First International Meeting of the Young Weber Scholars – Max-Weber-Network

Wissenschaftliche Tagung am Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung

In a joint effort, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the Hamburg Institute for Social Research, and the University of Bremen will fund a constitutive meeting of a network of young scholars in the humanities who share an interest in the work and intellectual tradition of Max Weber’s sociology (1864-1920). We perceive a renewed interest in it in various fields of social sciences, both within Germany and internationally and want to support this tendency by allowing future cooperation among younger scholars across disciplinary boundaries.

We suggest a three-day meeting (afternoon, full-day, morning) with a twofold purpose. The first is to have a constitutive meeting of an informal network of around 20 predominantly younger scholars from different corners of the world interested in the sociology, political and economic theory of Max Weber. This meeting shall enable this network to define shared interests more closely and to discuss future plans.

The second purpose is to use this first meeting for a discussion of the value of Max Weber’s methodology for contemporary social and cultural sciences. For that end we designed a program for this first meeting in Hamburg.

When and where?

Hamburg, Hamburg Institute for Social Research, Mittelweg 36, 20146-Hamburg

What we offer:

This first meeting will have the character of a forum to allow for the establishment of mutual acquaintance and future cooperation. In addition, senior scholars will give inputs about their thinking about Weber’s methodology for contemporary social research.

Participants will be granted lunch and dinner during the meeting and – if necessary – a support for travel and accommodation expenses. We expect to support around 20 participants, so we are only able to grant a lump-sum support.

Click here for the preliminary Programme (PDF).

Initiative and Organization:

Dr. Edith Hanke
Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BAdW)
Kommission für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte
Alfons-Goppel-Str. 11
D-80539 München, Germany
Tel.: +49 89 23031-1236

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Knöbl
Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung (HIS)
Mittelweg 36
D-20148 Hamburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 40 414097-0n
Fax.: +49 40 414097-11

Prof. Dr. Klaus Schlichte
Institut für Interkulturelle und Internationale Studien
Universität Bremen
Mary-Somerville-Str. 7
D-28359 Bremen, Germany
Tel.: +49 0421 218-67475/67482