Transition research has developed and diversified across different disciplines, epistemological interests and approaches as well as research methodologies. Many studies conceive of transitions as linear steps in the life course from one stage to another. They share the understanding that success means mastering these challenges and thus offer an individualised view of transitions. The relationship, however, is not so straightforward. Transitions are processes with ups and downs, loops and circles, steps forward and back that result from interactions between various actors. ‘Doing Transitions’ accordingly means to conceive of transitions as emerging from the interplay between discursive, institutional, and individual practices.
Since 2017, the Research Training Group, ‘Doing Transitions’, funded by the German Research Association (DFG), has been working on a deeper understanding of how transitions emerge across the life course. Early career researchers work on research questions such as: How do individuals, institutions, and discourses contribute to the formation of transition? What is the meaning of time, space, and bodies in this process? How are difference and inequality reproduced in the formation of life course transitions?
The aim of this conference is to present the Research Training Group’s affiliated projects and to discuss them with international scholars in the field and thereby develop new ideas and perspectives for research on the processing of transitions. Researchers, students, and practitioners with an interest in transition research as well as in related areas are invited to discuss the meanings and implications of ‘Doing Transitions’.
Please register here until 27th of January 2020:
Please note, that you have to pay for yourself if you want to participarte at the dinner(s) and the city walk.
You will receive an official confirmation at latest when the registration deadline is over.