PhD Summer School 2023. AI and the Transformation of Work: Employment, Skills and Job Quality

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Summer Program
September 11, 2023 to September 14, 2023
Subject Fields: 
Digital Humanities, Labor History / Studies, Political Science, Social Sciences, Sociology


The Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society and FES Future of Work invite submissions for the PhD Summer School related to the topics of

- algorithmic management,

- smart manufacturing,

- human-machine interaction,

- changes in management strategies,

- discrimination in the workplace,

- involvement of trade unions in regulating the use of AI,

- occupational safety and health risks,

- changes in work organization,

- requirements for workers’ training, and autonomy and risk monitoring.


Number of places: 16 PhD students working on the topics related to digitalisation transformation from the social science perspective. Interdisciplinary approaches are highly encouraged.

Eligibility: currently registered PhD students in Social Science/Related Disciplines.

Selection: Participants will be selected following a peer-review process and on the basis of scientific excellence of their proposed abstract. A fair balance between different regions within and Europe and topics will be maintained. A limited number of places reserved for students outside the EU.

Format of the event: On-site

Funding: All selected participants will be provided with 3 nights’ accommodation and meals during the stay. The travel costs and the costs for COVID-19 tests if required for the travel are not reimbursed. The PhD Students from Ukraine will be offered travel scholarships.

Fee: a fee of 50 EUR to be paid to the organisers once the list of participants is announced.


Guidelines for applications:

Please send a short CV (max. 3 pages) and an abstract of your paper (400 words max) by May 15, 2023.

Your abstract should contain the following subheadings:

  • Title of paper
  • Keywords (up to 4)
  • Research question
  • Theoretical framework
  • Methodology (if empirical paper)
  • Preliminary findings or conclusions

Applications (in a single PDF file) must be submitted to inga.sabanova(at)  by May 15, 2023.

The list of selected participants will be announced by June 15, 2023.


Contact Info: 

Inga Sabanova

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