We invite graduate students using the methods of social science history to attend a two-day summer school in Jyväskylä on June 12-13, 2023. The second social science history summer school in Jyväskylä will address the challenges of research design for methods in social science history. The first summer school concentrated in gender and economy. The second summer school 2023 has no specific theme. Instead, 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 of social science history.
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 a separate presentation. The course will moreover introduce literature for participants to explore in advance. Summer school offers an excellent opportunity to meet other postgraduate students, as well as senior scholars in the field. Our social program will enable you to discover the summery city of Jyväskylä and its life and 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 March 15, 2023. Decisions on applications submitted will be sent out on April 7, 2023 at the latest. You can submit your application via the summer school 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 .