Photos from summer school 2022

Circus Interdisciplinary Summer School 2023

Possibilities, challenges & opportunities when engaging in cross-cutting research collaborations

Are you also dreaming of warm summer days filled with inspiring discussions on inter-, multi- and cross-disciplinary research? Then don’t miss out on CIRCUS’ Interdisciplinary Summer School 2023!

We at CIRCUS offer an enriching three-day school where participants will have the opportunity to further develop their skills in cross-disciplinary collaborations.

Who can apply to the summer school?

Senior PhD students, junior researchers, seasoned tenured lecturers and professors, employed at Uppsala University.

There is room for 18 participants. We aim to have a mixed group of different disciplines, genders, seniorities and different national and international research backgrounds. We will, in case of oversubscription, favour early submissions while also striving for a fruitful diversity.

The Alumni of Summer School 2022 is very welcome to attend our newly-added modules on the afternoon of August 17th! More information TBA.

Link to application  Close at 8 May. We will confirm participation on 22 May at the latest.


Wednesday 16 August (start 08:30) to Friday 18 August (end 15:15).


Centre for Integrated Research on Culture and Society (CIRCUS), Kyrkogårdsgatan 8A (The Old Observatory)

A priceless summer school at no cost

  • Free of charge (lunch, dinner and fun activities included!)
  • For participants employed at Campus Gotland: Travel from Gotland and three nights at a modest Uppsala hotel are provided for. This is funded in collaboration between CIRCUS and the Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor for Campus Gotland.  

Aim of the summer school:

  • To provide opportunities for capacity-building regarding different kinds of cross- cutting research.
  • To provide a thorough orientation about the literature on different forms of interdisciplinarity as well as some ‘hands-on’ experience.
  • To examine the possibilities, challenges and opportunities that come with research collaborations across disciplinary boundaries.

Learning objectives:

  • Scholarship: Participants should be able to describe the key concepts used in discussions about interdisciplinarity and summarize some broad tenets of key literature within cross-cutting research.
  • Practice: Participants should be able to relate common challenges in cross- disciplinary research to tools and practices that can address these challenges.


  • Lectures/seminars discussing relevant research on the aforementioned topics.
  • Practice-oriented and interactive workshops.
  • Language: Flexible with Swedish when possible, English when necessary.
  • Single and parallel sessions.
  • Summer school faculty is from UU as well as other universities.
Last modified: 2023-04-11