Graduate seminar: Time in environment

Intensive graduate seminar
“Time in environment: methodological implications of narrating”
26-28 March 2013, Tallinn and Sagadi, Estonia

The course will be held in conjunction with the conference “Time in Environment and Environmental History” (25-26 March, Tallinn)

Organizer: Estonian Centre for Environmental History (KAJAK).
In co-operation with the Estonian Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts (GSCSA, University of Tartu) and Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society

The seminar is centered around time- and environment-related methodological problems. The seminar consists of individual tasks and group-works that are meant to apply the theoretical ideas presented in the lectures of the conference “Time in Environment and Environmental History”in research practice. The aim of the seminar is to draw attention to the specifics of time as a methodological tool of research and narration; to the temporal diversity of different environmental processes and phenomena; to the challenges related with the need to model the temporal processes in the environment.

For initial program and introduction of lecturers please follow this link.

Requirements for participation

Interested graduate students (maximum 15) can apply for the seminar by sending a letter of motivation (ca 100 words) to ktkdk [at] ut.ee by 25 January. You will be notified of your participation by the 5 February. Students are expected to participate in the conference “Time in Environment and Environmental History” preceding the seminar on 25-26 March in Tallinn and do preparatory reading in order to participate in the seminar workshops. Extra credits are awarded for an oral or poster presentation at the conference “Time in Environment and Environmental History”.

ECTS points will be awarded on the following conditions:
2 ETC for participation in the seminar and conference
+ 2 ETC for participating in the conference with a presentation or a poster presentation

Participation in the course is free of charge; the accommodation and travel costs of the students of GSCSA will be reimbursed.

The language of the seminar and conference is English.

The seminar venues:
Tallinn University, Institute of History
Sagadi hostel

The event is supported by the European Union through the European Social Fund (Estonian Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts), Estonian Centre for Environmental History (KAJAK) and Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society