Themes

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Theme: Gender, Knowledge and Methodology (starting Spring 2021)

The Doctoral School theme Gender, Knowledge and Methodology introduces international research on feminist epistemology and methodology in order to broaden the PhD education and contribute to a high quality and topicality. A principal aim is to illuminate the interconnections between epistemology and methodological issues and contribute to critical reflexivity in the humanities. Three methodological strands in the feminist tradition that are applicable across a wide range of disciplines are given particular attention: creative academic writing, ethnography and historiography.

The theme runs for two years, starting in the spring of 2021 and offers two 7,5 credit and two 5 credit modules.

The theme is offered in Swedish and English.

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Feminist Epistemology and Methodology, 7.5 ECTS (Spring 2021)

Why was a method debate the starting point for the elaboration of feminist epistemology? What are the methodological challenges for research inspired by feminist, queer or post-colonial theory today? The concluding workshop Tools and trajectories in gender research, offers room for dialogue about the PhD students own projects.

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Creative Academic Writing, 7.5 ECTS (Spring 2021)

The course explores non-traditional writing genres and raise questions like: How can writing function as a way of thinking? What does it mean to make use of one’s fantasy in writing? How are writing genres connected to topic?

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Gender and Method: Historiography, 5 ECTS (Autumn 2021)

The course addresses the ways in which temporal processes are mirrored in different texts and materials; whose history is found in history books and whose history remains unwritten. A main theme is how cultural and social knowledge can be organized in epochs, events and turning points, and how this view can be analyzed and problematized.

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Gender and Method: Ethnography, 5 ECTS (Spring 2022)

The course gives a comprehensive overview of the emergence of ethnographic research in the humanities, the contemporary spread of ethnography to a range of disciplines and the emergence of media and digital ethnography. Particular weight is given to the role played by feminist, reflexive ethnography in these processes.

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Theme: Digital Humanities (starting Autumn 2020)

New digital tools are changing ways of working and thinking across the range of humanities disciplines. This research school theme is designed to support and develop the work of PhD students from diverse subject areas who wish to use a digital element in their methodology or digital sources in their objects of enquiry. It aims to open up the possibility of digitally-based research methods for students who are not yet aware of their potential for addressing current research questions or exploring new avenues of inquiry.

The theme runs for two years, starting in the autumn of 2020 and offers a total of five five-credit modules.

The theme is offered in English.

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Digital Humanities: from Methods to Knowledge, 5 ECTS (Autumn 2020)

This survey course offers a wide-ranging and thorough overview of the developing field of the Digital Humanities, with the emphasis on relationships between new methods and their practical, theoretical, and ethical implications.

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Digital Methods for the Humanities: Text, 5 ECTS (Spring 2021)

The course introduces fundamental skills and critical issues in computational analytics of text. Students will learn key theoretical concepts and methods, and gain hands-on experience with tools and techniques.

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Digital Methods for the Humanities: Space, Image and Object, 5 ECTS (Autumn 2021)

The aim of this course is to introduce fundamental skills and critical issues in computational analytics of space, images and objects. Students learn about key concepts and debates in the digital humanities and gain hands-on experience with various tools and techniques.

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Digital Humanities: Workshop, 5 ECTS (Spring 2022)

The aim of this course is to support students to develop, present, and critically evaluate their own research idea making use of the knowledge and skills gained from the previous courses in the theme.

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The Dynamics of Multilingualism (second year starting Autumn 2020)

The overarching aim of this theme is to address the need for a multidisciplinary approach to various global challenges related to increased mobility and multilingualism. The theme comprises four main components: “Encounters”, “Affinities”, “Dislocations”, “Diasporas”. These components address the complexities of language use and other semiotic practices emerging in encounters between people from different geographic, cultural and language backgrounds. Such practices include linguistic innovation, visual products (linguistic landscapes), multimodality, corporeality (dance, marches and demonstrations), music/song (e.g. hip hop), digital media etc.

The theme runs for two years, started in the autumn of 2019 and offers a total of four five-credit modules.

The theme is offered in English.

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The Dynamics of Multilingualism: Dislocations, 5 ECTS (Autumn 2020)

The course introduces the second year of the theme and addresses issues relating to the displacement and separation resulting from increased mobility and its consequences, both in terms of social and linguistic categories such as “semi-lingualism” and different linguistically creative approaches to resistance and diversity.

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The Dynamics of Multilingualism: Diasporas, 5 ECTS (Spring 2021)

The course covers both traditional and new (e.g. academic) diasporas, the emergence of creoles and World Englishes. Within the course, students will explore different issues through empirical analysis of data related to various language phenomena.

Space and Place in the Humanities

Theme: Space and Place in the Humanities (started Autumn 2019)

The theme Space and Place in the Humanities addresses questions of how people find meaning in spaces, places, and landscapes, how the organization of spatial dimensions has affected and reflect social relations and identities in past and contemporary societies, and what kind of political, cultural, and social uses it has served. The structure and implementation of the theme is thoroughly multidisciplinary: the students will be acquainted with essential analytical and theoretical concepts from history, archaeology, digital humanities, human geography, art history, architecture, linguistics, and history of religions, which allows for a comprehensive understanding of space and place and comparisons across the disciplines.

The aim of the theme is to give doctoral students knowledge and insight of various aspects associated with spatial theory, as well as to supply them with a set of theoretical and methodological tools that can be applied in research and other specialist work.

The theme runs for two years, beginning in the autumn of 2019 and with one five-credit module being offered per term. The theme will be taught in English.

NB: No further admission is possible to this theme.

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Spaces and Identities, 5 ECTS (Autumn 2020)

This course examines how social relations and identities are determined by the spatial organisation of social life. During this course doctoral students analyse how different types of spaces constitute and project group and individual identities, and through them allow for and enforce different social structures, social discourses, linguistic borders, as well as a sense of community but also social unrest.

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Workshop: Space and Place in the Humanities, 5 ECTS (Spring 2021)

During a one-week workshop on location in Rome, the course participants will practice their skills in analysing the social and cultural roles of urban and rural spaces.

Themes — General information

The Faculty’s continuous operations should include four specialisations, here referred to as themes. These themes should be broad enough to benefit doctoral students from a wide range of fields, and narrow enough to enable the participating doctoral students to engage in a substantial academic exchange with each other.

Lars Nordgren

Lars Nordgren

Research Officer
Room: A237
Phone: +46 (0)8-16 22 13
E-mail: lars.nordgren@su.se