Archive 2018

03.12.2018 Lecture

Islamising Knowledge and the Challenge of Liberal Education

Dr. Sanen Marshall (Universiti Malaysia Sabah)
Place
Unicom Building
Room: 3.3380
Mary-Somerville-Straße 3
28359 Bremen
Time
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Contact Person
Semester
WiSe 2018/19

Malaysia has been generally considered to be a moderate Muslim country. There are however recent instances towards radicalism and predispositions towards liberalism remain ambivalent. There are however think tanks in Malaysia that are sufficiently open in their thinking to assist with the liberal education agenda. These contradictory developments are indications that it is high time to pursue an agenda of genuine liberal education for the holistic development of not just the intellect but the very soul of Malaysian society.

Sanen Marshall argues that - general Malaysian conservatism apart - the education agenda loosely known as the "Islamisation of Knowledge" is actually noticeable in Malaysian school history textbooks and even in some of the ideas being promoted at the university level. The lack of an attempt at an alternative history in school text books is perhaps something that people should be concerned about in Malaysia. Sanen Marshall also considers the idea of "Islamic science" as an enlightened but sometimes misguided approach to Islamising knowledge.

Place
Gondi
Langemarckstraße 249
28199 Bremen
Time
8:30 p.m.

Three PhD students ask themselves one important question: Who will take care of our parents and grandparents when they can no longer care for themselves? In Germany, Sweden and Italy there are very different answers to this question! Kristin Noack, Marlene Seiffarth and Greta-Marleen Storath explain why and tell the audience what Poland, the Ukraine and Romania have to do with it.

The event is part of the series SCIENCE GOES PUBLIC! in which scientists present their research topics in pubs and talk to citizens.

Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
9:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Organisation

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09:15-09:30 Welcome
Delia González de Reufels

09:30-09:50 Promoting the ‚Model Country‘: The Visualization of Uruguayan Public Assistance Policies in the República Batllista (1903-1932)
Teresa Huhle
09:50-10:15 Discussion

10:15-10:35 Working for a Healthy and Modern Nation: The Chilean Instituto de Higiene and the Official Photo Book of 1910
Delia González de Reufels
10:35-11:00 Discussion

11:00-11:20 Coffee Break

11:20-11:40 Social Policy for Productivity. The Figure of the Worker in the Visual Propaganda of Fascist Italy and Peronist Argentina (1922-1955)
Katharina Schembs
11:40-12:05 Discussion

12:05-12:25 For a Healthy and Hygienic Post-Revolutionary Citizen. Cinema and Hygienic Education in Mexico from the 1920s to 1940s
María Rosa Gudiño Cejudo
12:25-12:50 Discussion

13:00-14:30 Lunch Break and Coffee

14:30-14:50 Film as Instrument of Social Enquiry. The British Documentary Film Movement in the Late 1930s
Christine Rüffert
14:50-15:15 Discussion

15:15-15:35 "In Any Case, the Fees Are the Same for All": Physicians and the Welfare State in Early French TV Broadcasts
Joël Danet
15:35-16:00 Discussion

16:00-16:15 Coffee Break

16:15-17:00 Concluding Remarks and Final Discussion
Delia González de Reufels

22.11.2018 Lecture

Recent Advances in Quantitative Text Analysis

Prof. Kenneth Benoit, PhD (London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE))
Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.3280
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Organisation

Kenneth Benoit is Professor of Quantitative Social Research Methods and head of the Department of Methodology at the London School of Economics and Politics Science and part-time professor at Trinity College Dublin. His contribution to text analysis in political science should not be underestimated, where his development of computer-assisted estimation of policy positions from political texts remains a cornerstone in the literature. He maintains and created the QUANTEDA package for managing and analysing text data, and therefore is well placed to offer insights into the "big picture" of QTA, and what to expect in the future.

Open to all, no registration necessary.

22.11.2018 - 23.11.2018 Workshop

Introduction to Quantitative Text Analysis using R

Stefan Müller (Trinity College Dublin)
Place
Unicom Building
Room: 9.3120
Mary-Somerville-Straße 9
28359 Bremen
Time
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Thursday); 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. (Friday)
Contact Person
Dr. Mandi M. Larsen (Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS))
Partic. Organisation
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS); SOCIUM Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik, Universität Bremen; Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen

This workshop with Stefan Müller from Trinity College Dublin offers a hands-on introduction to extracting data from text, and applying various methods to analyse the data. Topics included involve:

  • From Raw Text to Corpus – how to collect textual data and prepare it for analysis.
  • Classification techniques - the first steps in translating text to usable data; supervised and unsupervised learning; dictionary approaches and topic modelling.
  • Scaling – Supervised and Unsupervised techniques.
  • An overview of more advanced topics.


The applied elements of the workshop will make use of the programming language R. Therefore, a basic familiarity with R is a prerequisite for attending the course.

Registration: BIGSSS fellows register via CampusNet, SOCIUM and CRC 1342 members please send a short email to mlarsen@bigsss-bremen.de

21.11.2018 Workshop

R Refresher for Text Analysis

Nico Blokker; Dr. Holger Döring
Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.3280
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Contact Person
Eloisa Harris (Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)); Dr. Mandi M. Larsen (Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS))
Partic. Organisation
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS); SOCIUM Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik, Universität Bremen; Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen

This short session should refresh the participants' memories about R and provide an overview of the useful functions particularly for text analysis.

Registration with Nils Düpont, duepont@uni-bremen.de

14.11.2018 Workshop

The Global History of the New Deal

Prof. Dr. Kiran Klaus Patel (Universität Maastricht)
Place
Unicom Building
Room: 3.3380
Mary-Somerville-Straße 3
28359 Bremen
Time
2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Organiser
Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
Organisation
Cooperation

The historian Kiran Klaus Patel from the University of Maastricht presents his current book "The New Deal. A Global History". In preparation, the participants read parts of the book to discuss them with Kiran Klaus Patel in the workshop. The passages to be discussed and the guiding questions will be communicated in advance.

Registration: The number of places in this workshop are restricted. Please register by sending a short email to Prof. Dr. Delia González de Reufels at dgr@uni-bremen.de.

Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.3280
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Organiser

Western countries have long struggled to achieve a successful social and economic integration of immigrants. This challenge has further increased against the backdrop of recent immigration trends. In this context, labor market integration is a pivotal stepping-stone that grants opportunities for immigrants and their families allowing them to take part in the social and economic life of their host country. Flavia's presentation will provide an overview over which policies are most promising in enabling immigrants’ labor market access, based on her research at, inter alia, the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP) in Lausanne.

Auer, Daniel; Bonoli, Giuliano; Fossati, Flavia and Liechti, Fabienne (forthcoming) "The matching hierarchies model: Evidence from a survey experiment on employers’ hiring intent regarding immigrant applicants", International Migration Review https://doi.org/10.1177/0197918318764872.

Liechti, Fabienne, Fossati, Flavia, Bonoli, Giuliano and Auer, Daniel (2017) "The signalling value of labour market programs", European Sociological Review, 33 (2): 257-274, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcw061.

25.10.2018 - 26.10.2018 Conference

International Conference on Global Dynamics of Social Policy

Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
Place
ATLANTIC Hotel Universum
Wiener Straße 4
28359 Bremen
Time
9 a.m.

Social policy aims at protecting social rights and creating social security. In addition to the market and familial support networks, social policy is a key producer of welfare. However, welfare state research – at least in the context of advanced democracies – usually understands social policy as a matter for the nation state and explains its development almost exclusively in the context of domestic conditions and processes. Therefore, there is often a lack of systematic consideration of external influences on national social policies. Examples of external influences include the role of international organizations (e.g. ILO, WHO), or interdependencies between states and societies, such as cross-border information exchange (e.g. policy learning), migration, trade relations or violent conflicts.

In accordance with the central aim of the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC), the main theme of the conference revolves around explaining the global dynamics of social policy from the last quarter of the 19th century to the present day. Participants seek to address how the interplay between domestic factors and inter-/transnational interdependencies has shaped the development of social policy.

We distinguish between two types of international interdependencies that may trigger the development of social policy across countries: (1) Horizontal interdependencies refer to cross-national interdependencies such as (de-)colonization, war, trade relations, capital movements, migration flows and transnational communication. (2) Vertical interdependencies denote relations between states and international organisations.

Since national policy-makers need to address these international influences, the thematic focus of the conference is on the interplay of national socio-economic and political frameworks with international interdependencies in order to explain the development of social policy in global and historical perspective.

More details can be found at the conference website.

The detailed conference programme.

Contact:
Judith M. Ebeling, E-Mail: socialpolicydynamics@uni-bremen.de

16.10.2018 Internal Meeting

Meeting of Women Researchers in CRC 1342

Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Contact Person
Lecture Series
Equality at the CRC

The Women's Representative invites all women researchers within the CRC 1342 to this meeting and to think about joining the Equal Opportunities Committee.

Two points are on the agenda:

  • A discussion on possible equal opportunity measures for women researchers within the CRC 1342
  • Elections for the Equal Opportunities Committee.
Place
Unicom Building
Room: 7.2210
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Organiser
Teilprojekt A05: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen

Camilla Addey from Columbia University will give a workshop on doing research on the involvement of the private sector in International Large-Scale Assessments.

 

05.07.2018 Lecture and Discussion

Learning from global history! "King Cotton" as a Model - New Approaches to Social Policy Research

Prof. Dr. Frank Nullmeier; Dr. Dieter Wolf (SOCIUM Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik, Universität Bremen)
Place
SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy
Room: 3.3390
Mary-Somerville-Straße 5
28359 Bremen
Time
10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Organiser
SOCIUM Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik, Universität Bremen; Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
Contact Person
Dr. Dieter Wolf (SOCIUM Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik, Universität Bremen)

"King Cotton" is a gripping narrative of the history of the global marketing and industrialisation of cotton and an alternative explanation for the phenomenon of global capitalism. But the book offers possibilities to think beyond the narrow focus of the topic.

Some of these possibilities with regard to the "other side" of capitalism, the (often missing or inadequate) social policy and the welfare state will be presented and discussed in this event.

Place
Unicom
Room: 3.3380
Mary-Somerville-Straße 3
28359 Bremen
Time
2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Organiser

What were the consequences of the Arab Spring and the subsequent regime changes for Tunisia's and Egypt's social policy? What are the similarities and differences between the two countries? InIIS Managing Director Dr. Roy Karadag will address these questions in a lecture at the InIIS BIGSSS Colloquium.