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Max Weber Programme Conferences

MWP-ACO Conferences:

The Academic Careers Observatory (ACO) together with the MWP organizes a yearly conference to compare the structures of the academic job market 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. 



Upcoming Conference

9th Max Weber Fellows June Conference

10-12 June 2015

Badia Fiesolana, San Domenico di Fiesole



The annual June Conference of the Max Weber Programme is a forum where the research of current Max Weber Fellows (MWFs) is brought together with recent work done by former MWFs.  The conference is meant to provide an interdisciplinary perspective on economic, historical, legal, political and social debates in research and academia. Furthermore, it is a forum to foster inter-cohort academic collaboration and cross-institutional exchange. Hence, we invite applications from current and former MWFs, as well as other early-career postdocs (within five years of obtaining their PhDs) who currently hold EUI Jean Monnet Fellowships or Marie Skłodowska-Curie grants at either the EUI or elsewhere.

One of the bedrocks of the Social Issues for Social Science conference is its cross-disciplinarity. During the 2014/15 academic year, the Max Weber Fellows have been exchanging ideas in the context of seven thematic groups, each of which will be represented by a section at the June conference. For each section we welcome papers or posters - both theoretical and empirical - looking at the topics listed below from an economic, historical, political, sociological or legal perspective:

  • Section 1 – Current challenges in the design, regulation and governance of fiscal, monetary and financial policies: causes, cures and consequences
  • Section 2 – Migration and citizenship: gaps between governance and practice
  • Section 3 – Past and present democratic challenges and institutional change in the EU
  • Section 4 – Knowledge, authority and freedom
  • Section 5 – Determinants and consequences of inequality
  • Section 6 – Globalization and the nation-state
  • Section 7 – Rationality and decision making

For any further information, please contact francesca.grassini@eui.eu.




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