Call for Applications: Maurice Halbwachs Summer Institute 2015

This year’s Maurice Halbwachs Summer Institute will focus on the interrelationship between violence and emotions. Is violence a form of interaction which escapes ordinary descriptions and thus can or even must be analyzed from the vantage point of a theory of emotions? Which methodological approaches are adequate in order to come to terms with the theme “emotion and violence” and how are violence and its emotional aspects to be represented and narrated? These questions are highlighted by sociologist Randall Collins (University of Pennsylvania) who will discuss these topics jointly with cultural anthropologist and historian Monique Scheer (Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen) and literary critic Jan Philipp Reemtsma (Universität Hamburg/Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung).

The Maurice Halbwachs Summer Institute is open to doctoral students and postdocs in the Humanities and Social Sciences. An interest in interdisciplinary work is expected to create an atmosphere of productive intellectual exchange. Applicants with research topics resonating with the theme of the Summer Institute will profit most from participation.

  • The Institute might be able to offer financial support to applicants from outside Göttingen.
  • Discussions at the Summer Institute will be mainly held in English as well as German.
  • Tuition: 100 €
  • The Summer Institute is supported by third-party funding. The program includes a reader, a welcome and a farewell dinner, lunches, as well as a thematically dovetailing excursion in the environs for all participants.

The following application materials are to be submitted electronically:

  • Application letter detailing the reasons for desiring to participate
  • 1-page exposé of the applicant’s doctoral or postdoctoral project
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • where applicable a well-documented justification for financial support

Deadline: June 15, 2015
Decisions will be mailed out in the first week of July.

Inquiries may be directed at Valentina Prljic or Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Knöbl

The Maurice Halbwachs Summer Institute was initiated by Prof. Dr. Regina Bendix, Prof. Dr. Hartmut Bleumer, Prof. Dr. Rebekka Habermas and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Knöbl.
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