Rokkan Lecture & Prize Giving Ceremony: Video Online

A trip down Memory Lane: We've uploaded a video of the Rokkan Lecture and Prize Giving Ceremony at Mainz City Hall.

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Information Desk on Saturday

Some of you are already leaving, but the information desk will be open for business from 8.30 tomorrow, should you need assistance. To those who are staying for tomorrow's final session: Enjoy your last day (and night!) in Mainz.

Botanical Garden in the Snow

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Now that the sun is back, why not come to the Botanical Garden during lunch break?  If it’s still too cold for your taste, there are always the greenhouses. ?


morningThe weather has much improved, and so have travel conditions across Europe. If you are leaving today, have a safe journey. If you are leaving tomorrow or a little later, enjoy your time here!

Update: Excursions

The weather forecast for tomorrow afternoon doesn't look too bad. If your are interested in the Synagogue Tour, you can still email Jasmin Fitzpatrick ( If you would like to do the guided city walk and haven't booked yet, just go to meeting point in front of the Gutenberg-Museum and book on the spot.

Coffee Van

We had a chat with the good folks running the Coffee Van, who opened a little late this morning due to the weather. Hopefully, they should be open in time for your pre-workshop coffee tomorrow.

Please Register Now

Our funding from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft is based on the number of registered participants. If your signature on the registration sheet is missing, this will cost us dearly. So please, if you haven't registered yet, go to registration NOW. And if you see someone without a name tag, drag them along.


Weather Update & Rokkan Lecture/Welcome Reception

After today's blizzard, the forecast for tomorrow and Thursday looks slightly more optimistic. Workshops end at 4.30 tomorrow to give you enough time to get to City Hall. Although buses should be back to normal tomorrow, please head straight for City Hall from your workshop. The lecture/ceremony starts on time. More information here.