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Rethinking the Concept of Revolution EHESS Summer School, 3-14 July 2017, France

Deadline:

December 12, 2016

Disciplines:

Event Date:

July 03, 2017 - July 14, 2017

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The 2017 EHESS Summer School

The study of the “longue durée” and the study of “Revolutions” have long been two of the holy grails of the social sciences: how structures perpetuate themselves and how they shift or collapse are, arguably, two central questions of the social sciences. The EHESS is famous for having produced path-breaking works on both topics (thanks to Fernard Braudel or François Furet, to mention only two of the most obvious examples). However, in light of recent world events (from the Arab Spring to the Internet Revolution), and because 2017 is the one-hundredth anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, the EHESS would like to devote its Summer School to the study of Revolutions. How do we study Revolutions and what are their social and anthropological ramifications? These are the two broad set of questions that we will ask during two intensive weeks of discussion.
The study of the “longue durée” and the study of “Revolutions” have long been two of the holy grails of the social sciences: how structures perpetuate themselves and how they shift or collapse are, arguably, two central questions of the social sciences. The EHESS is famous for having produced path-breaking works on both topics (thanks to Fernard Braudel or François Furet, to mention only two of the most obvious examples). However, in light of recent world events (from the Arab Spring to the Internet Revolution), and because 2017 is the one-hundredth anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, the EHESS would like to devote its Summer School to the study of Revolutions. How do we study Revolutions and what are their social and anthropological ramifications? These are the two broad set of questions that we will ask during two intensive weeks of discussion.

These questions are frequently examined in a number of different disciplines: history, sociology, political science, economics, legal studies, and anthropology. The four seminars that will structure the workshop will offer interdisciplinary approaches to four empirical themes: political revolutions (Hamit Bozarslan); sexual revolutions (Eva Illouz); economic revolutions (Sébastien Lechevalier); and symbolic revolutions (Gisèle Sapiro). 
Political Revolution
Seminar leader: Hamit Bozarslan Invited speakers: Alain Blum, Ivan Ermakoff, Sophie Wahnich
Economic Revolution
Seminar leader: Sébastien Lechevalier Invited speakers: Nicolas Barreyre, Francis Chateaureynaud, Pierre-Cyrille Hautcoeur.
Sexual Revolution
Seminar leader: Eva Illouz and Elizabeth Armstrong Invited speakers: Rainer Kiesow, Juliette Rennes, Georges Vigarello
Symbolic Revolution
Seminar leader:
Gisèle Sapiro Invited speakers: Kapil Raj, Frédérique Matonti, Esteban Buch
Keynote lecture: Roger Chartier (Collège de France), July 3 Plenary Panel: The Concept of Revolution with seminar leaders.
Academic directors: Eva Illouz and Gisèle Sapiro
Administrative director: Valérie Beaudoin

APPLICATION

The summer school is open to masters and doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and early career faculty members. Students to the Summer School will be selected on the basis of their letter of motivation, recommendation letters, CV, and research interests.
Registration fees, lunches, 2 cocktails: 500 €
Accommodation at the Cité universitaire: 760 €
Total fees: 1260 €
It is possible to pay only the registration fees and lunches at Alliance française, without staying at the Cité universitaire for those having other accommodations in Paris.
NB: Students have to cover their own travel expenses. However, thanks to the Tepsis Laboratory there will be three or four travel scholarships available for students accepted into the summer school who have no other travel funds. This will entail a separate application process. All foreign students who are accepted into the summer school must take care of obtaining their own visa or migration documents, as required. The EHESS will provide an invitation letter. The summer school is open to 4 EHESS students tuition-free, based on the same application and selection process. The EHESS students will be asked to help students from abroad as needed.
Application Materials

  • Motivation letter 
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Summary of the Research project ( max.1 page) 
  • Research project (5 pages) 
  • Letter of recommendation from your advisor or another accredited teacher 
  • Good command of English is mandatory 
  • Document proving status [e.g., as graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, or university position] 
  • Document proving valid health insurance covering the stay in Paris. (This will need to be provided after the selection process.) 

Deadline for application: December 12, 2016

                                                          To be sent to: summerschool17@ehess.fr 

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