EVENTS, CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, GUEST LECTURES, COLLABORATIONS
EUropean Political Careers Workshop
The Careers of European Political Elites and their Representative Effects
This event on the European Union, legislative Behavior, political Careers, representation and Gender & Politics was organised by a postdoctoral member Dr Elena Frech of the Graduate School. This two-day Academic Workshop offered insights to careers in the EU in 5 thematic panels.
BAGSS INTERNAL METHODS INSTITUTE
For the second time, the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS) organized an intensive methods week for its members. From March 27 to 31, 2023, various courses as well as accompanying social events took place at our Graduate School. It was a pleasure to see how eagerly everyone worked and networked at the BAGSS. Many thanks to all participants and instructors!
YET ANOTHER CRISIS FOR EU RESEARCH(ERS)?
The Graduate School was proud to host from 16 to 18 September 2020 its first online Doctoral Worshop. The three-day workshop brought together PhD students and early-career researchers, to discuss the notion of CRISIS in the context of the EU research and the challenges and opportunities the current situation poses for their research.
Summer Institute for Computational Social Science
The Graduate School was proud to host a partner event for the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science with Princeton University. The two-week programme offered insights into a wide range of topics such as web scraping, collecting digital trace data, and automated text analysis.
Current Issues in Asylum and Migration
On 4 and 5 June, the Graduate School hosted a workshop concerning the question: How do asylum seekers select their destination countries (if at all) and how do they get there? Scholars who work on various current issues of asylum and migration research came together to discuss the topic from different perspectives.
AN ARTIST TALK WITH SIRI HERMANSEN
Several doctoral fellows of the Graduate School visited the exhibition "Dreaming in the Stonebed Valley" shown at Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia and met the artist herself, Siri Hermansen. The students were given an insight into the mindset of a woman who is both an artist and a scientific researcher.
Populist Attitudes in Comparative Perspective
In recent years, scholars increasingly devoted their intention to describing and analyzing populist attitudes, voters and parties. Yet, in many instances these insights remained specific to the distinctive fields of research. The workshop, scheduled on June 13th 2018, was designed to integrate ideas and explanations from various fields, i.e. political science, sociology, social psychology and communication science.
LECTURE SERIES ON POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Explaining Political Behaviour and Identity: Macro- and Micro-Level Perspectives
To tackle the broad and important core questions that underlie the concepts of political participation and representation, the lecture series was designed to bring together leading experts from Europe and the US from both political science and psychology. Over the course of 3 days, from May 23 to May 25, we discussed findings, addressed open questions and tackled the challenges of transdisciplinary research in a set of lectures, workshops and discussion rounds.
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.
ANNUAL BAGSS CONFERENCE
ORGANIZED BY DOCTORAL STUDENTS FOR DOCTORAL 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.
INTERNAL BAGSS CONFERENCE
THE ART OF PRESENTING DOCTORAL RESEARCH
The conference poses the opportunity for doctoral students to present and discuss their work. With this inter-disciplinary event graduate students across all four Pillars get together gaining information about each others research and applied methods.
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. Discover the exhibition online.
The Art of Analyzing Real Decisions – Different Approaches to the Psychological Dimension of Political Decision-Making
The goal of the workshop is to take stock of the different ways in which political decision-making can be researched in order to get a better understanding of the dynamics at work.
WHAT PEOPLE KNOW AND THINK: The Role of Attitudes and Information in the Process of Political Decision-Making and Policy Use
The inter-disciplinary workshop, scheduled for March 16 and 17, 2017, will focus 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.
Qualitative Analysis of Decision-making in the Council of the European Union
The idea for this workshop was quite simple: to bring together new and established researchers working in and around the field of EU studies that use qualitative methods to investigate the role and functioning of EU institutions, in particular the Council of the European Union.
LEADERS. CANDIDATES. ACTIVISTS.
The Dynamics of Party Organization
Political parties are important links between civil society and state. Changes in the structure of societies and states have had strong implications for political parties. The workshop was designed to bring together experts from Europe and beyond to discuss recent challenges and developments in the field of party organization and to give young emerging scholars an opportunity to engage in formal and informal discussions with senior scholars.
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