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  • RTG Minor Cosmopolitanisms

Welcome to the Research Training Group Minor Cosmopolitanisms!

The Research Training Group (RTG) Minor Cosmopolitanisms wishes to establish new ways of studying and understanding the cosmopolitan project against and beyond its Eurocentric legacies. It will focus on concrete critical, artistic as well as everyday practices that straddle the schism between cultural relativism and humanist universalism, and combine visions of transcultural justice, peace and conviviality with an ethical commitment to difference and alterity.

The RTG took up its work in October 2016 with its first generation of doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. To celebrate the start of the programme, and present the RTG's aims and approaches, our opening event was held on 28 October, 2016 at the University of Potsdam.

Find out more about the application process and procedures to become a doctoral or postdoctoral fellow.

Learn more about the Research Training Group’s take on ‘minor cosmopolitanisms’, its research profile and qualification programme, and its international network of partner institutions.

Meet the group of scholars who initiated the Research Training Group (local supervisors), as well as the associated local and international scholars joining them.

Universität Potsdam

HU Berlin

FU Berlin

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Global Studies Programme

The Global Studies Programme is a two-year Master's program with the main objective being to study various cultures and regions within the social sciences, focusing on the Global South. The programme is run jointly by the University of Freiburg (Germany), the University of Cape Town (South Africa), Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi, India), FLACSO Argentina (Buenos Aires) and Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok). 

Deadline: November 30th

Link to the Call

ANNOUNCEMENT: Deadline Extension for Sydney Summer School Applications

The deadline for applications to our Sydney Summer School has been extended to December 1st, 2017. Entitled Minor Cosmopolitan Justice and Aesthetics, the school forms part of a larger research project on Minor Cosmopolitanisms that is concerned with establishing new ways of studying and understanding the cosmopolitan project against and beyond its Eurocentric legacies. The school is a joint project between the RTG Minor Cosmopolitanisms and Macquarie University and hosted at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. 

For more on the school and applications 

Lecture: Zentrale Fragen indigener Gesellschaften der Gegenwart

RTG fellow Jens Temmen will be giving the opening speech at the Tage des indigenen Films festival on November 22nd entitled "Zentrale Fragen indigener Gesellschaften der Gegenwart: Zwei Fallstudien aus der Pazifikregion" or "Central Questions of Indigenous Societies of the Present: two Case Studies from the Pacific Region." Temmen's  lecture will be focused on decolonial strategies and objectives in Guam and Hawaii, specifically on the Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement and the writings of Chamorro author Craig Santos Perez. 

Link to the Facebook Event