[URBANTH-L] ANN: Summer Institute on International Migration, Ethnic Diversity and Cities (Amersterdam)

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Sun Feb 19 23:45:35 EST 2006

Dear Colleagues:

We are pleased to announce the third annual Summer Institute on
International Migration, Ethnic Diversity and Cities, to be held at the
International School for Humanities and Social Sciences, Universiteit van
Amsterdam from June 11th-29th, 2006.  For details over the course, go to

Summer Institute on International Migration, Ethnic Diversity and Cities
Dates: June 11th - 29th, 2006

The Summer Institute on International Migration, Ethnic Diversity and
Cities at the International School for Humanities and Social Science in
Amsterdam is a three-week summer programme, which seeks to explore the
topical features of international migration and the incorporation of
immigrants in the cities and states of destination.  The seminar will take
place in Amsterdam between June 11 - 29, 2006. Classes are from Monday
through Thursday. All classes are in English.

Our programme directors, Dr. Jan Rath and Dr. Jeroen Doomernik, are
respectively programme director and programme coordinator of the Institute
for Migration and Ethnic Studies at the Universiteit van Amsterdam and are
both internationally recognized for their scholarship in Migration Studies.
In addition, this year's guest lecturers include Nancy Foner, Dan Hiebert,
Jacqueline Andall, Rinus Penninx, Marek Okólski, Monica Boyd and many

The themes of the seminar will be approached in an international
comparative way, building on theoretical and empirical contributions of
sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, geographers,
economists, philosophers and historians.  The Institute is open to advanced
undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students as well as professionals
working in a field related to the topic of the Summer Institute.

The Programme

The Summer Institute consists of two tracks (Track 1 for MA students and
Track 2 for PhD candidates). Morning courses are for all students.   In the
afternoon of week 2 and 3, Track 1 students attend the thematic afternoon
courses and Track 2 students attend a research seminar. In the last week
all students are again convened in the afternoon closing sessions.

The Programme roughly consists of six blocks.

- The first block, Theories and Concepts of International Migration,
scheduled for the first week, encompasses a four-day course on ethnic
diversity and cities as well as a series of guest lectures by international
high profile experts (Track 1 & 2). This block aims to provide the students
with a comprehensive 'toolkit' of theories, perspectives, and approaches to
international migration (the movement of people across political borders)
and the process of settlement and integration that possibly follows

The next four blocks, scheduled for the next two weeks, encompass in-depth
exploration of thematic fields:
- Regulation of Immigration. (Track 1 & 2). This block focuses on political
and regulatory aspects of international migration and underlying migration
and integration regimes. Selected contemporary case studies will help
highlight the political and institutional factors that influence the
regulation of immigration and integration. This block also addresses the
intended, unintended and perverse consequences of regulation as well as the
tendency towards informalization.
- Generational Change. (Track 1 only). This block focuses on the
proliferation of the second generation. Attention will be paid to the
dynamics of ethnic identities, the development of ethnic diversity and the
concomitant formation and possible disintegration of ethnic groups along
generation lines. This block also addresses the integration of
second-generation immigrants in the educational and labour market systems
as well as the gender breakdown of these processes.
- Cosmopolitan Cities- The case of Amsterdam. (Track 1 & 2). This block
focuses on the process of immigrant integration in Amsterdam.  Researchers
from the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) will discuss the
issues confronting Amsterdam and the Netherlands following the apparent
rise of anti-immigrant sentiment in the Netherlands and the murder of Theo
van Gogh. It addresses the process of immigrant integration in various
domains, more particular the formation of local integration policies and
the involvement of immigrants and their associations, Islam and public
security, and shopping, clubbing and eating in cosmopolitan cities.
- Roundtable Discussion with Policy Advisors. (Track 1 only). This block
will examine the way in which policy makers define the concept of
integration and translate that concept into concrete policies.
Participants will meet with practitioners in the field and examine the ways
in which theories are put into practice in the real world.  The
interrelationship of these processes with class and social mobility will
also be discussed.
- The sixth block, scheduled for the second and third week, is a Research
Seminar for PhD students only. This is a series of meetings in which
students present and discuss their research proposals. These proposals have
been circulated up front to each participating student. Special attention
is given to methodological matters.

 The regular tuition is EUR 2200. The tuition for students who wish to
receive course credit is EUR 2700. Unfortunately, the Institute is not
capable of offering scholarships.

The rent for the housing is approximately EUR 500 for one month.

 Students are accepted on the basis of
i) their previous qualifications,
ii) the level of knowledge of English,
iii) an essay on their motivation, and
iv) consultation of references.
The Admissions Committee will take account of coherence, feasibility or
relevance of the student's career objectives and proposed program of study,
as well as excellence in prior academic accomplishment, especially in
coursework and experience related to the Summer Institute.

Certificate and Credits
All students receive a certificate of attendance. Students who wish to earn
credits receive upon successful completion of the Programme, an official
transcript stating the courses taken, credits earned and grades obtained.
The Programme is the equivalent of a 10 European Credits (or 5 American
credits) module if the following requirements are fulfilled:

Application Deadline
The application deadline is April 1, 2006.

Application and Information
You can download the application form from the website:
or you can obtain application forms and other detailed information on the
Summer Institute on International Migration, Ethnic Diversity and Cities from:

Summer Institute on International Migration, Ethnic Diversity and Cities/ISHSS
Prins Hendrikkade 189-B
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 525 3776
Fax: +31 20 525 3778
Email: sim-ishss at uva.nl <mailto:sim-ishss at uva.nl>
Website: <http://www.ishss.uva.nl/SIM/>

Amy Abdou
Program Manager
Summer Institute
Prins Hendrikkade 189-B
1011 TD Amsterdam
The Netherlands
phone: (+31)-20-525-3776
fax: (+31)-20-525-3778
email: sim-ishss at uva.nl

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