Archive 2020

Place


Bremen
Time
2 pm - 4 pm
Organiser

BIGSSS Doctoral Colloquium

via Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/98266944212?pwd=MUFpK2ZrZ2VxTHU4SFpsaWdvRytnUT09

Organizers: Dr. Steffen Bandlow-Raffalski / Dr. Mandy Boehnke

Goal and Format

The colloquium offers the opportunity to present current issues (could be questions regarding your methods design, theoretical framework etc.), (first) results of individual dissertation projects or drafts of conference or journal papers and to discuss them with fellows and faculty. Presenters should make clear what they want from the discussion and send these expectations together with at least an abstract of their topic to the participants. The presentation itself should not exceed 25-30 minutes. Typically, presentations will get a short (5-7 min) comment by an expert faculty member or fellow to be followed by an open discussion with the audience. The fellows-first rule applies.

Place


Bremen
Time
2.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Contact Person
Bastian Becker, PhD; Prof. Dr. Hanna Lierse

Political Economy Workshop: The paper "Transnational labour markets and migrant care work" by Anna Safuta will be discussed.

Online Meeting via Zoom.

To receive this week’s reading, please subscribe to the Political Economy Workshop email newsletter or write an email to Bastian Becker and Hanna Lierse.

Place


online
Time
2.15 pm - 3.45 pm
Organiser

This lecture is part of the series "Internationalised Politics" and takes place online via Zoom.

To get acces to this or one of the next lectures, please get in touch with Anna Wolkenhauer (wolkenhauer@bigsss.uni-bremen.de).

Place


Bremen
Time
10 am - 12:01 pm

Armin Müller presents his habilitation project.

Attendance at the lecture is possible in person on site and via zoom. If you are interested, please contact Claudia Herold by e-mail to register for participation.

The lecture room resp. zoom-link will be sent to all registered participants shortly before the event.

Place


online
Time
tba
Contact Person

DAY 1: CAUSAL MECHANISMS BETWEEN COLONIALISM AND SOCIAL PROTECTION I
FRIDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER 2020, 2:00-5:05PM (GMT+2)

2 pm: Welcome and introduction by Carina Schmitt

2:10 pm: Keynote: "Research on Colonialism from Different Perspectives"
by Gurminder Bhambra (30min + 10min discussion)

2:50 pm: Break (5 min)

2:55 pm: Panel 1A, Role of different actors as "transmission belts"
Expert input: Caroline Authaler (10 min) + Michele Mioni (10 min)
Discussion (40 min) – chair: Amanda Shriwise
- Role of colonial administrations, economic actors, international actors (e.g. ILO), and societal actors (e.g. missions)
- Actors operating at local, colonial, and transnational level

3:55 pm: Break (10 min)

4:05 pm: Panel 1B, Role of colonialism for different social policy areas
Expert input: Jessica Lynne Pearson (10 min) + Marlous van Waijenburg (10 min)
Discussion (40 min) – chair: Amanda Shriwise
- Function of health and education services within colonial systems (e.g. to realize economic interests, to secure settlers + colonial administration and their families)
- Function of family policy and pension schemes (e.g. compensation for military, civil servants)

5:05 pm: End of online workshop day 1

 

DAY 2: METHODOLOGICAL AND EPISTEMOLOGICAL ISSUES
FRIDAY, 2 OCTOBER 2020, 3:00-5:05PM (GMT+2)

3:00 pm: Panel 2A, Concepts and measurement of colonialism
Expert input: John Gerring (10 min) + Matthew Lange (10 min)
Discussion (40 min) – chair: Bastian Becker
- Concepts of colonialism
- Measurements of colonialism

4:00pm Break (5 min)

4:05 pm: Panel 2B, Methods to analyze colonial effects on social protection
Expert input: Johan Fourie (10 min) + Steffi Hamann (10 min)
Discussion (40 min) – chair: Bastian Becker
- Quantitative methods
- Qualitative methods
- Possibilities and limitations

5:05 pm: End of online workshop day 2

 

DAY 3: CAUSAL MECHANISMS BETWEEN COLONIALISM AND SOCIAL PROTECTION II
THURSDAY, 8 OCTOBER, 3:00-5:00PM (GMT+2)

3:00 pm: Panel 3A, Role of colonialism over time
Expert input: Zophia Edwards (10 min) + Daniel Künzler (10 min)
Discussion (40 min) – chair: Judith Ebeling
- Interference of colonialism with other independencies such as trade relations, membership in international organizations, aid patterns
- Role of transnational events (World Wars, decolonization, Cold War)
- Changes and continuities between pre- and post-independence era

4:00 pm Break (5 min)

4:05 pm: Panel 3B, Summarizing discussion and concluding remarks
Chair: Carina Schmitt

5:00 pm: End of online workshop day 3

 

PARTICIPANTS

  • External experts: Caroline Authaler (University of Heidelberg); Gurminder Bhambra (University of Sussex); Zophia Edwards (Providence College); Johan Fourie (Stellenbosch University); John Gerring (University of Texas at Austin); Steffi Hamann (University of Guelph); Daniel Künzler (University of Fribourg); Matthew Lange (McGill University); Michele Mioni (University of Bremen); Jessica Lynne Pearson (Macalester College); Marlous van Waijenburg (Harvard Business School)
  • University of Bremen: ERC Starting Grant Project "Colonial Legacies of Social Protection" (COLSOC) with four participants, and CRC 1342 "Global Dynamics of Social Policy" with ca. 20 participants
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Time
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24.08.2020 - 28.08.2020 +++ CANCELLED +++ Conference

12th International NordWel Summer School in Lund

Lund University; Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
Place


Lund
Time
9 am - 5 pm

This year’s International NordWel Summer School will take place in Lund, Sweden from August 24 to August 28, 2020 and has been co-organized by the CRC 1342. Deadline for the submission of abstracts is at the end of March 2020.

The aim of the Nordwel Summer School is to stimulate discussion across disciplines and to foster innovative cross-disciplinary research on the development of welfare states over time and in a global context. The summer school brings together PhD students and established international scholars in scholarly exchange. PhD students from different disciplinary backgrounds are invited to participate in discussions on the development of welfare states, their preconditions, present status, and how we ought to study them.

The summer school is a joint venture of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University, Collaborative Research Center 1342 (CRC1342) “Global Dynamics of Social Policy”, University of Bremen, the Danish Centre of Welfare Studies (University of Southern Denmark), and the Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Helsinki.

Daniel Béland (McGill University), Ann-Zofie Duvander (Stockholm University), Jane Gingrich (University of Oxford), Pauli Kettunen (University of Helsinki), Johannes Lindvall (Lund University), Åsa Lundqvist (Lund University), Pirjo Markkola (Tampere University), Herbert Obinger (University of Bremen), Klaus Petersen (University of Southern Denmark), and Axel West Pedersen (Oslo Metropolitan University)have already confirmed their participation for either keynote lectures or as discussants or both.

More information can be found in Call for Papers.

Place


online
Time
6 pm - 7.30 pm

As part of the initiative "Research in Germany" of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Heinz Rothgang presents the research activities of CRC 1342 at the annual meeting of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).

Place


online
Time
5.15 pm - 6.15 pm
Organisation
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS); Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen

Conference session via Big Blue Button.

For access please contact Karin Gottschall.

19.06.2020 +++ CANCELLED! +++ Workshop

Development and change of education systems across global "cultural spheres"

Teilprojekt A05: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen
Place
Unicom building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
9 am - 5 pm
Contact Person

Place


online
Time
11 am - 12 pm
Organiser
Teilprojekt A05: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen

The workshop will take place as a video conference and is open for everyone. The workshop language is English.

13.05.2020 +++ Cancelled! +++ Presentatio

Information for prospective students

Dr. Irina Wiegand
Place
Unicom building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
12.30 pm - 1.30 pm
Organiser
Philipp Jarke; Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen

The SFB 1342 presents its work to high school students who are interested in tasking up courses in political or social sciences.

Meeting point at 12 pm: Political Science information booth at GW 2.  

The event is part of the information day for prospective students at the University of Bremen. 

Place
Unicom building
Room: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
10.15 - 11.45 am
Organiser
Teilprojekt A01: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen
Contact Person

Social networks have become a popular method to advance relational thinking in human geography. In recognizing the challenge of how to reconcile the tension between ‘structure and meaning’ (Pachucki and Breiger, 2010), we elaborate on the concepts of connectivity, contextuality, and reflexivity to overcome the dualism between universalist network science on the one hand and idiosyncratic network stories on the other. Based on a detailed meta-analysis of over 300 network studies in human geography between 1990 and 2018, we argue for and elaborate on combined methodological approaches to unleash the full potential of relational geography.

Place


Bremen
Time
diverse
Organisation
Partic. Organisation

In the week from 17 to 22 February 2020, the teaching and research institutes of the University of Bremen and Jacobs University invite you to the first Bremen Social Sciences Week! A variety of events on the topic of "Societies in Transition" will highlight current Bremen research priorities from various perspectives.

The programme is aimed at pupils, teachers, students and the general public. All events are free of charge. Listen, watch, learn, participate and discuss at the University of Bremen, in the Haus der Wissenschaft, on the Internet, in Bremen's pubs and in CITY 46. As diverse as research and teaching in Bremen are, so are the topics that await you during the course of the week: from PISA, social movements, NGOs and their means of political influence, filter bubbles, surrogate motherhood and student housing to questions of social cohesion and the digitalization of the social sciences, you will find everything you could wish for.

Place
Unicom building
Room: 7.2210
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
2 pm - 4 pm
Organiser
Contact Person
Organisation
Institut für Geschichtswissenschaft, Universität Bremen; Institut für Interkulturelle und Internationale Studien (InIIS), Universität Bremen; Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universität Bremen
Semester
WiSe 2019/20

In this colloquium Ricardo Bormann will discuss his paper "New Directions in Latin American Film History: The Intellectual Network of the Brazilian Film Critic Salles Gomes". Participants are expected to read Ricardo's paper in advance. Please contact Alex Veit (veit@uni-bremen.de) to get hold of the paper.

The Transnational & Area Studies-Colloquium is a new venue for interdisciplinary debate on pertinent questions of transnational scope and area studies relevance. Scholars and students meet on a monthly basis to discover new approaches and joint research interests. The colloquium is open to the interested public.

Subscribe to the mailing list for regular updates and pre-circulated readings.

Place
Unicom building
Room: 7.3280
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time
4 pm - 5.30 pm
Organiser
Partic. Organisation
Teilprojekt B08: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen

Ertila Druga discusses her paper The role of the medical profession in influencing health care policy.