Professor Krzysztof T. Konecki was elected to the Executive Committee of the European Sociological Association!
Congratulations and thank you to everyone who supported professors candidature!
Call for Papers for the conference Collective vs Collected Memories. 1989-1991 from an Oral History Perspective, which is going to be held in Warsaw, Poland, November this year. The conference is the fourth event in the project “Genealogies of Memory” initiated in 2011 by European Network Remembrance and Solidarity.
The deadline for proposals is 15th May 2014.
Understanding Society Update
Innovation Panel Competition 2014: Call for Proposals
Our annual competition is open and we're looking for innovative experiments and tests to be incorporated into Wave 8 of the Understanding Society Innovation Pane
Ethnography is often seen as one of the principal approaches in qualitative methodology. Within its long and rich history there have been various moments of and 'turns' in ethnography. Mostly these moments were theoretically inspired. However, in the last few decennia new types of ethnography were inspired by societal and technological trends as well.
Post of the Managing Director of Consortium of European Social Science Data
The Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) is a
pan-European distributed research infrastructure that provides large scale,
integrated and sustainable data services to the social sciences. CESSDA is
working to define and extend the frontiers in this rapidly expanding field.
The Main Office is located in Bergen, Norway, and coordinates the
cooperation between Data Service Providers from the 13 European countries
which currently participate, and any which join in the future.
CESSDA is now seeking to recruit its first Managing Director
The Institute for Futures Studies (IFFS), Stockholm, is appointing a researcher to the project Children’s living conditions in a changing society: Socioeconomic and ethnic inequality. The project is concerned with social and ethnic inequalities among young people in present-day society, including intergenerational processes and segregation mechanisms, and is funded by a long-term grant by Forte (Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life, and Welfare). It covers five major themes: educational inequality, child poverty, school and wellbeing, ethnic integration, and family structure. Around ten researchers at IFFS and Swedish Institute for Social Research at Stockholm University are currently engaged within the project, and much of the research involves international collaboration. IFFS, located in the heart of Stockholm city, hosts several related large-scale research projects, including projects on school and labour market segregation, employing and collaborating with internationally renowned scholars within sociology and related disciplines (www.iffs.se/en).
The Conference organizing committee hereby announces the 8th midterm Conference of the European Research Network Sociology of the Arts, which will take place from 4 to 6 September 2014 at “Babes-Bolyai” University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
The Call for Papers is thematically broad and it includes various topics of arts sociology. Researchers from all social sciences disciplines, philosophy and humanities, as well as PhD students and artists, who are interested in inter- and trans-disciplinary dialogue, are welcome to participate in this conference.
Send the abstract by email to the Conference Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org) with Cc to Dan Eugen Ratiu (email@example.com).
The deadline for abstract submission is February 15, 2014
The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for those who have already met at earlier conferences to continue the discussion, and to invite other scholars to join them in this endeavour. Thematically, this conference will bring together various sociological approaches to the political regulation of migration and mobility such as the emergence of (European) migration regimes over the past decades, the discourses and practices involved, the social and cultural contexts of political regulation and the impact of migration regimes on migrants' lives and practices.
Deadline for submission of abstracts (max. 200 words) and brief biographical notes is 1 April 2014.
Modeling Spatio-Temporal Reasoning in Complex Social Systems July 20 - July 26, 2014, Lipari Island, Italy
"Smart city" projects are a strategic opportunity for reorganizing local governance. A smart city is a complex adaptive system (CAS) from a computational social science perspective. Smart cities promise a considerable rate of innovation that will benefit urban populations, making them more accessible in spatio-temporal terms, and increase efficiency and rationalization in the management of environmental and energy resources. Furthermore, they will promote new ICT competences. For this reason, technological innovation should be calibrated to these potential scenarios and properly planned so that it enables greater social equity and access. [...]