Research Courses

01 Feb 2018 - 31 May 2018

PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Societal security in Europe: a reassessment

Pre-announcement. Dates, course description and registration TBA Fall 2017

This course provides an overview of scholartly perspectives and debates essential to the study of societalsecurity in Europe.

The course is organised in collaboration with the Societal Security Network (SOURCE) - Virtual Centre of Excellence on Societal Security in Europe,funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission.  

19 - 22 Mar 2018

PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Ethnographic fieldwork methodology: approaches, tools and ethics

This course prepares participants for conducting fieldwork and using fieldwork data in social-science research. By 'fieldwork' we mean data collection through face-to-face interaction with people in their daily lives, using participant observation, interviews, or a combination of the two. The course pays particular attention to the challenges of doing fieldwork in challenging circumstances, such as those that are often encountered in research on peace and conflict, or in the contexts of migration and displacement. The sessions roughly follow the chronology from pre-fieldwork planning to post-fieldwork representation of data, and address both practical and principle concerns at each stage. Discussions of ethical challenges are integrated throughout. Rather than attempting to provide blueprint answers, the course seeks to help participants reflect upon the dilemmas and challenges of fieldwork and make informed decisions for their own research.

16 - 20 Apr 2018

UiT, Kirkenes Campus

23 - 27 Apr 2018

PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

The dynamics of civil war and international conflict

​This course provides an overview and critical assessment of contemporary research on civil conflict.  It will be in equal measure backward looking, assessing the state of the art; what have we learned; and future oriented, exploring the cutting edge issues and challenges for students of civil war.

The course is organized in collaboration between PRIO and UiO.

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