IPSA Summer School - Capri

We are very happy to confirm the 2021 edition of the Capri IPSA Summer School, Concept Analysis in the Web environment, jointly organized by IPSA and Federico II University. The event will be held online this year before returning to the wonderful island of Capri in 2022.

The format of the Summer School is an intensive and interactive workshop, therefore places are very limited and admission will be granted on a first-come-first-served basis.

This leading IPSA program focuses on one of the fundamental challenges for political science: developing political science concepts. The theoretical framework and analytical tools that participants will use are based on the academic ecosystem called Hyperpolitics, which comprises books (Calise and Lowi, University of Chicago Press, 2010), working platform (www.hyperpolitics.net), hyperlinks and learning communities.

The Participants will develop their own matrices for Political Science concepts through an innovative mix of online learning and seminar activities. This formula is built on the consolidated and successful experience of Ph.D. programs in Political Science and previous IPSA International Summer Schools.

Applications for the Summer school must be presented before 8 September 2021.

Dates

Session 1: 5-6 November 2021
Session 2: 3-4 December 2021

To apply for a place, please complete the pre-registration form on https://ipsasummerschool.federica.eu/
 

IPSA-Federica Summer School in Concept Analysis in the Web environment
September 22-26, 2019
Capri, Italy

The 2nd edition of the IPSA Summer School on Concept Analysis in the Web environment will be held in Anacapri, the enchanting island in the gulf of Naples, Italy.

This leading IPSA program provides advanced theoretical and practical training in qualitative methodology, based on the Hyperpolitics approach for concept analysis in political science. Hyperpolitics is a pioneering application of web 2.0 logic to create a Repository of Political Science Concepts. An academic ecosystem, comprising books (Calise and Lowi, University of Chicago Press, 2010), working platform (www.hyperpolitics.net), hyperlinks and learning communities that defines concepts in terms of their relationship to other concepts.

The format and venue of this event are a perfect fit: the layout and flow of the picturesque Orlandi Villa and gardens reflecting the varied and fluid structure of the program activities. The combination of comfortable study rooms, online workspaces, shady terraces and lawns, offers the perfect backdrop for the blend of formal and informal, individual and group reflection, discussion, tutoring and presentations that the Summer School offers.

The format of the Summer School is an intensive and interactive workshop, therefore places are very limited and admission will be granted on a first-come first-served basis.

Key dates:

5 May 2019 - Applications close at midnight
2 June 2019 - Closing date for early bird payment of registration fee
23 June 2019 - Closing date for payment of registration fee

For further information please visit the website at http://ipsasummerschool.federica.eu/ or write to ipsamooc@federica.eu.

 

 

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IPSA-Federica Summer School in Concept Analysis in the Web environment
September 2-6, 2018
Island of Capri, Italy

 

The 1st edition of the IPSA Summer School on Concept Analysis in the Web environment was held on the island of Capri, in the gulf of Naples, Italy, September 2-6 2018.

Jointly organised by Federica Web Learning and IPSA, the summer school followed an innovative workshop formula, combining a mix of online and face-to-face learning, to provide advanced theoretical and practical training in methodology. The specific approach explored by the 14 participants was that of Hyperpolitics. Hyperpolitics is a pioneering application of web 2.0 logic to create a Repository of Political Science Concepts; an academic ecosystem, comprising books (Calise and Lowi, University of Chicago Press, 2010), working platform (www.hyperpolitics.net), hyperlinks and learning communities that defines concepts in terms of their relationship to other concepts.

The 2018 Summer School comprised two modules:

Module One: Online Course

Module one was completed before the Summer School started with participants following the online course Understanding Political Concepts, by Mauro Calise and Werner Patzelt as fundamental preparation in the theoretical framework of the Hyperpolitics methodology for concept formation. The course was structured to allow for anytime, anyplace learning and to provide training in self-regulated and online learning. A battery of integrated tests and assignments enabled participants to monitor their own progress and assess their learning.

Attendance and successful completion of the MOOC module was a prerequisite to admission on the residential module, Participants thus came to the Summer School with a Political Concept of their choice that the face-to-face time with tutors and peers on Capri would enable them to develop in depth. Regular Skype meetings/tutoring sessions were held during module one between participants and instructors to discuss the theory, iron out any difficulties and guide participants in their choice.

Module two: Residential workshop

The scope of Module two was the individual development of a concept matrix applying the Hyperpolitics method. Tuition took the form of seminars and tutorials with an emphasis on knowledge and experience of online digital libraries. Interactive laboratory sessions saw course instructors on hand to facilitate and guide participants as they drafted their own paper and mined relevant internet sources to enhance their work. Throughout the week-long residential course, participants moved between formal and informal discussion and feedback sessions with instructors, visiting scholars and peers, which extended into the informal spaces of lunch and dinner and evening walks round Capri. Culminating in a presentation of their Concept Matrix in the final session.

 

 

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Institutional partners:
Federica Web Learning and IPSA wish to thank the University of Naples Federico II for their generous provision of the Villa Orlandi venue for the Summer School

Local Organisation Committee:
Fortunato Musella
Valentina Reda

For further information, please visit the website or write to ipsamooc@federica.eu.