ESA Summer School 2009
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The conference takes place at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de
Ciências Sociais e Humanas.
The street address is:
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Avenida de Berna, 26-C
All sessions will take place in the Room T13, Tower B, 3th floor.
How to get here?
Subway (Metro): Campo Pequeno (Yellow Line)
Bus (Carris): 16, 726, 56
Contact for information:
Cell phone number: (+351) 966 206 334
European Society or European Societies?
The aim of the Summer School is to gather PhD students from all over Europe to consider whether we can look at Europe as an increasingly cohesive entity or whether divisions of nation, class, ethnicity, region, gender, and so on continue to be more salient. Traditionally, the nation state has been explicitly or implicitly the unit of analysis in European sociology. But is the nation state the most appropriate unit through which to explore European society or should we be trying to find other perspectives? This raises the issue of whether there is convergence or divergence between regions in the European area. A particular focus of the Summer School will be upon the role of sociology in helping to understand the European area and how sociologists from different countries and different traditions can work together to meet this challenge. We will focus specifically upon four areas: religion, culture and diversity; gender; migration; family; and European welfare states. The Summer School is hosted by the Universidad de Nova de Lisboa and the ESA.
To apply, please submit an electronic application consisting of one document including:
1. A short cover letter indicating your background and why you wish to participate in the Summer School (max. 200 words), with a name and e-mail of a supervisor who supports your application.
2. A short curriculum vitae
3. A maximum five page research plan describing your PhD research
The attachment should be named as your surname only, and the e-mail should have the subject heading “Summer School Application”.
25 students will be selected. All applicants will be informed about the outcome through e-mail by April 15th 2009.
All selected participants will receive a 300 Euro scholarship for travel to Lisbon, the ESA Conference registration fee, a student membership of ESA 2009-2010 and accommodation 28.8.-1.9. 2009 in shared student rooms provided by the Universidad de Nova de Lisboa. Students are expected to participate in the ESA Conference after the Summer School (note that accommodation after the September 1 st is not included).
For enquiries, please e-mail to: Chair of the ESA post-graduate committee Elina Oinas (elina.oinas(at)nai.uu.se) or ESA secretariat, Gisele Tchinda (gisele.tchinda-esa(at)pouchet.cnrs.fr)