This one-week summer school for PhD students will explore key themes and issues within the broad field of Migration Studies from the perspectives of postcolonial and decolonial thought. The summer school is hosted by the cutting-edge research center Linnaeus University Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies and is directed by Gurminder K Bhambra and Johan Höglund. It will take place August 26–29, 2019.
About the summer school
The past and the present are full of concurrences. Events happen simultaneously in the same place as well as in different places, and are interpreted differently by those who experience them. But what does this mean to researchers of the humanities and the social sciences? How do we bring broader contexts and connections, which may not have been initially visible, into our re-understandings of these same events? What difference do different interpretations make to what we had initially known and how might we know differently in light of those different interpretations?
This one-week summer school for PhD students will explore key themes and issues within the broad field of Migration Studies from the perspectives of postcolonial and decolonial thought. It will address the phenomenon of European movement in the nineteenth century to what comes to be called the New World and examines the colonial context for the very possibility of such movement. It also draws a line – historical and imagined – to the subsequent establishment of ‘postcolonial borders’. This includes both the borders established in Europe and the West to keep formerly colonial populations out as well as the negotiations around how borders could be redrawn in decolonial contexts with different imaginings.
The summer school would be of interest to PhD students keen to explore the broader restructuring of social scientific understandings of states and movements of populations by locating their roots in historical processes of colonization and decolonization.
The broad themes to be covered in the summer school include:
- Decolonising Migration Studies (Lucy Mayblin)
- Racial Borders (E. Tendayi Achiume)
- Borderlands of Swedish-Indigenous Encounters (Gunlög Fur)
- Colonial Intimacies: Borders, Race and Family in the Making of Empire (Joe Turner)
- Refugee Reception or Welfare State Sustainability, or Both? (Peo Hansen)
- Reimagining Borders and Belonging (Aurora Vergara-Figueroa)
The summer school will begin with a one day workshop where the invited faculty facilitators will present their current research. It will be followed by three days of focused workshops led by faculty and sessions organised around the discussion of draft chapters/articles submitted by graduate students.
To reach Växjö
It is possible to reach Växjö (VXO) by flight via Amsterdam (Schiphol, AMS). You can search for flight connections on KLM.com.
Another convenient way to reach Växjö is to take a flight to Copenhagen airport (Kastrup, CPH), and then continue with a direct train from the airport to Växjö. It takes about two and half hours to travel from the airport to Växjö.
Train tickets at Copenhagen Airport (Kastrup)
There are two train companies, SJ and Öresundstågen, that will take you from Copenhagen to Växjö. You can buy tickets using vending machines in the luggage claim area or tickets offices at the airport.
You can find train schedule and also purchase your train ticket on sj.se/en or Lanstrafikenkron.se/en
In case you enter Sweden from the east (Finland, Russia, China and Japan) it can also be convenient to take a flight to Stockholm airport Arlanda (ARN) and then continue with a domestic flight to Växjö. There are flight departures Bromma (BMR). Visit flygbra.se/en for departures from Bromma.
If you travel by train from Stockholm you can find train schedule and purchase your train ticket on sj.se/en
Flight connections and more useful travel information on smalandairport.se/en
We have pre-booked rooms at the hotels listed below. Please, call or email the hotel directly and mention the booking code "CAC 2019" when you book to get our special price. Note: The pre-booked rooms can not be booked on-line on the hotels website.
VAT not included in prices below.
Quality Hotel Royal Corner
(single room from 1008 SEK/night)
SE-352 32 VÄXJÖ
You can book this hotel via email email@example.com
or telephone +46/470 – 70 10 00
Elite Stadshotellet Växjö
(single room from 1115 SEK/night)
Kungsgatan 6, Box 198
SE-352 33 VÄXJÖ
You can book this hotel via email firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone +46/470 – 134 00
(single room from 750 SEK/night)
SE-352 33, VÄXJÖ
You can book this hotel via email email@example.com
or telephone +46/470 – 77 67 00
(single room from 795 SEK/night)
Norra Esplanaden 21 A
SE-352 31, VÄXJÖ
You can book this hotel via email firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone +46/470 – 70 22 00
If you want to share a room some of the hotels above offer rooms for double occupancy at the same or a slightly higher price.
Are you looking for more affordable accommodations we suggest that you visit one of the following websites:
Växjö Vandrarhem Evedal
telephone +46/470 – 630 70
Ett Kvarter Bed & Breakfast
Website: http://www.ettkvarter.se (currently only in Swedish)
telephone +46/470-141 70
telephone: +46/70-378 00 95