19th Workshop on New Institutionalism and Workshop "Varieties of Collegiality"

March 21-22 and March 23, 2024 at Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Symbol images of Jena and the University
Symbol images of Jena and the University
Collage: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

19th Workshop on New Institutionalism

The annual New Institutionalism Workshop (NIW) after more than 19 years has achieved the status of a welcoming and vibrant academic event. Scholars from different disciplines, countries, and even academic traditions have come each year to develop theoretical and empirical frontiers of institutional research. This time we invite you to participate in the 19th Workshop that will take place in Jena, Germany at Friedrich Schiller University.

We are keeping with two main NIW traditions: (1) the workshop is planned as an open forum, a space for meeting and conversation in order to share innovative research ideas and approaches regarding new institutionalism; (2) we welcome papers that are in their early stage.

We encourage work that brings forward novel topics, employs innovative methodology, and/or advances fresh perspectives of inquiry. Approaches that drift away from present mainstream themes will enhance and develop our understanding of institutions and institutional phenomena. We are especially keen to hear voices from literature that does not belong to the standard reference list of institutional theory, and/or to learn about scholarly endeavors that draw on work not available in English. Also, in line with the new institutionalism network’s spirit, the workshop encourages collaboration, particularly among scholars drawing on or bridging different disciplines.

We look forward to receiving submissions by experienced academics, young scholars, and doctoral students alike, and to many enjoyable and fruitful discussions during the workshop. Participants are expected to be present throughout the workshop and actively contribute to the discussions.

Keynote Speeches

Kerstin Sahlin (Uppsala University): "Variations of collegiality: Governance dilemmas in university settings and beyond"

Uwe Schimank (University of Bremen): "What Does John Meyer's 'World Polity' Perspective Contribute to the Understanding of Western Modernity?"


You can find the latest version of the program herepdf, 244 kb · de (last update: March 20, 2024).

Important Dates and Information

Workshop: March 21 – 22, 2024

For more information, please see the Call for Paperspdf, 191 kb · de.

Workshop "Varieties of Collegiality"

This workshop will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024, in Jena, Germany, immediately following the New Institutionalism Workshop. The workshop will run from 9am to 6pm, followed by a dinner.

For more information on this workshop, please see the Call for Papers ("Varieties of Collegiality")pdf, 152 kb · de.