Nicole de Wet awarded WZB-ISSC Global Scholarship

June 22, 2016

Dr Nicole de Wet, a South African researcher working on demography and population studies, has been awarded a Fellowship through the WZB (Berlin Social Science Center)-ISSC Global Fellowship Scheme. Nicole de Wet’s research will focus on family formation and economic insecurity among youth in South Africa, and she will take up her four-month Fellowship in […]

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Call for Papers: “State, Sovereignty and Social Space in the Arab Region: Emerging Historical and Theoretical Approaches”

June 22, 2016

The Arab Council for the Social Sciences is pleased to announce its third conference: “State, Sovereignty and Social Space in the Arab Region: Emerging Historical and Theoretical Approaches”, to be held in Beirut, Lebanon on March 10-12, 2017. A Call for papers is now open. Papers will be selected based on two criteria: The extent to […]

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Transdisciplinary Training Programme workshops 2016 – reflections and recommendations

June 20, 2016

A new report highlights reflections and recommendations for a transdisciplinary training programme, following national and regional workshops that took place earlier this year in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The report provides an overview of the workshop training content, with sections on why transdisciplinary research is need and what it entails; ontological, epistemological and methodological considerations; and research […]

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Statement on ExCo Mandate Extension Vote – ISSC members vote to extend the current Executive Committee’s mandate

June 14, 2016

The electronic vote on the extension of the ISSC Executive Committee (ExCo) mandate came to an official close on June 3rd at 23:59 CEST. All ISSC Member Associations, Organisations, and Institutions having paid their 2015 fee were allowed to vote (Associate Members are not voting members), and one vote per member was permitted. The voting […]

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A Lens on Global Understanding

June 3, 2016

A short film created by many of the directors participating in the 2016 Ethnografilm Festival sheds new light on the concept of social understanding, one of the key themes of the International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU), an initiative supported by the ISSC and launched at the World Social Science Forum in 2015. The film features […]

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