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5th Winter School of GSCSA "Circulation and Collaboration: Perspectives for/in Interdisciplinarity"
Degree course co-sponsored by the Estonian Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts (GSCSA) and the Centre of Excellence in Cultural Theory (CECT)

University of Tartu, Estonia
February 2–6, 2015
4–6 ECTS credits

The Fifth Winter School of GSCSA invites you to explore and theorise circulation and collaboration which form essential aspects of scholarly, cultural or social activities. The conception of circulation in global transformations suggests an innovative approach to examine the stakes and implications of circulation, one of the overarching conditions of the increasingly integrated and interconnected world of the 21st century. Today we witness a growth of networks, of new infrastructures and channels that circulate knowledge, information and culture at previously unthinkable speeds, ranges and intensities. This calls for a renewed interest in how cultural forms and expressions are produced, retained, contested or consumed via these new circuits. We should consider how meanings are constituted and codified in the complexity of circulation as well as what is the relationship between cultural circulation and politics. Circulation presents an inspiring theme for interdisciplinary conversations in the humanities and social sciences as it reflects on the human condition, its constraints and its potential for creativity. The process of circulation is related to potential cooperation, or its subversion, a subject that requires further critical thinking. At the same time, with the new millennium has come along conceptual innovation, cross-disciplinary theorising, and vanguard technologies, which point to new theoretical and methodological spaces in which to explore collaboration. Such an approach clearly evokes wide-ranging prospects for interdisciplinarity in research.

The programme of the winter school consists of: 1) interdisciplinary lectures and discussions conducted by Estonian and guest lecturers; 2) seminars in smaller groups (previous preparatory work is expected); 3) one day of specialised and practical workshops outside the customary classroom environment.

All seminars and workshops require previous registration. Workshops have a quota of participants! Lectures are open to public.

Winter school lecturers include:

Prof. Regina Bendix (University of Göttingen)
Prof. Thomas A. DuBois (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Prof. Penelope Harvey (University of Manchester)
Prof. Matti Sintonen (University of Helsinki)
Prof. Martin Stokes (King’s College London)
Prof. Beat Wyss (Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design)
Prof. Alexei Yurchak (University of California, Berkeley)

Deadline for registration is November 24, 2014.

The language of the degree course is English. Accommodation and travel costs of GSCSA students will be reimbursed. Accommodation will be arranged by the organizers, travel details will be provided for the participants.

Programme Director: Prof. Kristin Kuutma, Head of the GSCSA Programme at the University of Tartu
Programme Manager: Laura Siragusa (University of Tartu), laura.siragusa@ut.ee
General Coordinator: Helen Kästik (University of Tartu), ktkdk@ut.ee

More information: here

4th Winter School of GSCSA "Absence, Presence, Distance: Ways of Seeing the Past"

January 20-24, 2014, Tallinn

The fourth Winter School of the Estonian Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts focuses on our relations with the past, assuming that the way we think about the past shapes the way we view both the present and the future. Questions of ‘distance’, ‘absence’ and ‘presence’ have been debated in a number of disciplines, including visual studies, history, philosophy, cultural theory, and anthropology. In the complex matter of constructing a past that we can engage with problems of proximity and distance, presence and absence, arise at a multitude of levels – temporal, spatial, visual, cognitive, esthetical and other. ‘Representation’, the main conceptual tool in culture studies and arts, means strictly speaking a making present of, or the granting of presence (again) to something that is absent. However, this immediately raises the question of what it might mean to give presence to something that is absent; how could something possibly be present in its absence. Therefore, we invite the participants of the Winter School to revisit the traditional distinction between absence and presence; to discuss how far from an object or event do we need to be to see it clearly; to debate what does it actually mean for something or someone to be ‘past’.

Please find more information about the programme, registration and requirements on winter school homepage.

Programme Directors: Prof. Rein Raud (Tallinn University), Dr. Marek Tamm (Tallinn University) Programme Manager: Tuuli Piirsalu (tuulip@ehi.ee) (Tallinn University)
Student Coordinator: Ott Kagovere (ottk@tlu.ee) (Tallinn University)


Winter school "Gaze and Glance: Ways of Seeing in Culture"

Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts (GSCSA) and Centre of Excellence in Cultural Theory (CECT) invite you to participate in our second winter school titled “Gaze and Glance: Ways of Seeing in Culture” and held at Tallinn University, January 23 – 27, 2012.

Second Winter School of the Estonian Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts is approaching the topic from numerous angles, including more general epistemological and methodological aspects, as well as narrower ones related to the visual sense.

The programme of the Winter School consists of: 1) interdisciplinary lectures and discussions conducted by Estonian and guest lecturers; 2) student seminars where graduate participants present and discuss their own research; 3) student workshops outside the customary classroom environment.

The course is lead by scholars of diverse academic and cultural backgrounds, including:
Prof. W. J. T. Mitchell (University of Chicago)
Prof. Donald Sassoon (Queen Mary College, University of London)
Prof. Gunther Kress (Institute of Education, University of London)
Dr. Martin Schulz (Institut für Kunstwissenschaft und Medientheorie, Karlsruhe)
Dr. Joana Breidenbach (independent scholar and journalist)
Prof. Kenneth Olwig (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
Dr. Kristin Marek (Institut für Kunstwissenschaft und Medientheorie, Karlsruhe)
Dr. Rupert Cox (The University of Manchester)

The language of the degree course is English.

Please find more information about the programme, registration and requirements on winter school homepage: gaze-and-glance.edu.ee

Deadline for registration by web-form is January 3, 2012

Programme Directors: Prof. Rein Raud (Tallinn University), Dr. Marek Tamm (Tallinn University)
Programme Manager: Eva Kruuse, evak@ehi.ee (Tallinn University)
Student Coordinators: Vahur Puik, vahur@ehi.ee (Tallinn University); Triin Kallas, triink@ehi.ee (Tallinn University)



Winter school „Time and temporality: categories, models and narratives“

Degree course co-sponsored by the Estonian Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts (GSCSA) and the Centre of Excellence in Cultural Theory (CECT)

University of Tartu
January 31 - February 6, 2011
4 - 6 ECTS credits

The first Winter School of the Estonian Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts focuses on time and its conceptualization, the categories and typologies applied. Time is a theme that unites individual experience, social dynamics, research fields and disciplinary histories. Temporality represents an aspect common to all research and a concept that provides an opportunity to look for inter- and transdisciplinary connections.

The programme of the Winter School consists of: 1) joint interdisciplinary lectures and seminars conducted by Estonian and guest lecturers; 2) student workshops where graduate participants present and discuss their own research; 3) specialized workshops outside the customary classroom environment.


PROGRAMME
(changes may occur)

Programme explanation:
• 4 days of lectures and seminars:
- Lectures: à 60+10 minutes (presentation+discussion). Registered students must attend at least three lectures of the daily set of four. Lectures are open to public.
- Seminars: à 120 minutes. Seminars require previous registration. Students are expected to do preparatory reading in order to participate in the seminars.
- Reading material for seminars is available: http://www.ut.ee/CECT/materials/WS2011/ . Registered participants will receive a username and password from the student coordinator.

• 1 day of student workshops:
- Students will be divided into smaller groups.
- Every student has 30 minutes for presentation and discussion.
- Students sharing a workshop are expected to previously study each other’s abstracts.
- At least 2 lecturers will attend per group.

• 1 day of specialized workshops:
- Requires previous registration. Workshops have a quota of participants!


Monday, January 31

Lectures
Ülikooli 16-212

10:00-10:10 Introduction by Prof. Kristin Kuutma, Head of the GSCSA Programme at the University of Tartu
10:10-11:20 John E. Toews (Prof., University of Washington, USA)
    Multiple Temporalities and Historical Understanding: Thinking Historically within the Postmodern Condition
11:30-12:40 Eva Piirimäe (Dr., University of Tartu, Estonia)
    National Identity – an Identification with the Dead?
12:40-13:40 lunch (registered participants only) - Restaurant Entri (Rüütli 9)
13:40-14:50 Grace Davie (Prof., University of Exeter, UK)
    Understanding Religion in Modern Europe: the Factors to Take into Account
15:00-16:10 Tiina Ann Kirss (Prof., Tallinn University, University of Tartu, Estonia)
    Postcolonial Temporalities
16:10-16:30 coffee break (Ülikooli 16-214)
16:30-18:30

Seminars
John E. Toews Conjuring up the Presence of the Past: Resurrecting the Dead as Partners in Constructing the History of the Present (Ülikooli 18-307)
Eva Piirimäe Liberal Nationalism and the Duties to the Past (Lossi 3-217)
Grace Davie Understanding Religion in Modern Europe: the Factors to Take into Account. Comparison of the Religion Situation in Europe and the United States (Ülikooli 16-102)
Tiina Ann Kirss Temporality and Postcoloniality (Ülikooli 18-228)

19:00-22:00 Reception (registered participants only) - Deutsches Kulturinstitut Tartu
    (Tartu Saksa Kultuuri Instituut, Kastani 1)


Tuesday, February 1

Lectures
Ülikooli 16-212

9:00-10:10 Tim Ingold (Prof., University of Aberdeen, UK)
    How Do We Know How Old Things Are?
10:20-11:30 Jens Brockmeier (Prof., University of Manitoba, Canada)
    Narrative Time Revisited
11:30-12:00 coffee break (Ülikooli 16-214)
12:00-13:10 Andreas Waczkat (Prof., University of Göttingen, Germany)
    Concepts of Temporality and Spaciality in Music
13:20-14:30 Krista Kodres (Prof., Estonian Academy of Arts)
    Time, Temporality and the Visual Arts
14:30-15:30 lunch (registered participants only) - Restaurant Entri (Rüütli 9)
15:30-17:30

Seminars
Tim Ingold Time and Genealogy (Lossi 3-217)
Jens Brockmeier Time and Narrative (Ülikooli 18-307)
Andreas Waczkat Temporality and Musical Analysis: Problems of Time and Structure (Ülikooli 16-102)
Krista Kodres Time, Temporality and the Visual Arts (Ülikooli 18-228)

20:00-22:00 Film session (optional) at the Estonian National Museum (Kuperjanovi 9) Disco and Atomic War (Disko ja tuumasõda, Jaak Kilmi 2009, 80`)


Wednesday, February 2

Student workshops

9:30-10:30 2 presentations
10:30-11:00 coffee break (Ülikooli 16-214)
11:00-12:30 3 presentations
12:30-13:30 lunch (registered participants only) - Restaurant Entri (Rüütli 9)
13:30-15:00 3 presentations
15:00-15:30 coffee break (Ülikooli 16-214)
15:30-16:30/17:00 2-3 presentations


Workshop 1: John E. Toews (University of Washington), Marek Tamm (Tallinn University)
Workshop 2: Joep Leerssen (University of Amsterdam), Tiina Ann Kirss (Tallinn University/University of Tartu), Kristin Kuutma (University of Tartu)
Workshop 3: Andrei Rogatchevski (University of Glasgow), Leena Kurvet-Käosaar (Tallinn University)
Workshop 4: Guido Ipsen (University of Witten-Herdecke/Münster), Krista Kodres (Estonian Academy of Arts)
Workshop 5: Jens Brockmeier (University of Manitoba), Marina Grišakova (University of Tartu)
Workshop 6: Tim Ingold (University of Aberdeen), Helen Sooväli-Sepping (Tallinn University)
Workshop 7: Grace Davie (University of Exeter), Anne Kull (University of Tartu), Eva Piirimäe (University of Tartu)
Workshop 8: Andreas Waczkat (University of Göttingen), Ergo-Hart Västrik (University of Tartu)

19:00-23:00 Board games`s night with snacks (registered participants only) -  Kotka Kelder (Pepleri 14)


Thursday, February 3

Lectures
Ülikooli 16-212

9:00-10:10 Jörn Rüsen (Prof. em., University of Witten/Herdecke/Münster, Germany)
    The Visibility of History: Bridging the Gap between Historiography and the Fine Arts
10:20-11:30 Guido Ipsen (Prof., University of Wuppertal, Germany)
    Culture-Time and Media-Time: Cognitive Basics, Media Myths and Why the Computer Screen Is Just Another Cave Wall
11:30-12:00 coffee break (Ülikooli 16-214)
12:00-13:10 Jan Christoph Meister (Prof., University of Hamburg, Germany)
    How Real Is Time?
13:20-14:30 Roland Karo (Dr., University of Tartu, Estonia)
    Spacetime: Physical and Experiential
14:30-15:30 lunch (registered participants only) - Restaurant Entri (Rüütli 9)
15:30-17:30

Seminars
Jörn Rüsen The Visibility of History: Thinking with the Eyes (Estonian National Museum, lecture hall (Kuperjanovi 9))
Guido Ipsen Media-Time Reassessed: An Analysis of the Acceleration of Culture (Lossi 3-217)
Jan Christoph Meister How Time Works in Narratives (Ülikooli 18-228)
Roland Karo Altered States of Consciousness and Mental Health (Ülikooli 16-102)

20:00-22:00 Animated films’ session (optional, 80') at the Estonian National Museum (Kuperjanovi 9)
    Divers in the Rain (Tuukrid vihmas, Olga ja Priit Pärn 2009, 23')
    Crocodile (Krokodill, Kaspar Jancis 2009, 17')
    Gone with the Wind (Tuulest viidud, Ülo Pikkov 2009, 1,34')
    Dialogos (Ülo Pikkov 2008, 4,50')
    In the Air (Õhus, Martinus Daane Klemet 2009, 8,37')
    Breakfast on the Grass (Eine murul, Priit Pärn 1987, 25')



Friday, February 4

Lectures
Ülikooli 16-212

9:00-10:10 Marek Tamm (Dr., Tallinn University, Estonia)
    What Is Historical Time, or How Historians Make Sense of Time?
10:20-11:30 Joep Leerssen (Prof., University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
    «Nationalism is the Political Instrumentalization of a Cultural Self-image»: Imagology and Nationalism Studies
11:30-12:00 coffee break (Ülikooli 16-214)
12:00-13:10 Andrei Rogatchevski (Dr., University of Glasgow, UK)
    Concepts of Time in Feature Films
13:20-14:30 Rein Raud (Prof., Tallinn University, Estonia)
    The Concept of Time in Asian and European Thought Traditions
14:30-15:30 lunch (registered participants only) - Restaurant Entri (Rüütli 9)
15:30-17:30

Seminars
Marek Tamm History, Time and Historical Time: Some Recent Debates (Lossi 3-217)
Joep Leerssen The Rise of Literary Historicism and National Consciousness-raising (Ülikooli 18-307)
Andrei Rogatchevski Concepts of Time in Feature Films (Ülikooli 18-228)
Rein Raud The Concept of Time in Asian and European Thought Traditions (Ülikooli 16-102)

20:00-00:00 Graduation party - Tartu Students` Club (Tartu Üliõpilasmaja, Kalevi 24) DJ Berk Vaher



Saturday, February 5

10:00-16:00 5 parallel workshops – require previous registration

Workshop 1: Cultural Memory and the Archive: Selection, Conservation, Transformation
Estonian Literary Museum, Vanemuise 42

Workshop 2: Natural and Cultural Heritage and their Role in the Society
Granö keskus (Villa Tammekann, F. R. Kreutzwaldi 6)

Workshop 3: New Spirituality: Current Approaches to Personal Development and Holistic Therapy
Tartu Toy Museum’s Theatre House, Children´s studio (Lutsu 2, second floor); University of Tartu, Ülikooli 16-102


Workshop 4: Time in the City – Experienced, Mediated or Real?
Ülikooli 18-228


Workshop 5: Time in Arts: Oskar Luts’s “Spring” and its Interpretations
Home museum of writer Oskar Luts (Riia 38)

 


Students Abstracts (PDF)
Lecturers Abstracts (PDF)

Programme (PDF)
Lecturers of the winter school(PDF)

See the pictures from the Winter School

For orientation round the buildings, see the map.

Also see "Eating out in Tartu"

For students the connecting question for the subtopics of the Winter School and a starting point for their essay is "The treatment of time and temporality in my research". Interpretation of this subject may emanate from specific questions about their research and its conceptual field of time/temporality, or include aspects of disciplinary history.

Students are expected to:
- Participate in lectures (total 12-16) and seminars (total 4);
- Present their research at the student workshop and study the abstracts of other participants of their workshop for discussion (abstracts will be available on homepage);
- Participate in a specialized workshop;
- Write an essay (in English or in Estonian, 3000 words, by March 14, 2011).
    Instructions for writing the essay.

Upon full participation in the study programme and completion of the essay students will be awarded 6 ECTS points (4 ECTS without an essay). The essay will be considered for publication. The language of the course is English.

Application deadline was November 15, 2010.

A course fee is not required but there will be no reimbursement for accommodation or travel costs except for the students enrolled in the GSCSA programme. More information about accommodation choices will be provided for the participants.

This Winter School forms a thematic sequence with the International CECT Conference "Time in Culture: Mediation and Representation" (Tartu, October 28-30, 2010).

Programme Director: Prof. Kristin Kuutma, Head of the GSCSA Programme at the University of Tartu
Programme Manager: Monika Tasa (University of Tartu), monika.tasa@ut.ee, (+372) 737 6535
Student Coordinator: Helen Kästik (University of Tartu), ktkdk@ut.ee
Programme Assistant: Kristina Hermann (University of Tartu)

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