, and the arts.

Concepts & content

The summer school emerges from a larger engagement with questions of biopolitics and necropolitics in an era of neoliberalism and late capitalism. It pays close attention to the effects this has on bodies and lives. Informed by postcolonial theory, cultural analysis, critical posthumanism, and feminist/queer studies, we will address the boundaries of subjectivity and citizenship in a system that actively monitors and excludes certain identities, particularly those who do not – or cannot – conform to a white, middle-class, gender-normative, heteronormative, able-bodied, legally employed, state-documented existence. From here, we move forward toward envisioning feminist/queer futures that rethink categories such as “human” and “subjectivity” based on the modern onto-epistemological premises, opening up into new ways of imagining vital politics, resistance strategies, and other-than-human agencies.

Examining the politics of twenty-first-century life and death, key themes of the summer school will be surveillance, securitization, planetary co-existence, and co-habitation. In a post-9/11, postcolonial/neocolonial era, bodily norms – informed by race, gender, and sexuality – are encoded in tools of surveillance and security, including body scanners, facial recognition software, and identity documents. In examining these processes, we will critically investigate how a politics of inclusion requires – and is in fact built on – simultaneous exclusion wherein some bodies become recognizable subjects while others are constructed as internal enemies and illegitimate non-subjects. Taking account of these global dynamics, the Summer School aims at visions of transformation of the matrix of in-/exclusion into feminist/queer cosmo-political futures that work towards a new discourse of planetary social justice.

Focusing on cultural, legal, scientific, and social practices, this Summer School addresses the following questions: Which lives are deemed worthy of recognition and inclusion in contemporary regimes of power, and which lives are considered disposable? Who may live and who must die? How to envision a different politics of difference(s) that un-works established (anthropocentric) hierarchies and enriches inter-human and inter-species relationality?

Aims
This advanced training course offers a diverse yet coherent program of study from an interdisciplinary perspective. The Summer School is meant for PhD and MA students. Separate seminars for these two groups will be provided in the afternoons.


Formula

·       Two lectures in the morning

·       Separate PhD and MA-seminars in the afternoon

·       Social program

·       Students prepare before NOI♀SE by reading and collecting material for assignments (approximately 40 hours of work). After the school has ended, participants who fulfilled all requirements (preparation of assignments and reading, active participation, and final essay of 10-15 pages) receive a NOI♀SE Certificate (5 ECTS).

·       All students are expected to participate in the entire program for the duration of five days.

Please check the website for more information, registration and regular updates: www.graduategenderstudies.nl.

Venue
The NOI♀SE Summer School 2015 will be hosted by Utrecht University, the Netherlands.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee is €425. This includes digital reading materials but excludes accommodation and subsistence costs (i.e., food, meals, drinks, etc.).

Teachers in the course

The NOISE Summer School is organized by the Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies (NOG, Utrecht University). The 2015 edition is coordinated by dr. Christine Quinan and dr. Kathrin Thiele. Several renowned international scholars and artists from various disciplines will be teaching at the Summer School. Their names will be announced on the website in April.

Registration and Deadline:

Deadline: April 20, 2015. You can find the application form on the website: www.graduategenderstudies.nl.

For more information
NOI♀SE Central Coordination
Utrecht University
Muntstraat 2a
3512 EV Utrecht
The Netherlands
E-mail:
noise@uu.nl

COME TO THE NOI♀SE SUMMER SCHOOL AND BE CHALLENGED!

NOISE - Network Of Interdisciplinary Women's Studies in Europe | Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies | Faculty of Humanities | Utrecht University | Muntstraat 2A, 3512 EV Utrecht, The Netherlands | T. (+31) 030 253 6001 | F. (+31) 030 253 6134 | Office is closed on Friday | noise@uu.nl | www.graduategenderstudies.nl ~ education ~ NOISE Summer School

 

»  CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
9th edition (2015-2017)
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: November 30, 2014

GEMMA: Erasmus Mundus Master’s Degree in Women's and Gender Studies,is a two-year postgraduate interdisciplinary study programme that provides high quality education and professional competencies for personnel working or intending to work in the areas of Women's Studies, Gender Studies and Equal Opportunities across Europe and beyond. Students benefit from international mobility as they study at two different European universities and obtain a double diploma from the Home and Mobility institutions. The upcoming 9th edition of the programme will also provide the opportunity for some of the students to complete a mobility period up to 3 months at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

GEMMA partner Universities:
University of Granada (Spain, Coordinator)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (USA)
University of Bologna (Italy)
Central European University (Hungary)
University of Hull (United Kingdom)
University of Lodz (Poland)
University of Oviedo (Spain)
University of Utrecht (the Netherlands)

WE WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE YOU/YOUR STUDENTS TO STUDY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LODZ (POLAND), WHERE GEMMA STUDIES ARE HELD BY WOMEN'S STUDIES CENTRE (www.gender.uni.lodz.pl)

To find out more about the GEMMA programme please visit: 
http://masteres.ugr.es/gemma/pages/index
Call for application for scholarships of the 9th edition is open until 
November 30, 2014. 
If you have any further questions please send an e-mail to:
Women's Studies Centre, 
University of Lodz
gender@uni.lodz.pl
(+48 42 6354258)

 

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»  CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
7th edition (2013-2015)

GEMMA: Erasmus Mundus Master’s Degree in Women's and Gender Studies, is a two-year postgraduate interdisciplinary study programme that provides high quality education and professional competencies for personnel working or intending to work in the areas of Women's Studies, Gender Studies and Equal Opportunities across Europe and beyond. Students benefit from international mobility as they study at two different European universities and obtain a double diploma from the Home and Mobility institutions. The upcoming 7th edition of the programme will also provide the opportunity for some of the students to complete a mobility period up to 3 months at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
 
GEMMA is the first Erasmus Mundus Master´s Degree in Women's and Gender Studies in Europe. It was originally selected by the European Commission in 2006 and again in 2011. It is therefore a programme of excellence distinguished from amongst 177 submitted project proposals as “a pilot project and model in the field of Women´s Studies and Gender Studies from a European and global perspective”.
 
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAMME (information on eligibility, application procedures, required documents, available mobility routes, courses, etc.) please visit:
 
http://masteres.ugr.es/gemma/pages/index
 
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION for participation in the 7th edition of GEMMA (2013-2015) for self-financed students from Europe and non-European countries is the 30th of April 2013 at 17.00 hours Granada local time.
 
GEMMA PARTNER UNIVERSITIES
University of Granada, Spain (Coordinator)
University of Bologna, Italy
Central European University of Budapest, Hungary
University of Hull, United Kingdom
University of ŁodĽ, Poland
University of Oviedo, Spain
University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

If you have any further questions please send an e-mail to:
Women's Studies Centre, University of Lodz
gender@uni.lodz.pl
www.gender.uni.lodz.pl
or check GEMMA website: http://masteres.ugr.es/gemma/

 

» Please visit our Anniversary Conference Intersecting Feminisms: Theory, Politics and Activism website www.gender2012.pl

 

» Intersecting Feminisms: Theory, Politics and Activism. Women’s Studies Centre Anniversary Conference – EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS
>>> learn more

 

» THE POLISH HUMANITARIAN ACTION (PAH) would like to announce a series of meetings entitled “Global development and gender” with Nalini Visvanathan, the editor of Kobiety, gender i globalny rozwój. Wybór tekstów (Women, Gender and Global Development. Selected Articles) published by PAH. The meeting in ŁódĽ will be held on March 9, 2012, at 6.00 p.m., in Political Critique (Krytyka Polityczna) Club, Piotrkowska 101. The meeting will be chaired by Zefiryna Żegnałek, PhD, from Women’s Studies Centre >>> learn more

 

» INTERSECTING FEMINISMS: THEORY, POLITICS AND ACTIVISM. WOMEN’S STUDIES CENTRE ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE
On the occasion of the forthcoming 20th anniversary of Women’s Studies Centre we have the honor to invite you to participate in the international conference held on November 16 - 18, 2012. The event will be hosted by the Faculty of International and Political Studies, University of ŁódĽ. >>> learn more

 

» A NEW MEDIA EDUCATION PROJECT HAS JUST BEEN LAUNCHED!
”Community Media Applications & Participation” (COMAPP) GRUNDTVIG – LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN UNION The Department of Transatlantic and Media Studies (TSA) is participating in an international, innovative, media project supported by the European Commission in Brussels. The project is devoted to training people who wish to acquire new competences in using modern information and communication technologies such as Internet, podcasts or smartphone applications. Women’s Studies Centre is taking part in COMAPP as an associated partner. >>> learn more

 

» 6TH EDITION OF GEMMA PROGRAM - RECRUITMENT
The Consortium of Erasmus Mundus Master’s Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies (GEMMA) begins recruitment for the new academic year. For the timeline for applicants as well as all the detail concerning GEMMA please visit:  http://masteres.ugr.es/gemma/.

 

» GREAT SUCCESS OF GEMMA CONSORTIUM
According to the European Commission’s decision the project GEMMA (Erasmus Mundus Master’s Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies), which is addressed to students worldwide, will be realized by the University of ŁódĽ for the next five editions until 2018. The proposal of GEMMA consortium was distinguished as one of 30 best project proposals from amongst 177 that had been submitted. GEMMA was selected for funding for the second time, which unequivocally confirms the high standard of the courses offered within the project.

 

»POST-GRADUATE PROGRAM IN GENDER STUDIES
On May 1, 2012 we open the recruitment for the post-graduate program in GENDER STUDIES for the academic year of 2012/2013.
For the detailed description of the studies and the program please visit:
http://www.gender-studies.pl
All interested persons are required to deliver the following documents to the address of WSC UŁ:
1)   a copy of the university diploma (BA or MA),
2)   a filled personal questionnaire,
3)   a filled application sheet,
4)   CV,
5)   a brief cover letter,
6)   two current photos. Course duration: 2 semesters (in the extra-mural mode) Course cost is 1,900 PLN for 2 semesters

 

» POST-GRADUATE PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS: GENDER STUDIES – POLICY OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES IN THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS
At the moment we are offering the second and final edition of the program; however, we are pleased to announce that beginning from the next academic year (2012/1213), Women’s Studies Center will offer trainings for teachers, which will also be financially supported by the ESF.
The recruitment for training courses and program details will be published on the project website at:
http://www.ucz-tolerancji.pl

 

» Training workshop: WOMEN IN THE MEDIA – CrossTalk project
Download (in Polish):
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»  THE GLOBAL MEDIA MONITORING DAY
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