The Summer School on Religion, Culture and Society is organized by the Universitair Centrum Sint-Ignatius, in Antwerpen, Belgium. It is a one-week course taking place from Sunday 28th of August until Sunday 4th of September 2011. Our focus this year will be Religion and International Relations. It is evident that religion, culture and society are strongly interwoven and are crucial for understanding the contemporary world. With globalization touching on all aspect of our lives, religion(s) and culture(s) have to understand their position in this complex globalizing process. It is the aim of the interdisciplinary UCSIA summer school to better understand the dynamic interplay between the macro- and micro-social developments concerning religion that takes place in much of the contemporary world.
The program offers these young academic researchers and PhD students the opportunity to attend classes taught by established researchers, to present their own work and discuss their ideas in a relaxed and open atmosphere and within a multidisciplinary framework.
This summer school is open to PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the field of theology, the humanities (religious studies, philosophy, linguistics, history and literature) the social sciences (anthropology, sociology, political sciences, law and economics), or in other disciplines if engaged in relevant research. UCSIA expects every applicant to submit a paper in which he/she presents his/her current research project. The papers should be structured as a research proposal and address one of the general topics addressed by the guest lecturers.
Plus, you have to submit:
# Curriculum vitae, in English, with attached list of publications
# Copy/scan of the highest obtained diploma, with translation in English
# Motivated request and cost estimate travel grant (if applicable, for further information click here)
# A research paper of min. 2500 and max. 4000 words in English (read the guidelines)
Costs and Funding
Selected participants will be funded by UCSIA in the following aspects:
* tuition fee
* study materials
* lodging and meals while in Antwerp
Participants should pay for their own travel expenses to Antwerp. However a limited number of (partial) travel grants is available for participants who are unable to fund their own travel and are not eligible to apply for a travel grant in their host institutions.
Ms. Sara Mels: