Credits at NICA 2015-16


Graduate students are required to obtain a number of EC credits at the national schools. Here is a quick overview of what’s on offer at NICA

Cultural Analysis and Disability Studies


May 26 | This spring, the University of Amsterdam offered a seminar in Cultural Analysis of Disability. This event will bring some of the discussions that took place during this seminar to the wider public. We will create a space for discussion and exploration of how disability is represented and constructed through normalising discourses in all sorts of texts, from films to textbooks to novels and beyond—and the ways in which disabled people and their allies can and do challenge these practices



European Summer School for Cultural Studies (ESSCS), 20-24 June 2016, % EC | In Margins of Philosophy, Jacques Derrida notes that “it is a mistake to believe in the immediate and ahistorical legibility of a philosophical argument.” The 2016 European Summer School for Cultural Studies departs from the idea that this warning pertains not just to philosophical inquiry, but across academic disciplines, from literary and media studies to law, architecture and the social sciences.

Kama La Mackerel: From Thick Skin to Femme Armour Tour


June 10, performance | Kama La Mackerel is a Tio’tia:ke/Montreal-based community organizer, movement builder, writer, poet, story-teller, curator and multi-disciplinary artist whose work focusses on narration and cultural production as modes of anti-colonial resistance. The From Thick Skin to Femme Armour Tour is an extensive multi-disciplinary art and research project that seeks to visibilize and honour trans femme of colour resistance and resilience across history and in contemporary everyday life

Cary Wolf: Posthumanism, Biopolitics, and the Animal Turn


Lecture, Q&A, and Masterclass, June 8, 9, 10 | Founding Editor of the series Posthumanities at the University of Minnesota Press, Cary Wolf will visit Utrecht University and participate in various activities around the topics of animal studies, immunity, biopolitics, and posthumanism. “Human beings are not the constitutive elements of either the social or the political.”

Music and Cultural Analysis Reading Group


Reading group, starting February 4 | The reading group is especially interested in intersections of music with other forms of human expression and communication: the visual arts, literature, popular culture, philosophy, religion and so on

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