22 / DIVIDED SOCIETIES XV


New Paradigms?

22 – 29 April 2012   print this page

Course directors:

Vukašin Pavlović, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Kevin Deegan Krause, Wayne State University, United States
Aleksandar Štulhofer, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Alan Uzelac, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Saša Božić, University of Zadar, Croatia
Simona Kuti, Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies, Zagreb, Croatia
Indraneel Sircar, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Mitja Žagar, Institute for Ethnic Studies, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Course description:

The course, which is entering its sixteenth year in 2012, is an eight-day, interdisciplinary workshop that combines conference-oriented presentation of scholarly research with an intensive and rigorous academic programme for graduate and advanced undergraduate students. In addition, the course offers personal inter-cultural experience of students and faculty from other contexts in the unforgettable setting of a city that was itself the target of a destructive societal conflict.

The fifteenth Divided Societies course, as a graduate course for Ph.D. and M.A. students as well as for honour students, focuses on uncovering and elaborating the »new paradigms« that are emerging to improve the study of divided societies. In an era of intense scholarly specialization, theories and paradigms are seldom given the adequate attention, but these broader frameworks and new paradigms and theories are becoming ever more relevant for the future research and development of contemporary societies, especially those with existing or potential divisions. We encourage participation of students and scholars in the social sciences, law and humanities and other fields and disciplines that study social phenomena such as divisions, cleavages, conflicts, borders, ethnicity and diversity.

This graduate course will be organized as a rigorous eight-day academic interdisciplinary program structured around lectures, workshops and conference-oriented presentations of scholarly research. The course participants will engage in active discussion of the theoretical, methodological and practical issues of research in divided societies. In addition, the course offers personal inter-cultural experience of students and faculty from other contexts in the unforgettable setting of a city that was itself the target of a destructive conflict.

Programme offer ECTS. For PhD students of National joint PhD studies in sociology (Croatia): participation with presentation – 6-8 ECTS (according to programme of Joint Studies); for PhD students in Diversity Management and Governance at the University of Primorska/Littoral (Slovenia) up to 6 ECTS; for MA students 3-6 ECTS.


Course lecturers:

Ivan Hromatko, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Petra Rodik, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Saša Božić, University of Zadar, Croatia
Emilio Cocco, University of Teramo, Italy
Simona Kuti, Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies, Zagreb, Croatia
Niall Ó Dochartaigh, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Luke Perry, University of Vilnius, Lithuania
Roland Pohoryles, ICCR, Vienna, Austria
Michal Vašečka, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Daphne Winland, York University, Toronto, Canada
Mitja Žagar, Institute for Ethnic Studies, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Work Schedule:

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

Sunday, April 22

16:00 – 17:00 Registration and Introductions

17:15 – 19:00 Lecture 1

Simona Kuti Are there New Paradigms in Migration Studies?

Monday, April 23

09:00 – 10:50 Lecture 2

Emilio Cocco Homeback Italians: Dilemmas and Opportunities for “New Italians” Returning from Venezuela and Argentina

11:10 – 13:00 Lecture 3

Daphne Winland ‘Imported’ Conflicts: From Transnational Connectivity to Anxiety in an Era of Securitization

13:00 – 15:00 Break

15:00 – 16:50 Lecture 4

Ronald Pohoryles Divided Societies in Europe – What Can Patchwork Theories Explain?

17:10 – 18:00 Highlights of the day

Tuesday, April 24

09:00 – 10:50 Lecture 5

Mitja Žagar Collective Identities in Diverse Societies: Identities as Social Processes

11:10 – 13:00 Lecture 6

Niall O’Dochartaigh Back-channel Communication in Divided Societies

13:00 – 15:00 Break

15:00 – 16:50 Documentary Croatia End/Eden of the World

17:10 – 18:00 Highlights of the day

20:00 – Wine on the rocks

Wednesday, April 25

10:00 – 17:00 Optional excursion to Srđ and/or Lokrum, Cable car ride to Srđ, Boat trip to Lokrum

Thursday, April 26

09:00 – 10:50 Lecture 7

Luke Perry Diversity of Discontent: America’s Tea Party and Occupy Movements

11:10 – 13:00 Lecture 8

Saša Božić Violence and Terror within Black’s Paradigm

13:00 – 15:00 Break

15:00 – 16:50 Lecture 9

Mitja Žagar Evolving Concepts of and Approaches to Diversity Management

17:10 – 18:00 Highlights of the day

Friday, April 27

09:00 – 10:50 Lecture 10

Michal Vašečka Divided Societies as a Result of Ethnicization of the Public Sphere

11:10 – 13:00 Lecture 11

Ivan Hromatko Stigma – Theatre as a Place of Overcoming Prejudice and Discrimination

13:00 – 15:00 Break

15:00 – 16:50 Lecture 12

Petra Rodik Mortgage Slaves Revolt: Middle-Class Pauperization and Resistance

17:10 – 18:00 Highlights of the day

Saturday, April 28

09:00 – 10:50 Student’s Presentations

11:10 – 13:00 Student’s Presentations

13:00 – 15:00 Break

15:00 – 16:50 Student’s Presentations

17:10 – 18:00 Highlights of the day

Sunday, April 29

10:00 – 13:00 Evaluation and wrap up

13:00 – Departure

Please note that this list of dates and presenters is extremely tentative and may change, though not without notice.