Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

BIGSSS-LIVES Winter School on Life Course

Posted: 11/28/2017 (Conference)

The National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR) LIVES – Overcoming Vulnerability: life course perspectives –  and the Bremen International Graduate School in Social Sciences (BIGSSS) are pleased to announce the opportunity for Ph.D. students and young researchers to participate in the LIVES Winter School on Life Course. The course will take place in Bremen from 12 to 18 March 2018.

The LIVES Course Winter School is a one-week intensive program on life course research. Two interdisciplinary workshops (drawing from sociology, social psychology, life-span psychology, social demography, social policy) will take place in small groups of 6 to 8 students. Three to four experts will lead each two different research workshops, with the aim of preparing collaborative articles through a process of learning by doing. The 2018 workshops are:

  1. Social networks, social participation and life transitions: a life course perspective with Eric Widmer (Geneva University), Karin Wall (University of Lisbon), Rita Gouveia (University of Lisbon) and Marie Baeriswyl (Geneva University)
  2. How do values and political orientations develop across the life-span? with Klaus Boehnke (Jacobs University), Regina Arant (Jacobs University), Maria Pavlova (University of Vechta)  and Clemens Lechner (GESIS, Mannheim)

Application deadline: December 29, 2017

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Deadline: 12/29/2017

Location: Bremen, Germany