First European Summer School in Canadian Studies (ESSCS)


M.A./M.Ed./Ph.D. students and emerging scholars interested in Canadian or North American Studies are invited to apply to attend the first European Summer School in Canadian Studies, which will take place in Vienna and Innsbruck from July 25 to August 5, 2022.

The close diplomatic relations between Canada and the European Union, and in particular the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Canada and Austria in 2022, ask us to develop a better reciprocal understanding of the two partners with regard to cultural, political, and economic issues. The European Summer School in Canadian Studies is the first of its kind to meet these new demands and to support aspiring students and young researchers in building international networks. It addresses the multidisciplinary field of Canadian Studies, aiming to bring students from various countries in Europe and beyond together to strengthen the dialogue between the many fields that make up Canadian Studies: literary and cultural studies, indigenous studies, film studies, language policy, history, cultural economic and social geography, political science, translation studies, intersectional studies, and economics. Our programme offers international high-potential M.A./M.Ed. and Ph.D. students in the Humanities and Social Sciences critical perspectives on national myths and stereotypes as well as an overview of the status quo of Canadian Studies. 

Credits: 5 ECTS (6 ECTS possible with an additional task)
Application deadline: March 5, 2022
Scholarships are available.

Organizing Team

Doris G. Eibl (University of Innsbruck)
Alexandra Ganser (University of Vienna)
Andrea Krotthammer (University of Innsbruck)
Ursula Mathis-Moser (University of Innsbruck)
Janni Nielsen (University of Innsbruck)
Helena Oberzaucher (University of Vienna)
Stefanie Schäfer (University of Vienna)
Jörg Türschmann (University of Vienna)