Programme

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, forthcoming with University of Illinois Press; and a co-edited volume (with Nicolette Makovicky), Economies of Favour after Socialism, published by Oxford University Press. 

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, forthcoming with University of Illinois Press; and a co-edited volume (with Nicolette Makovicky), Economies of Favour after Socialism, published by Oxford University Press. 

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.

Live classes

From 23 to 27 August 2021, the online UCSIA Summer School brings together a multidisciplinary and international group of 16 PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the fields of theology, humanities, social sciences or other disciplines.

The programme offers them the opportunity to attend classes taught by established researchers, to present their own work and discuss their ideas in a relaxed and open atmosphere and within a multidisciplinary framework.

More information on the 2021 programme can be found below. Selected participants will receive a personal login to the secure environment of this website by 30 June 2021 in order to get access to the course materials.

The platform that will be used for the live classes is Zoom.

 

Introduction session
The main goal of the first session is getting to know each other: meet UCSIA, the faculty and your peers.
Attendance: mandatory

Public Lecture
This lecture by Angie Heo is open to
the students and a local and international audience. The students can actively participate in the Q&A section of the webinar.
Attendance: mandatory

Coffee rooms
These are Zoom meetings open to all students for informal conversation.
Join whenever you feel like it or
arrange a meeting with (a group of) your peers. Each session will be hosted by UCSIA, but will not be supervised.
Attendance: optional

Paper sessions
The faculty members will each tutor a group of five students of relating disciplines. In these small groups they will thoroughly discuss the papers of the group members. Each paper is allotted 20 minutes of discussion time.
In preparation of each paper discussion, group members and assigned respondents are asked to
read the respective papers and to watch the corresponding video of the paper presentation.
The active participation of students is required during the sessions of their own group, in addition to the sessions where they act as a respondent. Participating in other paper sessions is not mandatory, but is highly recommended given the shortened programme of the summer school.
Attendance: mandatory

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

Q&A session
The first 30 minutes of the session will focus on the content of the pre-recorded lectures by Jayeel Cornelio and David Henig. In preparation of this session, students are asked to watch the lectures and to submit their questions and remarks in the comment section below the video. The remaining 30 minutes will be used to talk about and to share experiences from life in academia today.
Different topics can be discussed, such as career planning, freedom of speech, gender issues… Students can ask questions or share experiences in advance, by submitting them via the online form.
Attendance: mandatory

Recordings

Given the online format and the difficulty to match the different time zones, the lectures by Jayeel Cornelio and David Henig will be prerecorded. Students are asked to watch the videos and to submit their questions in the comment section below the video.

The paper presentations need to be prerecorded as well. For more information, scroll down to ‘Assignments’.

The recordings will be made available to all participants by a secure YouTube link. 

Schedule

Sunday

19.00h
Formal welcome dinner at the University Club

Sunday

19.00h
Formal welcome dinner at the University Club

Monday

4.00 – 5.00 pm UTC+2
Introduction session

Tuesday

10.00 – 11.00 am UTC+2
Paper session
Group 1 with Jayeel Cornelio

12.00 – 1.00 pm UTC+2
Coffee room

1.00 – 2.00 pm UTC+2
Paper session
Group 2 with David Henig

3.00 – 4.00 pm UTC+2
Coffee room

4.00 – 5.00 pm UTC+2
Paper session
Group 3 with Angie Heo

Wednesday

10.00 – 11.00 am UTC+2
Paper session
Group 1 with Jayeel Cornelio

12.00 – 1.00 pm UTC+2
Coffee room

1.00 – 2.00 pm UTC+2
Paper session
Group 2 with David Henig

3.00 – 4.00 pm UTC+2
Coffee room

4.00 – 5.00 pm UTC+2
Paper session
Group 3 with Angie Heo

Thursday

12.00 – 3.30 pm UTC+2
Coffee room

4.00 – 5.30 pm UTC+2
Public lecture by Angie Heo

Friday

12.00 – 3.30 pm UTC+2
Coffee room

4.00 – 5.00 pm UTC+2
Q&A session

Tuesday – Friday
Individual tutorial: book an appointment (15 minutes/slot) with a tutor.

Sunday

19.00h
Formal welcome dinner at the University Club

Sunday

19.00h
Formal welcome dinner at the University Club

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

10.00 – 11.00 am UTC+2

10.00 – 11.00 am UTC+2
Paper session
Group 1 with Jayeel Cornelio

10.00 – 11.00 am UTC+2
Paper session
Group 1 with Jayeel Cornelio

11.00 – 12.00 am UTC+2

12.00 – 1.00 pm UTC+2

12.00 – 1.00 pm UTC+2
Coffee room

12.00 – 1.00 pm UTC+2
Coffee room

12.00 – 3.30 pm UTC+2
Coffee room

12.00 – 3.30 pm UTC+2
Coffee room

1.00 – 2.00 pm UTC+2

1.00 – 2.00 pm UTC+2
Paper session
Group 2 with David Henig

1.00 – 2.00 pm UTC+2
Paper session
Group 2 with David Henig

12.00 – 3.30 pm UTC+2
Coffee room

12.00 – 3.30 pm UTC+2
Coffee room

2.00 – 3.00 pm UTC+2

12.00 – 3.30 pm UTC+2
Coffee room

12.00 – 3.30 pm UTC+2
Coffee room

3.00 – 4.00 pm UTC+2

3.00 – 4.00 pm UTC+2
Coffee room

3.00 – 4.00 pm UTC+2
Coffee room

12.00 – 3.30 pm UTC+2
Coffee room

12.00 – 3.30 pm UTC+2
Coffee room

4.00 – 5.00 pm UTC+2

4.00 – 5.00 pm UTC+2
Introduction session

4.00 – 5.00 pm UTC+2
Paper session
Group 3 with Angie Heo

4.00 – 5.00 pm UTC+2
Paper session
Group 3 with Angie Heo

4.00 – 5.30 pm UTC+2
Public lecture by Angie Heo

4.00 – 5.00 pm UTC+2
Q&A session

Tuesday – Friday
Individual tutorial: book an appointment (15 minutes/slot) with a tutor.

Assignments

In preparation of the summer school

1. Paper sessions: revise your research paper

Considering the evolution of each research project over the past year, participants are asked to submit an updated version of their research paper. Please note that the topic cannot be changed. The revised paper is subject to the same guidelines as before: min. 4000 – max. 8000 words, including bibliography.
The submitted paper will be made available to the faculty members and peers in order to provide feedback during the paper sessions. We trust all participants to treat these texts as confidential.

Submit when? 30 June 2021
Submit how? Via the online form

2. Paper sessions: record a video of your paper presentation

During the paper sessions students will have the chance to discuss their research project. As each paper session is limited to 60 minutes for discussing three research projects (20 minutes/paper), students are asked to prerecord their paper presentation.

Present your paper in a video of maximum 15 minutes. In the first 10 minutes, present the main points and methods of your project. In the last 5 minutes, indicate where you want to go with your project and how we can help you get there. For example, you can express your interest in new theoretical directions or specific methodological challenges you have encountered. When preparing your presentation, assume that all participants have read your paper in advance. Each participant is free to use visual aids.

Submit when? 30 June 2021
Submit how? Send the video by WeTransfer to project coordinator Gilke Gunst (gilke.gunst@ucsia.be)

3. Getting to know each other: submit profile information

While participating in an online summer school, it can be difficult to keep track of all participants and their research projects. Therefore, we will design a (secure) webpage where all students can introduce themselves through a personal profile.

Submit when? 30 June 2021
Submit how? Via the online form

During the summer school

1. Paper sessions: response

Each participant will be a respondent for two papers. The scientific committee matches the papers and the respondents based on research topic, discipline, and research phase. The schedule will be made available in the secure section of this website. Participants will receive a personal email upon publication.

Respondents are asked to read the assigned papers thoroughly and to watch the corresponding video presentations. In addition, they are asked to submit their remarks and questions in the comments section below the video, two days before the paper session.
Provide useful feedback on the research methods and potential contributions of the paper. 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. Please honour the work of your fellow students and prepare properly for this assignment.

Submit when?
22 August 2021 for paper sessions on 24 August 2021
23 August 2021 for paper sessions on 25 August 2021
Submit how? In the comments section below the video

3. Q&A session: submit relevant questions

The Q&A session consists of two different parts. The first half of the session is reserved for the discussion of the lectures by Jayeel Cornelio and David Henig. In preparation for the group discussion, students are asked to watch the videos of the lectures and to submit relevant questions and remarks in the comments section below the video.

Submit when? 25 August 2021
Submit how? In the comments section below the videos

The second half of the 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 to ask questions via the online form.

Submit when? 25 August 2021
Submit how? Via the online form

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