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15.03.2018

Kick-off workshop for Max Planck Partner Group in Warsaw

"Contested Futures and Temporalities of Capitalism: Theories and Ethnographies of Expectations" was the theme of a two-day kick-off workshop on February 15-16, 2018, launching the Max Planck Partner Group for the Sociology of Economic Life in Warsaw. Twenty scholars from the fields of sociology and anthropology from Poland, Germany, the United States, and Chile gathered to explore the role of expectations in economic and social life. An evening keynote lecture by Jens Beckert on "The Exhausted Futures of Neoliberalism" introduced the Partner Group to the interested local public. MPIfG researchers and their counterparts in Poland enjoyed two days of intense discussions about each others’ work and possible future collaboration, joint seminars, and research projects. Founded by the MPIfG and the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IFiS PAN) in February 2017, the Max Planck Partner Group is headed by Marcin Serafin, who was a researcher at the MPIfG from 2011 to 2016. As part of its continuing internationalization efforts, the Max Planck Society launches Max Planck Partner Groups to support promising early-career researchers from Max Planck Institutes who are returning to their countries of origin.
 

 
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