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Sociology

ENGAGING SOCIOLOGY: BSA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The theme for the 2013 Annual Conference is: Engaging Sociology.  The conference will take place at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London from 3-5 April 2013. 

This conference highlights Sociology’s contribution as it engages with topical issues affecting contemporary society – whether this is the recent riots, the financial crisis, climate change, social mobility, the Big Society, or the London Olympics.  Presentations from scholars throughout the UK (and beyond) demonstrate the value of engaging with sociological theory, combined with rigorous methodological approaches, in illuminating how these compelling issues impact on us all – over the life course; in the domestic sphere; in our communities and localities; in our dealings with institutions (the worlds of work, education, the arts and media; the justice system, religion, politics and the State); through our leisure pursuits and sport; via civic participation and political involvement; and as members of a European and global society. Fifteen concurrent streams (including, for example, social divisions/identities; cities, space, mobilities & place; media, culture & consumption) allow delegates to focus on specific interests. Our engaging plenaries bring delegates together, encouraging broader sociological debate and providing an opportunity to explore synergies with other disciplines.

The 2013 annual conference promises to be dynamic, informative, inspiring and is definitely not to be missed.  

Our themes are deliberately broad and all-encompassing, designed to appeal to the entire spectrum of sociologists and stimulate lively debate.  You are at the heart of the discipline. Your voice is important. Join the finest scholars from across the globe to lead the debate. Policy makers are coming to hear what you – the people with real experience – have to say.

 

Who should attend?

* Senior academics looking to engage in a lively, stimulating debate with peers and bright new stars.

* Researchers looking to connect with like-minded colleagues.

* Teachers looking for new ideas and inspiration.

* Students looking and learn from experts and Postgraduates looking to present and get ideas on their research.

* Policy-makers looking for scientific facts to back or steer their ideas or to develop new directions in policy.

* Anyone looking to engage with the wider sociological community.

The aims of this conference are: to showcase the latest sociological research; to attract a concentration of international specialists in our major research fields; to provide a forum in which to discuss the teaching of sociology and the professional practice of being a sociologist; and to facilitate debate, networking and professional development opportunities.

The BSA annual conference is the primary annual conference for sociology in the UK with opportunities for everyone connected to the discipline.

 

UPDATE: ABSTRACTS

Engaging Sociology: Are you engaging with topical issues affecting contemporary society?

Submit your abstract for the BSA Annual Conference 2013

To find out more about the BSA Annual Conference 2013, or to submit an abstract, please visit our website: http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/bsa-annual-conference.aspx

The conference promises to be yet another dynamic, informative, inspiring meeting of minds and is definitely not to be missed.

Deadline for abstract submissions: Midnight on Friday 5 October 2012.

SUBMIT Your Abstract online NOW!

3-5 April 2013
BSA Annual Conference:  Engaging Sociology
Grand Connaught Rooms, London

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Austerity

SOCIOLOGY IN AN AGE OF AUSTERITY

Time for sociology to make its biggest impact yet!

We’re all trying to come to terms with cuts, riots, and all the wider consequences. There’s a lot of opinion out there. But how much substance is there to the debate? The 2012 annual conference promises to be dynamic, fiery, informative, and is definitely not to be missed.

Our themes this year are deliberately broad and all-encompassing, designed to appeal to the entire spectrum of sociologists and stimulate lively debate. We’re assessing the impact of austerity on law, families, education, healthcare, research, and much more. As an academic, a researcher, or a teacher, you are at the heart of the discipline. Your voice is important. Join the finest scholars from across the globe to lead the debate. Policy makers are coming to hear what you – the people with real experience – have to say.

It’s time for sociology to make a defining impact. It’s time for the public to know how important our work is. Help to shape the future of the world around you this year.

We’re now accepting abstracts for this year’s conference, so please take this opportunity to get in touch and contribute to the debate – we’re interested in all angles, all ideas, every argument.

To find out more about the conference, or to submit an extract, please visit our website: http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/conference/home.htm

The talk may be about austerity, but there’s no limit on thought. We want to show how progress is made. Come and have your say, or just listen to what’s being said, at this year’s conference. It promises to be yet another spectacular meeting of minds that stands to offer something for everyone involved – wherever they stand in the debate.

 

11-13 April 2012
BSA Annual Conference:  Sociology in an Age of Austerity
University of Leeds

Submission deadline: 7 October 2011

 

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