Interim Conference 2004 des Research Committee History of Sociology der International Sociological Association (ISA)

Gramatneusiedl vom 20. bis 23. Mai 2004

Veranstalter: Archiv für die Geschichte der Soziologie in Österreich (Graz) und Research Committee History of Sociology der International Sociological Association (ISA)

Auf Initiative des Archivs für die Geschichte der Soziologie in Österreich wurde die Interim Conference 2004 in Gramatneusiedl abgehalten, wobei das Veranstaltungszentrum, das Gemeindezentrum Gramatneusiedl, Marie-Jahoda-Platz 1, auf dem Boden des ehemaligen Marienthal steht; als weiterer Tagungsort diente ein Raum der Mehrzweck-Turnhalle, Wiener Straße 2b. Die Unterbringung der Teilnehmer und Teilnehmerinnen erfolgte im benachbarten Velm (zu Himberg, Niederösterreich), die Verpflegung vor Ort in Gramatneusiedl. Die Veranstaltung wurde vom Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur, von Niederösterreich Kultur – Abteilung Kultur und Wissenschaft des Amtes der Niederösterreichischen Landesregierung, von der Österreichischen Forschungsgemeinschaft (ÖFG) und von der Marktgemeinde Gramatneusiedl gefördert.

Offizielles Programm der Konferenz


Thursday, May 20, 17:00

● Registration

● Opening Ceremony with welcome Addresses by the Mayor of Gramatneusiedl [d.i. Leopold Zolles; Anm. R.M.] and RCHS President Jennifer Platt

● 17:30 Reinhard Müller: Introduction to the exhibition »Looking backward to Marienthal«

● 18:00 Reinhard Müller: Sightseeing tour to the historical site of the Marienthal factory and the relics of the workers settlement

● 19.00 Reception be the Mayor of Gramatneusiedl

Friday, May 21, 9.30–13.00

(1) Austrian Sociology

Chair: Christian Fleck (Graz, Austria)

● David Frisby (Glasgow, England): Georg Simmel in Vienna

● Dirk Kaesler (Marburg, Germany): Max Weber in Vienna

● Thomas König & Karl Rieder (Vienna, Austria): Rationality of planning: Historical background and theoretical aim of Otto Neurath’s war economies

● Simona Tulelli (Rome, Italy): Methodological triangulation and empirical sociological research: Paul F. Lazarsfeld’s contribution

● Barbara Reiterer (Vienna, Austria): Paul F. Lazarsfeld’s contribution to the development of Latent Structure Analysis

(2) Sociology Textbooks

Chair: Jennifer Platt (Sussex, England)

● Suzie Guth (Strasbourg, France): Sociological manuals and the school of [Émile] Durkheim

● Raymond Lee (England): [Robert Ezra] Park, [Emory Stephen] Bogardus and The New Social Research

● Jennifer Platt (Sussex, England): British introductory textbooks

● Hans Petter Sand (Kristiansand, Norway): The tradition of Norwegian textbooks

● Anna Larsson (Umeå, Sweden): Forming a curriculum and a discipline: Swedish sociological textbooks in the 1940s and 1950s

● Diego Ezequiel Pereyra (Buenos Aires, Argentina): A review of sociological textbooks in Argentina and Mexico, 1940–1960

● Charles Crothers (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand): New Zealand textbooks

● Cherry Schrecker (Metz, France): A transcultural comparison of introductory manuals

Friday, May 21, 14:00–18:00

(3) Conceptual History of ›Civil Society‹

Chair: Sven Eliaeson (Warsaw)

● Rosalind A[nn] Sydie (Alberta, Canada): Civility and civil society in the works of Mary Wollstonecraft and Harriet Martineau

● David Kettler (Bard College, USA) & Patricia Nordeen (University of Chicago, USA): The myth of spontaneity: Adam Ferguson’s contested legacy

● Gilles Verpraet (CNRS, GRASS [at Paris; Anm. R.M.], France): The concept of civil society between [Antonio] Gramsci, [John] Dewey and [Jürgen] Habermas

● Sven Eliaeson (CSS / IFiS PAN, Warsaw): Conceptual history of ›Civil Society‹: Swedish exceptionalism

● E. Stina Lyon (London South Bank University, England): What Influence? Towards a typology of public intellectuals, the state and civil society

(4) Community studies

Chair: Christian Fleck (Graz, Austria)

● Suzanne Keller (Princeton, USA): Community: Private / public; local / global

● Antoni Sułek (Warsaw, Poland): The Marienthal study and contemporary studies on unemployment in Poland

● Raffaele Rauty (University of Salerno, Italy): [Robert Ezra] Park, the men of Chicago school of sociology and the concept of community

● Hans Petter Sand (Kristiansand, Norway): Norwegian community research project

● Andreas Hess (Dublin, Ireland): Jesuit work ethic? Max Weber and the Basque country

● Anelė Vosyliūtė (Vilnius, Lithuania): The types of social monographs of Lithuanian localities

● Izabella Anna Bukraba-Rylska & Michał Łuczewski (Poland): One Hundred Years of Village Monographs in Poland: Jubilee Reflections

Friday, May 21, 18.00

RCHS Business Meeting

Friday, May 21, 20:00

RCFS Dinner

Saturday, May 22, 9.30–13.00

(5) Impact of classics on Non-Western Sociologies

Chair: Irmela Gorges (Berlin, Germany) & Gina Zabludovsky (Mexico City, Mexico)

● Jeremy Smith (University of Ballarat, Australia): Western sociology, Japanese social thought: Inter-civilizational encounters during the Meiji era

● Vladimir [Pavlovich] Kultygin (Владимир Павлович Култыгин; Moscow, Russia): P[aul Felix] Lazarsfeld and the revival of sociology in Russia

● Gina Zabludovsky (Mexico City, Mexico): Positivism and organicism in Mexico

● Elżbieta Hałas (Lublin, Poland): Classical cultural sociology: Florian Znaniecki's impact in a new light

(6) General Session I

Chair: Charles Crothers (Auckland, New Zealand)

● Peter Baehr (Lingnan University, Hong Kong): Schicksalsgemeinschaft (community of fate): A concept interpreted and applied

● Charles Crothers (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand): The rise and fall of theory-traditions in recent sociology

● Mohammad Taghi Sheykhi (Teheran, Iran): A general appraisal of the development of sociology in Iran

● Kirsti Suolinna (Åbo, Finland): The [Edvard] Westermarck Society’s role in establishing modern sociology in Finland

● Christopher Schlembach (Schwechat, Austria): The Architecture of Progress

Saturday, May 22, 14:30–15:30

(7) General Session II

Chair: Jennifer Platt (Sussex, England)

● Martin Bulmer (University of Surrey [at Guildford; Anm. R.M.], England): Sociology and social research in British central government

● Irmela Gorges (Berlin, Germany): The publication policy for research findings in sociology in the former German Democratic Republic 1949–1989

● Edward Tiryakian (Duke University [at Durham, North Carolina; Anm. R.M.], USA): The neglect of [Alexis de] Tocqueville in introductory texts

● Zoltán Tarr (USA): Jews and Gentiles. A Historical Sociology of Their Relations, by Werner J[acob] Cahnman. Edited by Judith T[arr] Marcus and Zoltán Tarr

(8) Public Understanding

Chair: Christian Fleck (Graz, Austria)

● Joachim J[osef] Savelsberg & Lara Cleveland & Sarah Flood & Ryan King ([Saint Paul; Anm. R.M.] Minnesota, USA): Sociology fizzling out at the edges: Conditions, consequences, and the case of post-WW2 criminology in the United States

● Per Wisselgren (Uppsala, Sweden): Crossing the boundary between private and public: Kerstin Hesselgren and Swedish extra-academic social research 1900–1930

● Andreas Hess (Dublin, Ireland): A French intellectual in Emerald’s Isle: Gustave de Beaumont’s L’Irlande: Sociale, Politique et Religieuse (1839)

Saturday, May 22, 15.30–18.00

(9) Author Meets Critics

● Sven Eliaeson Max Weber’s methodologies: Interpretation and critique (Cambridge, UK: Polity Press in association with Blackwell Publishers; Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 2002)

Critics: Peter Baehr (Hong Kong) & Uta Gerhardt (Heidelberg, Germany) & David Kettler (Bard College, USA)

Sunday, May 23, 9:30–13:00

Sightseeing tour through Vienna »Places of Political and cultural historical significance«, guided by Albert Müller (Department of Contemporary History, University of Vienna)

Exhibition »Looking backward to Marienthal«

The exhibition, organized by the Archives for the History of Sociology in Austria and the Gemeinde Gramatneusiedl, is curated by Reinhard Müller in co-operation with two residents of Marienthal: Walter Dienstl and Josef Malicek, who collected documents of Marienthal since more than two decades. The exhibition should give an impression of Marienthal, although it is concerned primarily with the years 1890 to 1939, in that the generations grew up which were important for the Marienthal study. More than 150 pictures and about 20 objects inform about the history of the Marienthal factory and workers settlement as well as about the Marienthal study, about the Marienthal workers and their social life, buildings and clubs mentioned in the Marienthal study.

With financial support by Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture, Vienna, Niederösterreich Kultur  Abteilung Kultur und Wissenschaft des Amtes der Niederösterreichisch Landesregierung, Österreichische Forschungsgemeinschaft (ÖFG) and Marktgemeinde Gramatneusiedl

● [Programm-Poster. Graz: Archiv für die Geschichte der Soziologie in Österreich 2004], unpaginiert (2 S.): [1], [2].

● [Gedenkblatt der Kongressteilnehmer für die Marktgemeinde Gramatneusiedl], unpaginiert (2 S.), mit 42 Unterschriften: [1], [2].

● Sheykhi, Mohammad Taghi (geb. 1948) / Vosyliute, Anele [d.i. Anelė Vosyliūtė] (geb. 1944) / Pereyra, Diego [Ezequiel] / Bulmer, Martin (geb. 1943) / Platt, Jennifer (geb. 1945): Reports on the Marienthal Conference, in: RCHS newsletter (Auckland, N.Z.), Juni 2004 (updated August 2004), S. 7–12:

Siehe auch die Ausstellung »Looking Backward to Marienthal«.

© Reinhard Müller
Stand: Juli 2011

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Plan Fabrik Marienthal
Plan Neu-Reisenberg
Ortsplan Gramatneusiedl