The Norbert Elias Foundation and European Center for the Study of Culture and Inequality (ECCI) are organizing an online PhD workshop ‘Thinking With Elias: Norbert Elias and Social Research’ to be held in June, 2021.
The event will bring together featured scholars who draw upon the work of Norbert Elias and doctoral students already familiar with the basics of figurational sociology. Building on previous highly successful PhD workshops held in Amsterdam and Brussels covering the fundamentals of Elias’s approach to sociology, this workshop will enable participants to engage with Elias’s contributions to the analysis of various theoretical and empirical problems at a relatively advanced level, and to relate those to their own fields of interest.
Participants will be provided with relevant readings, video materials and dedicated podcast episodes prepared exclusively for this workshop. The online workshop itself will span four days. The first three days will comprise online seminars that include interviews and moderated discussions with featured Eliasian scholars. On the fourth day, students will present their work, reflecting upon how ideas discussed in the workshop can be related to their own research. The workshop also includes possibilities for one-to-one consultations and informal discussions. Possible topics to be covered in the workshop include – but are not limited to! – the following:
To be considered for participation in the workshop, please apply with (a) a short description (300–500 words) of your research; (b) how your project relates, or could relate, to the figurational sociology of Norbert Elias; (c) an indication of the topic that would be of most interest to you. Here we also invite you to draw attention to any other topic not on the above list which would be useful for your research. Send your application, including your full name, affiliation, and contact information, to Anastasiya Halauniova: firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 March 2021.