Tuesday, September 6, 2011

2011 EUROSPHERE Summer Course

Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey
July 18-22, 2011

Theme: “Is public sphere exclusively a nation-state phenomenon, or is it possible to observe transnational public spheres?”

This course consists of five thematic components: The first component presents the ongoing research within the EUROSPHERE Project and introduces a discussion of theories of public sphere. The second component offers lectures analyzing the status of everyday life and human imagination in people’s understandings and experiences of the public sphere. The third block elucidates the role of civil society and democratic institutions in public spheres, whereas the fourth conceives the public sphere with a focus on diversity and domination in public spheres. The final component offers two philosophical analyses of ethics in public sphere.

People in the back from left-to-right: Ejaz Muhammad (Norwegian School Of Business, Norway), Cristian Nitoiu (Loughborough University, United Kingdom), NassefManabilang Adiong (Middle East Technical University, Turkey), Mara Ochiros (Universitatea De Vest Timisoara, Romania), Mehmet Ali Okan Doğan (Bilkent University, Turkey), Tatyana Meikshane (Belarusian State University, Belorussia).
People in front from left-to-right: Parkkinen Laura (University of Jyväskylä, Finland), Ejona Shundi (University of International Studies of Trento, Italy), Laura Morosanu (University of Bristol, United Kingdom), Rosen Dimov (Centre International De Formation Européenne, France), Prof. Dr. Hakan G. Sicakkan (University of Bergen, Norway), Zafar Iqbal Mohsin (Hamdard University, Pakistan), Çağrı Özütürk (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey), Seda Onder (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey), Özlem Uluc (Marmara University, Turkey)
Lecturers (in alphabetical order):

    Geoff S. Bove, Thompson Rivers University, Canada
    Andras Bozoki, Central European University, Hungary
    Wanda Dressler, FMSH-Paris, France
    Jostein Gripsrud, University of Bergen, Norway
    Gürcan Kocan, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
    Trond Kvamme, Norwegian Social Science Data Services, Norway
    Yngve G. Lithman, University of Bergen, Norway
    Ahmet Öncü, Sabanci University, Turkey
    Hakan G. Sicakkan, University of Bergen, Norway
    Slavko Splichal, University of Ljubliana, Slovenia

My participation was on July 19 where Prof. Dr. Jostein Gripsrud discussed about "Everyday Life, Imagination and Public Sphere."

14:15 - 14:35       
Andreea-Paula Ibanescu, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca (PhD student)
Public Sphere and Culture. Representations of Cultural Diplomacy in Europe.

14:35 - 14:55      
Tatyana Meikshane (female), Belarussian State University (PhD student)
What Events Do We Regard As Newsworthy and Socially Important?

14:55 - 15:15       
Oleksandr Svyetlov (male), Ukrainian Academy Of Sciences, Kyiv (PhD student)
The Role of Media for Public Protest. The Cases of Ukraine and Georgia

15:30 - 16:30       
Discussion (Led by Jostein Gripsrud; Student opponent: Nassef Manabilang Adiong)

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