In cooperation with our fellows, re:work organises an annual summer academy with changing themes; these depend on our guest researcher’s current focus. This provides a means of integrating junior scholars from all over the world into re:work’s project as the call for papers is published internationally. Furthermore, it helps foster an intellectual network consisting of younger scholars whose research interests are connected to the current subject under study. The annual summer academy takes place at a partner institution outside of Germany. It is open for doctoral students from all over the world (English is usually the working language) specialising in the field of work/labour from historical perspectives and others from within the social sciences. Within this framework, participants present their projects (40 minutes) and comment on one of their peer’s projects (20 minutes).
Applicants are required to send in a brief outline of their current project (max. 3 pages) as well as a two-page essay on how their work relates to the theme of the summer academy and how they can contribute to it. The outline and the essay have to be submitted along with a CV and the names/email addresses of two referees. Applicants are asked to fill out an electronic form that will be available in due course. We only accept electronically submitted applications.
Participants’ travel and accommodation expenses are covered by the summer academy’s organisers.
re:work Summer Academies
2018 "Labour and Leisure in Global History" in Mombasa (Kenya)
in cooperation with the Faculty of Arts, University of Nairobi
2017 "Labour, Rights, and Mobility" in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
in cooperation with the National University of General San Martín in Buenos Aires
2016 “Labour, Politics and Safety” in Maputo (Mozambique)
in cooperation with the history department of the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo
2015 "Work and Non-Work in Global Perspective. Resonances, Connections, Contradictions" in Seoul (Korea)
in cooperation with the Preparatory Committee of the Institute of Critical Transnational Studies and the History Department at Sogang University
2014 "Work in Post-Slavery Societies: Gender and Generations" in Dakar (Senegal)
in cooperation with the doctoral school Etudes sur l’homme et la société at Cheikh Anta Diop University
2013 "Free and Unfree Labour in Global History" in Campinas (Brazil)
in cooperation with the History Department at the State University of Campinas
2012 "Work, Generation, and Life Course" in Johannesburg (South Africa)
in cooperation with the History Workshop at the University of the Witwatersrand
2011 "Working Lives in Global History" in Noida (India)
in cooperation with the V. V. Giri National Labour Institute, the Indian Labour History Association and the Centre for Modern Indian Studies (Göttingen)
2010 "Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History" in Bamako (Mali)
in cooperation with Point Sud - Centre for Research on Local Knowledge