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Max Weber Programme Conferences

Each year the Max Weber Programme hosts at least three major conferences: an Academic Careers Conference in the fall, a Classics Revisited Conference in the winter, and in the spring a Social Issues for Social Sciences Conference.

ACO-MWP Conferences:

The Academic Careers Observatory (ACO) together with the MWP organizes a yearly conference which provide a forum for reflection, analysis and debate on the current state of the 'European Research and Higher Education Area', taking into account, in particular, the perspective of young researchers in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Through these conferences, the MWP-ACO explores and compares the structures of the academe across countries, discusses crucial questions related to the international mobility of scholars and monitors the development of research and funding opportunities for young scholars.

The Classics Revisited MWP Conferences:

The yearly Classics Revisited Conference provides a forum for reflection on, and analysis and debate of, the current state of some major issues that have already been raised by pioneer social scientists. The conference sees the active participation of the Fellows in the planning and organization of it.

Social Issues for Social Sciences Conference:

This conference is the Max Weber Fellows’ contribution to the Social Sciences and Humanities in research and academia. The conference offers the opportunity to invite back former fellows as either speakers or discussants and as such provides a forum to foster cross-disciplinary and inter-cohort academic collaboration. The conference is entirely organized by the fellows. 


The next  Max Weber Programme Conference is:

researchfunding19th ACO Conference

"Exploring European and National Funding Opportunitites"

26 November 2014, 9:00-19:00
Badia Fiesolana, MWP Common Room



On November 26th, the Academic Careers Observatory will host representatives from European and national research agencies in order to provide an overview of various research and funding schemes available to both Researchers and Fellows. The agencies will highlight in particular those opportunities that are directly aimed at early-career scholars. Delegates will explain their programmes and offer advice and insights on the application progress. This meeting will include representatives from the European Research Council, Research Executive Agency; representatives from the national research agencies of the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Switzerland and funding bodies such as the DAAD.

All welcome. For further information and registration please contact Tamara Popic.

Programme (pdf)


 Max Weber Programme Conferences 2014-2015

  • 9th MWP-ACO Conference: "Exploring European and National Funding Opportunities"
    26 November 2014, Badia Fiesolana, MWP Common Room
  • 9th Social Issues for Social Sciences Conference
    10-12 June 2015, Badia Fiesolana


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