Summer of Science Studies. Problems and perspectives in Social Studies of Higher Education

ERC DISCONEX wishes to invite all those interested in current trends in research on Higher Education contexts to our upcoming summer workshop at the University of Warsaw:

Summer of Science Studies. Problems and perspectives in Social Studies of Higher Education

Supported by: ERC DISCONEX (University of Warwick/EHESS)  & Faculty of Sociology, University of Warsaw

Organisers: dr Izabela Wagner, Mariusz Finkielsztein (University of Warsaw), Marta Natalia Wróblewska (University of Warwick) – supported by ERC DISCONEX (University of Warwick /EHESS)

Date: 14.08.17 (Monday) (one –day workshop)

Venue: University of Warsaw

Biblioteka Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego – Library of University of Warsaw (BUW) ul. Dobra 66, room 256 (TBC)

About workshop: The aim of the workshop “Summer of Science Studies. Problems and perspectives in Social Studies of Higher Education” is to get an overview of approaches to the Study of Higher Education from the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities, including emerging new methods in this field, such as discursive approaches, critical approaches etc. The event would showcase new research in the field of Higher Education focusing on two aspects: problems tackled and disciplinary /methodological perspectives.

The Summer of Science will also be a site of international meetings and exchanges over national and disciplinary boundaries. The event will feature talks from invited speakers, participation would is free and open to an external audience.

Speakers will include local hosts from University of Warsaw, co-organizers from the ERC DISCONEX team (Warwick University, EHESS), as well as invited guests from University of Warsaw, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and WZB Berlin Social Science Center (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung).

We look forward to a day of collaborative summertime reflection on Higher Education across borders!

The workshop will be open to the public free of charge, but registration is essential.

Link to registration.

Confirmed speakers:

prof. Johannes Angermuller (University of Warwick, EHESS)

dr. Francoise Dufour (EHESS)

Mariusz Finkielsztein (University of Warsaw)

dr. Martina Franzen (WZB – Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung)

dr Emanuel Kulczycki (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)

prof. Marek Kwiek (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)

dr Krystian Szadkowski (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)

dr hab. Izabela Wagner (University of Warsaw/EHESS)

(Preliminary) programme (as of 05.06.2017):

10.00 – 11.30

Welcome and opening Mariusz Finkielsztein, Marta Wróblewska, dr Izabela Wagner

Session 1: Qualitative perspectives

Izabela Wagner (University of Warsaw/EHESS) – “Where is The Knowledge? Career and–or Knowledge/Science: Inverse Pyramid Phenomenon”

Mariusz Finkielsztein (University of Warsaw) – “Boredom in the work of Academics”

11.30-12.00    Coffee break

12.00-13.30 Session 2: Institutional perspectives

dr Emanuel Kulczycki (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań) – “Field Patterns of Metric-Wiseness”

dr Martina Franzen (WZB, Berlin)  – “Probing the probes of impact assessment in sociology”

Francoise Dufour (EHESS) – “Career profiles on institutional webpages : a discursive formation?”

13.30 – 15.00 Lunch break

15.00-16.30 Session 3: Macro approaches

prof. Marek Kwiek (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań) – “What Can We Learn from Large-Scale Comparative Academic Profession Studies in Europe (and What We Cannot)”

dr Krystian Szadkowski (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)  – “Political ontology in higher education research”

prof. Johannes Angermuller (University of Warwick/ EHESS) – “Discursive capitalism”

16.30-16.45 coffee break

16.45 – 17.30 Closing discussion on emergent problems in Higher Education Research


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