© Gary Larson
The 11th Summer School in Urban Anthropology is organized by the Department of Cultural Studies (MA in Cultural Anthropology) at Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski in partnership with Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Lyon, France; Universite Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France; Cardiff University, Wales; Istanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi, Turkey; Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany.
The idea of the summer school is to link the topics of the lectures to observation and fieldwork. Thus students are supposed to listen to 4 h of lectures in the mornings and to conduct field research during the afternoons. For the field research they are expected to choose topics and form teams under the supervision of the faculty staff. Bulgarian students will help for the translation during interviews. Professors and students will discuss their findings and exchange information and ideas at regular meetings.
Please see the link with the suggested fieldwork topics.
Students are free to choose more than one topic. Some of the topics might change in the process of working. Students will work in teams supervised by the faculty members.
For the successful completion of the school students are expected to:
- deliver a visual archive (pictures, video materials), fieldwork diaries and interviews;
- in the last day of the school every group shall present the results of their research by making a poster or by presenting a short movie, made during the time of the project;
Some of the projects could be developed into research papers and published in the next issue of the online journal Seminar_BG.
The successful completion of the summer school corresponds to 10 ECTS. (For the students from the MA programmes of Cultural Anthropology and Urban Studies in Sofia University these credits are included within their academic programmes).
All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
All lectures, presentations and discussions will be delivered in English.