International Symposium on Scientific Elites:
Concentration and Inequality

Copenhagen, September 7-8, 2023

Call for Abstracts | Keynotes | Programme | Registration | Venue


Please note that this is a preliminary programme, subject to change.

Thursday, September 7

Time Presentation Presenter
08:45-09:10 Arrival and registration
09:10-09:15 Welcome Jens Peter Andersen and Mathias W. Nielsen
09:15-09:45 Opening Speech Maja Horst
Chair: Jens Peter Andersen
09:45-10:45 Keynote presentation: Homo Academicus Stanfordiensis Dan McFarland
Chair: Jens Peter Andersen
10:45-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Contributed session I Chair: Emil Bargmann Madsen
A Danish Scientific Elite
Kristoffer Kropp
Mapping elite sociability: using digital tools to recreate scientific networks in the Indian Academy of Science
George Bailey
Elites in Sustainability Research: A Bourdieusan Study of Editorials
Marco Schirone
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Contributed session II Chair: Yvonne van Rossenberg
Geographic concentration of USA IMO teams
David Meyer
Academic Migration: Inter-disciplinary &-departmental Hierarchy, Closure, and Similarity
Bas Hofstra
Academic Elitism: Career Experiences of First-Generation vs Generational PhD Faculty in U.S. Institutions
Julia Melkers
15:00-15:20 Coffee
15:20-16:50 Contributed session III Chair: Jesper W. Schneider
"Noble and meritorious": formation and maintenance of scientific elites through the cultivating of scholarly personae
Thammy Guimarães Costa Borges
Open Elites: Open Science Practices among Scientific Elites
Behrooz Rasuli
Authorship inequality and elite dominance in management and organizational research: A review of six decades
Mehmet Orhan and Yvonne van Rossenberg

Friday, September 8

Time Presentation Presenter
08:45-09:00 Registration & Coffee
09:00-10:00 Keynote presentation Stephanie Beyer
Chair: Mathias W. Nielsen
10:00-10:40 Outcomes of the Scientific Elites project Emil B. Madsen and Andrew C. Herman
10:40-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Contributed session IV Chair: Chaoqun Ni
Social and cultural closure in awarding the Nobel Prize in Physics
Jacob Habinek
Gender Disparities in Brokerage of Scientific Collaboration
Jan Bachman
Gatekeeping and Social Closure in Academic Careers
Maria Keil
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Contributed session V Chair: Andrew C. Herman
A biographical take on interdisciplinarity: exploring disciplinary mobilities and power relationships of the professors of biological sciences
Pierre Benz
Cultural Focus as an Important Factor Creating Scientific Elites and the Absence of Its Reflection in Scientometrics
Vaclav Linkov
Sequential choice and self-reinforcing rankings
Pantelis P. Analytis
15:00-15:20 Coffee break
15:20-16:00 Keynote presentation Cassidy Sugimoto
Chair: Marc Lerchenmüller
16:00-16:10 Closing remarks Jens Peter Andersen & Mathias W. Nielsen

Practical information

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: June 16
Registration deadline: July 1


The symposium will be held in Copenhagen (Denmark), with a well-connected international airport (CPH) and train connections to most of Europe. The airport and central train station are connected to a modern underground train and a local rail system.

Copenhagen Metro
Copenhagen Airport
Getting around by train in Copenhagen