METIS is now inviting applications for its second biannual international summer school for graduate students (master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral students welcome), following on the success of its first summer school held in Padua, Italy in September 2018. The summer school will take place in Versailles and St. Quentin-en-Yvelines, near Paris. It will offer a high-level international environment to students from various disciplines (history, art history, information and communication sciences, political science, sociology, literature, cultural studies, etc.).
After the 2016 edition, devoted to the links between media and politics from the French Revolution to today, the theme proposed this year is ”Mass Culture: new approaches, new issues (19th and 20th centuries)”. Comparative and transnational approaches to archives and sources will allow us to investigate in new and innovative ways the idea of mass culture as an object of historical study. The school’s international dimension will encourage discussion between different historiographical traditions in the field, and comparisons among many historical contexts and regions. Methodological inquiries will be especially encouraged, in order to evaluate the contributions which, for example, the digital humanities or interdisciplinary approaches may offer.
The lectures and workshops will be organized around three themes:
2) The question of spread and reception
3) Critiques of mass cultures