The 7th GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology takes place 02-24 August at GESIS in Cologne, Germany. The program is online, and registration is open at www.gesis.org/summerschool
15 scholarships by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) via CDSS as well as the European Survey Research Association (ESRA) are available. For more information on scholarships please visit www.gesis.org/summerschool.
15 courses are scheduled, among them 5 short courses and 10 one-week courses. Below is a list of all courses – including three new courses [NEW] and two courses that are back [BACK] to our program.
- _Short courses (02 – 03 August)
Pretesting Survey Questions (Meitinger/Lenzner) | NEW
Introduction to Data Analysis Using Mplus (Blümke/Lechner/Danner)
Research Designs and Causal Inference (Eifler/Leitgöb)
Introduction to Data Analysis Using Stata (Schunck/Pforr)
- _Week 1 (06 – 10 August)
Introduction to Survey Design (Lugtig/Struminskaya)
Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling (Reinecke/Kessler)
Introduction to Data Analysis Using R (Kolb/Murray-Waters)
Applied Multiple Imputation (Geißler/Heisig) | NEW
- _Week 2 (13 – 17 August)
Questionnaire Design (Fuchs/Metzler)
Mixed-Mode and Mixed-Device Surveys (Toepoel/de Leeuw/Klausch) | BACK
Web Survey Design (Couper/Schaurer) | BACK
- _Week 3 (20 – 24 August)
Meta-Analysis in Social Research and Survey Methodology (Weiß/Daikeler)
Sampling, Weighting, and Estimation (Eckman)
Designing, Implementing, and Analyzing of Longitudinal Surveys (Al Baghal/Cernat)
- [20-21 Aug] Open Science and Open Data (Netscher/Perry/Schwickerath) | NEW
Thanks to our cooperation with the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences (CDSS) at the University of Mannheim, participants can obtain up to 4 ECTS credit points per one-week course.
Participants are invited to attend several plenary and social events including evening talks by experts in Survey Methodology, weekly welcome receptions as well as cultural and social excursions.
There is no registration deadline, but to secure a place in the course(s) of your choice and to book affordable accommodation, we strongly recommend that you register as soon as possible.
We would be very happy if you could forward this announcement to other potentially interested parties.
Thank you and best wishes,
Your GESIS Summer School team
GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences
GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology
This is a reminder of the invitation to apply for the summer school “Religion in Cities: Contested Presences, Contested Regulations” that I am organising, with the support of CRCG and ISOR-UAB, at the University of Groningen (Netherlands) on August 20-24 2018.
The summer school addresses a topic that generates heated political debates and that is increasingly discussed in the social sciences. It will provide undergraduate students in their last year of studies, as well as Master and PhD students in different disciplines with the means to reflect upon religious issues in cities from the perspective of sociology, geography, urban studies and religious studies.
The topic will be addressed from three different stand-points: a) theoretical perspectives to understand the presence, visibility and regulation of religious diversity in cities; b) methodological insights into how to research these topics and conduct fieldwork in concrete urban settings; and c) discussions about the political relevance and policy responses offered at the level of cities.
The deadline for applications is June 1, 2018.
Confirmed guest lecturers are:
- Dr. Avi Astor (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
- Dr. Marian Burchardt (University of Leipzig)
- Dr. Mar Griera (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
- Dr. Alexander-Kenneth Nagel (University of Göttingen)
- Dr. Joram Tarusarira (University of Groningen)
- Dr. Stefania Travagnin (University of Groningen).
You can find further information about the preliminary program and lectures on our homepage: https://www.summerschoolsineurope.eu/course/9624/religion-in-cities—contested-presences-contested-regulations
Please, feel free to share this information with your colleagues and students.
Dr. Julia Martínez-Ariño
Assistant Professor of Sociology of Religion
Department of the Comparative Study of Religion
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
University of Groningen
The Department of Sociology and Social Research at the University of Trento is organising a Summer School in Ethnography, 10th – 14th September 2018.
It is addressed primarily to Master, PhD and Post-Doctoral students and will be devoted to the interrelated topics of Diaspora, Emotions and Families in Urban Contexts.
Our keynote speakers will be Henrike Donner (Goldsmith, University of London), Ghassan Hage (University of Melbourne), Michele Lancione (University of Sheffield), Maruska Svasek (Queen’s University Belfast).
Please find more information in the attachment.
Deadline for application: 30th April.
Thank you for circulating the call among those who might be interested!
Ester Gallo, PhD
Extended deadline for applications: March 15
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Tiina Arppe is adjunct professor in Sociology specialized in French social theory. In her scientific publications, she has studied problematics related to the sacred, community, and affect in the work of Rousseau, Durkheim, Bataille, Baudrillard, and Girard. Her major works include Pyhän jäännökset (Tutkijaliitto 1992), Affectivity and the Social Bond (Ashgate 2014), and Uskonto ja väkivalta. Durkheimin perilliset (2016). Currently, in a project funded by Kone Foundation, Arppe looks into the connections of economy and death in French social theory. Arppe has also translated French theory classics as well as for example Thorsten Veblen’s The Leisure Class into Finnish.
Hanna Mäkelä is University Lecturer of Comparative Literature (fixed term) at the University of Helsinki where she took her PhD, which was co-supervised at the Justus Liebig University Giessen, in 2014. Her doctoral thesis, Narrated Selves and Others: A Study of Mimetic Desire in Five Contemporary British and American Novels, combines René Girard’s philosophical anthropology with the field of narratology in order to demonstrate how Girard’s mimetic theory can be employed as a narrative poetics of its own in the context of more mainstream literary studies.
40014 Jyväskylän yliopisto
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FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä
- An abstract of 500 words, based on the paper you will be presenting.
- A short presentation of yourself and your research topic with its theoretical orientation, methods, and materials.
I am glad to share this invitation to the summer school “Religion in Cities: Contested Presences, Contested Regulations”, that I am organising at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) on August 20-24 2018.
The aim of this summer school is to provide undergraduate students in their last year of studies, as well as Master and PhD students in different disciplines with the means to reflect upon religious issues in cities from the perspective of sociology, geography, urban studies and religious studies. The topic will be addressed from three different stand-points: a) a theoretical perspective to understand the presence, visibility and regulation of religious diversity in cities; b) methodological insights into how to research these topics and conduct fieldwork in concrete urban settings; and c) discussions about the political relevance and policy responses offered at the level of cities.
The application deadline is June 1, 2018.
Please, feel free to share this information with your colleagues and students and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any question.
Ai gentili e alle gentili relatrici, relatori e partecipanti
XXIV Summer School on Religions di San Gimignano e Passignano
e p.c. Ai componenti l’Ufficio di Presidenza e al Comitato Scientifico CISRECO
come promesso inviamo il pdf della guida alla Summer che questo annno avrà veste tipografica a stampa. Ci scusiamo per non averlo inviato prima per un controllo ultimo prima della stampa. Ma è stata una decisione presa all’ultimo momento e non c’è stato il tempo. Ci scusiamo anche per non aver potuto pubblicare anche i testi che verranno letti a corredo della lezione Pereira-Salvadori. Questa volta per mancanza di spazio. Ci scusiamo con le interessate. I partecipanti troverano tali testi dentro la cartella che verrà loro distribuita.
Per Segreteria Operativa CISRECO
Centro Internazionale di Studi sul Religioso Contemporaneo/CISRECO
C.P. 11 – Via San Giovanni, 38 – 53037 San Gimignano (SI)
Tel.: 0577 906102 E-mail: email@example.com
Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit
Centre for Education Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences University of Warwick
‘Divine Word in a Secular World’ Developing Contextual Pedagogies of the Qur’an within the European Muslim Diaspora
The second Islamic Education Summer School will focus on exploring the challenges informing the teaching and learning of the Qur’an within the minority Muslim context of the European Muslim diaspora. The aim is to create an opportunity for practitioners to reflect on their experience of teaching the Qur’an by critically considering the strength and weaknesses in their underlying models of teaching the Qur’an and thereby identifying areas for further research and development. This reflective dialogue will include perspectives of RE practitioners, specialists in Religious Studies, Islamic/Qur’anic Studies and the wider community of researchers and educators interested in exploring different aspects of traditional and contemporary pedagogies of the Qur’an.
Further information on how to apply:
- Cost: £375 including accommodation and food. £175 excluding accommodation.
- Venue: Arden Conference Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry.
- Please note the number of places are strictly limited to 25 bookings allocated on a first come first served basis. If you wish to make a presentation please submit an outline (max 500 words) of your paper.
- Please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by 18 August 2017 to reserve a place.
Details and registration are available at:
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
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.