「Annual BAGSS Conference」
// CONFERENCE CONCEPT
A conference organized by Graduate Students for Graduate Students.
▐ Annually, the doctoral fellows of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences host an interdisciplinary two day doctoral conference in Bamberg. Each year, the conference revolves around a pressing, current issue that is facing society. It brings together graduate students and leading scholars in their respective fields. A number of cross-disciplinary sessions rooted in the Graduate School's main research interests including Educational Research, Political Science, Sociology and Psychology provide a powerful platform for dynamic and challenging discussions.
The keynote speeches complement the conference's interdisciplinary and international framework with past keynote speakers such as Francesco Billari, Guy Peters or Jürgen Baumert. The varied programme also provides plenty of opportuinities for idea sharing and networking during the refreshment breaks or a large conference dinner at the end of the first day.The sessions are designed in such a way that invited senior researchers are able to present their work as well as give feedback on the papers presented by the PhD students.
Each year over 100 participants come to Bamberg to enjoy a conference that promotes scientific exchange, inter- and cross- diciplinary exchange and internationality. ◼
04. ANNUAL BAGSS CONFERENCE
ON "CHALLENGES FOR DIVERSE SOCIETIES"
20-21 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 Speaker:
Joscha Legewie, Yale University
Samuel R. Lucas, University of California, Berkeley
Mikael Hjerm, Umeå University
THIRD ANNUAL BAGSS CONFERENCE
ON "WHEN THE STATE INTERVENES"
Governmental decisions and the resulting state interventions, although seemingly far removed from everyday experiences of ordinary citizens, constantly influence and change our lives and shape the social reality we live in.
B. Guy Peters, University of Pittsburgh
Francesco Billari, University of Oxford
SECOND ANNUAL BAGSS CONFERENCE
The topic of inequality is uniquely suited to challenge the minds and creativity of younger as well as experienced scholars in a multi-disciplinary graduate school such as BAGSS. It cuts across disciplines.
Jürgen Baumert, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
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