CES Summer School

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars


"Archives of the Present: Racism, Activism, and Remembrance"

This CES Summer School engages with the contemporary politics of remembrance by challenging the notion that activists from racialized populations are merely struggling for symbolic inclusion or to preserve collective memories; rather, these campaigns are placed within broader struggles for racial justice. Through interdisciplinary approaches to the analysis of multiple processes and initiatives (e.g. monuments, commemorations, exhibitions, digital media, arts, education, community libraries), the School aims to produce an archive of the present with contributions from academics and activists from a variety of contexts (namely Belgium, Brazil, Cape Verde, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States) a dialogue between the diverse historical and geographical contexts of European colonialism, as well as the less evident links in the campaigns for racial justice by diverse populations.
Period2 Sep 20196 Sep 2019
Event typeOther
LocationCoimbra, Portugal
Degree of RecognitionInternational