Deadline: April 15, 2012
Fourth International Social Science Summer School in Ukraine
"Violence and its Aftermath in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Context"
July 4-10, 2012
The Fourth International Social Science Summer School in Ukraine will
provide a unique forum for the presentation and discussion of the
latest research on violence issues, involving specialists of the topic,
as well as young promising researchers.
The School is interdisciplinary. The organizers welcome proposals
from the disciplines of history, sociology, anthropology, political
science, economics, and adjacent fields. While the primary focus will be
on the socialist and post-socialist era (in the former Soviet Union,
Central, Eastern and Southern Europe), pre-Soviet history may also be
examined. The discussions and presentations will analyse different
dimensions of violence: war and non-war situations; state management of
violence, as well as individual and collective strategies; mechanisms of
violence outbreak; violent practices and post-violence situations;
perpetrators and victims; sources and methods.
The Summer School is designed to be interdisciplinary and
international. Participants are expected to present their own work and
to participate in group discussions. The School’s program consists of
lectures, panel presentations and discussions, as well field trips
within the region, followed by discussion sessions.
The Summer School is open to PhD students (or students enrolled in a
kandidat nauk program) and young researchers (up to six years removed
from their PhD or kandidat nauk degree). Empirically grounded proposals
are particularly welcomed. The working language of the Summer School
will be English, and it is important that prospective participants have a
good knowledge of this language. The selection committee will select
candidates based on their responses to this Call for Proposals. The
selected candidates will be advised before the end of May.
There is no program fee. Local transportation from/to Kyiv,
accommodation, meals, classes, lectures, seminars and excursions are
provided by the organizers and free of charge. The participants or their
universities should only pay the travel expenses from the participant's
country to Kyiv.
How to apply?
To be considered for the Summer School, candidates must complete an
application form (that includes a 500 word project proposal) and add a
CV. They can also send an additional written sample, such as a
conference paper, a dissertation chapter, or a publication (optional).
The application must be sent by e-mail to email@example.com, by 15 April 2012.
For more information including the program application, visit http://historians.in.ua/index.php/ogoloshennya/89-summer-school-in-ukraine-2012.