Announcements

11/03/2021

Torsten H. Voigt has been awarded a DFG research grant entitled "Sociotechnical systems of anticipatory truth verification in the field of airport security". The project which is set top begin in April 2021 will be carried out by Larissa Fischer in cooperation with Bettina Paul from the University of Hamburg. The project will trace the development and implementation of partially and fully automated "truth verification procedures" at airports. These screening procedures aim to identify individuals with malicious intent (or mal-intent) based on the measurement of nonverbal, psychophysiological signals. The project aims to identify the conceptualizations and aspirations behind the detection procedures and to reconstruct their socio-technical development processes.

 
14/04/2021

Am 14. April 2021 wird um 11 Uhr eine Einführungsveranstaltung für alle Master Erstsemester stattfinden. Die Zugangsdaten für die Online-Veranstaltung werden per Mail versandt. Bei Rückfragen schreiben Sie gerne eine Mail an fsberatung_ma@soziologie.rwth-aachen.de.

 
22/12/2020

The book contribution by Pascal Berger "Leben und Form der Religion. Zur Religionssoziologie Georg Simmel" is currently published in the anthology "Religionssoziologie um 1900" (Krech, Tyrell (eds.)) and available from Nomos Verlag!

 
26/10/2020

From the winter semester 2020/2021, Dr. Christian Schneijderber will represent the Professorship Methods in Empirical Social Sciences.

 
22/05/2020

In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, Professor Roger Häußling and his team will conduct podcasts with RWTH experts.

 
30/03/2020

Together with Richard Münch, a DFG project was successfully recruited in 2019. Further information will follow.Together with Nina Baur and Clemens Kroneberg, a conference grant from the Thyssen Foundation was successfully secured in 2020.Workshop "Methodologies of Quantitative Social Science" postponed. A new date is currently being sought.Adopted ad hoc group "Data quality of 'Digital Trace' Data. Current findings and connections to social science traditions" together with Jan Riebling and in cooperation with Fabian Flöck & Katrin Weller (GESIS, Cologne) at the 40th Congress of the German Sociological Association, TU Berlin (at least still planned for September 2020)Adopted ad hoc group "Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church - Structural, Cultural and Praxeological Approaches" together with Andre Armbruster at the 40th Congress of the German Sociological Association, TU Berlin (at least still planned for September 2020)

 
30/03/2020

A simulation study on the spread of infections, which suggests massive reductions in social contacts:https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2059799115622767
Fear as an instrument of dominationhttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0038026117738924
What social functions can fear have?https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctvnp0j2h.7?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents Lecture "Fear as a modern lifestyle" at the 40th Congress of the German Sociological Association, TU Berlin (at least still planned for September 2020)