Past Conferences

4th Conference of the Network for Qualitative Methods on the Topic "Transformations, Breaks and (In-)Consistencies - Long-term Perspectives in Qualitative Social Research" (19th to 21st of April 2023)

Qualitative methods are predestined by their orientation to everyday life worlds and everyday practices to not only collect positions at a certain point in time, but also to trace (in)consistencies, ruptures and transformations over time. Especially by taking a long-term perspective on processes of interpersonal communication and the negotiation of meanings, qualitative research can show that attitudes and beliefs are often situationally activated and continuously evaluated, but at the same time can have persistent elements under changing conditions.


However, for various, and often  rather research pragmatic reasons, the qualitative long-term perspective is hardly ever redeemed in the current research landscape and, if so, rather via reconstructive elements in the context of short, one-time field visits. Method triangulations also typically aim more at a juxtaposition than a temporal succession of measurements. A long-term study design that focuses on the (in)consistencies, breaks, and transformations themselves has been the rarity so far. This conference therefore aims to reflect on qualitative long-term research and studies with qualitative multiple treatments from a conceptual, methodological and research-practical point of view and to present projects, methodological strategies and approaches.


Local organization team in Augsburg:


Lisa Waldenburger




Annual Meeting of the DGPuK-Section Media, Public and Gender on the Topic "Gender, Health and Media (05th - 07th October 2022)


The Covid-19 pandemic has illustrated how importat bodily and mental health is for human life and the stability of societies. Media play an important role by informing the public, carrying public dabtes, enabling individuals to communicate or functioning as technology for selfcare. 


Within this conference we will look into the different aspects of mental and physical well-being in relation to media and gender (as well as other categories of diversity). We will consider individual media practices as well as public discourse. 



Local organization team in Augsburg:

Dr. Jakob Hörtnagl

Dr. Cordula Nitsch


For the the DGPuK-Section Media, Public and Gender:

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Kathrin Friederike Müller, University of Rostock 

Dr. Corinna Peil, Paris Lodron University Salzburg