How – and Why – to Create a Theoretical Framework for Dissertational Theses

Ort
Bochum
Veranstaltungsort
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Veranstalter
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Lehrstuhl für Osteuropäische Geschichte; Sari Autio-Sarasmo, Visiting International Professor, Aleksanteri-Institute Helsinki
Datum
04.04.2019 - 05.04.2019
Bewerbungsschluss
04.02.2019
Von
Saskia Geisler

The Idea of the Workshop
Theories and methodology are the backbone of every scientific work. However, it can be difficult at times to find the theories and approaches that meet our demands in research. Can theories of modernization really help to understand historical processes? Is discourse analysis helpful in the case at hand? Doctoral researchers should be aware of theories and methodologies that enhance their ongoing projects. But they should also dare to develop their own ideas regarding existing models and theories. So the workshop has three goals: helping to understand and implement theories into one’s own research, but also to enhance these theories if necessary.
In this workshop we are going to discuss dissertational projects with a special focus on theories and methods. In order to deepen the discussion, papers will have to be delivered in advance (deadline March 1, 2019). The workshop participants will present their project in 10 minutes, afterwards every participant has to comment one of the others before we come to an open discussion, supporting the researcher in developing the theoretical framework of his research project.
So this is the structure of a paper presentation:
10 minutes: presentation of the project
5 minutes comment by another participant
30 minutes open discussion

The workshop will be held by Ruhr University’s Visiting International Professor Sari Autio-Sarasmo, Aleksanteri-Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland. She is specialized on Cold War studies from the point of view of the Soviet Union and economic history and has contributed to the new Cold War studies by introducing the approach of multilevel interaction. Sari Autio-Sarasmo has a long experience in supervising Ph.D. theses as well as commenting and evaluating multidisciplinary research in humanities and social sciences. Her recent research focus is on the Soviet scientific-technical cooperation with the West during the Cold War and the economic modernization of the Soviet economy in 1955-1991.

The workshop will be held at Ruhr-University, Bochum. Catering will be provided, but unfortunately we cannot cover travel or accommodation costs.

How to apply
Please, send an abstract (200 words max.) of your research project with a focus on the theory you would like to discuss together with a short CV to: saskia.geisler@posteo.de
Application deadline: Monday, February 4, 2019

Programm

Preliminary Programme of the workshop:

Day 1: Thursday, April 4, 2019

10:00-10:15
Short Welcome and Introduction (Prof. Plaggenborg, Ruhr University, Bochum)

10:15-11:00
Impulse Lecture by Sari Autio-Sarasmo

11:00-11:15
Coffee Break

11:15-12:00
Paper I

12:00-12:45
Paper II

12:45-13:45
Lunch

13:45-14:30
Paper III

14:30-15:15
Paper IV

15:15-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-16:45
Paper V

16:45-17:30
Paper VI

18:30 Conference Dinner
Please note: Conference Dinner costs are not covered by the hosts. Please, let us know in advance, if you will attend.

Day 2: Friday, April 5, 2019
10:00-10:45
Paper VII

10:45-11:00
Coffee Break

11:00-11:45
Paper VIII

11:45-12:30
Paper IX

12:30-13:00 Final Discussion

There is the possibility of a joined lunch in one of the university’s cafeterias for those interested.

Kontakt

Saskia Geisler

Ruhr-Universität Bochum, GA 4/156, Universitätsstraße 150, 44780 Bochum

saskia.geisler@posteo.de

Zitation
How – and Why – to Create a Theoretical Framework for Dissertational Theses, 04.04.2019 – 05.04.2019 Bochum, in: H-Soz-Kult, 21.01.2019, <www.hsozkult.de/event/id/termine-39198>.
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