Blackwater Castle, 12-16th of May
** applications opening Janurary 2014 **
The summer school is offered to post-graduate students in anthropology,
economics, geography, history, organisation studies, management and
marketing, politics and sociology. It is specifically tailored to the
academic development of doctoral candidates. Participants are invited
to contact the organisers with a brief outline of their post-graduate
research, with a letter of support from their supervisor. In order to
ensure the quality of the experience, the number of participants is
limited to 30. Accommodation is offered in the grounds of the castle,
and all meals are provided.
The programme of the summer school is composed of academic
presentations which address the economy empirically, theoretically, and
provide directions and challenges for students. Furthermore, a core
aspect of the summer school will be small group work, where staff will
present key contemporary theoretical and methodological approaches, and
students can discuss their own research-in-progress. Key readings will
be distributed electronically one month in advance.
After the first day of the school, the schedule will be
composed of reading groups, parallel sessions and plenary lectures.
Dinner is at 6pm, followed by a choice of activities: there is live
music in the bar, a film club (open to suggestions) and a ‘salon’ where
issues emerging from the central theme of the school will be discussed
collectively. Additional highlights include a bonfire, and a visit to
nearby Bridgewater Abbey, weather permitting.
On the final day of the summer school, students may
participate in writing workshops, applying the paradigms they have
explored in their reading groups to their own research problems. These
short collaborative articles will be posted on the school website.
See more: http://economyandsocietysummerschool.org/