Call for papers: Summer school in August 2020


International Network in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (INREES) welcomes doctoral students to the four-day summer school, which is held at the Lammi Biological Station on August 20-23, 2020.

The first INREES summer school will concentrate on developing skills in building of argumentation in written texts and oral discussions, necessary for young scholars and professionals. In particular, we will be focusing on four major issues:

  • Linkages between theories, methodologies, and empirical analysis
  • Critical assessments of existing scholarship
  • Making evidence-based claims
  • Discussing and fortifying your arguments

The summer school consists of lectures and workshops. The participants will prepare a workshop paper on their research (max 8000 words) which can be a research proposal, a draft for the article or a summary of the current status of their PhD. This paper will be discussed in the workshops supervised by the lecturers of the summer school.

In addition to the lectures and workshops, the doctoral students will give their comments to MA students’ papers in a special workshop organized with the students of International MA in Russian Studies program (MARS).

The course literature will be sent in advance. The workload for the course is 5 ECTS.

INREES provides accommodation in single rooms and meals at the Lammi Biological Station and travel to the course site from Helsinki. Please note that due the COVID-19 pandemic the dates and the program of the course might change. Places on the course are limited.

Applications for the summer school should include a motivation letter with a short description of your PhD project and abstract of your paper presented in the workshop (max 2000 characters each).

The deadline for the applications is June 1. Apply via e-form:

Notification of acceptance will be sent by June 8.

This nationwide course is organised by the Aleksanteri Institute (University of Helsinki) which coordinates the INREES-network funded by the KONE foundation. For more information on the course, please contact coordinator of the course Dr. Ira Jänis-Isokangas


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