ICES Research Atelier FrSe 2024

FrSe 2024

Hosted by: Marlene Langholz-Kaiser, Prof. Dr. Claudius Gräbner-Radkowitsch and Dr. Sébastien Tremblay


The Research Atelier is one important element of the ICES Research School[1] and will take place every other Tuesday from 13:00-14:00 (see below). Those who are attending in person are welcome to join us for a coffee afterwards, and/or a lunch before. Technically, the meeting will take a hybrid form: we will meet in-person in RIGA 601, but also provide the possibility to participate via Webex via the following link:

For organizational issues we will use the online platform Basecamp. In case you have not yet received an invitation, please contact Claudius via email:

A short tutorial in PDF form is provided in the documents section of Basecamp.

Goal of the Research Atelier

The Research Atelier is meant to serve as a platform where early-stage researchers get constructive feedback on their work. This means that it is not required to present final and full-fledged papers. To the contrary, everyone is invited to present ongoing work and receive feedback on open questions during the Atelier. Moreover, you are encouraged to circulate this information alongside an invitation to join to all early-career researchers that you think might be interested in participating.

To allow for the possibility of feedback, you should aim to give a presentation of no more than 30 minutes, better 20. Also, keep in mind that we are an interdisciplinary group, and you might need to explain disciplinary specificities and terms of your work.

For dates where nobody wishes to present their work we can also schedule more general discussions and inputs, e.g., on interdisciplinary research, publication strategies, or funding opportunities. We will discuss details during our meetings or via Basecamp, where you are also invited to submit suggestions on such ‘special sessions’.

For each date, there will be a so called "message board" on Basecamp. Here, the presenters can share their material and already pose questions in advance (e.g., regarding aspects of the work you are most interested in getting feedback on). All others can add comments also after the presentations, and post literature suggestions, etc. This way, people who cannot attend the presentation can also communicate their comments. And of course, you are invited to submit your feedback even if you do not have the possibility to present. I will explain how we will organize this ‘friendly review’ process during our first meeting and via a video to be posted in due course.

Tentative outline

The following dates are tentative and subject to change. All sessions start at 13:00 and end around 14:00.

Date Topic Presenter
19.03.2024  Introduction to the Atelier and a discussion about interdisiplinarity Claudius Gräbner-Radkowitsch and Sébastien Tremblay
16.04.2024  The right to healthcare for undocumented migrants in France, Germany and Italy Anna Kompatscher
30.04.2024 Regional Provision of Early Childhood Education and Care: A Sub-National Policy Analysis in Federal and De-centralised Countries Lara-Sophie Hoeren
14.05.2024 Diversion in post-secondary educational transitions: sozial origin, admission restrictions and educational choices Elena Chechik
28.05.2024 Hiking Europe since the 19th century: European space-making, European landscapes and the praxeology of walking Sébastien Tremblay
04.06.2024  Those were the Days: Nostalgia through the Lens of Popular Music Culture Irem Elbir
11.06.2024  Politicians and digital communication. Uncharted territory or same old same old? Stefan Wallaschek
25.06.2024 TBD  Achilles Karayiannis

Feel free to share the information with people who are not part of the Research School and Atelier (yet), but are interested in getting to know more about it. Through the website you can also make sure to get the latest version of the program (which will also distributed via Basecamp).

[1] Aside the Research Atelier, the ICES Research School comprises several different events and programs, all geared to supporting early-career researchers. You find more information on the ICES webpage: