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Graphic element for CBEES - the Centre for Baltic and East European StudiesThe Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) is tasked with stimulating, coordinating and developing Södertörn University’s research and doctoral education. It has a particular focus on studies of the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe and conducts its own research.

Since it was founded in 2005, CBEES has become a strong and thriving multidisciplinary research environment. The centre is a hub for cooperation throughout the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe, organising international conferences, seminars and workshops. The researchers’ expertise is in demand both within academia and in public debate. Research in the area is reflected in the international Baltic Worlds journal.

Many international visiting researchers have passed through the centre of the years, and more than 70 doctoral students have studied at BEEGS, the Baltic and East European Graduate School.

NAIRS Summer schools


 

Second NAIRS Summer School for PhD Students

 
Time: 23-26 September, 2017

Place: Vila Lanna, V Sadech 1, Prague, Czech Republic
 

The Institute of Ethnology, Czech Academy of Sciences (IE CAS) in Prague, in its capacity as one of the five founding institutions of the Network of Academic Institutions in Romani Studies (NAIRS), organised the network’s second summer school for doctoral students on 23-26 September, 2017. Thirteen PhD students from Romania, Estonia, Ukraine, France, Serbia, Great Britain, Iceland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and India participated in the summer school, which was focused on the research and study of Roma issues.

The aim of the summer school was to create a space for interdisciplinary discussion between young scholars regarding the most recent studies and findings in the field of Roma studies. Students from different disciplines, such as ethnology, sociology, history, philology, linguistics, literature, education and others, attended lectures and seminars led by renowned experts from Sweden, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Great Britain. Additionally, the PhD students presented their doctoral research projects, received comments and participated in discussions on various hot topics in Romani research. Participant contributions of highest quality will be given space for publication in the peer-reviewed Cargo Journal for Social and Cultural Anthropology (http://cargojournal.org/index.php/cargo/index), published by the Czech Association for Social Anthropology.

The summer school was officially opened by Kimmo Granqvist, Chair of the Board of NAIRS and Professor in Romani Studies at Södertörn University, Stockholm. In his opening lecture, Kimmo Granqvist relayed the history of Romani Studies as a discipline in general as well as the Linguistics branch specifically.

NAIRS provided bursaries to cover travel and accommodation expenses for all participants.

You can read about the Second NAIRS Summer School for PhD students, 23-26 September 2017, in Prague, Czech Republic here:

NAIRS-invitation_summer-school-2017-ext.pdf

You can read the feedback report for the second NAIRS' Summer School here:

NAIRS-Summer-School-Feedback-Report-2017.pdf

 

 

Summer School presenters and lecturers

 
Yasar Abu-Ghosh, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Prague.

Jan Červenka, Department of Central European Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague.

Ion Duminica “Ethnical Minority” Department, Centre of Ethnology, Institute of Cultural Heritage,
Academy of Sciences of Moldova.

Kimmo Granqvist, Södertörn University, the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES),
Stockholm / Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies, University of Helsinki.

Jan Grill, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Manchester; Department of Sociology,
Universidad del Valle, Cali.

Markéta Hajská, Department of Central European Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague.

Pavel Kubaník, Department of Central European Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague.

Elena Marushiakova and Veselin Popov, School of History, University of St Andrews / Bulgarian
Academy of Sciences, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum.

Alexander Mušinka, University of Prešov.

Tatiana Podolinská, Institute of Ethnology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava.

Helena Sadílková, Department of Central European Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague.

Zdeněk Uherek, Institute of Ethnology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague.
 

Co-operating institutions

Institute of Ethnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Department of Central European Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University