The course, which is entering its fourteenth year in 2010, is a seven-day, interdisciplinary workshop that combines conference-oriented presentation of scholarly research with an intensive and rigorous academic program for graduate and advanced undergraduate students. In addition, the course offers personal inter-cultural experience of students and faculty from other contexts in the unforgettable setting of a city that was itself the target of a destructive societal conflict.
19-25 April 2010
Please note that this list of dates and presenters is extremely tentative and may change, though not without notice.
Monday, April 19
8:30-9:30 Registration and Introductions
9:30-10:30 Greetings and Roll-Call
10:30-13:00 Saša Božić Divisive Emotions for Divided Societies
15:00-17:00 Ronald Pohoryles The new populism in Europe? How it mobilises, and how it increasingly
becomes a danger by splitting societies
9:00-13:00 Workshop 1: Sex, Emotions and Divisions
Aleksandar Štulhofer School Based Sex Education as an Emotional Battleground
Luiza Bouharoua Women and Patriarchy: Dual Role of Emotions in Gender-Divided Society.
15:00-18:00 Workshop 2: Diversity and Conflict Management
Mitja Žagar Examining Concepts of Post-conflict Management and Reconciliation in the Context of Diversity Management
Mihajlo Delić Reconciliation Through Sports
Film: Croatia: The End/Eden of the World
Wednesday, April 21
9.00-17.00 Trip to Cavtat: Archives of Baltazar Bogišić (Croatian pioneer sociologist and anthropologist; First president of the International Institute of Sociology)
Thursday April 22
Workshop 3: Emotions and Social Capital
9:00-13.00 Simona Kuti Introduction to Social Capital: Definitions, Conceptualizations, Applications
Boško Kuzmanović Social capital and emotions: Review
15:00-17:00 Danijela Mandušić Discourse of Emotions in New Media
Art (presentation and workshop)
9:00-13:00 Workshop 4: Emotional Cartography of Divided Societies
Jelena Kupsjak, Zlatko Bukač,
Atila Lukić 'The Balkans': Divisive Concepts and Emotional Impacts
15:00-18:00 Workshop 5: Education and Divisions
Laura Husak The Case of Bosnia
Saturday April 24
Wrap up, evaluation and planning for 2011
Social phenomena such as divisions, conflicts and wars produce extreme emotions and emotional dispositions such as rage, hatred, extreme sadness and hopelesness but also love and solidarity, yet scholarship on such questions often remains confined to subdisciplines within psychology. This course attempts to expand beyond those limited spaces to explore the ways in which power, status, social positions, social conflicts not only produce emotions but are also composed and sustained with the help of emotions. This is why we shall seek the answers to the following questions:
• In what way are emotions connected to or constituting structures?
• How are emotions used to build and sustain divisions?
• How do the structures frame interaction, exchange and direct emotions in divided societies?