Workshops

We subsidize workshops or small conferences organized by Academy members, providing up to EUR 2000 per event. Proposals that correspond to the goals of the Academy are given priority: e.g. the promotion of good scientific practice, replication and reproduction, open science, interdisciplinarity, equality, internationality and the promotion of young researchers in analytical-empirical research. All Academy members are eligible to apply, regardless of their academic status. Non-members are also welcome in the organization team of the conference or workshop.

For the (already expired) 2021 call for workshops click here.

Call for Abstracts: Survey Climate and Trust in Scientific Surveys

Workshop, October 4-5, 2022, at Kassel University, Germany

In our complex and interconnected world, there is a strong need for databased scientific approaches to solving diverse local as well as global problems. However, to transform scientific recommendations successfully into policy measures, societal trust in scientific methods and results is required. Yet, mistrust toward scientific results seems to be on the rise in recent years. Against this background, the workshop aims to bring together current conceptual and empirical research on survey climate, trust in surveys, and surveys and society.

  • Organized by Bettina Langfeldt & Niklas Jungermann (Kassel University), Thorsten Euler & Ulrike Schwabe (DZHW), Henning Silber (GESIS), Bella Struminskaya (Utrecht University)
  • Sponsored by Academy of Sociology
  • Keynotes by Prof. em. Dr. Edith de Leeuw (Utrecht University) & Prof. Dr. Michael Traugott (University of Michigan).

Call for Abstracts ends on June 8, 2022.

For full information click here.

Attendance in this workshop is free, please send an E-mail to surveyclimate@uni-kassel.de .

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Call for Abstracts Annual Conference on Experimental Sociology (ACES)

Utrecht, August 31 – September 2, 2022.

ACES gives the stage to scholars doing sociologically relevant research using experiments broadly construed. In it’s fourth, 2022 edition, ACES opens its doors to a broader audience interested in cutting-edge approaches in experimental sociology.

ACES 2022 will take place in the city center of Utrecht at University Hall – “the heart and public face of Utrecht University”.

  • Keynotes will be given by Milena Tsvetkova (London School of Economics and Political Science) and Brent Simpson (University of South Carolina).
  • Organizers: Vincent Buskens, Rense Corten & Wojtek Przepiorka (Utrecht University)
  • ACES 2022 will be supported by Academy of Sociology.

For full information click here.

Funding of workshops in 2022: Call extended to January 7, 2022

The Academy will continue to subsidize organized workshops and small conferences in 2022. The funding amount has been increased compared to previous years and is now up to € 2,500 per event. Members of the Academy as well as non-members together with an Academy member are eligible to apply. For funding, events have to correspond to the goals of the Academy of Sociology. The following are required for the application:

  • Summary of objectives and expected results
  • Budget plan
  • Draft of an invitation to tender for the event and presentation of an information strategy in order to reach potential participants

Applications must be sent to workshop@akademie-soziologie.de by January 7, 2022.

The full call for proposals can be found here.

Funding of workshops in 2022

The Academy will continue to subsidize organized workshops and small conferences in 2022. The funding amount has been increased compared to previous years and is now up to € 2,500 per event. Members of the Academy as well as non-members together with an Academy member are eligible to apply. For funding, events have to correspond to the goals of the Academy of Sociology. The following are required for the application:

  • Summary of objectives and expected results
  • Budget plan
  • Draft of an invitation to tender for the event and presentation of an information strategy in order to reach potential participants

Applications must be sent to workshop@akademie-soziologie.de by December 17, 2021.

The full call for proposals can be found here.

Workshop Causality in the Social Sciences III: Program Now Out

Online Workshop, October 14-15, 2021

Understanding how an intervention or treatment did or would change the course of the world or how a particular state of the world came about, requires an understanding of cause and effect. This workshop addresses a specific but fundamental topic in causal inference: effect heterogeneity.

  • Organized by Sebastian E. Wenz, Nora Müller, and Klaus Pforr GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences,  Mannheim
  • Sponsored by Academy of Sociology
  • Keynotes by Jennie E. Brand (UCLA), and Richard Breen (Nuffield College, Oxford University) & Saskia le Cessie (Universiteit Leiden).
  • For full program click here.

Attendance in this online workshop is free, please send an E-mail to an causality-workshop@gesis.org

Life Course Analysis Workshop 2021: Program Now Out

The life course approach provides a dynamic perspective on individual lives, which are seen as evolving processes shaped by critical transitions. Moreover, it stresses the embeddedness of individual life courses in socioeconomic and cultural contexts. The goal of this event is to bring together researchers to present and discuss recent developments in life course analysis and to contribute to advancing the field.

  • October 26-27, 2021, online & in English language
  • Keynotes by Anette Fasang (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin) & Liliya Leopold (Universität Bamberg)
  • Organized by Christian Dudel, Mine Kühn & Mikko Myrskylä (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock)
  • Sponsored by Academy of Sociology
  • For free registration: write to lifecourse@demogr.mpg.de (your name & affiliation).

For full progam and all details click here.

Causality in the Social Sciences III Heterogeneous Causal Effects

AS Sponsored Workshop. October 14-15, 2021

GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim.

Organizers: Sebastian E. Wenz, Nora Müller, and Klaus Pforr (GESIS)

 

Understanding how an intervention or treatment did or would change the course of the world or how a particular state of the world came about, requires an understanding of cause and effect. The currently dominant perspective of counterfactual causality was subject of two AS sponsored workshops in 2019 and 2020. This third workshop builds on both by addressing a specific but fundamental topic in causal inference: effect heterogeneity. Effect heterogeneity is present whenever individual-level causal effects deviate from the average effect. Traditionally, social scientists have been tackling effect heterogeneity mainly through interaction terms. Recently, technically more ...

...  advanced and substantively different approaches—e.g., parametric and nonparametric techniques based on propensity scores, quantile regression models—have gained popularity and are subject of ongoing debates. This workshop picks up on these recent approaches and debates from three different angles:

  • Interpretation of heterogeneous effects
  • Estimating heterogeneous effects with observational and experimental data
  • Machine learning techniques for specification search

Keynotes will be given by Jennie E. Brand (UCLA), and Richard Breen (Nuffield College, Oxford University).

See full Call for Applications here (submission deadline 30 June, 2021).

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Life Course Analysis

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AS Sponsored Workshop, October 26-27, 2021

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock.

Organizers: Christian Dudel, Mine Kühn, Mikko Myrskylä (Rostock)

This event brings together researchers to present and discuss recent developments in life course analysis and to contribute to advancing the field, including (1) theoretical perspectives on the life course; (2) methodological innovations in quantitative methods and qualitative methods; and (3) empirical applications of the life course approach from across the social sciences and beyond, including studies on health, families, labor markets, and migration.

We are planning an in-person meeting (hybrid/virtual presentation)if the pandemic situation permits. If necessary, the conference will take place fully virtually.

 

See call for papers here (submission deadline May 31, 2021).

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Women on the Move: Program Now Out

AS Sponsored Workshop, May 6-7, 2021

Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung - Online. Organizer: Magdalena Krieger

For this workshop, we seek contributions from junior researchers whose quantitative research deals with this intersection and interdependence of migration and gender. The workshop invites research on topics such as but not limited to:

  • Selection into migration
  • Family reunification and family members left behind
  • Migration routes and migration journeys
  • Migrants’ networks
  • Remittances
  • Experiences in the destination country

See full program here.

For free registration write to: workshop-femalemigrants@diw.de

Open Science and Replicability in the Behavioural and Social Sciences: Program Now Out

AS Sponsored Online Workshop, April 30, 2021

MethodenKompetenzZentrum, Chemnitz University of Technology. Organizers: Jochen Mayerl, Anja Strobel, Frank Asbrock

 

Open Science practices offer increasing access to open data and research literature, and research processes are becoming more transparent. Open Science also promises to have an impact on fundamental procedures in peer review processes as well as transparency and replicability of research processes and results. In addition, Open Science increases the possibility for international collaboration even during the ongoing research process and enables a large number of researchers to join forces and work together on one research question. During this conference we will discuss consequences and possibilities of these aspects as well as their implementation.

For all talks and keynotes call here.

For registration details click here.