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    IPS Winter School

    Join our Winter School:
    The Power of Algorithms?
    A Sociological Perspective

    Shopping on Amazon, searching with Google, communicating on Facebook – in all these cases algorithms are at work. They organize and rule the attention economy of the media.

    The Winter School asks from a sociological point of view: What are algorithms actually doing? When and how do they shape the social? And how is that observable for sociology when most algorithms still are a business secret?

    Join us at the University of Würzburg's Institute of Political Science and Sociology to engage both in theoretical discussions about how Big Data can be perceived sociologically and in discussions with experts from practice.

    Eligibility, Fees and Application
    Main Topics and Lecturers

    2019 Application Now Open!

    The International IPS Winter School "The Power of Algorithms?" will take place from February 7th to 15th, 2019, in Würzburg, Germany.

    Application is now open! The following deadlines apply:

    · Participants who require a visa: September 1st, 2018
    · All other participants: October 1st, 2018

    Apply now!

    Contact

    IPS Winter School
    Prof. Dr. Elke Wagner
    Institute of Political Science and Sociology 
    Wittelsbacherplatz 1
    97074 Wuerzburg
    Germany

    E-Mail: ipswinterschool@uni-wuerzburg.de

    Please note the information about the application process.

    What other Students have to say

    While "The Power of Algorithms?" will be our first Winter School, the University of Würzburg's Institute of Political Science and Sociology has been organizing Summer Schools since 2015.

    You can browse photos and read about our previous Summer Schools as well as the participants' experience at our Institute and in the city here, here and here.

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    Course Programme

    Course Programme

    The Winter School will offer two different levels of discussion: A more theoretical discussion with experts from sociology about how Big Data can be perceived sociologically and a discussion with experts from practice: How do journalists and politicians deal with algorithms when organizing publics? Additionally, all participants are invited to produce data on the topic of algorithms themselves. Classes will include lectures, group discussions and activities allowing students to participate and engage in course activities.

    Main Topics and Lectureres

    The City of Würzburg

    The City of Würzburg

    The Winter School will take place in Würzburg, one of Germany's most beautiful cities. With a history that dates back more than 1,300 years, the city is offering a lot of famous sights, above all the UNESCO World Heritage Site Würzburg Residence. Founded in 1402, the University of Würzburg is among the oldest universities in Europe. More than 30,000 students make for a vivid city with a rich and vivid cultural, pub and club scene.

    The City of Würzburg

    Accommodation

    Accommodation

    All international students will be accommodated at the GHotel Würzburg to make sure you’ll be able to catch up with other students easily. The GHotel opened in November 2012 and is located just a couple of walking minutes outside the picturesque old town.

    Accommodation

    Preparation & Certificate

    With the acceptance to the Winter School you will be granted access to a digital classroom where you can find texts for preparation and additional reading on the topics covered. By the end of the course, all successful participants will be issued a detailed Certificate of Attendance equivalent to a regular module worth 5 ECTS.

    Preparation
    Certificate of Attendance

    How to reach Würzburg

    Würzburg is outstandingly well connected to all means of transport. The main station is an ICE high-speed train node so that you can reach the city easily from all major European cities. Both Frankfurt and Nuremberg airport can be reached in less than 90 minutes by train.

    How to reach Würzburg

    Join Us!

    If you are a current University student, graduate or undergraduate, from outside Germany you are eligible to join our Winter School. We would be happy to welcome you in Würzburg!

    Eligibility, Fees and Application

    Dieses Vorhaben wird aus Mitteln des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung gefördert. Die Verantwortung für den Inhalt dieser Veröffentlichung liegt beim Autor. Die Winter School wird mit Unterstützung des Human Dynamics Centre der Fakultät für Humanwissenschaften ausgerichtet.

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    IPS Winter School
    c/o Prof. Dr. Elke Wagner, IPS
    Wittelsbacherplatz 1
    97074 Würzburg

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