Haifa Social Science Conference

The 4th Annual Haifa International Social Sciences online interdisciplinary conference for Graduate Students

June 1st, 2022

About the conference

The 4th Annual Haifa Social Sciences Conference is an enterprise of the Idit program, a four-year multidisciplinary program aimed at advancing the next generation of social science researchers in Israel. The program is composed of a limited group of Ph.D students at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Haifa. The group acts as a cross-field community to enhance each participant's personal research. The conference offers postgraduate students the opportunity to present their research in a stimulating intellectual environment and receive feedback from a wide variety of interdisciplinary discussants.

An explicit aim of the conference is to build a network among postgraduate students interested in interdisciplinary research. The conference therefore aims to host a vibrant intellectual community where participants can interact with different faculty members from social science departments and their peers from around the world who share this same interest.

Conference theme 2022

Connections and networks in the social sciences

The fourth Annual Haifa International Social Sciences Conference seeks studies exploring connections and networks in the social sciences. While the terms connections and networks hold many meanings, they are used to mark and explain relationships within a system. These relationships may be between and amongst humans and non-human actants, systems, methods, data, or disciplines. In all their shapes and forms, connections, and their resulting networks, are at the heart of social sciences research. Moreover, in the current era of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) global pandemic, connections, networks, and their value, have been significantly amplified by both academic and public attention.

We welcome submissions from the following social science disciplines: political science, psychology, neuroscience, economics, geography and environmental studies, computer and data sciences, communications and media, sociology, gender studies, anthropology, law, criminology, and statistics. Research from industry representatives will also be accepted.

Keynote PRESENTATION

Professor Amir Goldberg

Stanford Graduate School of Business

What can AI teach us about culture?

Recent years have seen the introduction of new deep-learning language models known as word embedding models. In this talk I will review recent findings from a variety of studies that demonstrate how these models can be used to open the black box of culture. In particular, I will discuss how they can be used to explore the dynamics of innovation, conformism and group identity.


Funding

University of Haifa

199 Abba Hushi Blvd., Mount Carmel,

Haifa 3498838, Israel

cONFERENCE ITINERARY

TEL AVIV (GMT + 2)

  • 12:00PM (noon) - Conference Start

    • Main room opens

  • 12:00PM - 1:30PM - Series 1 Workshops

  • 2:00PM - 3:30PM - Series 2 Workshops

  • 3:30PM - 4:00PM - Mingling & Networking 101

    • How to navigate the awkwardness of academic conference socializing. Hosted by Dr. Hagai Shemesh, Senior Lecturer, Tel-Hai College.

  • 4:00PM - Main Address & Presentation

    • Main address by Professor Daphna Canetti

    • Keynote presentation by Professor Amir Goldberg

      • Q & A from the crowd

    • Respondent words by Doctor Anna Brook

  • 5:00PM - Awards & Address

    • Award ceremony for the workshops' exceptional presenters

    • Address by the IDIT fellowship conference committee.

  • 5:30PM - Conference End

New york (GMT - 5)

  • 5:00AM - Conference Start

    • Main room opens

  • 5:00AM - 6:30AM - Series 1 Workshops

  • 7:00AM - 8:30AM - Series 2 Workshops

  • 8:30PM - 9:00PM - Mingling & Networking 101

    • How to navigate the awkwardness of academic conference socializing. Hosted by Dr. Hagai Shemesh, Senior Lecturer, Tel-Hai College.

  • 9:00AM - Main Address & Presentation

    • Main address by Professor Daphna Canetti

    • Keynote presentation by Professor Amir Goldberg

      • Q & A from the crowd

    • Respondent words by Doctor Anna Brook

  • 10:00AM - Awards & Address

    • Award ceremony for the workshops' exceptional presenters

    • Address by the IDIT fellowship conference committee.

  • 10:30AM - Conference End