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Summer School in Social Science History Methods for Doctoral Students

We invite graduate students using the methods of social science history to attend a two-day summer school in Jyväskylä in June 2020. The summer school will address the challenges of research design for methods in social science history.

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 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 social program will introduce you to the summery city of Jyväskylä and its life.

The teachers of the summer school are:

Professor Anne E. C. McCants (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States)

Pirita Frigren PhD (University of Turku, Finland)

Teachers of the Department of History and Ethnology at the University of Jyväskylä will also attend the course as commentators.

Applications are welcome until March 15, 2020. Decisions on applications submitted will be sent out on April 17, 2020. Applications can be submitted to . Applications should include the topic and a short abstract (150-200 words) of your research, as well as a brief description (150-200 words) of your methodological choices and challenges, a short personal introduction including the phase of your doctoral dissertation and name of your supervisor(s).

The Summer School has a participation fee, which includes lunches, refreshments, and social program.

The organizing institution is the Department of History and Ethnology at the University of Jyväskylä. The members of the organization committee are:

Miia Kuha (University of Jyväskylä)

Maare Paloheimo (University of Jyväskylä)

Riina Turunen (University of Jyväskylä)

Merja Uotila (University of Jyväskylä)

Heli Valtonen (Chair, University of Jyväskylä)

Right after the summer school comes the Annual Gustav Vasa Conference. The theme for 2020 is Gender and Economy. You are welcome to participate both the summer school and the conference.