Knowledge Societies

Conference Program

Date: August 28 – 30, 2023

Place: UniS, Schanzeneckstrasse 1, 3013 Bern (site plan)

Detailed conference program:

Program Outline

Monday, 28 August 2023

13:00 Registration
13.30–14.00 Welcome Addresses
14.00–15.00 Keynote speech: "How Knowledge is Gendered: Brilliance, Credentials and AI" by Claudia Buchmann (Ohio State University)
15.00–15.30 Coffee break
15.30-17.15 Paper sessions on Health, Labour Market & Gender, Conflicts, Crime, Uncertainty, and Digitalization
17.15–20.00 Poster session & Apéro

Tuesday, 29 August 2023

09.00–10.45 Paper sessions on Education & Gender, Social Origin & IEO, Skills & Labour Market, and Neighborhood & Region
10.45–11.15 Coffee break
11.15–13.00 Paper sessions on Student & Friendship Segregation, Occupational Change, Globalization & Politics, and Gender
13.00-14.00 Lunch break
14.00–15.00 Keynote speech: "The Myth of the Middle Class Squeeze: Employment and Income by Class in Six Western Countries, 1980-2020" by Daniel Oesch (University of Lausanne)
15.00–15.30 Coffee break
15.30–16.30 Dissertation Award Ceremony 
16.30–18.00 AS Business Meeting
19.00–22.00 Conference Dinner

Wednesday, 30 August 2023

09.00–10.45 Paper sessions on Education System, COVID-19, Minority Groups, and Mobility & Wages
10.45–11.15 Coffee break
11.15–12.15 Keynote speech: "Engines of (in-)equality? Analysing the role of schools for social inequality in learning" by Jan Skopek (Trinity College Dublin)
12.15-13.15 Lunch break
13.15–15.00 Paper sessions on Gender, Migration, Research Designs & Methods, and Climate Change
15.00–15.30 Coffee break
15.30–17.30 Panel Discussion on Methods Training in Sociology Study Programs
Best Poster Award and closing remarks