During this series AISSR faculty members present the work of a great thinker in the field of social sciences immersing us in key features of the social science canon and ‘Great Thinkers’ and to explore contributions across disciplinary lines.
The seminar consists for each thinker of a public lecture, followed by a PhD seminar on the same thinker.
The Great Thinkers Seminar Series are additional interdisciplinary theory training next to the AISSR Advanced Social Science Theory Course. The purpose of the series is to introduce PhD students within specific fields to key features of the social science canon and ‘Great Thinkers’ and to explore contributions across disciplinary lines.
Like the Advanced Social Science Theory Course, the Great Thinkers Seminars are equal to 12 ECTS, when following 6 Great Thinkers. This can be done in the timespan of two years. Points might also be credited when you follow less than 6 Great Thinkers, but you should always have followed both the public lecture and PhD seminar on the same thinker, read the key readings and made the assignments.
A short list of key readings will be announced shortly before each PhD seminar. You will be asked to make one assignment:
Tuesday 23 October 2018, 15.00 Giselinde Kuipers presents the work of Pierre Bourdieu.
Tuesday 20 November, 15.00 Abram de Swaan: 'How I used Sigmund Freud’.
Tuesday 22 January 2019, 15.00 Beate Volker presents the work of Diego Gambetta. PhD seminar on 29 January.
Tuesday 19 March 2019, 15.00, Eric Schliesser presents the work of Ibn Khaldun. PhD seminar on 21 March.
Tuesday 14 May 2019, 15.00, Annette Freyberg-Inan presents the work of Albert Hirschman. PhD seminar on 20 May.
Tuesday 18 June 2019, 15.00, Luca Bertolini presents the work of Jane Jacobs. PhD seminar on 25 June.