Philosophy / Political Theory and Ethnic and Social Inequality
June 2 - June 23, 2001
In addition to its other programs, the Erasmus Institute sponsors summer seminars each year for advanced graduate students in the dissertation stage of their graduate work. (Postdoctoral scholars revising a dissertation for book publication are also eligible for the graduate seminar.) The purpose of the seminars is to offer scholars a chance to enrich their research by relating it to the intellectual traditions associated with Catholicism in particular, as well as to those of other Christian traditions and the Abrahamic religions more generally. A professor highly regarded in his or her field leads each of the seminars, helping its members over the course of three weeks to explore ways in which these traditions can enhance their individual projects. The Institute will cover expenses of food, lodging, transportation, and provide a $600 stipend for all participants.
The Summer 2001 seminars will be housed on the attractive campus of Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. One of the graduate student seminars will focus on Philosophy and Political Theory and will be led by Arthur Madigan, S.J., Associate Professor of Philosophy, Boston College. The other graduate seminar focuses on Ethnic and Social Inequality and will be led by Ann Chih Lin, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Both seminars will draw on the current work of the participants with the aim of stimulating and refining members' research by more effective application of Catholic and other Abrahamic intellectual traditions.
Applicants should submit a completed application form (available on our web site), two letters of recommendation, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of intent (no longer than three double-spaced pages) that
describes the applicant's current scholarship
specifies how this work draws upon Catholic (or other Christian, Jewish, or Islamic) intellectual traditions
explains what the applicant wishes to achieve by participating in the seminar
All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by February 15, 2001. Materials should be mailed to The Erasmus Institute Graduate Student Summer Seminars (address below).
The Erasmus Institute
Graduate Student Summer Seminars
1124 Flanner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5611
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