European Summer School in Canadian Studies


July 25 – August 5, 2022 
Vienna – Innsbruck (Austria)


From July 25-August 5, 2022, the Canadian Studies Centres of the Universities of Innsbruck and Vienna held the first European Summer School in Canadian Studies. The ESSCS brought 27 young Canadianists (MA and doctoral students) to Vienna and Innsbruck for a two-week program that included lectures and workshops from researchers in English, French, and Indigenous Literary and Cultural Studies, Geography, History, Political Science and Economics, Language Policy, Media and Mountain Studies. 

The highlights included two author readings by Madeleine Thien, hosted by the Embassy of Canada in Austria, and by Chloé Savoie-Bernard, three guided city tours (Vienna, Salzburg, and Innsbruck), a one-day excursion to the Alpine Obergurgl Research Center of the University of Innsbruck, an afternoon excursion to the Nordkette and a farewell dinner.

Organizing Team

Doris G. Eibl (University of Innsbruck)
Alexandra Ganser (University of Vienna)
Andrea Krotthammer (University of Innsbruck)
Ursula Mathis-Moser (University of Innsbruck)
Helena Oberzaucher (University of Vienna)
Stefanie Schäfer (University of Vienna)
Jörg Türschmann (University of Vienna)

Former members of the organizing team
Janine Köppen (University of Innsbruck)
Janni Nielsen (University of Innsbruck)
Veronika Riedl (University of Innsbruck)