Identity Politics – Political Myths and the Masses: Seminar of excellence in the framework of the Erasmus+ project Curriculum Development Joint European Political Science MA (EuroPS) - Институт за социолошки и политичко-правни истражувања

Identity Politics – Political Myths and the Masses: Seminar of excellence in the framework of the Erasmus+ project Curriculum Development Joint European Political Science MA (EuroPS)


Помеѓу 10-13 Април 2017 година, на Институтот за социолошки и политичко-правни истражувања во Скопје, Др. Марио Винтерстегер од Факултетот за социологија и политички науки при Универзитетот во Салзбург, Австрија и проф. д-р Горан Јанев од ИСППИ, ќе одржат заеднички предавања на тема Политика на идентитети- Политичките митови и масите.

 

Предавањата се дел од Еразмус+ проектот Развој на студиска програма од втор циклус на универзитетски студии по Европски политички науки (EuroPS) во кој учествува ИСППИ, и во рамки на кој е изготвена студиска програма за заедничка диплома по Политички науки-Интеграција и управување. Повеќе информации околу стартот на прогамата ќе бидат достапни наскоро, а повеќе информации за проектот може да најдете на следните линкови http://euro-ps.org/ и https://www.facebook.com/PoSIG/  

 

Предавањата се наменети за студенти на магистески студии, како и за студенти во 3та/4та година додипломски студии по Политички науки или сродни дисциплини, и ќе се одвиваат на англиски јазик. По учеството студентите ќе добијат Сертификат.

 

Првични информации за предавањата и предавачите може да го најдете подолу. Доколку сте заинтересирани за учество, пријавете се на следниот мејл anetac@isppi.ukim.edu.mk

 

 

 

Identity Politics – Political Myths and the Masses

 

Seminar of excellence in the framework of the Erasmus+ project

Curriculum Development Joint European Political Science MA (EuroPS)

10–13 April 2017

Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje

 

 

In all civilizations of all ages we can find some kind of “mythic infrastructure” (Gerd Brand), i.e. they all have their specific narratives and symbols. These myths tend to structure every society’s memory and cultural life; but they are also among the most important emotional forces underpinning political identities, for example those of nations or political movements.

 

In this course, Dr. Goran Janev (Ss. Cyril & Methodius University in Skopje) and Dr. Mario Wintersteiger (University of Salzburg) will deal with political myths and their role in the vast field of identity politics.

 

Together, we will focus on exemplary grand narratives (e.g. myths about origins and historical missions) and the “mythmakers” (Bradley J. Birzer) who are constructing political identities by the use of aesthetic means.

 

First, we will give a short overview of theories of the political myth (from the ancient classics to modern and postmodern thought). Under their guidance, we will then examine some cases of identity politics (esp. the construction of nations and political ideologies via myths and aesthetics).

 

The participants will be provided with the basic readings in electronic form prior to the beginning of the seminar to help them better prepare and to enable them to take active part in it.

 

 

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Dr. Mario Wintersteiger is Senior Scientist at the Division of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Salzburg. He also teaches for Bowling Green State University’s Academic Year Abroad in Austria and for the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) in Salzburg. He was a member of the Austrian Research Association’s Working Group “Politics – Religion – Violence”. His research and teaching focus is on Political Theory and the History of Ideas.

 

 

Prof. D-r Goran Janev is associate professor of social anthropology at the “Sts Cyril and Methodius” University, Skopje, Macedonia. He has completed a DPhil in Social Anthropology at the Oxford University exploring the interethnic relations in Macedonia. He was a post-doc at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Goettingen. His main research interests are within the field of political anthropology, ethnicity, nationalism, urban studies and public sphere and public space.