Midterm Conferences of the 37 Research Networks at the ESA

Deadline: 
January 01, 2020

In 2020, all 37 ESA Research Networks organise midterm conferences across Europe.

Details about the conferences listed here below can be found on the ESA website on the pages of the Research Networks.

*** DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, SOME RN MIDTERM CONFERENCES ARE BEING CANCELLED OR POSTPONED. ***

(last update of this list: 3 July 2020)

 

Sport, Diversity and Social Change

*** CANCELLED! RN28 explores the possibility to have the conference next year. ***

Midterm Conference of the RN28 – Society and Sports

18-21 May 2020

Solent University, Southampton, UK

 

Democratic struggles: contention, social movements and democracy

*** CANCELLED! RN25 explores the possibility to have the conference later this year. ***

Midterm Conference of the RN25 – Social Movements

27-29 May 2020

University of Tartu, Estonia

 

The rise of AI society

*** CANCELLED! RN24 explores the possibility to have the conference later this year. ***

Midterm Conference of the RN24 – Science and Technology

28-29 May 2020

Helsinki, Finland

 

Health and Healthcare in Europe: between inequalities and new opportunities

*** CANCELLED! RN16 explores the possibility to have the conference later this year. ***

Midterm Conference and PhD Workshop of the RN16 – Sociology of Health and Illness

17-19 June 2020

Jagiellonian University, Poland

 

What’s Next? Critical Political Economy at the End of Neoliberalism?

*** The dates are MAINTAINED but the midterm will be ONLINE ONLY. ***

Midterm Conference of the RN06 – Critical Political Economy

19-20 June 2020

University of Limerick, Ireland

 

[Title to be announced]

*** CANCELLED! RN27 explores the possibility to have the conference next year OR to organise it ONLINE ONLY. ***

Midterm Conference of the RN27 – Regional Network Southern European Societies

July 2020

Portugal

 

Seeing and the Other Senses – Making Sense of the Senses Through Language. Opportunities and Challenges in Qualitative Research

Midterm Conference of the RN20 – Qualitative Methods – ONLINE ONLY

NEW DATES: Summer 2020 (asynchronous format) *** PREVIOUSLY August 2020 ***

University of Kassel, Germany

 

Inclusive Education and Society in a Time of Change: Theories, Policies and Practices

*** The dates are MAINTAINED but the midterm will be ONLINE ONLY. ***

Midterm Conference of the RN10 – Sociology of Education

20-21 August 2020

Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

 

Intersectional perspectives on diversity in occupations and professions: The role of the welfare state

*** CANCELLED! RN14 will have a get-together session ONLINE ONLY. ***

Midterm Conference of the RN14 – Gender Relations in the Labour Market and the Welfare State

24-25 August 2020

University of Newcastle, Newcastle, UK

 

Generations and Social Change. Theoretical and Methodological Imagination in Play

*** CANCELLED! RN30 explores the possibility to have the conference later this year. ***

Midterm Conference of the RN30 – Youth and Generation

24-27 August 2020

Kuopio, Finland

 

Dynamics of Professions and Professionalism: Performance, Quality and Trust

*** CANCELLED! RN19 postpones the conference to the next term (to 2022). ***

Midterm Conference of the RN19 – Sociology of Professions

25-28 August 2020

Utrecht University School of Governance, the Netherlands

 

Religion and the urban, natural and virtual environments

*** CANCELLED! RN34 explores the possibility to have a reduced session ONLINE ONLY. ***

Midterm Conference of the RN34 – Sociology of Religion

26-28 August 2020

University of Groningen, Netherlands

 

Citizenship and Consumption – All-powerful, all-powerless?

*** Currently the dates are MAINTAINED but the situation is being monitored. ***

Midterm Conference of the RN05 – Sociology of Consumption

26-29 August 2020

Oslo Metropolitan University, Consumption Research Norway (SIFO), Norway

 

Industrial Relations in Europe Conference (IREC)

*** CANCELLED! RN17 postpones the conference to the next term (to 2022). ***

Midterm Conference of the RN17 – Work, Employment and Industrial Relations

2-4 September 2020

Tampere University, Finland

 

Human Rights, Democracy and the threats of old and new Populisms: Antisemitism, Racism and Xenophobia

*** CANCELLED! RN31 postpones the conference to February 2021. ***

Midterm Conference of the RN31 – Ethnic Relations, Racism and Antisemitism

3-4 September 2020

University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

 

Categories, Transformations and Exchanges

*** CANCELLED! RN09 explores the possibility to have the conference next year. ***

Midterm Conference of the RN09 – Economic Sociology

7-9 September 2020

University of Warsaw Library, Poland

 

Childhood in (Climate) Change

*** Currently the dates are MAINTAINED but the situation is being monitored. ***

Midterm Conference of the RN04 – Sociology of Children and Childhood

9-11 September 2020

Sion, Switzerland

 

Communication, Capitalism and Critique: Critical Media Sociology in the 21st Century

*** CANCELLED! RN18 postpones the conference to the next term (to 2022). ***

Midterm Conference of the RN18 – Sociology of Communication and Media Research

10-12 September 2020

Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy

 

Global Challenges to Feminism and Gender Research

*** CANCELLED! RN33 is monitoring the situation. ***

Midterm Conference of the RN33 – Women’s and Gender Studies

14-15 September 2020

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

 

Making a Difference: the hope and promise of sexuality studies

*** CANCELLED! RN23 explores the possibility to have the conference next year OR to organise it ONLINE ONLY. ***

Midterm Conference of the RN23 – Sexuality

24-25 September 2020

Centre for Social Studies, Coimbra, Portugal

 

[Title to be announced]

*** The RN03 midterm will be ONLINE ONLY. ***

Midterm Conference of the RN03 – Biographical Perspectives on European Societies

End of September / beginning of October 2020 [to be announced]

in cooperation with the BNIM (Biographical Narrative Interpretive Method) study group of the Sociological Association of Ireland

 

Quantitative Approaches to Analyzing Social Change

*** Currently the dates are MAINTAINED but the situation is being monitored. ***

Midterm Conference of the RN21 – Quantitative Methods

9-10 October 2020

University of Lucerne, Switzerland

 

Multidimensional Risks in the XXI Century

*** CANCELLED! RN22 postpones the conference to the next term (to late 2021).***

Midterm Conference of the RN22 – Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty

13-14 October 2020

University of Perugia, Italy

 

Back to the Future? European Progressions and Retrogressions

*** The dates are MAINTAINED but the midterm will be ONLINE ONLY. ***

Midterm Conference of the RN32 – Political Sociology

29-31 October 2020

Maynooth University, Ireland

 

Global Social Change: Ideas and Interests

Midterm Conference of the RN15 – Global, transnational and cosmopolitan sociology

NEW DATES: 5-6 November 2020 *** PREVIOUSLY April 2020 ***

Villa Tuscolana Park Hotel, Frascati, Italy

 

9th Midterm Conference on Emotions

Midterm Conference of the RN11 – Sociology of Emotions – ONLINE ONLY

NEW DATES: 25-27 November 2020 *** PREVIOUSLY August 2020 ***

Pre-conference PhD Workshop on 23-24 November 2020

Barcelona, Spain

 

Social Theory as a Vocation? State of Affairs of Sociological Theorizing in Europe

Midterm Conference of the RN29 – Social Theory

NEW DATES: 14-15 January 2021 *** PREVIOUSLY August 2020***

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Ageing in context: Places, spaces and cultures of ageing

Midterm Conference of the RN01 – Ageing in Europe

NEW DATES: 20-22 January 2021 *** PREVIOUSLY August 2020***

University of Jyväskylä, Finland

 

Towards Reflexivity in Migration Studies. Knowledge Production in Times of Contested Politics and Post-Colonial Dynamics

Midterm Conference of the RN35 – Sociology of Migration

NEW DATES: 21-22 January 2021 *** PREVIOUSLY September 2020***

Technical University Berlin, Germany

 

Extended family relationships: What are they in late modernity?

Midterm Conference of the RN13 – Sociology of Families and Intimate Lives

NEW DATES: 21-23 January 2021 *** PREVIOUSLY June 2020***

Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic

 

Urban Theory and Urban Praxis: Past, Present and Possible Futures

Midterm Conference of the RN37 – Urban Sociology

NEW DATES: 27-29 January 2021 *** PREVIOUSLY September 2020***

University of Bologna, Italy

 

Energy Transition: Does the Mountain Give Birth to a Mouse

Midterm Conference of the RN12 – Environment and Society

NEW DATES: 10-12 February 2021 *** PREVIOUSLY September 2020***

University of Trento, Italy

 

The Social Effects of Art: Activism, Advocacy and Beyond

Midterm Conference of the RN02 – Sociology of the Arts

NEW DATES: 9-12 March 2021 *** PREVIOUSLY September 2020***

University of the Arts Helsinki/Helsinki Music Center, Finland

 

En-Compass-ing Culture(s): Beyond East/West and South/North

Midterm Conference of the RN07 – Sociology of Culture

NEW DATES: 10-12 March 2021 *** PREVIOUSLY June 2020***

University of Helsinki, Finland

 

From the cradle to the grave? Social policy in diverse temporal and spatial contexts

Midterm Conference of the RN26 – Sociology of Social Policy and Social Welfare

NEW DATES: 11-12 March 2021 *** PREVIOUSLY October 2020***

Federal University of Berlin, Germany