Events

With its Jour Fixe-Presentations, which include reports on results and progress of research, the SOCIUM offers the wider public a regional discussion forum on issues of social inequality and social policy.

Additionally, every semester scholars and practitioners with professional backgrounds are invited to the SOCIUM in order to analyze questions on health economics and health policies. These lectures of the Colloquium on Health Policy (Gesundheitspolitisches Kolloquium) are also open to the public.

Established to strengthen the University’s high-profile area Social sciences the bridge professorship “Qualitative Methods and Microsociology” offers lectures and international workshops on Mixed Methods, Social Network Analysis and Comparative Methods.

The SOCIUM also organizes a variety of conferences, lectures and workshops to present and discuss recent societal developments regarding inequality and social policy research.

Place:
SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy
Room: 3.3380
Mary-Somerville-Straße 3
28359 Bremen
Time:
2 - 4 p.m.
Lecture Series:
Jour Fixe
Semester:
WiSe 2018/19

Abstract: Work and employment around the globe change continuously, but there are potentially more rapid and fundamental transformations ahead as new technologies can have major impact on what jobs will exist in the future, how people will work and how the global division of labor will evolve. This contribution tries to assess the current outlook into the foreseeable future and highlights the importance of labor market institutions that can effectively influence the future of work. This employment chapter of the 2018 International Panel on Social Progress report “Rethinking Society for the 21st Century” addresses the need to reform and update labor market regulation, social protection and active labor market policies as well as the education systems.

Short Biography: Werner Eichhorst studied sociology, political science, psychology and public policy and administration at the universities of Tuebingen and Konstanz where he graduated as Diplom-Verwaltungswissenschaftler in 1995. From 1996 to 1999 he was doctoral and post-doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. In fall 1998 he received his doctoral degree from the University of Konstanz. From 1999 to 2004 he was project director at the Bertelsmann Foundation, a private think tank in Germany. After working with the Institute for Employment Research, IAB, from 2004 to 2005, he joined IZA as Research Associate in July 2005, became Senior Research Associate in February 2006, Deputy Director of Labor Policy in April 2007 and Director of Labor Policy Europe in January 2014, Coordinator of Labor Market and Social Policy in Europa in January 2017. Since November 2017 he is Honorary Professor at Bremen University, affiliated with the Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy SOCIUM. His main research area is the comparative analysis of labor market institutions and performance as well as the political economy of labor market reform strategies. He also specializes in different aspects of the future of labor. At IZA he takes care of international and European policy-oriented research activities, addressing in particular EU level employment policies.

24.10.2018Lecture

Diskussionsrunde zur Pflegeberufe-Reform

Sven Beyer (DKV-Residenz in der Contrescarpe); Ilona Osterkamp-Weber (Bremische Schwesternschaft vom Roten Kreuz e.V.)
Place:
House of Science (Haus der Wissenschaft)
Sandstraße 4/5
28195 Bremen
Time:
6 - 8 p.m.
Contact Person:
Lecture Series:
Colloquium on Health Policy
Semester:
WiSe 2018/19

Place:
Unicom Building
Room: 7.3280
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time:
9 - 12 a.m.
Contact Person:
Partic. Organization:

As the programme of choice for many QTA scholars, the event series begins with a brief introduction/recap to R for text analysis on November 21, 2018. This short session with Holger Döring (SOCIUM) and Nico Blocker (SOCIUM) should refresh our memories about R, and provide an overview of the useful functions particularly for Text Analysis. Therefore, we recommend attending this session even if you are a seasoned R user.

Registration: Nils Düpont, E-Mail: duepont@uni-bremen.de

22.11.2018Lecture

Recent Advances in Quantitative Text Analysis

Prof. Kenneth Benoit, PhD (London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE))
Place:
Unicom Building
Room: 7.3280
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Time:
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Organizer:
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), Universität Bremen; SOCIUM Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik, Universität Bremen
Contact Person:

Kenneth Benoit is Professor of Quantitative Social Research Methods and head of the Department of Methodology at the London School of Economics and Politics Science and part-time professor at Trinity College Dublin. His contribution to text analysis in political science should not be underestimated, where his development of computer-assisted estimation of policy positions from political texts remains a cornerstone in the literature. He maintains and created the QUANTEDA package for managing and analysing text data, and therefore is well placed to offer insights into the "big picture" of QTA, and what to expect in the future.

22.11.2018 - 23.11.2018Workshop

Introduction to Quantitative Text Analysis using R

Stefan Müller, M.A. (Trinity College Dublin)
Place:
Unicom Building
Room: 9.3120
Mary-Somerville-Straße 9
28359 Bremen
Time:
Thu.: 2 - 5:30 p.m.; Fri.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Partic. Organization:

This workshop with Stefan Müller from Trinity College Dublin offers a hands-on introduction to extracting data from text, and applying various methods to analyse the data. Topics included involve:

  • From Raw Text to Corpus – how to collect textual data and prepare it for analysis.
  • Classification techniques - the first steps in translating text to usable data; supervised and unsupervised learning; dictionary approaches and topic modelling.
  • Scaling – Supervised and Unsupervised techniques.
  • An overview of more advanced topics.


The applied elements of the workshop will make use of the programming language R. Therefore, a basic familiarity with R is a prerequisite for attending the course.

Registration: BIGSSS fellows register via CampusNet, SOCIUM and CRC 1342 members please send a short email to mlarsen@bigsss-bremen.de

12.12.2018Lecture

Pflegepersonalstärkungsgesetz, Konzertierte Aktion Pflege und Personalbemessung - reicht das in der Langzeitpflege?

Prof. Dr. Stefan Greß (University of Applied Sciences Fulda)
Place:
House of Science (Haus der Wissenschaft)
Sandstraße 4/5
28195 Bremen
Time:
6 - 8 p.m.
Contact Person:
Lecture Series:
Colloquium on Health Policy
Semester:
WiSe 2018/19

30.01.2019Lecture

Pflegepersonal im Krankenhaus - Fallstricke und Optionen bei der Umsetzung des Koalitionsvertrages

Prof. Dr. Jonas Schreyögg (University of Hamburg)
Place:
House of Science (Haus der Wissenschaft)
Sandstraße 4/5
28195 Bremen
Time:
6 - 8 p.m.
Contact Person:
Lecture Series:
Colloquium on Health Policy
Semester:
WiSe 2018/19