The course, which is entering its sixteenth year in 2012, is an eight-day, interdisciplinary workshop that combines conference-oriented presentation of scholarly research with an intensive and rigorous academic programme 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.
The fifteenth Divided Societies course, as a graduate course for Ph.D. and M.A. students as well as for honour students, focuses on uncovering and elaborating the »new paradigms« that are emerging to improve the study of divided societies. In an era of intense scholarly specialization, theories and paradigms are seldom given the adequate attention, but these broader frameworks and new paradigms and theories are becoming ever more relevant for the future research and development of contemporary societies, especially those with existing or potential divisions. We encourage participation of students and scholars in the social sciences, law and humanities and other fields and disciplines that study social phenomena such as divisions, cleavages, conflicts, borders, ethnicity and diversity.
This graduate course will be organized as a rigorous eight-day academic interdisciplinary program structured around lectures, workshops and conference-oriented presentations of scholarly research. The course participants will engage in active discussion of the theoretical, methodological and practical issues of research in divided societies. 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 conflict.
Programme offer ECTS. For PhD students of National joint PhD studies in sociology (Croatia): participation with presentation – 6-8 ECTS (according to programme of Joint Studies); for PhD students in Diversity Management and Governance at the University of Primorska/Littoral (Slovenia) up to 6 ECTS; for MA students 3-6 ECTS.