2019 Summer School: Health-Culture-Healing

2019 Summer School: Health-Culture-Healing

For the fifth year in a row, the School of English Department of American Literature of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is organizing a Summer School to take place at the Faculty of Philosophy from June 28 to July 4, 2019. The Summer School is organized with the collaboration of the HELAAS (Hellenic Association for American Studies) and the Fulbright Foundation in Greece.

This year's topic tackles issues surrounding Health – Culture – Healing. The 2019 Summer School will explore perceptions of physical and psychological wellbeing through an interdisciplinary and multicultural approach to questions of health, fitness and activism, sickness, trauma, and healing. The Summer School examines the relationship between art, literature, and healing practices with socio-cultural attitudes toward illness and the body in pain.

The language of the Summer School is English. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students, IB students, secondary education teachers, and the general public.

For the occasion, Dr. Sarah Hentges, was invited from Danmark as an Intercountry Lectureship Award recipient.


28-29 June 2019
Healing through Nature and Traditional Folk Medicine
Sofia Emmanouilidou, Ph.D. (Special Teaching Staff, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece; Fulbright Alumna)
1-2 July 2019
The World as Hospital/The Stage as Hospital
Penelope Chatzidimitriou, Ph.D. (co-founder and director of the Ars Moriendi Theater Group; Lecturer in the international program of University of London)
3-4 July 2019
Mind/Body Fitness: Navigating Health and Wellness in Mainstream North American Culture
Sarah Hentges, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, University of Maine at Augusta, US; Fulbright Danish Distinguished Chair of American studies, University of Southern Denmark).

REGISTRATIONS - Deadline: June 10, 2019

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