Nationalism, Religion and Violence

Summer Seminar 

Where & When: Prague, 18-29 June 2018
: Charles University  and  Aristote University of Thessaloniki
Partners: CEFRES–French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Slavonic and East European Studies (UCL),  University of Birmingham and Humboldt University of Berlin

See the program below

The Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence is ready to launch its sixth year with a special focus on the topics of ethnic and religious diversity, migration and transformation. A key goal of the Summer Seminar is to contribute to the study of violence in a substantial way and to catalyze the growth of the study of violence as a field.

The seminar targets highly motivated students, particularly graduate students, as well as post-docs and professional activists. It is led by international researchers from universities with an excellent reputation, such as the Humboldt University of Berlin, Central European University (Budapest), the University of Birmingham, the University of Manchester, the University of Pennsylvania, Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest) and the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. The program involves fieldwork designed in cooperation with research centers and international institutions in Prague and beyond.

For more details please  visit the website of the Nationalism, Religion and Violence Summer Seminar. 

Nationalism, Religion and Violence in Europe 2018

The Summer Seminar will focus on four interconnected themes. Every theme will be discussed over two consecutive days, being divided into three lectures with discussion and a fieldwork activity. Overall, the Seminar will take place over 10 days, 60 working hours including fieldwork trips. In addition, a trip to the city of Teplice will be organized.

June 18, 2018 – Program Opening

Introduction to the program

Keynote lecture: Stathis Kalyvas, Discussant: Paul A. Shapiro

Welcome evening at Václav Havel Library: Round Table with Paul A. Shapiro (moderated by Kateřina Králová)

June 19-20, 2018 – Theme 1: Nationalism, Religion and Violence in Europe
June 21-22, 2018 – Theme 2: Europe & Islam 
  • Sections with Zahia Smail Salhi, Anissa Daoudi, and Anna Viden
  • Fieldwork: “InBáze”
June 23, 2018 – Weekend Trip (The Muslim community of Teplice)
June 25-26, 2018 – Theme 3: Nationalism and (C)EE
June 27-28, 2018 – Theme 4: Cultural Dimension

June 29, 2018 – Official Program Closure

  • Certificate Awarding
  • Farewell evening

Minor changes in the final schedule may occur, if necessary.

Nikola Karasová
Program Coordinator
Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence Institute of International Studies
Charles University, Prague