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Call For Application 2017

Second International Erich Fromm Seminar for Doctoral Students and Postdocs at the Erich Fromm Institute Tübingen, September 6th-9th, 2017

Anmeldung noch bis zum 1. April

Das Erich Fromm Study Center und das Erich Fromm Institut Tübingen richten vom 6. bis zum 9. September 2017 zum zweiten Mal ein internationales Seminar für Doc- und Postdoc-Studierende aus. Das Bewerbungsverfahren für Teilnahme-Interessierte läuft noch bis zum 1. April 2017.


to the Second International Erich Fromm Seminar for Doctoral Students and Postdocs at the Erich Fromm Institute Tuebingen September 6 thru 9, 2017
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Doctoral students and postdocs working on Fromm-related research projects (e.g. in psychology, sociology, philosophy, education, history, anthropology, political theory, political science, social work, theology, religious studies, international relations, literary studies etc.) are invited to apply.

Applicants will be expected to present their research project at the seminar and to attend all seminar sessions. Each project will receive feedback from the hosts and will be discussed in the seminar group. The programme starts on Wednesday, September 6th, at 2:00 p.m. and ends on Saturday, September 9th at 1:00 p.m.

This event is hosted by the Erich Fromm Study Center (EFSC) of the International Psychoanalytic University, Berlin (IPU), in cooperation with the Erich Fromm Institute Tuebingen, and is supported by the Karl Schlecht Foundation. The seminar will be held by Rainer Funk (Fromm’s last assistant and Director of the Erich Fromm Institute Tuebingen) and Thomas Kühn (holder of the Erich Fromm endowment professorship at the IPU); Neil McLaughlin (Professor of Sociology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada) and Lynn Chancer (Professor at Hunters College, NY) will be faculty advisors.

The program will include, on the first day

  • an introduction to the academic sources and research facilities at the Fromm Institute
  • an overview of online Fromm resources
  • a presentation and discussion of Fromm's biography and core ideas

The seminar is open to 10 participants from all over the world, and will be conducted in English. Accommodation (for 4 nights up to 80 € per day) and three common evening meals (without beverages) during the seminar will be organized and paid for by the program. Grants for travel expenses will be offered based on the circumstances of individual participants. Travelers from overseas may receive a grant up to a maximum of 400 €. Up to 250 € will be paid for travel expenses within Europe and 100 € maximum for participants arriving from within Germany. (All grants will be paid during the seminar and according to the respective receipts.)

Doctoral students and post-docs interested in this seminar should apply for participation by April 1st, 2017. Please submit a two-page, double spaced proposal outlining the details of your project. In addition, please also hand in the email addresses of two faculty-professional references and your own postal address. The application should be mailed to Thomas Kuehn (thomas.kuehn(at)ipu-berlin.de) as well as to Rainer Funk (frommfunk(at)googlemail.com).

Decisions can be expected by April 10th. Applicants will be informed immediately of the outcome and – if successful – asked to confirm participation by April 20th, 2017, at the latest. Participants will be provided with advance reading material for the seminar and will also be sent information on accommodation in Tuebingen.

With best regards, also on behalf of Thomas Kuehn,

Rainer Funk