Summer School - Jews and Christians Between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean: Co-existence and Conflict, 10-21 July 2017, Hungary

Central European University (CEU)


Deadline:

February 14, 2017

Disciplines:

Event Date:

July 10, 2017 - July 21, 2017


Opportunity Cover Image - Summer School - Jews and Christians Between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean: Co-existence and Conflict, 10-21 July 2017, Hungary

About the summer school 

The course will introduce its students to the ways in which Jews and Christians interacted in the Mediterranean, the Middle East, the Caucasus and the Indian Ocean in the period between 600-1800 CE. This is the topic of a research project aiming at establishing a new area of study – relations between Jews and Eastern Christian communities from the rise of Islam to the end of the eighteenth century, marking the colonial conquest of Mughal dominated India. Thus, Islam as a majority and as a minority religion constitutes the background against which the new picture on Jews and Christians is being painted. The study of inter-religious dynamics is anchored in the framework of medieval and modern cultural history concerning a vast geographical area that encompasses seemingly disparate lands from Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean, through West Asia and the Caucasus, to South India, all connected through trade and travel.

The course has two aims: 1) to disseminate the results of the research project; 2) to introduce the interested researchers/students into the required skills and methods (linguistic, philological and historiographic) that are needed for the exploration of this new field.

It is open to students of religion, history and culture as well as to those of contemporary studies who would benefit from a deeper understanding and the reconceptualization of the present conflict zones.

Participating students will be invited to deconstruct various stereotypes, including the “civilizational model” and that of a “clash of civilizations”. Instead, it proposes to see the past as a global world avant la lettre. It will teach how complex identities and interreligious communities were formed in the past as well as they are being formed in the present.

There will be three different types of classes, namely 1) introductory informative classes, 2) theoretical classes, 3) classes teaching particular skills and methods. The level and the manner of interaction will vary between these three types.

Financial Information

Program Costs

  • Tuition Fee: 550 EUR (Early Bird fee: 500 EUR)
  • Accommodation in CEU Residence Center:
    • In single room: 28 EUR / night / person - including breakfast
    • In shared double room: 17 EUR / night / person - including breakfast
  • Estimated living costs: 210 - 250 EUR

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the following categories:

  • tuition waiver
  • accommodation grant
  • travel grant (full or partial)
  • Participants from Ethiopia, India and the Middle East are eligible to apply for financial aid in all categories listed above.
  • Participants from other countries are expected to pay tuition fee. However, there are a limited number of tuition waivers available on a competitive basis. Those who wish to apply for a tuition waiver should send a separate cover letter specifying their reasons.
  • Participants are NOT eligible to receive financial aid if they attended two CEU funded Summer University courses within a four-year period.
  • In case an applicant is accepted to two courses, which is only possible if the two courses are run consecutively, financial aid is only available for attending one course. 

SUN Packages

All packages will include the following:

  • a minimum of 24 tuition hours per week
  • a certificate of attendance
  • access to course E-learning page (with readings, assignments, etc.)
  • access to CEU facilities (Library, IT services, sports centre including the use of the indoor swimming pool, tennis courts)
  • some social and cultural events depending on the course schedules (e.g. welcome and farewell reception / outings /fieldtrips / film screenings, etc.)
  1. Fee-Paying Package

Financial aid: N/A
Participant's own contribution: tuition, travel, accommodation, health insurance and living expenses

Payment deadlines

  • April 30 (Early Bird fee)
  • May 28 (Full tuition fee)

Cancellation Policy

In the event of cancellation, CEU will refund the tuition fee as follows:

  • Before May 28 - CEU will fully refund the tuition fee.
  • Between May 28th and 14 days prior to the course starting - 80% of the tuition fee will be refunded. 
  • Within 14 days of the course starting - no refund for tuition fees will be given. 
  1. Financial Aid packages
  • Tuition Waiver
    Financial aid: tuition fee waived
    Participant's own contribution: health insurance, travel, accommodation and living expense.
  • Partial SUN Scholarship (available only for participants from Ethiopia, India and the Middle East)
    Financial aid: tuition fee waived and free accommodation in a double room
    Participant's own contribution:health insurance, travel and living expenses
  • Full SUN Scholarship (available only for participants from Ethiopia, India and the Middle East)
    Financial aid: tuition fee waived; free accommodation in a double room and a full or partial travel grant
    Participant’s own contribution: health insurance and living expenses.

HOW TO APPLY

Please read the following directions carefully.

Below is the list of the documents you need to prepare or arrange for submission:

  1. Completed online SUN Application Form
  2. Full curriculum vitae or resume, including list of publications, if any
  3. Letter of Recommendation
  4. Statement of Purpose (maximum one page)
  5. Research Proposal (maximum 2 pages)

Optional attachments:

  • A copy of an English language certificate (if available)
  1. Online Application Form

SUN's Online Application Form, delivered by Embark, enables the online submission of the application form itself as well as all other relevant documentation, including CV's and resumes, letter of recommendation, statements of purpose and application essays (such as research proposal, case study, paper proposal, writing samples, academic records, etc.), eliminating all paper mailing to the SUN Office.

In addition, applicants will be able to use this system to track their progress and learn the outcome of their admissions evaluation online. Admissions decisions will be available to applicants as soon as they are entered into the system.

Please note that you can only submit one application in the online system. In exceptional cases when an applicant is interested in participating in two courses, which is only possible if the two courses are run consecutively, s/he should contact the SUN Office at summeru@ceu.edu to receive instructions how to submit a second application. Financial aid is only available for attending one course.

The application form is password-protected. 

  1. a) In case you have started an application for our program in previous years, you can use your old login and password and can log in as a "Returning Embark User" (right-hand side of the page). In case you cannot remember your old password, click on the "Forget your password?" link.
  2. b) In case you have not started an application before, please register first in the "New User?" section (left-hand side of the page). For registration please click on "Create an Account" and provide the requested information. Embark will send you your password by email and then you can log in and start your application, this time already as a returning user.

Further user's instructions for the online application are included in the form itself.

  1. Full curriculum vitae or resume, including a list of publications, if any

Please upload your Curriculum Vitae or resume, including a list of publications, if any.

  1. Letter of Recommendation

Applicants must have one letter of recommendation submitted. Please arrange for a letter of recommendation to be written by a referee (faculty member, job supervisor, etc.) who can attest to your abilities, qualifications and academic/professional performance. Please advise the referee about the title and content of the course you are applying to. The letter must be completed in English and submitted by the referee online via the online application facility.

  1. Statement of Purpose (maximum one page)

In the Statement of Purpose please describe how the course is relevant to your research and studies, and in what ways you expect to benefit from it.

  1. Research Proposal (maximum 2 pages)

The research proposal describes your current research interest related to the course theme. The proposal should contain the purpose, methodology and expected output of your current or planned research. During the course, the proposal will be discussed and further developed through consultations with the faculty and fellow participants.

Optional attachments:

  • A copy of an English language certificate (if available)

As proof of your English language proficiency, if you have passed a language exam, please upload a scanned copy of the exam result in the online system.

All application materials must be submitted electronically with the online application form. CEU does not accept application documents by e-mail or fax. Candidates who may experience difficulties with the online submission of their documents should contact the SUN Office.

CEU does not return application documents, or copies thereof under any circumstances. Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Inquiries

If you need help or more information during the application process, please feel free to contact the SUN staff:

E-mail for inquiry and correspondence: summeru@ceu.edu
Tel: (36-1) 327-3811
Fax: (36-1) 327-3124

Notification

The SUN Office will notify applicants about the selection results around the end of April. Please check the 'Important course dates' section on the relevant course web sites for earlier or later planned notification deadlines. The final decision is not open to appeal.

Eligibility

Target group

The workshop is targeted at representatives of regional and country offices of UN agencies, National Focal Points of international conventions, relevant government agencies (e.g. Ministries of Emergency Situations, Environment, Communications), researchers and civil society. No prior experience in application of geospatial technologies in DRR is required. 

Pre-requisites

Participants will be required to prove professional and/or academic focus on disaster risk reduction (DRR) or related issues. Intermediate computer user skills are required for this course, but previous experience with geographic information systems (GIS) or remote sensing software is not required. There will be two options for all hands-on GIS and remote sensing exercises, ranging in technical difficulty to accommodate varying backgrounds of participants.

Language requirement

The language of instruction is English, thus all applicants have to demonstrate a strong command of spoken and written English to be able to participate actively in discussions at seminars and workshops. Some of the shortlisted applicants may be contacted for a telephone interview.

Important dates and deadlines 

General application deadline for most courses: February 14, 2017  

In exceptional cases the application deadline is different from the above. See the list of these courses below:

  • Media Capture: The Relationship Between Power, Media Freedom and AdvocacyMarch 31, 2017

Important program dates (for all courses):

  • Email notification about the decision: mid-April - mid-May
  • Participants confirm acceptance and housing needs: in two weeks after receipt of the acceptance notification
  • Activation of the course-specific e-learning sites with readings and course outlines: end of April - end of May
  • Early-bird deadline of tuition payment for fee-paying participants: March - April, for course specifique early bird deadline see the course website
  • Tuition payment deadline for fee-paying participants: April - May, for course specifique fee payment deadline see the course website
  • Participants needing a visa reserve tickets, confirm exact travel dates to SUN; SUN Office sends out original invitation letter and room reservation for visa application: 6 weeks prior to arrival
  • Participants submit visa applications: 30 days prior to arrival
  • Participant arrivals, hotel check-in, and registration: one day before the course starts
  • Orientation session at CEU: on the first day of the course

For more information click "Further official information" below.


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https://summeruniversity.ceu.edu/jewschristians-2017



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