Off-University’s winter term is only a few weeks away! Starting from 13th October, we will offer eight brand new online courses in the fields of political economy, law, gender studies, sociology and others. As always, participation is free of charge and open to all. Registration for all courses is now open. To get a more detailed overview of this term’s programme please scroll down.
Off-University’de yeni akademik dönemin başlamasına sadece birkaç hafta kaldı! 13 Ekim'den itibaren, politik ekonomi, hukuk, cinsiyet çalışmaları, sosyoloji gibi alanlarda sekiz yepyeni çevrimiçi ders sunacağız. Her zaman olduğu gibi, bu derslere katılım ücretsiz ve herkese açık olacak. Tüm derslerimize kayıtlar başladı. Bu dönemki programda yer alacak derslere dair detaylar için lütfen aşağı kaydırın.
Das neue Wintersemester bei Off-University ist nur noch ein paar Wochen entfernt! Beginnend am 13.Oktober, bieten wir acht brandneue Onlinekurse unter anderem in den Disziplinen der Politischen Ökonomie, Recht, Geschlechterstudien, sowie Soziologie an. Wie immer ist die Teilnahme kostenlos und offen für alle. Die Anmeldung für alle Kurse ist nun geöffnet. Für einen detaillierten Überblick des diesjährigen Angebots, Scrollen Sie bitte nach unten.
1. The Political Economy of Natural Resources and Rentier States
Organized in cooperation with the New University in Exile Consortium, Dr. Leila Alieva and Dr. Gubad Ibadoghlu’s course will address the major effects of ‘rentier economies’ and natural resources on democracy and state building. It will also explore the role of natural resources in conflicts, including interstate wars, as well as the notion of the ‘resource curse’. Both scholars have a broad professional and academic background in political economy and have been based in various universities, research centres and international organizations in Azerbaijan and around the world. To learn more about the course and our faculty, please click here.
The course will start on 13th October and will take place online every Tuesday 3 pm - 5 pm CET. Please register here.
2. Academic Freedom in the MENA Region
Since the Arab Spring began in early 2010s, countless academics in the Middle East and North Africa (the MENA region) have been fired from their faculty positions in direct response to the ideas expressed in their writing or teaching. In their course “Academic Freedom in the MENA Region”, Dr. Nahed Ghazzoul, Dr. Mabruk Derbesh and Dr. Teoman Aktan depart from this condition to introduce participants to the general concept of Academic Freedom and its specific meaning in different geographical contexts. This course is conducted in English.
It is a cooperation among Off-University, New University in Exile Consortium, and Bremen University. It will start on November 4th and take place every Wednesday from 6- 8pm (CET). Please click here to register.
3. Media and Discrimination
In her course, Prof. Ülkü Doğanay will lay out the role of the media in reproducing and spreading discourses of discrimination against refugees, ethnic and religious minorities, women and LGBTIQ+. She concentrates on the analysis of cases from Turkish, European and US media and includes exercises that help the participants learn to identify and analyse discriminatory discourse in the media. It will be conducted in English.
The online course is hosted by the Institute for Sociology at Potsdam University. It starts in the first week of November and continues for 14 weeks. For registration, please click here.
4. Marx's Materialism: Praxis and Emancipation
Dr. Siyaves Azeri and Dr. Saladdin Ahmed’s course aims to introduce the distinctive features and revolutionary essence of Marx’s materialism by analysing primary texts. While Marx’s concepts of “praxis” as a philosophical category, “practical criticism,” and “practical materialism” will be at the core of discussions in the seminar, they will also draw from today’s social and political struggles for human emancipation in different parts of the world. The online course is hosted by the department for Philosophy at Freie University Berlin and the New University in Exile Consortium at the New School for Social Research. The seminar is conducted in English.
It is organized by the Transatlantic Academic Freedom Network Network built up in the framework of the Berlin University Alliance. The online course starts on November 4th and continues Wednesdays between 18:15-19:45 (CET). Please register here.
5. Gender, Religion and Power
Taking feminist and interdisciplinary approaches, this course examines the gendered dimensions of religion, religiosity, and secularisation with a particular focus on the experiences of those on the margins. Using case studies alongside theoretical frameworks such as feminist theology, the course will provide students with a platform to engage with the multiple ways in which religious women locate their religiosity and negotiate their agency. This course is conducted in English.
The course is convened by Viktoria Lavriniuk who is co-hosted by Humboldt University Berlin. It is funded by Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and will take place from November 9th - February 22nd and the days of classes are to be announced soon. To register, please click here.
6. Türkiye'de Toplumsal Cinsiyet
Emine Sevim'in moderatörlüğünde gerçekleştirilecek olan bu ders, Aramızda - Toplumsal Cinsiyet Araştırmalar Derneği bünyesindeki 13 eğitmenden oluşan bir kolektif tarafından verilecek. Derste, toplumsal cinsiyet ve toplum mevzularına dair sorular, eleştirel bir bakış açısıyla ele alınacak. Bilhassa Türkiye’ye odaklanacak olan bu derste, kesişimsellikten LGBTIQ+ / cinsiyet hakları temelli aktivizme, eğitimden özel-kamusal alan ayrımına, geniş bir konu skalasına yer verilecek. Bu ders Türkçe olarak yürütülecek. Rosa Luxemburg Vakfı tarafından finanse edilen bu çevrimiçi ders, Frankfurt Oder'de bulunan Europa Universität Viadrina ile işbirliği kapsamında sunuluyor.
2 Kasım tarihinde başlayacak ve Pazartesi günleri (TSİ) 14:00 - 15:30 saatleri arasında gerçekleşecek olan bu derse kaydolmak için lütfen buraya tıklayın.
7. Fundamentals of Scriptwriting
The main objective of this hands-on course by Gülengül Altıntaş is to provide general knowledge on cinematic storytelling. As a graduate in cinema studies from Istanbul University and Bilgi University Istanbul, Altıntaş worked as an assistant director in several productions for TV and film. Participants of this course will develop skills in reading films and producing their own short film scripts throughout the semester. Being a film lover and longing to write is the only pre-requisite for the course. The course language is English.
The course is hosted by the Institute for Theatre Studies at LMU Munich and funded by Rosa-Luxemburg Foundation. It starts on November 3rd and takes place every Tuesday from 11.30 - 13.30 (CET) and 13.30 - 15.30 (Turkey). To register, please click here.
8. Türkiye'de Anayasal Devlet
Münih LMU - Yakın ve Orta Doğu Çalışmaları Enstitüsü işbirliği ile düzenlenen “Türkiye'de Anayasal Devlet" dersi, Gökhan Şen, Barış Işık ve Melike Belkıs Aydın tarafından verilecek. Otoriter rejimlerde referandumların manipülatif kullanımına değinecek olan bu derste, “otoriter referandumlar” teriminin anlamı üzerinde durulacak. Türkçe olarak yürütülecek olan bu ders, temelde Türkiye’ye odaklanacak, ancak derste ele alınacak konular karşılaştırmalı bir bakış açısıyla başka ülkelerin siyasi sistemleriyle de ilişkilendirilecek.
2 Kasım 2020'de başlayacak olan bu ders, pazartesi günleri (TSİ) 18.30 - 20.00 saatleri arasında yapılacak. Rosa Luxemburg Vakfı tarafından finanse edilen bu derse kaydolmak için lütfen buraya tıklayın.
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