Call for Applications: Princeton Weimar Summer School 2018


Deadline:  22 December 2017
Open to: doctoral students throughout the world in media studies and related fields such as film studies, literary studies, philosophy, art history, architecture, sociology, politics, the history of science and visual culture
Venue: Princeton, New Jersey, June 16–24, 2018

Description

The Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies - a collaboration between Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie, IKKM) and Princeton University (German Department) - returns to Princeton in 2018 for its eighth installment. The 2018 session will be devoted to the investigation of scale and scaling as operative concepts for the analysis of media. What happens when we scale? Does anything really change? Can scaling ever impact the inner blueprint of an object? Are there laws of scaling? Or does scaling resist any attempt at calculability, such that, to investigate it, we can only ever look at individual events of scaling? As a media practice, scaling is widely used. But, in contrast to the ubiquity of operations, scaling is hardly ever viewed on its own terms as a basic concept of media analysis. The Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies 2018 will attempt to map out approaches to scaling as a basic media-analytical tool.

The summer school will be directed by Bernhard Siegert (Weimar) and Nikolaus Wegmann (Princeton). 

Eligibility

The Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies invites applications from outstanding doctoral students throughout the world in media studies and related fields such as film studies, literary studies, philosophy, art history, architecture, sociology, politics, the history of science and visual culture.

Costs

Once admitted, applicants are required to transfer the participation fee, which covers tuition, room and board, as well as all study materials during the entire week of the summer school. The payment of $750 should be received by February 28, 2018 to guarantee a spot in the program. A limited amount of travel funding will be available upon application.

Application

All applications should be submitted electronically in PDF format and should include the following:

  1. Letter of Intent indicating academic experience and interest in the summer school’s an-nual topic (max. 300 words);
  2. Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages);
  3. Abstract of a possible presentation at the Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies (no more than 450 words);
  4. Contact information of two potential references (name, institutional address, email).

Please use the following naming convention for your application files:
Lastname_Letter_of_Intent.pdf
Lastname_Curriculum_Vitae.pdf
Lastname_Abstract.pdf
Lastname_Contact_Info.pdf

All application materials should be sent via email to:
ikkm-conference@uni-weimar.de
and must be received by December 22nd, 2017.
Applicants who have been admitted will be notified in January 2018.

The official web-page.