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.
Academic Careers 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.
Next Max Weber Programme Conference:
8th ACO-MWP Conference: "The Academic Contract: How Careers and Universities are Changing"
19-20 November 2013, Badia Fiesolona, MWP Common Room
The conference will examine the various dimensions of the academic contract and how it is changing, from the point of view of both the individual and the university. It will examine the current status of both academics and institutions and incentives for change, together with the way they affect academic careers.
Across four panels bringing together academics from different university systems, different regions and different career stages, the conference will discuss the current system from a comparative perspective, including the challenges of online teaching. To conclude, participants will reflect on the desired path for future change.
For further information contact Tamara Popic or go to conference webpage
Max Weber Programme Conferences 2013-2014
5th James Mason University Graduate Symposium
11 April 2014, JMU and MWP Conference
8th Classics Revisited Conference: tba
6-7 May 2014
8th Max Weber Fellows' June Conference
11-13 June 2014