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Sovako Winter School Wednesday 22nd March 2017 in Tampere

SOVAKO (Finnish Social Research Doctoral Program) arranges the traditional winter school a day before the annual sociology conference. All social sciences doctoral students may apply. Program includes guest lectures, participation to one working group and an evening dinner.

Sovako Winter School 2018 brings currently topical issues for discussion and offers possibility discuss PhD working papers and more in Joensuu 14.3.2018

Working group teachers are professor Amade M’charek, professor Ilpo Helén and professor Hannu Ruonavaara. Amade M’charek will deliver lecture with the title: Anthropology of wild objects: On race and other slippery categories’.

Topics of the Workshops:

  • Amade M’charek: Race and associated differences
  • Ilpo Helén: Analytics of practices
  • Hannu Ruonavaara: Action, institutions, policy

You can apply to one working group. Each working group teachers want a slightly different abstracts and texts etc.

  • Race and associated differences: Send a 450 word abstract that explains the aim of your doctoral dissertation in a nutshell. Prepare questions concerning your own work to which you wish M'charek to answer and send them with your application, as well. This working group is in English.
  • Analytics of practices: Papers that deal with issues of developing technology, thoughts or ideas, policy plans or practices, or renewal, experimentation and/or implementation of above issues, are welcomed to the group, regardless of the approach which is applied in the PhD project. Short description of the PhD project (max. 300 words) & short paper (max. 12 sheets, 1,5 lines). Both Finnish and English can be used.
  • Action, institutions, policy: Send a short paper on your PhD project (max 12 pages, line spacing 1,5). Reflect in the paper on the central problems to be solved right now in your dissertation project. Papers can be in Finnish or English. Presentations in English in case there will be English speaking participants in the group.

Please send your application for the winter school by 23rd of February 2018 by e-mail to the SOVAKO coordinator Pekka Rantanen ( Attachments can be either a Word or PDF files.

Each group will be a maximum of 10 participants. The selection is made on the basis of applications. Mention in your application, the group to which you want to participate. Also tell us to which university you do your doctoral studies and who are your supervisors.

The coordinator informs selected PhD students 5th of March 2018 at the latest.

SOVAKO pays for the accepted participants traveling from outside Joensuu (reasonable) travel expenses (receipts required), accommodation in a two-person room in a hotel for one night (between 14th and 15th), and evening dinner in a restaurant Wednesday 14th March 2018.


Paikka & Place: Joensuun yliopisto, Natura-talo (Yliopistokatu 7), Joensuu

Aikataulu/Schedule: Wednesday 14th March 2018

14.30–15.30: Amade M’charek’s lecture ’Anthropology of wild objects: On race and other slippery categories’. Sali/Lecture room N105, Natura-talo (Yliopistokatu 7)

15.30–16.00 kahvi/coffee

16.00–18.30: seminaarit/workshops. Saleissa/Lecture rooms N102, N103 ja N104, Natura-talo

19.30– illallinen/Evening Dinner, Ravintola/restaurant TBA (Joensuu) Sosiologipäivät (the annual conference of the Westermarck Society)

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