Anthropology, History, International relations, Nationalism studies, Political science, Slavic studies

In co-operation with the Faculty of Social Sciences, Eotvos Lorand University (ELTE), Budapest and the EUinDepth FP7 project (for Russian participants)

Course date

29 June - 10 July, 2015
Application for this course is closed.
Course Director(s): 

Gyorgy Csepeli

Department of Sociology, Eotvos Lorand University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary

Antal Orkeny

Department of Sociology, Eotvos Lorand University (ELTE) / Visiting professor, Nationalism Studies Program, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Course Faculty: 

Liana Grancea

Center for European and Eurasian Studies, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA),USA

Louk Hagendoorn

General Social Sciences, University of Utrecht, Netherlands

Andras Jakab

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany

Zsolt Kortvélyesi

Department of European Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Eötvös University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary

Irina Semenenko

Applied Socio-political Studies, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences / Public Policy Department, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation
The course provides an opportunity to reflect on the recent political upheavals in Russia and in Ukraine. The aim of this course is, however, to explore national identity and nationalism in Europe and Russia disentangled from the news and to reveal hidden historically embedded patterns. The course will be built on texts and data of recent research materials with interdisciplinary, comparative and empirical approaches. Its overall objective is to raise participants’ awareness of the synergy resulting from these various approaches. Course faculty will include well-known international experts and CEU faculty.
The target audience includes MA students interested in the interdisciplinary aspects of nationalism and national identity as well as PhD students working on problems of national identity in Central and Eastern Europe in the context of the transformation crisis. We also encourage applications from students of leading Russian universities willing to take part in the century-old dialogue between Russia and Europe on the nature of national identity.
Participants will be expected to arrive with a basic understanding of global and national framework conditions for the transformation crisis in the countries of Eastern and Central Europe. They will also be expected to be familiar with core concepts of theories of nationalism, historical conditions of the area and principles of research methods through advanced studies, reading, research and/or practice. High level of fluency in written and spoken English will be a requirement for participation.