Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies

Teaching workshops and practice

The opportunity to enhance teaching skills and experience

The Max Weber Lectures

Monthly lectures by distinguished scholars

Thematic Research Groups

The core of the Max Weber Programme's multidisciplinary activities


Max Weber Occasional Talks

Occasions to discuss topical themes with distinguished scholars


Multidisciplinary Workshops

Organized by MW Fellows


The MWP Conferences

About academic careers and topical social issues


Academic Practice Workshops

The training component of the Max Weber Programme


Academic Communication Skills Support

Activities tailored on individual needs to enhance the Fellows communication skills


Making a Difference in Global Academia

The Max Weber Programme is the largest international postdoctoral programme in the Social Sciences and Humanities in Europe. It offers around 50-55 fully funded Fellowships to suitably qualified researchers from anywhere in the world who work in or across the relevant disciplines of the EUI (Economics, History, Law and Social and Political Sciences and their subfields). The working language of the Programme is English.
The aim of the MWP is to provide Fellows with the experience of membership of a vibrant academic community, to which they make a central contribution. It is unique in offering a structured Programme covering all aspects of an academic career, including support for academic writing in English, applying for research grants,  the opportunity to teach in some of Europe’s leading universities and to develop a strategy for a successful approach to the academic labour market.




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The corruption of politics

The corruption of politics

Is politics the source of corruption or is it the target of corruption? This Max Weber Lecture with Mark Philp (University of Warwick) makes the case for identifying corruption in relation to standards internal to politics, 10 May
Evolution of Capitalism

Evolution of Capitalism

This workshop, showcases the possible contributions that the study of 19th and 20th century "histories of capitalism" can bring to the field of modern US, European and world history. 5 May, 10:00-19:00
The Hobbesian project: science, politics, and worship

The Hobbesian project: science, politics, and worship

A Max Weber Occasional Talk with Alan Cromartie (University of Reading) to provide a biographical investigation that illuminates the character of what he set out to achieve, and thus, at least to some extent, the strengths and weaknesses of the political ideas that he has given us. 27 April
The Seductions of Quantification: Bureaucracy and the Politics of Measurement

The Seductions of Quantification: Bureaucracy and the Politics of Measurement

What are the prospects that bureaucracies can resist the current trend toward nationalistic, charismatic leadership? The upcoming Max Weber Lecture with Sally Merry (NYU) will focus on this question once addressed the current preoccupation with numbers in governance. 26 April

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