ADI-ToRS PhD Seminar: Ideology Post Cold War (27 – 28 May 2014)
Leftism, Political Islam, Authoritarian Nationalism, and its Convergences/Divergences: the Future of Political Ideology in Indonesia and the Global South and its Regionalizations.
Prof. Vedi Hadiz – Professor of Asian Societies and Politics at Murdoch University in Perth and Australian Research Council Future Fellow currently researching subjects in relation to State, Class and Islamic Populism.
Dr. Carool Kersten – Senior Lecturer in the Study of Islam and the Muslim World and Deputy Research Director of the Centre for Religions, Theology & Public Life at King’s College London with background in the history of religion, Arabic, Indonesian and Islamic Studies.
Political ideology and its effects on the progress of social and political change have drastically been neglected and undervalued in the post-Cold War era, both in the theoretical field and also in the Area Studies. Marked to be old-fashioned or backward-looking, the subject of political ideology has not been the primary focus of contemporary political science research. Moreover, the end of ideology has been declared in resonance with the claim made by Francis Fukuyama that history has found its end.
In contrast to that, New Humanities, Subaltern Studies and Postcolonial Theory show that ideology is ever more vital, vibrant and significant than ever in social life and political transformations. But ideologies do not appear and are not visible in the same way that they have been in the 60s and 70s, but they re-appear in alternative and changing figurations.
Requirements & ECTS:
Participants are required to read mandatory readings (including but not limited to one text of each of the guest speakers) and actively participate during the discussion rounds of the PhD seminar. Participants are strongly encouraged to give a 10-15 minutes presentation relating their own dissertation project to the PhD seminar topic which will result in a higher number of ECTS awarded: 2.6 ECTS for full participation with presentation, 1,1 ECTS for full participation without presentation.
Participants should ideally be PhD candidates, however, masters students with relevant research topics are also welcome participants. Participants are selected on the basis of their application documents. Selected participants are asked to cover their own travel, accommodation and food expenses. The PhD seminar itself is free of charge. Presenters have the chance to get individual feedback from the two high-level scholars present and engage with them in direct discussion during the seminar as well as the networking session.
Application procedure & deadline for submission:
Please send a short CV (1 page), PhD abstract (250 words), expression of interest relating own PhD topic to the topic of the PhD seminar (500 words) as three separate documents (ideally Word) to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by 5 May 2014. Late applications will be considered on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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