06 to 07 July 2023

25th SKAD-Networkmeeting RESOWI Centre, University of Graz

5 to 7 October, 2023

SKAD Autumn School University of Augsburg

SKAD Autumn School

The next SKAD Autumn School will take place at the University of Augsburg on October 5-7, 2023. Organiser: Prof. Dr. Reiner Keller.


Following the success of the last four international workshops with participants from different countries and all world regions, there will be a fifth introductory workshop in English on the Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse (SKAD) at the University of Augsburg in October 2023. The organiser invites novice as well as experienced academics from a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to sociology, ethnology, political science, cultural studies, linguistics, education, and other humanities, to explore the potential of this approach to studying discourses in the context of their own projects and research. Please note that the autumn school gives priority to participants without a strong German language background. German speakers are invited to register for our summer school.

The Augsburg autumn school builds on the broad international interest in SKAD and introduces core issues of the concrete doing and practice of SKAD based discourse research. It addresses colleagues from the Social Sciences and the broad range of the Humanities who are interested in learning about SKAD and its profile within the field of discourse studies as well as in doing SKAD research/using SKAD methodologies in their own discourse-oriented research.

The workshop will discuss the following topics:

  • What is at stake when using SKAD in discourse research?
  • SKAD theory: discourses & dispositifs – and how to conceptualise them
  • Research questions and conceptual tools in SKAD
  • The methodology of interpretive analytics
  • Getting into the field: methods of data collection and analysing data
  • Getting out of the field: from data analysis to comprehensive diagnostics
  • Digital data and analysis in SKAD based discourse research
  • Special interest sessions (optional): SKAD applications in sociology and the humanities (Reiner Keller) & SKAD application in political science (Miranda Böttcher)

More information on the workshop, the program, and the registration can be found below:






 06.07-07.07.2023 RESOWI Centre at University of Graz  


25th SKAD-Networkmeeting

The next networkmeeting „The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse“ will take place at the RESOWI Centre at the University of Graz on 06 to 07 July 2023. The meeting starts on 06.07. at 2.00 pm and ends on 07.07. at 3 pm.


If you are interested in participating or presenting your own SKAD-based dissertation or project, please write to the organisers at the following e-mail address:


In addition to the discussion of work-in-progress, empirical material can also be brought in and worked on together. There are no formal requirements for "membership" or any other obligations. Participation is also free of charge for all. A maximum of six projects will be discussed at the meeting, each within a very generous time frame of 60 minutes. In addition, there will be the opportunity to discuss general and specific questions in an open space. Proposals for this can be submitted in advance by e-mail.

Organisation: Miranda Boettcher & Arne Böker