Programme

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Faculty

Jayeel Serrano Cornelio is associate professor and the director of the Development Studies Program at the Ateneo de Manila University. He is also an associate editor of the journal Social Sciences and Missions (Brill). He has held visiting posts at Lancaster University, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. The broad theme of his work is religious change in the Philippines. He is the author of Being Catholic in the Contemporary Philippines: Young People Reinterpreting Religion (Routledge, 2016).

David Henig is associate professor of cultural anthropology at Utrecht University. Before coming to Utrecht, he held appointments at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, and the University of Kent. Since 2015, he has edited the journal History and Anthropology. Over the past decade, he has carried out extensive fieldwork in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he studied the transformation of political economy and reconfiguration of religious institutions and practices in the face of ruptures caused by the political violence and cultural and economic dispossession ensuing from the violent disintegration of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1992 and its aftermaths. This research resulted in numerous articles, one monograph, Remaking Muslim Lives: Everyday Islam in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina (University of Illinois Press, 2020); and a co-edited volume with Nicolette Makovicky, Economies of Favour after Socialism (Oxford University Press, 2017). 

David Henig is associate professor of cultural anthropology at Utrecht University. Before coming to Utrecht, he held appointments at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, and the University of Kent. Since 2015, he has edited the journal History and Anthropology. Over the past decade, he has carried out extensive fieldwork in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he studied the transformation of political economy and reconfiguration of religious institutions and practices in the face of ruptures caused by the political violence and cultural and economic dispossession ensuing from the violent disintegration of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1992 and its aftermaths. This research resulted in numerous articles, one monograph, Remaking Muslim Lives: Everyday Islam in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina (University of Illinois Press, 2020); and a co-edited volume with Nicolette Makovicky, Economies of Favour after Socialism (Oxford University Press, 2017). 

Angie Heo is assistant professor of anthropology and sociology of religion at Divinity School, University of Chicago. She is an anthropologist of religion, media, and economy and is broadly interested in minority politics, critical mission history, postcolonial nationalism, and global religious movements. Her fieldwork so far has focused on two traditions, Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelical Protestantism, and her research has explored two geographic regions, the Middle East and East Asia. Heo’s first book The Political Lives of Saints: Christian-Muslim Mediation in Egypt  (University of California Press, 2018) offers a form-sensitive account of Coptic Orthodoxy and Christian-Muslim relations from before the Arab uprisings to their post-revolutionary aftermath. Drawing on traditions of martyrdom, pilgrimage, and icon veneration, it analyses embodied practices of imagination to grasp the vexed interplay of nationalism and sectarianism in Egypt. Heo’s second book (in progress) turns to various sites of religious freedom, transnational capitalism, and Cold War empire in the Korean peninsula.

Classes

Biographical encounter
Getting to know each other: meet UCSIA, the faculty and your peers.

Disciplinary encounter
Students and faculty discuss in small groups current issues in their respective research discipline.

Plenary lectures
The faculty presents its own current research and introduces or discusses theoretical frameworks within their disciplinary approach. Their lectures are followed by Q&A. The public lecture is open to the general audience of UCSIA.

Parallel paper sessions
The faculty members will each tutor a group of eight students of relating disciplines. In these small groups they will thoroughly discuss the papers of the group members. Each paper is allotted 25-30 minutes for its presentation, the remaining 60 minutes will be used for discussion.
In preparation of each session, students are asked to read the respective papers in advance. The active participation of students is required in order to ensure an enriching and lively discussion.

Individual tutoring
Book an appointment (15 minutes / slot) with a tutor to receive personal feedback on conceptual, methodological or multidisciplinary problems within your own research project.

Q&A session
During this session students and faculty can talk about and share experiences from life in academia today. Different topics can be discussed, such as career planning, freedom of speech, gender issues…

Preliminary schedule

Sunday

7.00 pm UTC+2

Welcome dinner

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9.00 - 10.30 am UTC+2

Welcome by UCSIA

Plenary lecture

Plenary lecture

Plenary lecture

Plenary lecture

10.30 - 11.00 am UTC+2

Coffee break

Coffee break

Coffee break

Coffee break

Coffee break

11.00 - 12.30 am UTC+2

Biographical encounter

Parallel paper session 1

Parallel paper session 4

Parallel paper session 5

Q&A session

12.30 - 2.00 pm UTC+2

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Farewell lunch

2.00 - 3.30 pm UTC+2

Disciplinary encounter

Parallel paper session 2

Individual tutorial

Parallel paper session 6

3.30 - 4.00 pm UTC+2

Coffee break

Coffee break

Coffee break

Coffee break

4.00 - 5.30 pm UTC+2

Plenary lecture

Parallel paper session 3

Social activity / free afternoon

Individual tutorial

6.00 - 7.00 pm UTC+2

Dinner

7.00 - 8.30 pm UTC+2

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Public lecture

Programme overview

Sunday

7.00 pm UTC+2

Welcome dinner

Monday

9.00 – 10.00 am UTC+2

Welcome by UCSIA

10.30 – 11.00 am UTC+2

Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30 am UTC+2

Biographical encounter

12.30 – 2.00 pm UTC+2

Lunch

2.00 – 3.30 pm UTC+2

Disciplinary encounter

3.30 – 4.00 pm UTC+2

Coffee break

4.00 – 5.30 pm UTC+2

Plenary lecture

5.30 – 7.00 pm UTC+2

Free time

7.00 – 8.30 pm UTC+2

Dinner

Tuesday

9.00 – 10.00 am UTC+2

Plenary lecture

10.30 – 11.00 am UTC+2

Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30 am UTC+2

Parallel paper session 1

12.30 – 2.00 pm UTC+2

Lunch

2.00 – 3.30 pm UTC+2

Parallel paper session 2

3.30 – 4.00 pm UTC+2

Coffee break

4.00 – 5.30 pm UTC+2

Parallel paper session 3

5.30 – 7.00 pm UTC+2

Free time

7.00 – 8.30 pm UTC+2

Dinner

Wednesday

9.00 – 10.00 am UTC+2

Plenary lecture

10.30 am – 11.00 UTC+2

Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30 am UTC+2

Parallel paper session 4

12.30 – 2.00 pm UTC+2

Lunch

2.00 – 3.30 pm UTC+2

Individual tutorial

3.30 – 4.00 pm UTC+2

Coffee break

4.00 – 5.30 pm UTC+2

Social activity | Free afternoon

5.30 – 7.00 pm UTC+2

Free time

7.00 – 8.30 pm UTC+2

Dinner

Thursday

9.00 – 10.00 am UTC+2

Plenary lecture

10.30 – 11.00 am UTC+2

Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30 am UTC+2

Parallel paper session 5

12.30 – 2.00 pm UTC+2

Lunch

2.00 – 3.30 pm UTC+2

Parallel paper session 6

3.30 – 4.00 pm UTC+2

Coffee break

4.00 – 5.30 pm UTC+2

Parallel paper session 7

6.00 – 7.00 pm UTC+2

Dinner

7.00 – 8.30 pm UTC+2

Public lecture

Friday

9.00 – 10.00 am UTC+2

Plenary lecture

10.30 – 11.00 am UTC+2

Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30 am UTC+2

Q&A session

12.30 – 2.00 pm UTC+2

Lunch

2.00 – 3.30 pm UTC+2

Individual tutorial

3.30 – 4.00 pm UTC+2

Coffee break

4.00 – 5.30 pm UTC+2

Parallel paper session 8

5.30 – 7.00 pm UTC+2

Free time

7.00 – 8.30 pm UTC+2

Farewell dinner

Saturday

11.00 – 12.30 am UTC+2

Wrap up

12.30 – 2.00 pm UTC+2

Lunch

Assignments

 1. Parallel paper session: presentation of your research project

During this 90 minutes-session, students have the opportunity to present their research project and to signal the difficulties they are facing in their particular research phase. The time for the presentation of each research project is 25-30 minutes. Students are free to use visual aids or audiovisual equipment during the presentation. After the presentation, the tutor and two respondents (from the peer group) will provide feedback (5-10 minutes each). The remaining time will be used for debate.

 2. Parallel paper sessions: response

Students are invited to read the research papers of their peers, to attend their presentations and to respond to them. Each participant will be a respondent for two papers. Respondents will be asked to read the assigned papers thoroughly and to provide useful feedback on the research methods and potential contributions of the paper (5-10 minutes). These questions and remarks will be used as discussion points during the paper session, in which the respondents actively participate together with the tutor and the other group members.

The scientific committee matches the papers and the respondents based on research topic, discipline, and research phase. Selected partipants will receive a detailed schedule of the parallel paper sessions along with the other course materials by 15 July 2022. 

 3. Q&A session: submit relevant questions

The Q&A session is designed as a free space for tutors and students to talk about issues concerning life in academia today. A wide range of topics can be covered, including gender issues, freedom of speech, career planning, publishing, networking, research ethics,... Students are invited to share their experiences and ask questions in advance through an online form, which will be published together with all course materials on 15 July 2022.

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