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Joint Winter School of BIGSSS and LIVES | March 12-18, 2018

The National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR) LIVES – Overcoming Vulnerability: Life Course Perspectives –  and BIGSSS invites applications for the LIVES-BIGSSS Winter School on Life Course.

The winter school will take place in Bremen from March 12 to 18, 2018. The course is targeted at international PhD students and young researchers in the social sciences.



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 is 21st January 2018.

You can find more information on the application requirements and procedure on our LIVES-BIGSSS Winter School website.