Conferences - Lectures - Workshops

Place
Gästehaus der Universität Bremen
Teerhof 8
28199 Bremen
Time
12.45 pm - 8 pm (Thursday); 10 am - 3 pm (Friday)
Organisation
Teilprojekt B11 (2022-25): SFB 1342, Universität Bremen

Deep and prolonged recessions put modern societies under immense pressure: such economic crises have the potential to make millions jobless, to produce mass poverty and thus to shake the foundations of social peace.

Consequently, economic depressions have provoked wide-ranging reactions in the field of social policy, destroying established institutions and at the same time opening up new and audacious paths for social policy development. The CRC 1342 workshop "Economic Crises and Social Policy in the Twentieth Century" sets out to explore the repercussions of economic crises on social policy from a trans- and cross-national and historical perspective.

The workshop will focus on the two most important worldwide recession phases of the twentieth century: the Great Depression of the late 1920s and 1930s and the crisis-ridden period spanning from the oil price shock of the early 1970s to the Asian financial crisis and the economic turmoil in Latin America at the end of the millennium. This allows us to examine how economic crises triggered social policy changes and how these fit into a larger context of state activities concerned with citizens’ welfare. We focus on policy shifts and long-lasting institutional breaks as well as the development of discourses and ideas and the emergence of discrete historical actors – collective and individual – who left their imprint on social policy development. The geographical scope is global and deliberately trans-cends the borders of the OECD. 

The full programme of the workshop is availabe here:
https://workshopeconomiccrisesandsocialpolicy.wordpress.com/programme/

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"Economic Crises and Social Policy in the Twentieth Century" will take place as a hybrid event from the 1st to 2nd December 2022 in Bremen. However, we would prefer to meet in person with as many participants as possible and will cover all travel and accommodation costs. The event will start and finish around lunchtime and include presentations and panel discussions. We intend to publish the results of the workshop. 

If you would like to attend the conference, please contact Claire Rostalski (Email: claire1@uni-bremen.de) to receive an invitation.

Organised by Prof. Dr. Delia González de Reufels and Prof. Dr. Cornelius Torp.

Place


Bremen
Time
2 pm - 4 pm
Organiser
Teilprojekt B09: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen
Contact Person

The lecture by Max Ajl kicks off the Online Lecture Series "Rural Development & Welfare in Africa" of our B09 project Social Policy and Rural Development in Africa.

The lecture will be held via Zoom:
https://uni-bremen.zoom.us/j/6733655074

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Other dates and speakers: 

12 January 2023, 12.00 (CET)
Marion Ouma (Uppsala University, Nordic Africa Institute)
Different ground: Digital technologies in Agriculture in rural Kenya


2 February 2023, 14.00 (CET), online & in-person
Caitlin Ryan (Groningen University)
Women’s land tenure security: Imaginaries of land rights and materialities of agrarian economies

9 February 2023, 14.00 (CET), online & in-person
Iva Peša (Groningen University)
Resource extraction, rural trajectories and responses to environmental change: Johannesburg, the Zambian Copperbelt and the Niger Delta compared

16 February 2023, 14.00 (CET)
William Moseley (Macalaster College)
Decolonizing African agriculture: food security, agroecology, and the need for radical transformation

2 March 2023, 12.00 (CET)
Catherine Boone (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Territorial Rule and Regionalization of Politics in Postcolonial Africa

Place
Unicom building
Room: 3.3380
Mary-Somerville-Str. 3
28359 Bremen
Time
4.30 pm - 7 pm

Place


Bremen
Time
2.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Contact Person

The participants will discuss Roy Karadag's draft paper "FAO, the World Bank and Food Questions in North Africa".

The paper is available upon request - please contact Johanna Kuhlmann or Jakob Frizell.

12.01.2023 Online Lecture

Different Ground: Digital Technologies in Agriculture in Rural Kenya

Marion Ouma, PhD (Nordic Africa Institute)
Place


Bremen
Time
11.59 am - 1.30 pm
Organiser
Teilprojekt B09: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen
Contact Person

The lecture by Marion Ouma is part of the Online Lecture Series "Rural Development & Welfare in Africa" of our B09 project Social Policy and Rural Development in Africa.

The lecture will be held via Zoom:
https://uni-bremen.zoom.us/j/6733655074

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The other dates and speakers: 

2 February 2023, 14.00 (CET), online & in-person
Caitlin Ryan (Groningen University)
Women’s land tenure security: Imaginaries of land rights and materialities of agrarian economies

9 February 2023, 14.00 (CET), online & in-person
Iva Peša (Groningen University)
Resource extraction, rural trajectories and responses to environmental change: Johannesburg, the Zambian Copperbelt and the Niger Delta compared

16 February 2023, 14.00 (CET)
William Moseley (Macalaster College)
Decolonizing African agriculture: food security, agroecology, and the need for radical transformation

2 March 2023, 12.00 (CET)
Catherine Boone (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Territorial Rule and Regionalization of Politics in Postcolonial Africa

Place

Room: tba
Mary-Somerville-Str. 7
28359 Bremen
Time
2 pm - 4 pm
Organiser
Teilprojekt B09: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen
Contact Person

The lecture by Caitlin Ryan is part of the Online Lecture Series "Rural Development & Welfare in Africa" of our B09 project Social Policy and Rural Development in Africa.

The lecture will be held in-person and online via Zoom:
https://uni-bremen.zoom.us/j/6733655074

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Other dates and speakers: 

9 February 2023, 14.00 (CET), online & in-person
Iva Peša (Groningen University)
Resource extraction, rural trajectories and responses to environmental change: Johannesburg, the Zambian Copperbelt and the Niger Delta compared

16 February 2023, 14.00 (CET)
William Moseley (Macalaster College)
Decolonizing African agriculture: food security, agroecology, and the need for radical transformation

2 March 2023, 12.00 (CET)
Catherine Boone (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Territorial Rule and Regionalization of Politics in Postcolonial Africa

Place


Bremen
Time
2.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Contact Person

The participants will discuss Tobias Böger's & Helen Seitzer's draft paper "Pathways towards Caring Countries - Mapping the Diffusion of Early Childhood Care Entitlements".

The paper is available upon request - please contact Johanna Kuhlmann or Jakob Frizell.

Place


Bremen
Time
2 pm - 4 pm
Organiser
Teilprojekt B09: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen
Contact Person

The lecture by William Moseley is part of the Online Lecture Series "Rural Development & Welfare in Africa" of our B09 project Social Policy and Rural Development in Africa.

The lecture will be online via Zoom:
https://uni-bremen.zoom.us/j/6733655074

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Other dates and speakers: 

March 2023, 12.00 (CET)
Catherine Boone (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Territorial Rule and Regionalization of Politics in Postcolonial Africa

 

02.03.2023 Online Lecture

Territorial Rule and Regionalization of Politics in Postcolonial Africa

Prof. Catherine Boone, PhD (London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE))
Place


Bremen
Time
11.59 am - 1.30 pm
Organiser
Teilprojekt B09: SFB 1342, Universität Bremen
Contact Person

The lecture by Catherine Boone is part of the Online Lecture Series "Rural Development & Welfare in Africa" of our B09 project Social Policy and Rural Development in Africa.

The lecture will be online via Zoom:
https://uni-bremen.zoom.us/j/6733655074

24.06.2023 Open day

Open Campus

Place
Campuspark
Bibliothekstraße
28359 Bremen
Time
11.59 am - 7.00 pm

The OPEN CAMPUS is an interactive public event in the Campus Park of the University of Bremen. With an information and entertainment programme for prospective students, pupils, families with children and the general public. The CRC 1342 will presumably present itself and its research topics in a pavilion and with presentations.