Social Science Colloquium

The CRGE Social Science Colloquium was established in fall 2020. Intended to be held approximately 3-5 times per semester, it is coordinated by the Center for Research & Graduate Education. It is a forum where scholars from DKU, DKU Alumni and DKU Visiting Fellows from various social science backgrounds present their research ideas or ongoing research. The colloquium wishes to foster high-quality English language research that is relevant, original, innovative and based on methodologically sound research designs. Either predominantly empirical or theoretical, projects are meant to significantly contribute to international debates and research programs – or introduce novel perspectives on their own. Each colloquium lasts approximately 90 minutes. The English language will be used exclusively for texts admitted for discussion, the colloquium gatherings and all correspondence. If there is a critical mass of interested participants after a face-to-face colloquium, there is the possibility of gathering in an off-campus establishment to socialize and further discuss the topic and other projects more informally.

The colloquium is open to all interested parties. Participation is mandatory for all active DKU Affiliate Research Fellows with a social science background. Presentation in the colloquium is usually done by DKU graduate students, faculty members and alumni with a social science background. Occasionally, external speakers are also invited to present. If you are interested in a presenter or discussant role for a future colloquium event, please contact us at Please inform us if you would like to be included in the colloquium mailing list. Below on this page, you can find an archive with colloquia programs of past semesters.

Dear participants and interested parties in the CRGE Social Science Colloquium. The colloquium during the current 2023 summer semester is in full swing. The next event is on 16 March where Jakob Lempp gives a talk on “Germany in the European Union”. This will be last colloquium scheduled during this semester. If you are interested in presenting yourself, you may do so on 13 and 27 April. If you are interested, just drop us a note.

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2023 Winter semester 2023-01-23 Read online / Download
2022 Summer Semester 2022-01-20 Read online / Download
2021 Winter Semester 2021-12-12 Read online / Download
2021 Summer semester 2021-04-05 Read online / Download
2020 Winter semester 2021-01-01 Read online / Download