Guest lectures, readings, CfPs & conferences, summer schools

The 2015 Afroeuropeans Network Conference in Münster
© C. Calvopina

You will find upcoming guest lectures, readings, summer schools as well as the latest call for papers and conferences here . Watch out for regular updates.

  • Guest lectures

    "Sprache und Kolonialismus" (Language and Colonialism) lecture series (2 JUN - 23 JUN 2021)

    The lecture series is organized by the Germanistisches Institut der Universität Münster & Kommission für Mundart- und Namenforschung Westfalens.
    You can find more information on the lecture series and the individual talks listed below here.

    2 JUN 2021 | 18:30h
    Koloniale Mikrotoponyme: (Historische) Benennungspraktiken, (aktuelle) Umbenennungen

    Lecture by Dr. Verena Ebert (Würzburg) in German

    9 JUN 2021 | 18:30h
    Die deutsche Sprache im postkolonialen Namibia

    Lecture by Dr. Christian Zimmer (Freie Universität Berlin) in German

    16 JUN 2021 | 18:30h
    Unserdeutsch (Rabaul Creole German): Das linguistische Erbe der Hiltruper Missionare im Südwestpazifik

    Lecture by Prof. Dr. Péter Maitz (Universität Bern) in German

    23 JUN 2021 | 18:30h
    Kolonialismus im Wörterbuch. Einblicke in die Arbeit der Dudenredaktion

    Lecture by Dr. Laura Neuhaus (Dudenredaktion, Berlin) in German

    "Contingent Belonging Un/bedingte Zugehörigkeit" lecture series (18 JAN–29 JAN 2021)

    You can find more information on the lecture series and the individual talks listed below here.

    18 JAN 2021 | 18:00 Uhr (s.t.)
    "From the Other Side": Grenzregime im Blickfeld der Kunst

    Lecture by Prof. Dr. Ursula Frohne ​(Uni Münster) in German

    20 JAN 2021 | 18:15h
    Hintergründe und Bedingungen räumlicher Mobilität: Positionen und Perspektiven der Migrationsforschung

    Lecture by Prof. Dr. Jochen Oltmer (Uni Osnabrück) in German

    21 JAN 2021 | 18:00h
    “Illegal Alien” or “Refugee”: Border Crossings Into El Paso, Texas

    ​Lecture by Dr. Ina Batzke (Augsburg University)

    26 JAN 2021 | 18:00h
    Leben und Sterben mit der Grenze: Grenzregime, Migration und Identitäten in Mexiko und den USA im 20. Jahrhundert

    Lecture by Prof. Dr. Silke Hensel (Uni Münster) in German

    27 JAN 2021 | 18:00h
    Refugees and the Right to Have Rights: From the Borders of Europe through Contingent Belonging in Münster

    ​Lecture by Dr. Jesper Reddig (Münster University)

    29 JAN 2021 | 18:00h
    The Cemetery of the Companionless: Towards a World Literature of Undocumented Lives in Elif Shafak’s 10 Minutes, 38 Seconds in this Strange World

    ​Lecture by Prof. Dr. Mita Banerjee (Mainz University)

  • Readings


  • CfPs & conferences

    Comparing Colonialism: Beyond Modern Exceptionalism
    September 26-28, 2019
    Deadline: September 30, 2018

  • Summer schools

    Various universities and other academic organisations offer summer schools where students can explore a particular subject in a kind of block seminar format over one or several weeks during the semester break. This gives students the chance to study new topics not offered at their home universities, or to explore a familiar topic from a new angle, with different teachers and classmates in a different setting. Sometimes students can get credit points which are also accepted at their home university (preferably check beforehand).

    Upcoming summer schools


    GAPS summer academy

    A summer academy on anglophone postcolonial literatures and cultures is organized biannually by interested students under the auspices of the Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies (GAPS). The GAPS summer school offers students from all universities the opportunity to explore various different aspects of the New Literatures in English in a one-week 'package' of lectures, seminars and authors' readings. Creative writing workshops are also possible. Lecturers and authors come from various German and international locations. Each Summer School takes place in a different city.

    Students can have their ASNEL summer school 'credits' accepted for thematically relevant components of any degree programme offered at Münster’s English department (e.g. Magister, Lehramt, B.A., M.A.of Education, M.A. National & Transnational Studies), and at any level (e.g. Proseminar, BA seminar, Hauptseminar - but not Kolloquium).
    Details can be checked on the summer school website and should be discussed with one of your Münster lecturers (e.g. Prof. Mark Stein or Dr. Silke Stroh) in advance.

    The most recent GAPS Summer Schools took place in Frankfurt in September 2017 ("Performing Postcolonialisms").