WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENTSeminar on Consumption, Markets, and Culture
June 3 - 10, 2011
This is a week-long intensive seminar that emphasizes mid-range and contextualized theory in the field of socio-cultural approaches to marketing and consumption. The seminar aims to stimulate interest in and discussions of contemporary forms of historical, socio-cultural and political-economic analyses of markets, consumption and marketing. The intended audience is doctoral students and junior faculty members; however, anyone interested is welcome.
The seminar is part of European Doctoral School on Consumer Culture Theorizing.
Objectives of the Seminar
Seminar CoordinatorsGüliz Ger (Contact Person) – Faculty of Business Administration (Bilkent University)
Özlem Sandıkçı – Faculty of Business Administration (Bilkent University)
Olga Kravets – Faculty of Business Administration (Bilkent University)
Rob Kozinets – York University
Pauline MacLaran – University of London
Eva Illouz – Hebrew University
Alladi Venkatesh – University of California
SEMINAR READINGS AND FACULTY PRESENTATIONS
Location and Dates
The seminar will take place at Bilkent University, Faculty of Business Administration premises, located 13 kilometers from downtown Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. The seminar will begin at 17:00 p.m., June 3, Friday and end Friday night, June 10, 2011.
Other Course Information
The seminar will be held in English and is 6 ECTS credits. Participants are free to choose to make a presentation and get course credit or not. Those participants willing to present their research projects will receive feedback, be evaluated, and receive course credit. The number of participants is limited to 25. The tuition and fees for the seminar is 750 Euros in total. This amount includes participation in the seminar, accommodation, and meals.
There are no particular prerequisites for the participants. Selection will be based on the letter of interest, which is expected to address the student’s research interests and the fit of this seminar with their doctoral studies. For those participants who do not want to receive course credit, the letter of interest is expected to indicate their research interests and the reason why they want to participate in the seminar. The letter of interest should be around 1000 words. Letters of interest should be sent to Dr. Sandıkçı or Dr. Kravets as attachments to e-mail messages. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2011.
The program consists of lectures, panels, presentations, group work, and one-to-one meetings. Participants will receive a reading list upon registering for the seminar. The participants taking the seminar for ECTS credits are required and the others are strongly recommended to do the readings before they come to the seminar. The participants who wish to receive ECTS credits will make a brief presentation of their research projects. They will be evaluated based on their presentation, participation, and the capacity shown in enriching their perspective. The details of the program will be announced later.
06800 Bilkent – Ankara Turkey
Tel: +90 (312) 290 1253 – Fax: +90 (312) 266 4958