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3rd April 2019 – The Seminar 2nd ISEEDS was organized under the Honorary Patronage of The Dean of Faculty of Education Sciences, NCU Assoc. Professor Piotr Petrykowski

2nd International Seminar on Educational Ethnography and Disability Studies

Below we share a report and photoreport on the 2nd International Seminar on Educational Ethnography and Disability Studies (2 ISEEDS),  was held on 3rd April 2019 on the 129th birthday of Wanda Szuman, a Toruń born distinguished special educator. The Honorary Patron of the Seminary was the Dean of the FES of the Nicolaus Copernicus, associate professor Piotr Petrykowski. The guests were also greeted by the Vice-Dean of the FES of the Nicolaus Copernicus University professor Dorota Siemieniecka. Participants in the 2 ISEEDS were researchers on the fields of disability and dependence from education, sociology and social work: Professor Mark Sherry from the University of Toledo in the USA, Associate Professors  Marcin Wlazło from the US, Fr. Piotr Krakowiak from the Nicolaus Copernicus University, Doctors Dorota Żuchowska from AGH, Katarzyna Wasilewska-Ostrowska from the Nicolaus Copernicus University, head co-organizer of the scientific event Assoc. Professor Beata Borowska-Beszta and PhD students: Agnieszka Karpińska, from the FES, Ewelina Łęgowska from Academia Copernicany, Mateusz Smieszek from Academia Copernicany and Ewelina Romianowska from the FES of the Nicolaus Copernicus University. The  2ISEEDS was attended by doctoral students of the FES of the Nicolaus Copernicus University, doctoral students of the Humanistic Faculty and undergraduate and graduate students of the Faculty of Education Sciences.

Special thanks to the PhD Students who co-organized  2ISEEDS: A. Karpińska, M. Smieszek and E. Romianowska

Invited speakers presented presentations on topics of disability and dependence representation in media and public spaces, hate speech and hate crimes aspects, visual film narratives on disabilities, media narratives on disability sexuality and human trafficking, narratives on disability issues within refugee Muslim groups in Poland, narratives of caregivers of people with severe illnesses and of bereaved people. The final topic will discuss issues of narratives on homelessness in Poland.

Key problems:

  • Ethnographic narratives in public spaces
  • Media narratives, ethics and risks
  • Disability and dependence narratives in media and social media
  • Narratives and media narratives about care and support of the dependent people
  • Culture and narratives on disability studies

Recipients: Doctors, Students, PhD Students from Nicolaus Copernicus University academic environment: A total of 53 participants.

Keynote speakers: who joined the 2ISEEDS were: 1. Professor of Sociology, Dr Mark Sherry, University of Toledo, Toledo, Faculty of Sociology (USA) UNITED STATES, who was the moderator of entire sessionand delivered 2 lectures. From Polish universities 2ISEEDS joined:  2. Assoc. Professor Dr Marcin Wlazło, University of Szczecin, Faculty of Social Sciences (PL) POLAND; 3. Assist. Professor Dr Dorota Żuchowska, and Assist. Professor Dr Maria Stojkow, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Sociology of Economy and Social Communication, AGH University of Science and Technology, Crakow (PL) POLAND; 4. Assoc. Professor Fr. Dr Piotr Krakowiak, Chair of Social Work, PhD Candidate of Academia Copernicana Ewelina Łęgowska, PhD Candidate Ewelina Romianowska, Faculty of Education Sciences, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun (PL) POLAND; 5. Assoc. Professor Dr Beata Borowska-Beszta, Chair of Disability Studies, Assist. Professor Dr Katarzyna Wasilewska-Ostrowska, Chair of Social Work, Faculty of Education Sciences, PhD Candidate of Academia Copernicana Mateusz Smieszek, Nicolaus Copernicus, University, Torun (PL) POLAND.

Themes:

  • Full Professor of Sociology Dr Mark Sherry, The University of Toledo, Department of Sociology and Anthropology (USA) UNITED STATES Researching hate crimes and hate speech
  • Assoc. Professor of Education Dr Marcin Wlazło, Szczecin University, Faculty of Social Sciences (PL) POLAND
    Film and visual narratives about disabilities
  • Full Professor of Sociology Dr Mark Sherry, The University of Toledo, Department of Sociology and Anthropology (USA) UNITED STATES  Disability and sex trafficking
  • Assist. Professor of Sociology Dr Dorota Żuchowska, Assist. Professor of Sociology Dr Maria Stojkow Faculty of Humanities, Department of Sociology of Economy and Social Communication AGH University of Science and Technology, Crakow (PL) POLAND
    Public discourse on the disability of people from Muslim countries in the Polish media
  • Assoc. Professor of Education Fr. Dr Piotr Krakowiak, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Education Sciences, Chair of Social Work, PhD Candidate of Academia Copernicana Ewelina Łęgowska, PhD Candidate Ewelina Romianowska, Faculty of Education Sciences, Faculty of Education Sciences, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun (PL) POLAND
    Narratives of people supporting the seriously ill and bereaved people – the role of social and media education
  • Assoc. Professor of Education Dr Beata Borowska-Beszta Chair of Disability Studies, Assoc. Professor of Education, Assist. Professor Dr Katarzyna Wasilewska-Ostrowska, Chair of Social Work, Faculty of Education Sciences, PhD Candidate of Academia Copernicana Mateusz Smieszek, Nicolaus Copernicus, University, Torun (PL) POLAND
    Street narratives: Polish public space and media images about homelessness

P.S. The first picture lacked Dr. Dorota Żuchowska and PhD Candidate Agnieszka Karpińska, who were on their way to the railway station.
Photos: B.Borowska-Beszta, M. Smieszek, A. Karpińska, M. Tomaszewska.

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10th April 2018 – The Seminar 1st ISEEDS is organized under the Honorary Patronage of The Dean of Faculty of Education Sciences, NCU Assoc. Professor Piotr Petrykowski

1st  International Seminar on Educational Ethnography and Disability Studies  (ISEEDS)

Faculty of Education Sciences Nicolaus  Copernicus University in Torun

Theme: Ethnographic Lenses on Education and Disability Studies

The Assumptions

  • 1st  International Seminar on Educational Ethnography and Disability Studies (ISEEDS) is a scientific event combining the issues of education immersed in culture and interdisciplinary studies on disability. The seminar in theoretical sense is rooted in ethnographic research in education, cultural anthropology and the problems of cultural studies on disability, dependence and diversity. Keynote speakers invited to the discussion during 1st Seminar from Polish and foreign universities in Japan, USA and UK represent disciplines as: education, sociology, cultural anthropology will discuss key problems of the ethnographic perspective in education and disability studies including ontological, epistemological and axiological contexts.
  • Foreign keynote speakers represent universities from Japan: Women’s Kyushu University in Fukuoka, United States:  University of Toledo in Toledo, United Kingdom: Oxford University.  Poland is represented by research centers of the Jagiellonian University, University of Kujawy and Pomorze, Nicolaus Copernicus University and University of Warmia and Mazury.

The topics of the first seminar were focused on analyzing the theoretical assumptions of anthropological and ethnographic thinking in education and disability studies. Invited speakers will present papers (presentations) on topics of general education, comparative education, cultural anthropology, cultural studies on disability.

Key problems:

  • Theoretical assumptions of anthropological – ethnographic thinking in education
  • Ethnography in the spaces of formal and informal education
  • Ethnography in comparative studies
  • Ethnography in disability studies

Nationwide  and international coverage: all leading universities in Poland are informed about the event. Additionally the event will be announced in international data bases of conferences in Europe.

Recipients: Doctors, PhD Students from Polish and foreign universities;

Keynote speakers:

  • Full Professor Emeritus of Comparative Education, Noritomo Tasaki Kyushu Women’s University and University of Teacher Education in Fukuoka, Fukuoka (JP)  JAPAN  The disable in Japanese society – What the disable teach us?
  • Full Professor of Sociology, Dr Mark Sherry, The University of Toledo, Department of Sociology and Anthropology (USA) UNITED STATES – Working with brain injury survivors from the inside out
  • Lecturer od Education Dr Isaac Calvert,  Oxford University, Department of Education, Oxford (UK) UNITED KINGDOM – Theoretical assumptions of ethnographic methods in education research
  • Doctor of Ethnology Dr Magdalena Zdrodowska, Jagiellonian University in Crakow, Department of Management and Social Communication Institute of Audiovisual Arts, Crakow (PL) POLAND –  Ethnography – oral history – Deaf Culture and the idea of emancipatory research
  • Assoc. Professor of Education Fr. Dr Piotr Krakowiak, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Education Sciences, Chair of Social Work, (PL) POLAND – To stay or not to stay: The dilemmas of Polish emigrants in Scotland in the face of Brexit
  • Assoc. Professor of Education Dr Beata Borowska-Beszta, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Education Sciences, Chair of Disability Studies, (PL) POLAND –  Concepts of disability and home-based care held by Polish migrants employed in Scotland: Introductory ethnographic report from Edinburgh & Livingston

Detailed Program:

1 ISEEDS PROGRAM (467 KB)

Organizer:

Chair of Disability Studies, Faculty of Education Sciences, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Lwowska Street 1, 87-100 Torun

Head of the Scientific Event:

Organizational Committee:

Cooperation:

  • PhD Candidate: Magdalena Tomaszewska

 Place of Seminar:

The seminar  was held on 10th  April 2018 at the Faculty of Education Sciences, Lwowska Street 1, 87-100 Torun. Faculty Board room No. 394