Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik

An independent international centre for advanced studies


Emotions and Structures
19 Apr 2010 - 25 Apr 2010
Course directors:
Saša Božić, University of Zadar, Croatia
Kevin Deegan Krause, Wayne State University, United States
Vukašin Pavlović, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Indraneel Sircar, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Alan Uzelac, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Mitja Žagar, Institute for Ethnic Studies, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Simona Kuti, Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies, Zagreb, Croatia
Aleksandar Štulhofer, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Course description:

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

13:00-15:00 Break

15:00-17:00 Ronald Pohoryles The new populism in Europe? How it mobilises, and how it increasingly

becomes a danger by splitting societies

Tuesday,April 20

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.

13:00-15:00 Break

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)

Friday,April 23

9:00-13:00 Workshop 4: Emotional Cartography of Divided Societies

Jelena Kupsjak, Zlatko Bukač,

Atila Lukić 'The Balkans': Divisive Concepts and Emotional Impacts

13:00-15:00 Break

15:00-18:00 Workshop 5: Education and Divisions

Marie-Eve Daigneault,

Laura Husak The Case of Bosnia

Saturday April 24


Wrap up, evaluation and planning for 2011

Sunday,April 25

9:00- Departure

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?