Dr. Eric Wallis on: "Framing in Politics and Journalism"
Dr. Gudrun Reijnierse on: “Linguistic Aspects of (figurative) Framing”
Dr. Amanda Machon on: "Framing the Climate: constant vs. catastrophe"
The Student Paper sessions
The student paper presentations were truly the heart of our conference. The topics were as diverse as the participants themselves, ranging from the biases of internet algorithms to the awareness of different frames in the work of occupational therapist with young people from dissadvantaged communities.
The Student Poster Session
The student poster session in a World Café setting was a new format this year's conference team intoduced to the PPE Conference. Participants were encouraged to grab a cup of coffee and a piece of cake and walk around the great hall to look at the posters and talk to the presenters. Posters are a very common sight at natural science conferences and the social sciences are starting to recognise the benefits. It is also a great format for participants to get a brief introduction to a range of topics with the freedom to dive into the subjects that interest them the most.
Dr. Viola Nordsieck on: "Could we care less? Classist framings in today's political language"
Prof. Dr. Dirk Sauerland on: "Wanted and Unwanted Framing Effects in Economics"
The workshops gave all participants a chance to apply the things they had discovered and discussed over the past two days to use. They had the choicce between five topics: "Nonviolent Communication", "A practical journey into our thinking experience", "Framing your arguments: What do you think we are talking about?", "Commercial use of framing" and "Resisting the Frames? Climate Protests and Counter-Conduct".
The Closing Session
In Germany, we have a saying: "to say Goodbye with one weeping and one smiling eye."
The conference was a joy, one that ended all too soon. We learned a lot, benefitted immensely from a host of different perspectives and hopefully will be a little more aware of the different frames we use and that are used around us in the future.
During the closing session, a number of initiatives, among them our friends from the Bayreuther Dialoge, presented their agenda. And then, all to soon, we said our Goodbyes. (And "See you again next year!"s)