This year’s annual ZOiS conference re-examines key social science concepts in a changed political context. Practical sessions will address methodological challenges of research in war-related settings. Involving all five research clusters at ZOiS and international guests, we seek to contribute to an in-depth exchange on diverse approaches to studying Eastern Europe.
ZOiS is inviting students working on their Master’s degree or doctorate to present their research in a PechaKucha-style presentation in English at the next ZOiS Annual Conference. There is no default in the choice of topics. A link to the conference theme is not required. The PechaKucha Night will take place on 16 November at ZOiS.
In a PechaKucha presentation, presenters show 20 slides with images for 20 seconds each. We are reviving this format because it is an efficient and fun way to convey the key ideas of your research to a broad audience. At a reception following the presentations, participants will have the opportunity to network with the other presenters, researchers based at ZOiS and other academic institutions in the Berlin-Brandenburg area, and international scholars attending the conference. The audience will pick their three favourite presentations and the winners will receive prizes.
Master’s/PhD students enrolled at a German university can apply to participate by submitting a short CV and an abstract of their presentation in English to info(at)zois-berlin(dot)de by 1 October 2023 and will be notified of the acceptance/rejection of their application soon afterwards.
We particularly encourage applications from people who are working on research in the social sciences and humanities related either to the key concepts explored at the 2023 ZOiS Annual Conference or to ZOiS research more generally.
Applicants whose presentations have been accepted will receive guidance and support if needed. The slides must be submitted by 23 October. Costs for train travel and accommodation (if required) will be covered by ZOiS.