Spring school "Semiotics of Conflict" taking place June 5-7 2019 is inviting applicants (by April 30)
The event explores the dynamic nature of conflicts through lectures and workshops providing insight into diverse cultural contexts. The school encourages interdisciplinary discussions regarding cultural, social, and environmental conflicts involving concrete case studies, practical applications and universal theories striving towards a more profound understanding of the semiotic nature of conflicts.
The lectures and workshops will be held in English. In addition to international guests from various disciplines, we also invite students to present their papers (20 minutes) on topics that include (but are not limited to):
- applying semiotics to the analysis of conflicts;
- developing models for the analysis of conflicts;
- representations of conflict in culture;
- cultural and environmental boundaries and conflict;
- education and conflict;
- transmediality and conflicts in the digital age;
- environmental conflicts;
- memory and conflict;
- language, translation and conflict.
To participate (both with or without a presentation), visit this link.
Students will be notified of their acceptance by 6th of May.
The number of participants is limited and it is assumed that the student will participate in the full programme. Students who participate in the spring school can obtain 1,5 ECTS and those who are also presenting a paper 3 ECTS. The acceptance will be based on the order of registration, the graduate school membership, and motivation.
Participation costs for the members of GSCSA and GSLPS (meals, travel, accommodation) are covered by the graduate school. The event location, exact programme and transport will be specified in the beginning of May.
For additional questions and information, please write to: semioticsofconflict [ät] gmail.com
Merit Rickberg (Doctoral student at the Department of Semiotics)
Lona Päll (Doctoral student at the Department of Semiotics)
Katarina Damčević (Doctoral student at the Department of Semiotics)
The event is financed by the European Regional Development Fund (University of Tartu ASTRA Project PER ASPERA).