Winter School “PEOPLE AND TERRITORIES: Biopower and Geopolitics in the Black Sea and the Caucasus”


Biopower and Geopolitics in the Black Sea and the Caucasus


Winter school announcement

Kääriku, Estonia, 11-17 February 2018


Deadline: November 15, 2017

Open to: MA and PhD students of political science, international relations, semiotics, law, regional studies, cultural studies etc.

Venue: 11-17 February 2018 in Kääriku, Estonia

The University of Tartu and the Higher School of Economics, Moscow invite graduate and post-graduate students to apply for the winter school “PEOPLE AND TERRITORIES: Biopower and Geopolitics in the Black Sea and the Caucasus”. This school is part of an international project “Escapes from Modernity” which has been organizing seasonal schools in several European countries since 2007.

In February 2018, the school will keep exploring different dimensions of power and relate them with domestic and foreign policies of major international actors. This year we shall particularly focus on juxtaposing, comparing and unpacking geopolitical and biopolitical facets of international relations, and discuss them through the territorial lens, on the one hand, and the people-centric prism, on the other. In the geographic sense we shall put a premium on a plethora of policy practices, cultural phenomena and discourses unfolding in a spatially vast and politically turbulent area encompassing the Black Sea and the Caucasian regions. please find more info here

Venue: Kääriku Leisure and Sports Centre  of the University of Tartu, situated in a beautiful area in Valga County, about 40 km south of Tartu, near the Otepää winter resort.

Working language: English

Eligibility: M.A. and PhD students

Diploma: 4 ECTS

Cost: participants cover their travel to/from Kääriku and accommodation during the school. Organizers cover food, local transport, teaching costs and materials. For additional information about participation fee please contact

Application deadline: 15 November, 2017

How to apply: submit your CV and motivation letter explaining your interest in the topic and its relevance for your future career to Ms Olena Solohub ( by 15.11.2017.