IKOS PhD seminar: Theory: Time Matters! How to Deal with Time in PhD Research

In this seminar, researchers connected to the LIFETIMES project will invite you to a discussion of what role time and temporalization play in your project, and how you might reflect theoretically or work methodologically with this role.

Most PhD projects operate with some kind of time frame for the study, a start and an end, and a set of intervals, periods, or dates that serve to delimit the object of study.  In some cases this object might have a time of its own, which be more or less aligned with time frames brought to it by the researcher.

The course will be a combination of keynote lectures and in-depth discussion of texts. In addition to a reading list, papers will be pre-circulated and commentators will be appointed to each participant.

How do I sign up for the course:

Please send an email to kari.andersen@ikos.uio.no by 14 February and specify whether you want to present something at the seminar or not.

Deadline for paper is 20 February 2020.

About the paper:

The final paper should be no longer than a minimum 5-pages, maximum 10 pages, with text reflecting on the theme of the seminar and how this plays out in your own research. The texts will be pre-circulated among the participants ahead of the seminar.

ECTS points

Generally, you will get 1 ECTS point for attending the seminar, 2 ECTS points for a presentation or a comment. 


Clark, Christopher "Time and Power. Visions of History in German Politics, from the Thirty Years' War to the Third Reich" (2019) 

Fabian, Johannes "Time & The Other. How Anthropology Makes Its Objects" (2014)

Rhizome "The Mundane Afrofuturist Manifesto" (2013)

Rifkin, Mark "Fictions of Land and Flesh. Blackness, Indigeneity, Speculation" (2019)

Published Jan. 9, 2020 3:33 PM - Last modified Feb. 18, 2020 10:46 AM