Institut für Weltgesellschaft
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Institute for World Society Studies


Lecture series: 'Signaturen der Weltgesellschaft':

24.10.2017, 6.15 p.m., room X-C3-107
Heidi Tworek (Vancouver):
“Lies are the Law of the World!”
News and Global Media Networks in the Twentieth Century


28.11.2017, 6.15 p.m., room X-C3-107
George Lawson (London):
"Global Historical Sociology"



Conference 'Global Students: Mapping the Field of University Lives'

The conference will take place at Bielefeld University's Center for Interdisciplinary Research from 7-9 December 2017. The programme can be found here.

Also note the public lecture held as part of the conference by Prof. Johanna Waters (University of Oxford) on 'Spatialities and temporalities of transnational education: alternative rhythms, shapes and lives'. An abstract is available here.

Research Training Group World Politics (RTG 2225)

The Reasearch Training Group can now be found at

We are pleased to announce that the DFG has approved our Research Training Group application. The new Research Training Group `World politics: The emergence of political arenas and modes of observation in world society´ has begun work on 01 October 2017.


Recent publications:


Working report 2012 - 2014:


Working report 2012 - 2014