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Call: THESys Summer School 2017

From 18-22 September 2017, the THESys Summer School "Exploring current trends, discussions and methodologies in research on human-environment relations" will bring together scholars and PhD students from different disciplines. Send your application by 9 June!

Exploring current trends, discussions and methodologies in research on human-environment relations

18-22 September 2017
IRI THESys offices, 4 Floor, Friedrichstraße 191, 10117 Berlin

Research on human-environment relations is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary. Various and often quite different disciplines spanning natural, social and human sciences engage in research focusing on how humans live in, affect, govern, reflect upon and perceive their natural environment, and how, in turn, that environment supports or constrains human life and culture. A multiplicity of methods, epistemologies and even ontologies thus intermingle in human-environment research. How well do these integrate to enable (truly) interdisciplinary research?

The Summer School will bring together scholars and PhD students from different disciplines. The scholars will be asked to present their personal as well as general disciplinary understanding of what a ‘human-environmental relation’ is. This understanding has implications for how research on human-environment relations is done in different disciplines. The scholars are therefore encouraged to link their personal and disciplinary understanding of human-environment relations with how they go about exploring these.

By providing the students (and invited scholars) with epistemological and methodological insights into how different disciplines engage with human-environment relations the Summer School hopes to provide

1) a better understanding of how different disciplines understand a ‘human-environment relation’,

2) how they go about researching it,

3) ways to identify and understand differences between disciplines, and

4) ways to identify common and complementary research topics and methodologies cutting across disparate disciplines.

More information, including application and fee: THESys Summer School 2017

Programme

Application deadline closed!

Kathrin Klementz
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Contact

 

Kathrin Klementz, Graduate Program Coordination
Phone: +49 (030) 2093-66346
E-Mail: kathrin.klementz@hu-berlin.de