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Seminars and Workshops 2021-2022

To register for a seminar or workshop use the OSIRIS Online Portal.

Credits: Full attendance in the Seminars and Workshops listed below, together with any other requirements specified by the professor teaching the seminar, is necessary in order to be awarded credits. One full seminar or masterclass counts for 20 hours, one specialised workshop typically counts for 10 hours (unless otherwise specified).

If you wish to write a term paper in relation to a seminar or workshop, it should be sent to the seminar's professor and the organising administrative assistant by the deadline for first/second term papers (see SPS deadlines).

There are different types of seminars:

  • foundation seminars provide a broad introduction to the key theories, concepts and debates in given research area such as comparative sociology, political behavior, comparative politics, international relations, political economy, theory.
  • research seminars are more focused on specific, cutting edge topics within a given research area.
  • methods seminars go from compulsory introductory seminars in qualitative and quantitative methods to intermediate and more advanced research design ones.
  • workshops are shorter in duration than seminars and are concentrated in a few days (typically, two or three days). They usually take place in the third term and are mostly devoted to research methods.

Furthermore, researchers need to take three compulsory seminars:

Introduction to Effective Research Design must be taken during the first year of the doctoral programme. You must take either Introduction to Quantitative Methods or Intermediate Quantitative Methods (depending on your previous quantitative methods training) during the first two years of the doctoral programme. 
Likewise, Introduction to Qualitative Methods can be taken during the first two years of the doctoral programme.

What other departments teach check in the course catalogue

 

September Programme 

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First Term: October - December 2021*

* Seminars resume on 4 October 2021 (unless otherwise specified). Registrations open in August

The Department plans to do the Autumn 2021 teaching on Campus. However, depending on the development of the COVID-19 pandemic, some or all of the teaching may need to be done in hybrid form or online.

 

Foundations & Research SeminarsSeminar Outline / Syllabus

F. BERNARDI & A. VAN DE RIJT

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Sociology of Luck

J. CHECKEL

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Field Seminar - International Relations Theory

P. GENSCHEL & M. MIGLIORATI (MWF)

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The History and Politics of the EU Budget

K. GËRXHANI 

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Gender and Society: An Interdisciplinary Perspective 

M. GOLDEN

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Foundations of Development

A. HEMERIJCK & J. KARREMANS (Research Fellow)

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Changing Welfare States
S. HIX

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Political Behaviour and Institutions in the EU
S. HOFMANN

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Multilateral cooperation and institutional complexity   
Methods SeminarsSeminar Outline / Syllabus

E. DINAS

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The Statistics of Causal Inference

J. HÄRKÖNEN and A. VAN DE RIJT

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Intermediate Quantitative Methods

A. MOISE

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Introduction to Quantitatve Methods

 Workshops

Mentoring professor / InstructorDateWorkshop Title

E. IMMERGUT & A. MOISE & S. PRASAD (MWF)

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8 October 2021

Prospectus Workshop

(no credits)

 

K. GËRXHANI & A.VAN DE RIJT & W. RAUB (Utrecht University)

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24, 26 November 2021,
28 February - 1 March 2022

Analytical Social Science Theory

(20 credits) 

M. SCHAEFFER (University of Copenhagen)

No registration in Osiris required

Contact: [email protected]

 

22-26 November 2021

Statistical Consulting for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students

(no credits)

 

 

Second Term: January - March 2022*

* Seminars resume on 7 January 2022 (unless otherwise specified). Registrations open Mid October and close Mid December.

Foundations & Research SeminarsSeminar Outline / Syllabus

E. DINAS 

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Political Culture

P. GENSCHEL and E. IMMERGUT

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Foundations of Institutional Analysis: Theory and Methods

J. HARKONEN & F. QUERIN (MWF)

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Social Demography

S. HIX

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Challenges to Democracy

S. HOFMANN

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Global ordering and European security

F. KOSTELKA & G. HALMAI (LAW)

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Politics and Constitutionalism in East Central Europe

M. VINK

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Controversies in Citizenship Studies 
Methods SeminarsSeminar Outline / Syllabus

J. CHECKEL

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Introduction to Qualitative Methods

K. GËRXHANI and A. HEMERIJCK

No registration required

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Introduction to Effective Research Design

M. GOLDEN

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Research Practicum

 

Third Term: April - June 2022*

* All workshops grant 10 credits unless otherwise specified
The registrations are open in Osiris.

 Workshops

Workhop TitleSponsoring/Admin professor/ContactDateInstructor(s) 

Approaches to Studying Migration

 

Sponsor: Maarten Vink

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1-2-3 June 2022

Cindy Horst

Computational Text Analysis

 

Sponsor: Ellen Immergut

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10-11-12 May 2022

Theresa Gessler
Discourse Analysis

 

Sponsor: Stephanie Hofmann

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11-12-13 April 2022

(half days)

Johannes Gerschewski
Elite Interviews

 

Sponsor: Philipp Genschel

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16-17 May 2022 David Bokhorst 
Field experiments (1)

Sponsor: Miriam Golden

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Rescheduled to 2-3-4-6 May 2022

Natalia Garbiraz-Diaz & Miriam Golden 

Field experiments (2)

 

Sponsor: Elias Dinas

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6-10 June 2022

(20 credits) Prerequisite to attend is having accomplished Field experiments (1)

Jake Bowers, Nahomi Ichino & Maarten Voors
Knowledge Translation

 

Sponsor: Veronica Anghel, MWF

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8 & 13 June 2022 Veronica Anghel
Mediation

 

Sponsor: Arnout van de Rijt

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30-31 May 2022 Peter Fallesen
Panel Data

 

Sponsor: Juho Härkönen

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29 March - 5-12-19-29 April 2022 

(20 credits)

Giampiero PassarettaMaría Cañizares Espadafor
Parties in the 21st Century

 

Sponsor: Simon Hix

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21 & 26 April 2022 Catherine de Vries & Simon Hix
Philosophy of Social Sciences

 

Sponsor: Jeff Checkel

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19-20-26-28 April 2022
(20 credits)
Jeff Checkel
Process Tracing

 

Sponsor: Anton Hemerijck

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23-24-25 May 2022 Jan Karremans
Research Ethics

 

Sponsor: Klarita Gërxhani

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4-5-6-7-8 April 2022

(half days)

Luigi Achilli 
Survey experiments

 

Sponsor: Filip Kostelka

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Rescheduled to 14-15 June 2022 Robert Johns
Using Historical Data in Social Sciences

 

Sponsor: Shubha Prasad

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2-3 May 2022 Shubha PrasadTakuya Onoda 
 Workshops offered by other departments
Building an explanatory science: causality across the social sciences Organised by the Max Weber Programme

23-24 May 2022

(no credits)

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Interviewing Practice and Qualitative Research

Organised by the HEC Department

18-19 May 2022

(no credits)

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