CMT seminar Tuesdays Taylor A08, 12-2pm
The title of the of the CMT seminar this fall (2013) is The Question of the Political. The seminar is directed jointly by Dr. Andrea Teti and Professor Christopher Fynsk. We are taking our point of departure from the work of Jacques Rancière, and reading him with frequent reference to Foucault and Lyotard. We meet weekly in Taylor A08 at noon (normally finishing at 2:00 pm). All are welcome
The CMT is now undertaking a project with members of the School of Education (Dr. Joan Forbes and Dr. Archie Graham) devoted to teacher preparation in the context of higher education. For a statement of our ambitions and directions, please see theteacherinpublic.com
Política Común is now available
Post-graduate study in the CMT
The Centre for Modern Thought is focusing increasingly on its pedagogical mission by offering sustained training for PhD students (following a format common in North America and Europe, where distinguished professors lecture on a weekly basis). Our ambition is to create a vital intellectual community for students who are also pursuing individual research projects and to offer them continuing training. We believe that students will benefit significantly from research-led teaching and collaborative work beyond the first year of post-graduate study, where most teaching remains introductory. The last seminar (led by Professor Fynsk and focusing on Kant and Heidegger) has brought together students from all levels of post-graduate study, as well as interested staff. The CMT thus offers a unique site for study in the British system of higher education.
Post-doctoral study in the CMT
A group of students in the CMT are currently undertaking their second doctoral programme through the CMT. These students have a non-resident status (which implies a significant discount in fees), and are thus able to pursue other professional activities in their home context while writing their PhD dissertations. Short residency is required, but students are finding that the conditions for work and community at Aberdeen are extremely beneficial and enjoyable (thus periodic visits to Aberdeen are attractive). Prospective students who would like to pursue such non-resident study should contact Professor Fynsk.