Summer Institute

Summer Institute on Migration and Identity

Photo credit: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Students from both Dalhousie and other universities in Canada and around the world are invited to join us in Halifax for the 2023 SUMMER INSTITUTE ON MIGRATION AND IDENTITY IN EUROPE AND CANADA from 26th June - 7th July.  Classroom sessions for this for-credit course will take place mainly at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, which provides an unparalleled learning experience through its exhibits, displays, artifacts and oral history clips.  Specialist instructors will include academics and curators with extensive knowledge of, and expertise in, the field.  Apply now!

This intensive, international course will bring together students and researchers from both sides of the Atlantic to explore key issues and experiences relating to migration and identity in Europe and Canada.  Using a comparative, multidisciplinary and experiential approach, the institute will combine seminar-style lectures, discussions, case studies, activities and field trips in and beyond Halifax.  A mix of individual and group work will enable students to learn about the fundamental issues as well as examine in more depth a topic of particular interest to them, making the most of the museum's unique setting and collection. The course will be conducted in English and consists of 40 hours of instruction.

Check out the sidebar for further information, with additional details to be posted nearer the time.  For now, any questions can be directed to This institute is offered by the JMEUCE in collaboration with Dalhousie University, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, with funding from the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.