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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

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Presentation of academic CVs online – comparing French and British cases

How are the educational qualifications of scholars presented differently in French and British academia? Aurore Zelazny & Kyoung-Mi Kim, who work as research assistants in DISCONEX, share some observations in this post.

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Why study positioning practices in academia? Voices from DISCONEX project

Science and scientists have been the object of scholarship for some time now. Fields like the philosophy, sociology, or history of science as well as the sociology of intellectuals are all interested in how ideas and scientific discoveries emerge in certain (social, historical, philosophical) contexts. In this post junior researchers of the DISCONEX project explain what inspired them to investigate the curious world of academic researchers.

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Welcome to Academic Wor(l)ds!

Academic Wor(l)ds is a research journal of the DISCONEX project, which investigates how researchers do research.

DISCONEX contributes to the emerging field of Social Sciences and Humanities Studies (SSHS) as well as to the transdisciplinary field of Discourse Studies. The project compares academic practices and cultures of SSH research in France, Germany, the UK and the US, particularly in two fields with distinct knowledge traditions and institutional cultures: linguistics and sociology. We analyse the discursive practices taking place in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH).

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