Call for Applications: “Religion, Culture, and Society: Entanglement and Confrontation”

 The 2017 UCSIA  summer school is a one-week course taking place from Sunday 27th of August until Saturday  2nd of September 2017. This year the program will focus on the topic ‘Between Market, State and Religion: Economic Realities, Social Justice & Faith Traditions’
 
Topic:
 
This year, the central aim of the UCSIA summer school is to reflect upon the evolutions of economic markets interacting with specific political and socio-religious contexts through time and space. The focus is put upon the ways in which socio-economic evolutions such as globalization, the historical rise of capitalist economies and the idea of the self-regulating market interact with and affect socio-religious and cultural normative frameworks on both the level of governmental policy, economic stakeholders and the individual household. The present call invites paper proposals in which the broad topic of economic realities interacting with social contexts and faith traditions will be discussed from a diverse line of approach, clustered around following subthemes:
 
§  Globalization, economic imperialism, and social justice
§  Religious communities and economic values and production
§  Capitalism under construction: appropriation of capitalist producing and consuming
 
 
Guest lecturers are Prof. Dr. Jennifer Olmsted(Department of Economics and Middle East Studies at Drew University), Prof. Dr. Mayfair Yang (Department of Religious Studies and Department of East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara), Dr. David Henig (School of Anthropology & Conservation, University of Kent, UK) and Prof. Dr. Paul Oslington (Alphacrusis College, Sydney, Australia)
 
Practical details:
 
Participation and stay for young scholars and researchers are free of charge. Participants should pay for their own travel expenses to Antwerp.
 
You can submit your application via the electronic submission form on the summer school website.The completed file, as well as all other required application documents, must be submitted to the UCSIA Selection Committee not later thanSunday 14th of May 2017.
 
For further information regarding the program and application procedure, please have a look at our website: www.ucsia.org/summerschool.
 
Please help us to distribute this call for applications among Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars who might be interested in applying for this summer school.
 
For all further information, do not hesitate to contact us at the address below.
 
Contact:
 
Ellen Decraene
Project Manager UCSIA
Prinsstraat 14
2000 Antwerp – Belgium
Tel: +32/3/265.45.99
Fax: +32/3/707.09.31

Call for Applications: “Religion, Culture, and Society: Entanglement and Confrontation”

 The 2017 UCSIA  summer school is a one-week course taking place from Sunday 27th of August until Saturday  2nd of September 2017. This year the program will focus on the topic ‘Between Market, State and Religion: Economic Realities, Social Justice & Faith Traditions’
 
Topic:
 
This year, the central aim of the UCSIA summer school is to reflect upon the evolutions of economic markets interacting with specific political and socio-religious contexts through time and space. The focus is put upon the ways in which socio-economic evolutions such as globalization, the historical rise of capitalist economies and the idea of the self-regulating market interact with and affect socio-religious and cultural normative frameworks on both the level of governmental policy, economic stakeholders and the individual household. The present call invites paper proposals in which the broad topic of economic realities interacting with social contexts and faith traditions will be discussed from a diverse line of approach, clustered around following subthemes:
 
§  Globalization, economic imperialism, and social justice
§  Religious communities and economic values and production
§  Capitalism under construction: appropriation of capitalist producing and consuming
 
 
Guest lecturers are Prof. Dr. Jennifer Olmsted(Department of Economics and Middle East Studies at Drew University), Prof. Dr. Mayfair Yang (Department of Religious Studies and Department of East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara), Dr. David Henig (School of Anthropology & Conservation, University of Kent, UK) and Prof. Dr. Paul Oslington (Alphacrusis College, Sydney, Australia)
 
Practical details:
 
Participation and stay for young scholars and researchers are free of charge. Participants should pay for their own travel expenses to Antwerp.
 
You can submit your application via the electronic submission form on the summer school website.The completed file, as well as all other required application documents, must be submitted to the UCSIA Selection Committee not later thanSunday 14th of May 2017.
 
For further information regarding the program and application procedure, please have a look at our website: www.ucsia.org/summerschool.
 
Please help us to distribute this call for applications among Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars who might be interested in applying for this summer school.
 
For all further information, do not hesitate to contact us at the address below.
 
Contact:
 
Ellen Decraene
Project Manager UCSIA
Prinsstraat 14
2000 Antwerp – Belgium
Tel: +32/3/265.45.99
Fax: +32/3/707.09.31

Call for applications for the 2017 UCSIA summer school on “Religion, Culture and Society: Entanglement and Confrontation”, 27th of August – 2nd of September 2017.

We would like to draw your attention to the call for applications for the
2017 UCSIA summer school on “Religion, Culture and Society: Entanglement
and Confrontation”. This summer school is a one-week course taking place
from Sunday 27th of August until Saturday  2nd of September 2017. This
year the program will focus on the topic “Between Market, State and
Religion: Economic Realities, Social Justice & Faith Traditions”.

 

Topic:

This year, the central aim of the UCSIA summer school is to reflect upon
the evolutions of economic markets interacting with specific political and
socio-religious contexts through time and space. Focus is put upon the ways
in which socio-economic evolutions such as globalization, the historical
rise of capitalist economies and the idea of the self-regulating market
interact with and affect socio-religious and cultural normative frameworks
on both the level of governmental policy, economic stakeholders and the
individual household. The present call invites paper proposals in which the
broad topic of economic realities interacting with social contexts and
faith traditions will be discussed from a diverse lines of approach,
clustered around following subthemes:

§  Globalization, economic imperialism and social justice
§  Religious communities and economic values and production
§  Capitalism under construction: appropriation of capitalist producing and
consuming

Guest lecturers are Prof. Dr. Jennifer Olmsted (Department of Economics
and Middle East Studies at Drew University), Prof. Dr. Mayfair Yang
(Department of Religious Studies and Department of East Asian Languages &
Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara), Dr. David
Henig (School of Anthropology & Conservation, University of Kent, UK) and
Prof. Dr. Paul Oslington (Alphacrusis College, Sydney, Australia)

Practical details:

Participation and stay for young scholars and researchers are free of
charge. Participants should pay for their own travel expenses to Antwerp.
You can submit your application via the electronic submission form
<http://www.ucsia.org/main.aspx?c=.SUMMERSCHOOL&n=94525> on the summer
school website <http://www.ucsia.org/summerschool>. The completed file as
well as all other required application documents must be submitted to the
UCSIA Selection Committee not later than Sunday 14th of May 2017.  For
further information regarding the programme and application procedure,
please have a look at our website: www.ucsia.org/summerschool.

Please help us to distribute this call for applications among PhD
students and postdoctoral scholars who might be interested in applying for
this summer school.
For all further information, do not hesitate to contact us on the address
below.

Contact:


Ellen Decraene
Project Manager UCSIA
Prinsstraat 14
2000 Antwerp – Belgium
Tel: +32/3/265.45.99
Fax: +32/3/707.09.31

Rethinking Islamic Education in Europe: Research, Professional Practice and Policy Development

CES/WRERU Islamic Education Summer School
Rethinking Islamic Education in Europe:
Research, Professional Practice and Policy Development
5th-7th September 2016
Scarman House, University of Warwick

In association with Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit
Centre for Education Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Warwick

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/ces/news/islamiceducationsummerschool/

Since their mass arrival after the Second World War, Muslim communities in the UK and across Western Europe have experienced a complex set of socio-economic, political and educational challenges. The rise of religiously motivated global terrorism, home-grown extremism and overwhelmingly security-focused official policy responses to these events have further undermined social and community cohesion. Muslim children and young people, who constitute the highest percentage within the overall Muslim demographics, have been most affected by these developments. The identities of Muslim communities, particularly the young, are shaped by the uncertainties of an inherited post-colonial Muslim world and the expectations of wider secular and multicultural societies.

Bringing about confident Islamic self-understandings through reflective pedagogies of studying Islam, its rich legacy and nurturing intercultural and inter-religious engagement, as well as developing competence for active citizenship, remain essential for the community and the wider society to address. Education in general, and Islamic Education in particular, are critical long term areas of investment that will shape our longer term responses to the significant set of issues that concern us all. However, the relevance of the current models of Islamic Education in adequately addressing the present contexts and facilitating a positive transformation within the community require re-examination. There is an urgent need to develop research-based scholarly approaches in the field so that a set of professional standards can inform and guide its diverse practitioners.

The first Warwick Islamic Education Summer School aims to offer a rigorous academic forum to rethink Islamic educational practice that takes place within formal/informal educational settings and identify future research and policy directions in the field. There will be opportunities for networking and special sessions for young researchers to present their work. The aim is to facilitate a cross-fertilization of ideas and to share the best practice among the emerging community of researchers, practitioners and policy makers working within this inter-disciplinary area of study. One of the main expectations of the meeting is to consider setting up a specialist ‘Islamic Education Research Network’ at Warwick. The workshop is also open to researchers and educators who are interested in developing their understanding of the educational culture and pedagogic practice within Muslim communities and their interaction with wider social and educational institutions.

The Summer School will be delivered through interactive workshops, lectures and presentations. The participants will have the opportunity to know more about the Islamic Education initiative at Warwick, research expertise within WRERU and the wider relevant research and taught programmes within CES. The aim of this initial meeting is to map out the major areas of research, professional practice and policy development in Islamic Education, and identify topics to be explored in depth during the next annual meeting of the Summer School.

Istanbul Seminars + Summer School 2016

Reset-Dialogues on Civilizations is glad to announce the

 Istanbul Seminars Summer School
Istanbul Bilgi University | 22-28 May 2016

Reset-DoC and the Istanbul Bilgi University are glad to invite students and young scholars to apply for the first edition of the International Summer School to be held from May 22 to May 28 (including the Istanbul Seminars 2016 + two more days: May 22 and May 23) at the Santral Istanbul campus of Bilgi.

The Summer School will complete this year’s Istanbul Seminars and represents an exceptional opportunity for students and young scholars to examine the topics of the Seminars in depth with tutors and professors from the Reset-Bilgi faculty.

All those who have already applied for the Istanbul Seminars are welcome to apply for the Summer School. Those who have not applied for the Seminars are welcome to apply for both the Seminars and the Summer School, unless they only want to attend the Seminars.

Participation is free of charge.
Participants attending the Summer School will be granted 5 University credits (5 ECTS).

CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
ABOUT THE ISTANBUL SEMINARS AND THE SUMMER SCHOOL
APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN


T
HE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL

The title of the Istanbul Seminars Summer School ’16 is:
Philosophy & Social Criticism: Religion, Rights and the Public Sphere“.
The overall purpose of the summer school is to analyze the relationship between religion, culture and politics. It discusses the role religion, culture and identity play in the foundation of liberal democracy, human rights and political modernity. Moreover it asks what political models are most adequate to accommodate religious and cultural pluralism. The first two days there will be lectures introducing the topic given the by the Bilgi-Reset faculty, followed by the regular Istanbul Seminars lectures and workshops. The syllabus will be made available as soon as possible.

EVALUATION
– Attendance and participation 20%
– Reaction paper (to be sumbitted at the end of the Seminars) 20%
– Final paper (to be submitted three weeks after the end of the Seminars) 60%

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Deadline for the enrollment is April 24, 2016.

The Summer School will be held in English.

The Istanbul Seminars 2016

Confirmed speakers : Mustafa Akyol, Albena Azmanova, Zygmunt Bauman, Rajeev Bhargava, Seyla Benhabib, Manuel Castells, Mohd Eiadat, Alessandro Ferrara, Silvio Ferrari, Nilufer Gole, Amr Hamzawy, Mikhail Ilyin, Aleksandra Kania, Andreas Koller, Cristina Lafont, Ebrahim Moosa, Fabio Petito, David Rasmussen, Olivier Roy, Richard Sennett, John Torpey, Ananya Vajpeyi, Michael Walzer (in video), Patrick Weil, Boyan Znepolsky and many more.

Executive Committee of the Istanbul Seminars: Asaf Savaş Akat, Seyla Benhabib, Giancarlo Bosetti, Alessandro Ferrara, Abdou Filali-Ansary, Nina zu Fürstenberg, Nilüfer Göle, Ferda Keskin, David Rasmussen

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION AND UPDATES

Grants:
As usual, there is no fee of attendance for the Seminars and for the Summer School. Reset-Dialogues does not arrange travel and accommodation for participants, but is happy to provide information and support through its website. A limited number of small grants (up to 300 euros) for Undergraduates, Graduates, PhDs and Post PhDs, is available.

Granted applicants are required to attend the whole Istanbul Seminars program 24-28 May.

The application deadline to apply for a grant and for the Summer School has been posponed to the 24th of April 2016. Applicants asking for a grant will be notified regarding the selection as soon as possible after the deadline. Those who have already applied for a grant before the 8th of April will be notified regarding the selection by the 15th of April.
The enrollment deadline to apply without asking for a grant is 10th May 2016.

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION AND TO FILL IN THE APPLICATION FORMS

A daily free lunch ticket to be spent at the Campus Cafeteria will be provided to all granted participants and to all enrolled participants.

Working groups:
Both granted students/scholars and not granted enrolled participants may ask for being part of the discussion working groups during the Seminars. Participants involved in the working groups will receive some reading material by April 30th. Each working group will discuss the preliminary readings and the speeches given by the Speakers. At the end of the program each working group will present the results to the audience. Working groups meet daily at the end of the sessions, for about one hour.

Involvement in the working groups is not compulsory, but welcome.
Students enrolled in the Summer School are required to take part to the working groups.

Check www.resetdoc.org regularly for updates

2016 UCSIA summer school on “Religion, Culture and Society: Entanglement and Confrontation”

Dear all,
                                                                                              
We would like to draw your attention to the call for applications for the 2016 UCSIA summer school on “Religion, Culture and Society: Entanglement and Confrontation.” This summer school is a one-week course taking place from Sunday 28th of August until Saturday  3rd of September 2016. This year the programme will focus on the topic of Public Religion, Spirituality and Lifestyle  
 
Topic:

In this year’s programme, the summer school will discuss issues and questions arising from new emerging forms of religion and the way these emerge, contrast and complement existing religious histories and structures. 
 
â€Spiritual but not religious’ youth, Green Muslims, westerners converting to Buddhism and New Age movements, the re-emergence of Confucianism in Communist China, but also sects, the anti-vaccination movement and (g)local jihadists, these examples show how different forms of religion and religiosity meander through social realities today. On the one hand these (new) spiritual movements may want to move away from fixed dogmatic religious formulations and embedded power structures to give form to a deep desire to live a meaningful life, at the other hand they may also look for ways to contest expressions of modern day life. At the same time also organized religions look at ways to give an answer to contemporary issues by renewing their religious traditions, dogmas and structures.
 
Guest lecturers are Candy Gunther Brown (Religious Studies, Indiana University); Thijl Sunier (Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, VU University Amsterdam); Dan Smeyer Yü (Anthropology, Yunnan Minzu University, China); & Linda Woodhead(Sociology of Religion, Lancaster University).
 
Practical details:
 
Participation and stay for young scholars and researchers are free of charge. Participants should pay for their own travel expenses to Antwerp.
 

You can submit your application via the electronic submission form on the summer school websiteThe completed file as well as all other required application documents must be submitted to the UCSIA Selection Committee not later than Sunday 15 May 2016.

 

For further information regarding the programme and application procedure, please have a look at our website:www.ucsia.org/summerschool.

 

Please help us to distribute this call for applications among PhD students and postdoctoral scholars who might be interested in applying for this summer school.
 
For all further information, do not hesitate to contact us on the address below.
 
Best regards,
 
Sara Mels
Project coordinator 

Summer School “Beyond the City Limits: Rethinking New Religiosities in Asia” / Göttingen July 2016

Göttingen Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology (GISCA)

Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS)

Centre for Modern East Asian Studies (CeMEAS)

Deadline extended to March 29

CfA Summer School Göttingen SPIRIT 2016

Beyond the City Limits: Rethinking New Religiosities in Asia

18-22 July, 2016

University of Göttingen, Germany

Theme

With the rapid urbanization across Asia, with new cityscapes, glittering skyscrapers, shopping malls, globalized forms of consumption it is easy to assume that cities are the primary sites for the production of the new. Indeed, urbanity is often used as a synonym for modernity and Asian futures would appear to be increasingly urban. But if cities are the future, is the country then the past? Does the focus on cities as sites of “the new” ignore the complex ways rural contexts, settings and imaginaries are implicated and contribute to contemporary religious practice? And to what extent does the notion of “urban religion” implicitly depend on its “others”? Does it reproduce the urban/rural distinction as one of the “great divides” (Latour 1993) that have been central to the experience of modernity? This Summer School takes up these issues and asks how the study of contemporary religious life in Asia can benefit from “thinking beyond the city”, whether “the city” is understood as a spatial entity, a site of enquiry, or as an analytical category.

Speakers will include:

•             Prof. Michael Herzfeld, Harvard University

•             Prof. Ursula Rao, Leipzig University

•             Prof. Christina Schwenkel, UC Riverside

•             Prof. Tim Winter, Deakin University

•             Prof. Julia Huang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan (tentative)

•             Dr. Radhika Gupta, Göttingen University

Application deadline: March 29, 2016. Successful applicants will be informed by mid-April.

Please find more information about the thematic scope and the program and at http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/531996.html.

Please submit your applications to karin.klenke@cemis.uni-goettingen.de

NOI♀SE Summer School – Feminist Media Studies of Migration: European discourses and lived experiences

NOI♀SE 2016 Summer School Feminist Media Studies of Migration:

European discourses and lived experiences

29 August – 2 September 2016, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Organized by the Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies

  • Would you like to explore how gender and postcolonial perspectives can be fruitfully combined for an emancipatory re-imagination of Europe as inherently culturally diverse?
  • Do you want to know more about how axes of difference including gender, race, religion, class and generation intersect in mediatized European discourses and lived experiences?
  • Are you curious to learn more about the feminization of migration?
  • Would you like to join us in mobilizing feminist media studies of migration to

    rethink Europeanness from below?

  • Are you interested in deconstructing the label of the migrant by re-considering

    who counts as a migrant and who does not?

  • Are you struggling to make sense of the so-called “rape-refugees” discourse that

    became en vogue after mass sexual assaults in Cologne, Germany and elsewhere? Worrying about the misuse of feminism by right-wing anti-immigrant politicians and journalists? Join us in studying the vexed power relations between media and migration.

    Join the 2016 Summer School!

    This year, the 24rd edition of NOI♀SE will introduce you to cutting-edge scholarship on media and migration at the intersections of feminist media and cultural studies, postcolonial studies, cultural anthropology, religion studies, communication, activism and the arts.

    Topical urgency and focus

    Norbert Baksa shot refugee-chic fashion photos of scarcely clad women at the Hungarian-Croatian border, an important location of frustration and contestation in the contemporary humanitarian crisis at the borders of Europe. The photos are framed like news images, but they were actually part of a fashion shoot series titled ‘Der Migrant’. Seemingly inspired by the humanitarian crisis, the photographer drew fierce criticism for glamorizing the pain, hardship and dire circumstances of Syrian asylum seekers trying to reach countries in North/Western Europe. These images raise attention for how discursive constructions of migrants are commonly gendered and draw on issues of religiosity. While female migrants are either exoticised and sexualized or depicted as oppressed by brown men and in need of being saved; male migrants are typically Othered as non-rational, backward in time, aggressive or dangerous drawing on historical orientalist frames. Besides gender and religion, additional axes of differentiation intersect in staking out the boundaries of Europeanises.

    Europe

    The flow of (forced) migrants resulting from various international conflicts is perceived as a fundamental challenge to the project of Europe. An estimated 950 thousand people arrived by sea in 2015, and 3605 people have died or are missing (UNHCR, 2015). Although predicated on the idea “Unity in Diversity” (Ponzanesi & Colpani, 2016, p. 7), Europe’s sense of diversity is strongly politicized. It’s relationship with migration is opportunistic and geared towards welcoming newcomers fitting a particular narrow configuration of race/gender/class/religion/ability/sexuality. For example, highly educated expats – especially those from the ‘Global North’ are welcomed under “Europe’s Highly Skilled Migrant Scheme”. In sharp contrast, refugees are Europe’s new absolute Other as is evident from the enormous death toll of undesired migrants at Europe’s borders, reintroduced border controls within the Schengen Area, and the symbolic violence and hostility towards refugees and asylum seekers in several European countries. Taking a comparative and critical perspective, we aim to rethink Europe from the outside and from within.

    Aims

    In order to contest this problematic, multilayered situation there is urgent demand for robust feminist and postcolonial cultural critique, engaged fieldwork and new, grounded empirical data. The 2016 NOISE Summer school invites students interested in taking up this challenge. Summer school participants will be:

    • introduced to feminist media studies of migration, with a particular focus on  multiculturalism and cultural difference; religiosity and post-secularism;         intersectionality; media, ICTs & diaspora; sexualities and queering migration.

• trained in theories, methods and ethics of qualitative feminist media analysis and fieldwork.

The summer school emerges from a wider engagement with questions of the gendered, racialized, sexualized and classed cultural politics of belonging, inclusion/exclusion and othering.

Target audience

This advanced training course offers a diverse yet coherent program of study from an interdisciplinary perspective. The Summer School is meant for PhD and MA students. Separate seminars for these two groups will be provided in the afternoons.

Formula

• Two lectures in the morning
• Separate PhD and MA-seminars in the afternoon
• Social program
• Students prepare before NOI♀SE by reading and collecting material for assignments

(approximately 40 hours of work). After the school has ended, participants who fulfilled all requirements (preparation of assignments and reading, active participation, and final essay of 10-15 pages) receive a NOI♀SE Certificate (5 ECTS).

• All students are expected to participate in the entire program for the duration of five days. Please check the website for more information, registration and regular updates:

http://www.graduategenderstudies.nl  Education  NOI♀SE 2016

Venue

The NOI♀SE Summer School 2016 will be hosted by Utrecht University, the Netherlands.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee is €425. This includes digital reading materials but excludes accommodation and subsistence costs (i.e., food, meals, drinks, etc.).

Teachers in the course

The NOI♀SE Summer School is organized by the Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies (NOG, Utrecht University). The 2016 edition is coordinated by dr. Koen Leurs and dr. Eva Midden.
Several renowned international scholars from various disciplines including gender and postcolonial studies, media and communication studies, cultural anthropology and religious studies will be teaching at the Summer School.

Confirmed guest-speakers

  • Prof. dr. Mia Lövheim, professor of the Sociology of Religion at Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden, with a research specialization in new media.
  • Prof. dr. Sandra Ponzanesi, Professor of Gender and Postcolonial Studies at the Department of Media and Culture Studies/Graduate Gender Programme (UU).I am also Head of Department Humanities at University College Utrecht (UCU).
  • Dr. Paul Mepschen, Lecturer at Leiden University, the Netherlands with expertise in Europe, Politics, Race, Sexuality, Subjectivity.
  • Dr. Donya Alinejad, Postdoctoral Researcher Digital Crossings in Europe, Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON), Department of Media and Culture Studies/Graduate Gender Programme (UU).
  • Dr. Lukasz Szulc, Postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders University of Antwerp Belgium / Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow London School of Economics and Political Science who researches media, sexualities and transnationalism.

    Additional names will be announced on the website in spring.

    Registration and Deadline:

    Deadline: April 22, 2016. You can find the application form on the website: http://www.graduategenderstudies.nl  Education  NOI♀SE 2016

    For more information

    NOI♀SE Central Coordination Utrecht University Muntstraat 2a
    3512 EV Utrecht

    The Netherlands E-mail: noise@uu.nl

    COME TO THE NOI♀SE SUMMER SCHOOL AND BE CHALLENGED!

Summer School “Beyond the City Limits: Rethinking New Religiosities in Asia” – Göttingen, 18-22 July 2016

Göttingen Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology (GISCA)

Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS)

Centre for Modern East Asian Studies (CeMEAS)

CfA Summer School Göttingen SPIRIT 2016

Beyond the City Limits: Rethinking New Religiosities in Asia

18-22 July, 2016

University of Göttingen, Germany

Theme

With the rapid urbanization across Asia, with new cityscapes, glittering skyscrapers, shopping malls, globalized forms of consumption it is easy to assume that cities are the primary sites for the production of the new. Indeed, urbanity is often used as a synonym for modernity and Asian futures would appear to be increasingly urban. But if cities are the future, is the country then the past? Does the focus on cities as sites of “the new” ignore the complex ways rural contexts, settings and imaginaries are implicated and contribute to contemporary religious practice? And to what extent does the notion of “urban religion” implicitly depend on its “others”? Does it reproduce the urban/rural distinction as one of the “great divides” (Latour 1993) that have been central to the experience of modernity? This Summer School takes up these issues and asks how the study of contemporary religious life in Asia can benefit from “thinking beyond the city”, whether “the city” is understood as a spatial entity, a site of enquiry, or as an analytical category.

Application deadline: March 6, 2016. Successful applicants will be informed by mid-March.

Please find more information about the thematic scope, the speakers and the program and at http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/531996.html.

Modern Turkish Studies Summer School at Maltepe University – June 2016

MODERN TURKISH STUDIES SUMMER SCHOOL AT MALTEPE UNIVERSITY

Society, Politics and Economy in Modern Turkey

http://turkishstudies.maltepe.edu.tr

MALTEPE UNIVERSITY

Marmara Eğitim Köyü, Maltepe/Istanbul – TURKEY

TEL: (0216) 626 1050

 

 

JUNE 5 – JUNE 16, 2016

ISTANBUL AND BODRUM

3 Credits (Undergraduate and Graduate)

                                                          

Coordinator:

Tugrul Keskin

tugrulkeskin@maltepe.edu.tr

Cell: 533-607-8465

Modern Turkish Studies Summer School at Maltepe University will take place between JUNE 5th and JUNE 16th. 2016.

This program will be held in two parts; the first part is for policy makers, think-tank scholars, researchers, journalists, freelancers and others.

The second part of the conference is for undergraduate and graduate students.

The Modern Turkish Studies Summer Program will be held at Maltepe University in Istanbul, Turkey and will include lectures on intensive Modern Turkish Politics from diverse speakers with authentic views. Participants will be welcomed at Maltepe University located on the Asian side of Istanbul.

Participants will stay on the university’s beautiful campus, at the five-star university hotel: http://www.marmaotel.com/

The second part of the program will take place in Bodrum, Mugla: http://www.bodrummarmaotel.com/tr/konum_iletisim.asp

Everyone who would like to learn more about Modern Turkish Politics should participate; this is an ideal learning and exchange forum for policy makers, think-tank scholars, researchers, journalists, freelancers, undergraduate and graduate students.

 At the end of the course, you will receive a Modern Turkish Studies certificate from Maltepe University. Undergraduate and gradate students will also receive 3 undergraduate or graduate course credits.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodations and transportation (within Turkey) are all included.

The Program Fee is $1950 includes tuition/ fees, accommodations, food (breakfast, lunch and dinner), and local transportation. Additional participant expenses not included are airfare (to Turkey), visa fees, and personal expenses.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 4, 2016

 

 

 

 

PROGRAM

MORNING SCHEDULE

10:00 – 12:00

AFTERNOON SCHEDULE

14:00 – 16:00

1ST DAY

Sunday JUNE 5, 2016

Arrival at Maltepe University hotel (Marma Otel)

Welcome Dinner at the Hotel

Hosted by Sahin Karasar,

President of Maltepe University

2ND DAY

Monday JUNE 6, 2016

 

Subject:

INTRODUCTION TO MODERN TURKISH POLITICAL HISTORY

Speaker: FEROZ AHMED

Subject:

RELIGION AND SOCIETY IN MODERN TURKEY

Speaker: BAHATTIN AKSIT

Director of Graduate School of Social Sciences at Maltepe University

(PhD University of Chicago, 1981)

3RD DAY

Tuesday JUNE 7, 2016

 

Subject:

THE REPUBLICAN PEOPLE’S PARTY (CHP)

https://www.chp.org.tr/

 

Speaker: YUNUS EMRE

Istanbul Kultur University

(PhD Bosphorus University, 2011) y.emre@iku.edu.tr

 

Subject:

THE JUSTICE AND DEVELOPMENT PARTY (AKP)

http://www.akparti.org.tr/english

Speaker: TALIP KUCUKCAN

Parliamentarian – Adana-AKP

 (PhD University of Warwick, 2001) talipkucukcan@gmail.com

http://talipkucukcan.com/

4TH DAY

Wednesday JUNE 8, 2016

 

Subject:

NATIONALIST MOVEMENT PARTY (MHP)

http://www.mhp.org.tr/mhp_dil.php?dil=en

 

Speaker: ÜMIT ÖZDAĞ

Parliamentarian – Gaziantep- MHP

(PhD Gazi University, 1990)

uozdag61@gmail.com

http://www.umitozdag.com/

Subject:

THE PEOPLES’ DEMOCRATIC PARTY (HDP)

https://hdpenglish.wordpress.com/

 

Speaker:

Representative of the Peoples’ Democratic Party

5TH DAY

Thursday JUNE 9, 2016

 

Subject:

TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY

Speaker: SABAN KARDAS

Director of ORSAM and TOBB University

(PhD University of Utah, 2009)

sabankardas@gmail.com

http://www.etu.edu.tr/c/index06cc.html?q=en/international_relations-academic-staff

 

Subject:

TURKEY AND THE ARAB WORLD

Speaker: AHMET UYSAL

Marmara University – Institute of the Middle East

(PhD Southern Illinois University, 2003)

Founder and General Coordinator of ATCOSS The Arab-Turkish Congress of Social Sciences since 2010

uysala@gmail.com

http://www.ahmetuysal.net/

6th Day

Friday JUNE 10, 2016

 

Subject:

DEMOCRACY IN TURKEY

Speaker: ALI RESUL USUL (INVITED)

Center for Strategic Research at the Turkish Foreign Ministry

(PhD University of Essex, 2001)

http://sam.gov.tr/tr/short-bio-2/

Roundtable Discussion on Turkish Foreign Policy

7th Day

Saturday JUNE 11, 2016

Departure to Bodrum, Turkey

8th Day

Sunday JUNE 12, 2016

 

Subject:

CHINA (PRC) AND TURKEY

Speaker: TUGRUL KESKIN

Maltepe University

(PhD Virginia Tech, 2009)

tugrulkeskin@maltepe.edu.tr

Roundtable Discussion on China (PRC) and Turkey

Moderated by TUGRUL KESKIN

9th Day

Monday JUNE 13, 2016

 

Subject:

THE CAUCUSES, RUSSIA AND TURKEY

Speaker: HASAN ALI KARASAR

Atilim University

(PhD Bilkent University, 2002)

http://www.int.atilim.edu.tr/personel/personInfo/id/699?lang=en

Roundtable Discussion on Russia and Turkey

Moderated by HASAN ALI KARASAR

10th Day

Tuesday JUNE 14, 2016

Subject:

USA AND TURKEY

Speaker: SEAN FOLLEY

Middle Tennessee State University, USA

OR

GEOFFREY GRESH

National Defense University, USA

Roundtable Discussion on the USA and Turkey

Moderated by SEAN FOLLEY

OR

GEOFFREY GRESH

11th Day

Wednesday JUNE 15, 2016

Subject:

TURKEY AND EUROPE

Associate Professor BARIŞ DOSTER Marmara University, Turkey

Roundtable Discussion on Europe and Turkey

Moderated by BARIŞ DOSTER

12th Day

Thursday JUNE 16, 2016

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Accommodation in Istanbul