The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS) was established in 2010 to create an innovative working and learning environment for exceptionally qualified doctoral researchers.
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04. ANNUAL BAGSS CONFERENCE
"Challenges for Diverse Societies"
The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences is hosting its fourth annual interdisciplinary doctoral conference in Bamberg from the 20th - 21st September 2017.
One key characteristic of today’s societies is their diversity: People with different cultural, ethnical, socioeconomic, educational, occupational, political, religious, and demographic backgrounds meet and interact – sometimes voluntarily, sometimes because they have to. But diversity can also provide challenges for the society as a whole, for groups, and for individuals. Therefore, diverse societies and the challenges they face can be viewed as one of the defining issues that cuts across all social science disciplines.
Keynote and Guest Speakers are Joscha Legewie from Yale University, Samuel R. Lucas, from the University of California, Berkeley and Mikael Hjerm from Umeå University.
The Call for Papers is now open.
Abstract submission deadline: 30 June 2017
Summer Term 2017
The Summer Course Programme of the Graduate School includes a variety of topics that our society is currently facing, presented by international guests. Our Guest Lectures are open for everyone interested.
When Knowledge Becomes Research
Our member Diana Klose has co-developed an app in the framework of her doctoral thesis. The IQ-App tests users in three areas: IQ, general knowledge and personality. She aims use the anonymously collected data to gain insight into what adults' knowledge is made up of. In an interview, Diana explains the (thought-) process of creating an app, how technology plays a significant role in her scientific research and gives us a preview of preliminary results.
IN ESSENCE. PERSONALITIES OF RESEARCH
The Graduate School wants to provide a framework for research realization and furthermore aims to promote the works and the researchers themselves. To showcase their work, we developed the concept of a research exhibition where the individually designed research portfolios are featured next to the portraits. The exhibition is currently on display at the LIfBi, Wilhelmspost, Bamberg.
WHAT PEOPLE KNOW AND THINK: The Role of Attitudes and Information in the Process of Political Decision-Making and Policy Use
The inter-disciplinary workshopm focused on decision-making regarding the design and take-up of policy, especially which role the availability of information and personal or political attitudes play in that process.
ECPR WINTER SCHOOL
METHODS AND TECHNIQUES
The Graduate School is privileged to host the ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques since 2015. One of the academic convenors, Benoît Rihoux states that the Winter School is designed to be all-encompassing. He shares some insights and his vision in an interview.
THIRD ANNUAL BAGSS CONFERENCE
"WHEN THE STATE INTERVENES"
From 20-21st of July 2016 the third annual inter-disciplinary BAGSS Conference took place right here in Bamberg. It brought together over 100 participants, both graduate students and leading scholars in the field. A number of cross disciplinary sessions ranging from education to migration and normative issues relating to state intervention proved a powerful platform for dynamic and challenging discussions.