CfP: 13th annual Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society (Event: Amsterdam), Applications by April 15, 2009

The 13th annual Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society will be held at the Graduate School of Social Sciences, Universiteit van Amsterdam from July 5 – July 30th, 2009.

Students and professionals are invited to participate in courses, seminars and dialogues in Amsterdam on the cultural and social dimensions of human sexuality. The Summer Institute is an intensive four-week summer programme, which focuses on the study of sexuality across cultures and is taught by an international faculty team.

We are proud to introduce our new 2009 faculty: The summer institute Research Seminar is led by Diane di Mauro. Examples of other courses are Sexuality in Muslim Societies taught by Pinar Ilkkaracan, Young Sexualities taught by Deevia Bhana and Heterosexualities taught by Katherine Frank. Topics addressed during the course on the Netherlands led by Laurens Buijs include: sexwork, the city as former gay capital, adolescent sexuality and the campaigns for safe sex. This course will include site visits. The Prostitution Information Center and the Gender Team are just two examples of the many places the programme visits. We are updating our website on a regular basis, since many more guest lecturers are lined up.

This highly specialised programme is for advanced students, primarily Ph.D. and MA students in the socio-cultural sciences and professionals working for NGO’s.

The institute was founded in 1995, and since then, students from more than 40 countries have participated in our courses. Nearly a quarter of the participants have been professionals working for NGO’s. The other participants came from such diverse educational backgrounds as the social sciences (anthropology, sociology), psychology, women’s studies, history, public health and human sexuality studies. Statements of former students can be found on the website.

On the site under the link ‚application‘, you will find the official application form. You can print this out, fill it in and send it back to us.

The application deadline is April 15, 2009.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mirjam Schieveld,
Eva Visscher-Simon

Summer Institute
Amsterdam Graduate School of Social Sciences
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Courier and Visiting address
Prins Hendrikkade 189-B
1011 TD Amsterdam
The Netherlands
+31 20 525.3776
fax +31 20 525.3778


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