We invite graduate students using the methods of social science history to attend a two-day summer school in Jyväskylä in June 2022. The summer school will address the challenges of research design for methods in social science history, especially in relation to topics on gender and economy.
We offer postgraduate students the opportunity to develop their knowledge of research methods and to test methodological choices in their dissertation research with top researchers and teachers in the field.
The summer school consists of a workshop, lectures on methods, and individual guidance. We expect each participant to prepare a paper in advance reflecting on their own methodological choices. The paper may be intended as part of the dissertation manuscript or it a separate presentation. The course will moreover introduce literature for participants to explore. Our social program will enable you to discover our city and its beautiful surroundings.
The teacher at the summer school is Professor Anne E. C. McCants (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States) along with teachers of the Department of History and Ethnology at the University of Jyväskylä.
Applications are welcome until April 12, 2022. Decisions on applications submitted will be sent out on April 22, 2022 at the latest. Please, submit your proposal via conference website. An application letter (400-500 words) includes a brief description of your methodological choices and challenges, a short personal introduction (CV) including the phase of your doctoral dissertation and name of your supervisor(s), and a short abstract (150-200 words) of your research topic. For further information, please contact gustavvasa[at]jyu.fi.
The conference week is packed with events for historians: Gender & Economy Summer School (June 13-14), Gustav Vasa Seminar (June 15-16), and Baltic Connections (June 16-17). The theme for 2022 the Annual Gustav Vasa Seminar is Gender and Economy.