Workshop, 26.10.2015 Migration in Metropolises: Language use and language attitudes in the Ruhr Area

The aim of this interdisciplinary research proposal is to analyze the linguistic means and communicative strategies as well as the language attitudes of speakers living in the metropolitan Ruhr area. Three sociological and linguistic perspectives will be combined: First, Interactional Linguistics and Conversation Analysis (W. Imo), second, sociolinguistics and research in language attitudes (E. Ziegler) and, third, migration and integration research (H. Uslucan).

By Prof. Dr. Evelyn Ziegler, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Imo and Prof. Dr. Haci-Halil Uslucan

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Postgraduate forum, 08.-10.10.2015, Society of Anglophone and post colonial studies Follow-up Research Workshop “Neurosis & Social Transformations”

The research project "Neurosis & Social Transformations " understands modern empires as resistant forms of sovereignty in a changing world of (political, social, economic) boundaries and examines the often unnoticed , but painful consequences of their resolution, transformation and re-institutionalization.

By Elena Furlanetto, Dr. Dietmar Meinel and Lioby Schreyer

Workshop, 02.-03.03.2015 Representations of work in media since 1960

For sure, nearly everyone has already made the experience that, if we speak about 'work' in media contexts, we usually use a mix of social, political, medical, psychological and economic aspects. The process pools knowledge of completely different areas including the associated verbalization and visualization of work. 

By Prof. Dr.Christoph Bieber, Dr. Thomas Ernst, Prof. Dr. JensGurr, Prof. Dr. Rolf Parr and Prof. Dr. Alexandra Pontzen


Conference, 16.-17.01.2015 Faculty of Education Qualitative online surveys

Subject of the meeting were issues and questions with respect to qualitative online surveys.
In times of developing media, new forms of communication are increasingly used in qualitative research.

By Daniela Schiek and Carsten Ullrich

Workshop, 26.-27.06.2014 Transnational Labor Markts: Bridging Different Regulatory and Cultural Contexts

A research group, led bei Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer, Anja Weiß and Sigrid Quack, organized a workshop in june 2014 to deal with topics as the question of the formation and structuring of cross-border labor markets.

Workshop, 23.11.2012 Political narrative

Narratives appear to have an amazing career imminent in political science. What contribution the analysis of narratives - as the scientific name of tales - can afford in the field of research at all, however, is still open. A workshop, which took place in duisburg on 23.11.2012 under the title "Political Narrative" dealt exactly with that topic.

By Frank Gadinger, Sebastian Jarzebski and Taylan Yildiz

Workshop, 20.-23.07.2012 Interdisciplinary perspectives on migration and multilingualism

The workshop dealt with the central question of current research in the sustainable anchoring of multilingualism and the increasing multilingualism and migration, which are responsible for immense changes in our society.

By Prof. Dr. Evelyn Ziegler

Workshop, 28.-29.10.2011 Ready or Not? Assessing Recent Changes in Japan’s International Crisis Management Capabilities

On October 28 and 29, 2011 the DFG Research Training Group 1613 “Risk and East Asia”, in cooperation with the White Rose East Asia Centre, Universities of Leeds and Sheffield organized a workshop entitled:

“Ready or Not? Assessing Recent Changes in Japan’s International Crisis Management Capabilities”

The workshop brought together doctoral candidates, early career academics and renowned experts engaged in the study of Japan’s foreign and security policy and the country’s role in East Asia.

By Dr. Alexandra Sakaki and Dr. Kerstin Lukner

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Summer School, 20.-23.09.2011 “Classifications and the Construction of Belongings”

The Summer School was organized jointly between the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Prof. Dr. Anja Weiß), the Department of Social Science at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Prof. Dr. Ludger Pries), and the Essen College of Gender Studies (Dr. Maren A. Jochimsen ). It was funded by the organizers and the main research area "Change in contemporary societies" of the University of Duisburg-Essen and the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (Essen).

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Workshop, 29.-30.07.2011 Norms in international relations between normality and normativity

Norms are distinguished from other types of regulation by the moral dimension of 'oughtness'. Although it is rooted in the core of the concept of norms, this normative side experiences, compared to 'normalizing' regulative and constitutive aspects in the norm research of International Relations, amazingly little attention.

Workshop, 03.03.2011 Experimental perspectives on behavioral economics and culture in East Asia

A workshop organized by Prof. Dr Werner Pascha, Prof. Dr Markus Taube, Dr Gari Walkowitz (University of Cologne) and Sven Horak analysed:

"Experimental perspectives on behavioral economics and culture in East Asia".

Culture as a factor for systematic decision making by individuals is not yet widely accepted in economic theory. Classic economic models are not flexible enough to include culture as an influential factor determining human behavior. A experimental approach might be a good way to explore cultural considerations in economics. However, while use of such methodology has been established in Western scholarship, it is still in the early stages of development in East Asia.
This workshop tried to advance that approach in the course of several lectures on Experimental Economics.

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Training, 15.02.2011, 25.03.2011 and 08.04.2011 Competent research in the social sciences

In a series of four workshops, the DokNet of the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Main Research Area "Transformation of Contemporary Societies" offered events for continued training of PhD students and postdocs.

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