Macedonia, Ohrid

New Forms of Realism in Contemporary Philosophy

when 26 June 2015 - 3 July 2015
duration 1 week
credits 4 ECTS

The Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities - Skopje in cooperation with the International Institute of Studies of Humanities and Social Sciences (based in Athens) announces the summer school program "New Forms of Realism in Contemporary Philosophy." Part 1 will be held in Ohrid (Macedonia) 26 June- 3 July, 2015.

The "New Forms of Realism in Contemporary Philosophy" summer school in Ohrid will focus on the recent trends of realism in contemporary philosophy which has been labeled often erroneously under a single and vague category such as "speculative realism" or "new materialism" etc. Unpacking such generalizations and aiming at specific authors who have generated distinct strands of thought that nonetheless constitute what we have vaguely termed "new realisms in philosophy," we conceptualized the sub-courses:

- "The non-standard philosophy of François Laruelle"; sub-course leader: François Laruelle

- "Non-standard epistemologies"; sub-course leader Anne Françoise Schmid

- "Magic Realism and Socialist Realism: Arts and Persuasion"; sub-course leader Svetlana Slapšak

- "Exploration of possibilities for realist readings in contemporary feminist philosophy in line with non-standard philosophy and the writings of Marx"; sub-course leader: Katarina Kolozova

Working language of the summer school will be English and French (with translation into
English).

Professors: Prof. Dr. François Laruelle, Prof. Dr. Anne Françoise Schmid, Prof. Dr. Svetlana Slapšak, Prof. Dr. Katarina Kolozova, Prof. Dr. Ray Brassier (TBC) and Prof. Dr. Gil Anidjar

Summer school director: Prof. Dr. Katarina Kolozova, Executive Director of the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities – Skopje

Summer school academic coordinator: Dr. Jordan Šišovski, Assistant Professor in the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities - Skopje

Eligibility:

- Participants must be MA candidate or PhD student in any field belonging to the social sciences and humanities, as well as scholars holding a PhD for whose personal research the themes of this summer school are relevant.

- Participant may submit an abstract for a presentation in one of the summer school’s workshops or for one of the final presentations sessions (optional);

- Participants from other countries are also eligible to participate;

Registration:

Early bird:

Registration: until February 20th
Participation fee: 140 Euro for 9 day course
Early bird applications from at least three persons from same institution: 100 Euro

Normal:

Registration: February 21st – March 20th
Participation fee: 170 Euro for 9 day course
Applications from at least three persons from same institution: 130 Euro

Late applications:

Registration: March 21st – April 10th
Participation fee: 210 euro for 9 day course
Late applications from at least three persons from same institution: 170 Euro

Number of participants: 50

Process of selection: Members of the boards of the International Institute in Athens and of ISSHS will form the organizing committee and selection committee that will review the applications.

Interested applicants should send short CV, abstract for presentation (optional) and the available application form (http://isshs.edu.mk/index.php?newsinfo=211).

Deadline for submitting an application: April 10th 2015

Deadline for announcing the results of the selection process: April 30th 2015

Accommodation: It is entirely up to each student to decide and arrange their accommodation of their own choosing. The organizers will provide information, enable and inform about possibilities of discount accommodation, and will be available to help logistically.

ECTS crediting of the participation certificate: ISSHS, being an accredited higher institution in a country which is part of the European Higher Education Area (the "Bologna platform") credits the participation in the summer school with 4 credits according to ECTS. Apart from attending the school, a requirement for obtaining credits is the production of a student project. The certificate of obtained credits may be recognized by the students' home institution.

Contact persons:
Dr. Jordan Šišovski, Project Coordinator
e-mail: jordan.shishovski@isshs.edu.mk, info@isshs.edu.mk

Applications should be sent to the Project Coordinator to either of these two addresses.

Prof. Dr. Katarina Kolozova, Executive Director of Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities – Skopje
e-mail: katerina.kolozova@isshs.edu.mk

Address: 20 Oktomvri nr. 8 (second floor), 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Tel/Fax: +389 2 3 113 059
www.isshs.edu.mk

Course leader

Course director: Katerina Kolozova
Sub-course leaders: François Laruelle, Svetlana Slapšak, Anne Françoise Schmid, Katerina Kolozova

Target group

Participants must be MA candidate or PhD student in any field belonging to the social sciences and humanities, as well as scholars holding a PhD for whose personal research the themes of this summer school are relevant.

Course aim

The "New Forms of Realism in Contemporary Philosophy" summer school in Ohrid will focus on the recent trends of realism in contemporary philosophy which has been labeled often erroneously under a single and vague category such as "speculative realism" or "new materialism" etc. Unpacking such generalizations and aiming at specific authors who have generated distinct strands of thought that nonetheless constitute what we have vaguely termed "new realisms in philosophy."

Credits info

4 ECTS
ECTS crediting of the participation certificate: ISSHS, being an accredited higher institution in a country which is part of the European Higher Education Area (the "Bologna platform") credits the participation in the summer school with 4 credits according to ECTS. Apart from attending the school, a requirement for obtaining credits is the production of a student project. The certificate of obtained credits may be recognized by the students' home institution.

Fee info

EUR 0: Early bird:
Registration: until February 20th
Participation fee: 140 Euro for 9 day course
Early bird applications from at least three persons from same institution: 100 Euro

Normal:
Registration: February 21st – March 20th
Participation fee: 170 Euro for 9 day course
Applications from at least three persons from same institution: 130 Euro

Late applications:
Registration: March 21st – April 10th
Participation fee: 210 euro for 9 day course
Late applications from at least three persons from same institution: 170 Euro
EUR 0: Normal:
Registration: February 21st – March 20th
Participation fee: 170 Euro for 9 day course
Applications from at least three persons from same institution: 130 Euro

Late applications:
Registration: March 21st – April 10th
Participation fee: 210 euro for 9 day course
Late applications from at least three persons from same institution: 170 Euro