»Transformationen im Münsterland gemeinsam anstoßen« wins WWU Citizen Science Competition 2022/2023
Announcement Conference "On the Transformation of Social Canons".
"What can process sociological perspectives on the 21st century achieve in order to classify the dynamic changes and rapidly successive crises of society in their depth and scope?"
This question will be addressed by the conference "On the Transformation of Social Canons. Process Sociological Perspectives on the 21st Century" [Zur Transformation sozialer Kanons. Prozesssoziologische Perspektiven auf das 21. Jahrhundert] on June 23-24, 2023 at the Institute of Sociology Münster. It is organized by the Professorship of Work and Knowledge under the chair of Prof. Dr. Stefanie Ernst. The conference is supported by the Norbert Elias Foundation.
Call by the sociology and politics departments | student seminar in WS 23/24
Applications for the student seminar in winter semester 23/24 are now open!
Those who are studying in the third higher semester and would like to gain experience as a lecturer, please note down your project idea and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org! The deadline for submissions is May 7, 2023.
Call for applications for junior professorship "Migration, Diversity and Social Cohesion
Wanted: Junior Professor* (m/f/d) of Sociology!
Become a member of our renowned research and teaching institution and help shape the future of sociology in Münster and of the discipline. Apply now for a W1 junior professorship with tenure track to W2 on ""Migration, Diversity and Social Cohesion" at the Institute of Sociology! (Deadline: 5/21-23)
Results of the seminar place assignment Sose 2023 | open seminar spaces
In some seminars for the summer semester 2023 the places became scarce. Please check the list to see if your seminar is affected and if so: if you are among the participants!
Note: The seminar place allocation procedure was only applied to the seminars listed in this list. In all other lectures/seminars you have received a place if you have registered for it in the LSF portal. There are also a few more seminar places available, which can be reserved in the LSF portal until all places have been exhausted (free places can be recognized by the fact that the "reserve/deregister" function is still active).
Between 20.3. and 26.3.2023, free seminar places can still be taken in the following Learnweb course on a first come/first served basis: Learnweb course "Seminare_IfS", enrollment code: Seminar_IfS. This allocation is intended for all students of Sociology, Social Sciences or of cooperative programs (Master EW, Master IEG, Master Political Science) who still need places in courses. For Educational Science students, there is another Learnweb course (see Educational Science course catalog)!
Project seminar for master students in the approved research project on diversity climate at the University of Münster
The "Diversity Climate Survey" is implemented by the Chair of Work and Knowledge in cooperation with BEMA. It is funded by the University of Münster and is part of its diversity-sensitive organizational development. Important potentials for improvements in the diversity culture are to be developed on an empirical-theoretical basis. The university will first be explored as a special type of organization with its own subject cultures, in order to then analyze discrimination that stands in the way of diversity in the university environment, as well as to make places and counseling services visible. The study is embedded in a laboratory-like project seminar, is aimed at our students in the Master's program and provides a valuable resource for regularly undertaken 'climate measurements' in organizations.
Please send inquiries to Prof. Dr. Stefanie Ernst (e-mail).
Announcement Project Seminar: "Subtle Networks" | Cooperation with ILÖK & Künstlerdorf
The seminar or the project internship taking place at the same time is designed as a joint course of the Institute of Landscape Ecology with the Institute of Sociology and the Künstlerdorf Schöppingen. The aim of the event is to explore the potential for socio-ecological transformation in the artists' village and on the region and to accompany this process. Within the framework of these initiatives, the artists' village was conceived, among other things, as a transformative real laboratory, which can be understood as a suitable place for scientific-collaborative research into social-ecological processes. In the exchange between science, civil society and art, participatory and creative research methods as well as innovative and artistic works are applied in order to increasingly involve the population and regional stakeholders of the surrounding urban and rural areas in the collaboration. An element that connects everything in human-nature relations is water, and the artist Grashina Gabelmann is currently working on a project with numerous actors from the surrounding area. This project will be co-created and accompanied in this interdisciplinary course using creative and social science methods. Gamification and co-creative approaches are fundamentally participatory and are increasingly in focus in sustainability research, as they could make visible networks of relationships relevant for a transformation.
The project seminar can be taken either as an internship according to the examination regulations of the one-subject and two-subject Bachelor of Sociology or as a seminar in the module "Social Structure, Culture and Social Practice". Registration is only possible via Matthias Grundmann (email@example.com). Early registration by mid-March is requested! A preliminary meeting will take place in mid-March at the Institute of Landscape Ecology.
Farewell | Rensing & Hoff-Weikart
Prof. Dr. em. Detlef Pollack has been appointed senior professor of the Institute. Thus, the Institute continues to be represented by a prominent researcher with regard to the sociology of religion. In addition, a universally esteemed colleague remains closely associated with the Institute.
Appointment as Senior Professor | Prof. Dr. em. Christoph Weischer
Prof. Dr. em. Christoph Weischer has been appointed senior professor of the institute. Thus, the Institute continues to be broadly positioned with respect to the methods of social structure analysis. Furthermore, a universally respected colleague remains closely associated with the Institute.
Regulation on dealing with suppressed numbers
For the protection of the employees, FB06 does not accept calls with a suppressed phone number. If it is not possible for you to transmit your number for technical reasons, please contact the person you wish to speak to in advance by e-mail.
Election results | Board elections
The results of the elections to the boards of the institutes of Department 06 are available. They are valid for the term of office from 01 October 2022 to 30 September 2024 or 30 September 2023 (for students).