[URBANTH-L] Field School: "Social Production of Space: Field experiences in the Russian European North"

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Fri Mar 2 19:19:35 EST 2007

"Social Production of Space: Field experiences in the Russian European 

The course targets PhD students and recent PhDs and is designed as a 
two-week journey in the North-Western Russia: from St. Petersburg through 
Karelia to Murmansk with lectures, seminars, and excursions to several 
important sites along the way. Established scholars, young scholars and PhD 
students will discuss current tendencies of social sciences in 
conceptualizing space and power and will apply this knowledge to the field 
experiences of the Russian North. This research training course deals with 
the complex issues of social production of space in the context of processes 
of industrialisation and globalization in northern territories. How is 'the 
North' produced and consumed, practiced and performed at different scales by 
different actors is the main research agenda engaged during the two week 
field course. The categories of 'space' and 'power', 'society' and 'nature', 
'local' and 'global' and their intersecting relationships are the central 
themes to be addressed.

We welcome PhD students and recent Post-docs from the disciplines of social 
anthropology, sociology, human and cultural geography and history, engaged 
in qualitative research and interested in the North (not exclusively in the 
Russian North).
For participants from Nordic countries, Baltic States and North-Western 
Russia all expenses will be covered by a grant from Nordforsk (the Nordic 
Research Board); some partial financial support can also be provided for 
candidates from other regions with projects strongly related to the topic of 
the course.

To apply, please send the following documents in English before 15 March 

1. curriculum vitae
2. statement about current research relevant to the theme of the school (1-2 
3. the names and e-mail addresses of two referees
Candidates will be informed in mid-April whether they have been accepted.
Course participants are expected to present a paper; papers (3000-4000 
words) should be sent by the end of June to be distributed to the other 

Alla Bolotova
Centre for independent social research
P.O.Box 193
St.Petersburg, Russia
Phone/fax: +7(812)7183796

Email: xnu at indepsocres.spb.ru
Visit the website at http://www.cisr.ru/index.en.html 

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