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Call for Papers
Parents’ responsibilities
Exploring new contexts, practices, social relations, and discourse

Deadlines:
Abstracts are due by June 30, 2024. All abstracts (500 words), with 5 keywords, should be sent as e-mail attachments to: morenatartari@gmail.com and sarah.murru@kuleuven.be
Submission of first versions of chapters to the editors by November 30, 2024. Papers – written in English – should follow the publisher guidelines.
Communication from the Editors concerning the peer-review process by January 31, 2024.
Revised and edited versions sent to the Editors by March 15, 2025.
Estimated publication on Fall 2025

View the full call here.

Call for papers for a book edited by Morena Tartari (Northumbria University and Babeş-Bolyai University) & Sarah Murru (KU Leuven).
Bristol University Press (BUP) has expressed an interest in working with us on developing this proposal under consideration for the Sociology of Children and Families series.

This volume seeks to understand how parents’ responsibilities are discursively organized in different contexts and how this affects daily family practices and relations. In particular, it seeks to address how new family forms, such as separated families practicing SPC or same-sex parents, as well as new or diverse family practices, such as intensive parenting or “zero waste parenting”, shape new understandings of responsibility. In Western societies, individuals’ actions are increasingly assessed in terms of responsibility, accountability, and autonomy (Giddens, 1992; Beck and Beck-Gernsheim, 1995). Professionals, scholars, entrepreneurs, educators, teachers, can feel pressure to be responsible, accountable, or ethical.

Responsibility can be attributed to individuals and institutions, with different consequences, roles, and functions. Yet some individuals and activities seem to be more exposed than others to this pressure. In particular, parents in the neoliberal, competitive context, seem to be increasingly held responsible for the wellbeing, success, health, and more, of their children (Finch & Mason, 1993). The link between responsibility and family relationships has been widely studied. Apart from the more obvious legally-bounded forms of responsibilities between spouses or parent-children relationships (Finch 2016), scholarship has also investigated the concept of responsibility between family members that are not formally regulated (e.g., Ranson 2013; Porter 2010), the implications of family responsibilities for family practices (see for instance, Morgan 2011; Vincent & Ball, 2007), as well as the moral obligations attached to kinship relations (Ribbens McCarthy et al, 2000). Literature on parenting practices highlights how parent’s sense of responsibility in most efficiently equipping their children also has implications on their anxiety. Literature that conceptualizes parental burn-out (Roskam et al, 2021), and mental load (Luthra & Haux, 2022; Dean et al, 2021) highlights an increase in stress related to parental responsibility, especially in connection to intensive parenting practices (e.g., Faircloth 2014; Smith & Craig 2017). While recent scholarship has emphasized the need to further investigate the connections between responsibility, practices, and relationships (Bennet & Bergström, 2015), we also target the need to look into what shapes these: discourse.

Institutional discourses have shaped not only parents’ responsibilities but also practitioners’ responsibilities in terms of evaluation of parental responsibilities (e.g., Kruk 2010;) and studies have shown how policies discursively addressed and shaped parental responsibilities (e.g., Gillies 2008). Several studies within critical sociological approaches argue the central role of institutions in affecting parents’ everyday practices and relationships even in terms of responsibility, in particular in presence of diverse family forms (see for instance Griffith & Smith 2005; Luken & Vaughan 2006) or when particular family issues are detected by practitioners (e.g., Maher et al 2013).

In the context of new polarizing societal challenges, such as, for instance, climate change and environmental issues on the one hand (Matthies et al 2012; Iwaniec & Curdt-Christiansen 2020), and intensification of the use of technology in parenting and displays of “good parenting” practices online on the other hand (Tartari et al, 2023), we highlight the importance of understanding the role of these new parenting practices on family relations as well as new institutional discourses on parental responsibilities that nurture these.

This volume aims to address the following main question: How are parental responsibilities (re)shaped in the context of evolving family practices and societal transformation? We are particularly interested in contributions which aim to analyze how parental responsibilities are discursively constructed and how these “constructs” affect everyday family practices.

This special issue especially welcomes the following topics:
- How parental responsibilities are discursively constructed in different sectors like education, health care, labor market, etc.
- How parental responsibilities are discursively constructed in relation to different family forms (single parents, LGBTQ+ parents, etc.) and how this affects everyday practices?
- How parental responsibilities are constructed in welfare states and in other contexts? Which similarities and differences? What resources/social capital is linked to practicing responsibility in these contexts?
- Which forms of (everyday) resistance are connected to family responsibility discourses and/or challenge/reframe dominant discourses?
- How family responsibility discourses do affect or interact with forms of citizenship?
- How do gender or other intersectional dimensions affect or are involved in the responsibility discourses?

We are particularly interested in bringing to light the hidden work of parents and practitioners and valorize their perspective and experience. Studies which use quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods are welcome, as well as theoretical analyses.

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Call for Papers
Uprooted! The Wellbeing and Social Integration of Migrant Children and Youth

The Sociology Studies of Children and Youth series invites paper contributions for its upcoming volume titled Uprooted! The Wellbeing and Social Integration of Migrant Children and Youth. This peer-reviewed, annual volume invites research from different contexts and regions, and from varied methodological and theoretical orientations. This collection will feature articles providing empirical insights about migration for children. Papers from every region of the world are welcome. Topics may include how children and/or youth perceive migration, the root causes of migration, children and/or youth as internal, rural-urban, circular, forced, or international migrants, the social integration and acceptance of children and/or youth migrants, and children's/youth's rights in migration contexts. Read the full call for proposals and detailed guidelines here. Submit full paper (4,000-8,000 words) and abstract by July 1, 2024 to Loretta Bass, Professor, University of Oklahoma (Lbass@ou.edu).

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Call for Papers
Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion, Volume 17 (Forthcoming 2026)
Religion and Non-Religion in Family Life
Editored By: Morena Tartari, Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania and Olga Breskaya, University of Padova

Submission Deadline: 31 July 2024

The family relates to the intertwining of relations and everyday interactions in which values, traditions and beliefs are molded and transferred from one generation to the next, including religious and non-religious beliefs, values and practices. Two processes are central to shaping religious and non-religious dynamics within the fabric of family relations.

First, a growing diversity in personal and family life marked by transformations in family forms, relationships, roles, intimacies, living arrangements and routines has a significant impact on transmission of religious and non-religious beliefs and practices. Divorce, cohabitation, same-sex unions, and single parenthood rates are increasing and often perceived as a threat to traditional societal and family values. Second, economic and cultural changes have brought a decline in religiousness and increase in non-religiousness, indicating a secularization process in western societies in the last decades. Institutionalized religions are challenged by alternative forms of religiosity and spirituality, leading to greater individualization within family religious life as well. At the same time, the increasing presence of religious minorities in numerous societies around the globe has prompted a re-evaluation of the secular/religious nexus, especially within the familial domain where beliefs and values intersect.

This volume aims to contribute to a more profound understanding of the relationship between family dynamics, its role in transmitting religion and non-religion and contemporary religious change. We invite contributions with a wide range of theories and methods in analyzing this topic, and in particular, papers dealing with the following issues:

• family structure and religious and non-religious landscapes
• religious and non-religious parenting cultures in the Global South and North
• spiritual diversity and family life
• religion/non-religion and conflict in marital and parent‐child relationships
• family schooling and parents' (non)religiosity
• family and religious and non-religious activism
• religious and non-religious dimensions and transformation of family relationships, including issues like separation/divorce, work-life balance, new family forms

Please send proposals (400 words) and a brief bio to Morena TartariLearn more

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Call for Papers
Fifteenth International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society
Hosted by Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
19-20 June 2025

Submission Deadline: 19 August 2024

Founded in 2011, Religion in Society Research Network explores the relationship between religion in society and the changing nature of spirituality. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.
 
The Fifteenth International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society calls for research addressing the following annual themes and special focus:
  • 2025 Special Focus—Fragile Meanings: Vulnerability in the Study of Religions and Spirituality

  • Theme 1: Religious Foundations

  • Theme 2: Religious Community and Socialization

  • Theme 3: Religious Commonalities and Differences

  • Theme 4: The Politics of Religion

We are interested in the following lines of investigation:   

  • On the sources, modes, and manifestations of religiosity.

  • On learning religious ways, spiritual ways of life, and religious institutions.

  • On variations in religious forms and the relationships between different religions.

  • On the relations of religion to the state and civil society.

Religion in Society Research Network also supports a book imprint and a collection of journals.

Call for Papers
Twentieth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Hosted by University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain, 2-4 July 2025
All presenters are also encouraged to submit their paper to the companion journal collection, the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Journal Collection.  Find out more about the journal collection and submission process.

We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. The dates below serve as a guideline for proposal submission based on our corresponding registration deadlines. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission.

Upcoming Proposal & Registration Dates

Upcoming Proposal Deadline

Advance

2 September 2024

Upcoming Registration Deadlines

Advance

2 October 2024

Early

2 January 2025

Submit a proposal by 2 September 2024

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Call for Papers
Im/migrant Well-Being: A Nexus for Policy Research & Policy 2025 Conference

Hosted by: The Im/migrant Well-Being Scholar Collaborative (IWSC)  

Conference Organizers: Elizabeth Aranda, University of South Florida – Immigrant Well-Being Research Center; and Elizabeth Vaquera, The George Washington University – Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute.  

Dates & Location: February 14-15, 2025, Hilton Bayfront Hotel in St. Petersburg, Florida    

Theme: The 2025 Conference on Im/migrant Well-Being will focus on the lived experiences, challenges, and successes of immigrants within and across generations over time in the United States. We invite submissions that critically examine the intergenerational impacts of how United States immigration policies, such as Title 42, "Remain in Mexico"/Migrant Protections Protocols, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention and surveillance, executive actions like the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and other policies and programs shape the daily lives and well-being of immigrants and their families. By centering the voices and experiences of immigrant communities, this conference seeks to generate empirical work that promotes the humanity of immigrants and informs evidence-based policymaking at the local, state, and national level. The 2025 Conference on Im/migrant Well-Being builds upon the first "Im/migrant Well-Being: A Nexus for Research & Policy" conference, held in 2023, which successfully convened scholars, policymakers, and community advocates to delve into the critical issues surrounding immigrant well-being through a series of thematic panels and keynote addresses by distinguished scholars engaged in policy advocacy, and which resulted in the publication of two special issues of the journal, American Behavioral Scientist

What's New in 2025: The 2025 Conference on Im/migrant Well-Being will focus more intently on the intergenerational dynamics of immigration and well-being, recognizing that the experiences of immigrants and their descendants unfold over time. This sequel event seeks to explore the effects of policies and societal attitudes over generations, expanding the dialogue to include newer studies, emerging policy developments, and the latest findings aimed at improving immigrant well-being. A key differentiator for the upcoming conference will be its enhanced emphasis on actionable insights and translational research. By fostering a more robust interface between academia and policymaking, the event aspires to catalyze direct impacts on policy formulation and implementation. The intention is not only to discuss academic findings but also to workshop strategies for effectively communicating these insights to policymakers, advocacy groups, and the wider community. 

Furthermore, the 2025 Conference on Im/migrant Well-Being will spotlight the critical issue of adaptability and resilience among immigrant populations over time and across generations, in the face of evolving state policies and global challenges, such as recent state level immigration policies like Texas' SB 4 and Florida's SB 1718 and social and health crises including media tropes tying immigrants to issues like crime and fentanyl. This focus acknowledges the dynamic nature of immigrant experiences, requiring adaptive policy solutions that are responsive to both current realities and future contingencies. The goal is to set a forward-looking agenda that anticipates the needs and challenges of immigrant populations in the coming years following a presidential election year and as we approach the 250th anniversary of the United States in 2026. 

The Im/migrant Well-Being Scholar Collaborative posits well-being identified by organizations such as the CDC, NIH, and UN as a critical concept for both creating public policies and analyzing their impact, including the following dimensions of well-being:  

  • Social well-being, such as studies of social activities, work, or access to social resources;  
  • Relational well-being, such as studies of families, friendships, or support networks;  
  • Emotional well-being, such as studies of life dis/satisfaction, emotions, or resilience;  
  • Psychological well-being, including studies of identity, safety, mental health, or uncertainty;  
  • Physical well-being, such as studies of stress, dietary and activity habits, or access to medical interventions;  
  • Economic well-being that centers im/migrants themselves and/or their families, such as access to legal representation, health, food, and housing;  
  • The intersections of some or all of these forms of well-being as they relate to state violence, such as im/migrant detainment, forced expulsion, and raids.  

Topics of interest in this conference include but are not limited to: 

  • Social, relational, emotional, psychological, physical, and economic well-being of immigrants and their families and communities as described above; 
  • Intergenerational processes and impacts of immigration policies; 
  • Impacts of state violence, detainment, forced expulsion, and raids; 
  • Intersectional experiences of underrepresented immigrant communities; 
  • Resilience, identity negotiation, and cultural adaptation across generations; 
  • Translating research findings into actionable policy recommendations and other examples of “engaged scholarship.” 

Conference Format & Objectives

On Day 1, conference presenters will participate in panels on im/migrant well-being, which will be open to the public. On Day 2, conference presenters will participate in closed workshops on how to translate academic work for public audiences, policymakers, and members of the press. The 2025 Conference on Im/migrant Well-Being will serve as a launching point for continued engagement for participants as scholar affiliates of the Im/migrant Well-Being Scholar Collaborative. The conference is structured around the following key objectives: 

  1. Enhance scholar development and research on im/migrant well-being 
  2. Establish a collaborative research network of researchers and practitioners dedicated to improving immigrant well-being 
  3. Enhance translational research and policy impact 
  4. Identify and develop future research collaborations related to immigrant well-being, involving both academic scholars and community organizations. 

Submission Guidelines and Deadlines: We welcome submissions from a diverse range of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, education, economics, anthropology, political science, criminology, and other related fields. Scholars from underrepresented backgrounds and minority-serving institutions are strongly encouraged to submit their work. Submissions must focus on a specific US immigration policy. Submissions focused on international policy will not be considered.  

Please submit an extended abstract (up to 2,000 words, including references) that includes the following: 

  • Research question and its relevance to the conference theme 
  • Theoretical framework 
  • Data and methodology 
  • Preliminary findings 
  • Policy implications and evidence-informed solutions 
  • Conclusion 

Abstracts should be submitted through the online submission form on the conference website by September 15, 2024:  
https://www.usf.edu/arts-sciences/centers/iwrc/events/2025-conference/index.aspx.  

Graduate students seeking to submit their work should include a letter of recommendation from their advisor. Contributors should note that this call is open and competitive. Additionally, submissions must be based on original and unpublished material. 

Authors will be notified of our decision no later than October 31, 2024. Complete papers will be due December 15, 2024

Conference Support and Plans for Childcare and Family Care Resources at the Conference Site: The Collaborative will pay for one hotel room for two nights per selected paper at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel in St. Petersburg during the dates of the conference: February 14-15, 2025 (arriving on February 13). Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days of the conference.  

Understanding the critical role of family care responsibilities in conference participation, especially for early-stage researchers and primary caretakers, the conference is committed to facilitating attendance by individuals with such responsibilities. The conference organizers will establish partnerships with professional childcare providers to deliver onsite services. These services will be designed to be parent-friendly, incorporating breastfeeding support and opportunities for regular check-ins, all offered at subsidized rates to enhance affordability. 

Inquiries: Questions should be directed to the conference organizers at  
cas-iwrc@usf.edu.   

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Call for Papers
Revitalizing Applied Anthropology
Hosted by the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) in Portland, OR
 March 25-29, 2025
The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers, posters, and videos) for the Program of the 85th Annual Meeting in Portland, OR, March 25-29, 2025. The theme of the Program is “Revitalizing Applied Anthropology.”

The 2025 SfAA Annual Meeting offers researchers, practitioners, and students from diverse disciplines and organizations the opportunity to discuss their work and consider how it can contribute to a better future. SfAA members come from a host of disciplines -- anthropology, geography, sociology, economics, business, planning, medicine, nursing, law, and more. The annual meeting provides a fertile venue in which to trade ideas, methods, and practical solutions, as well as an opportunity to enter the lifeworlds of other professionals.

The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2024. For additional information on the theme, abstract size/format, and the meeting, please visit our web page www.appliedanthro.org and click on annual meeting.

If you have a webpage for links, please add the following:

The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce our 85th Annual Meeting in Portland, OR, March 25-29, 2025. 

For meeting information visit www.appliedanthro.org/annual-meeting
Call for Papers
Fifthteenth International Conference on the Constructed Environment
Hosted by Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (HTW Berlin) - Campus Wilhelminenhof, Berlin, Germany + Online
10-11 April 2025

Submission Deadline: 10 January 2025

Founded in 2010, the Constructed Environment Research Network is brought together by a common shared interest in human configurations of the environment and the interactions among the constructed, social and natural environments. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions. Learn more about registration and submission.

Special Focus—Sharing Practices and Sustainable Urban Fabrics

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Call for Proposals

Call for Paper Session Proposals
MSS Annual Meeting
March 13-16, 2025
Chicago

If you’re interested in creating and organizing a session at the 2025 MSS conference, the program committee is accepting proposals now.

If you have a great session idea that you would like to organize, we encourage you to submit the session proposal to be shared with all potential conference participants. Approved sessions will appear as part of our paper submission portal so anyone can submit papers to your session. The deadline for session submissions is July 16.

We will continue to offer the opportunity to created closed sessions, where organizers recruit the presenters outside of the MSS portal. This should be done through the submission portal that opens August 1.

The program committee is experimenting with this method of organizing sessions in order to: (1) draw upon our members’ expertise to plan our conference, (2) connect MSS members with similar interests, and (3) create interesting and state-of-the-art sessions.

If you agree to organize a session, you will need to select papers from those submitted, attend the session, and either preside or select another presider. All paper session submitters must have an active MSS profile.*

Thank you for your commitment to MSS and our annual meeting.

Click Here to Submit a Paper Session Proposal

9th International Conference on Communication & Media Studies
Interamerican Open University
Buenos Aires, Argentina
24-25 October 2024

We are pleased to share with you the Call for Papers for the Ninth International Conference on Communication & Media Studies, to be hosted by Interamerican Open University, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 24-25 October 2024.

In-Person Presenter Passes: for those who want to present in the place-based component of the conference. You are also encouraged to participate in and share your content, in the online components, by adding digital media to your presenter page on the CGScholar Event Microsite.

Online Only Presenter Passes: for those who know they will not attend the place-based component but still want to present, view all content, and engage in meaningful discussion. Online presentations will be delivered and viewed online as asynchronous digital media. Online Only presenters also have discussion boards to structure conversations.

All presenters are also encouraged to submit their papers to the companion journal, The Journal of Communication and Media Studies.  Find out more about the journal and submission process.

Important Dates
We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. The dates below serve as a guideline for proposal submission based on our corresponding registration deadlines. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission.

Upcoming Proposal Deadline

Regular

24 July 2024

Submit a proposal by 24 July 2024

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Ongoing Calls

Call for Manuscripts
African Educational Research Journal (AERJ)

African Educational Research Journal (AERJ) is a peer-reviewed open access journal which publishes high-quality articles in all areas of Education. African Educational Research Journal publishes original empirical and theoretical studies and analyses in education that constitute significant contributions to the understanding and/or improvement of educational processes and outcomes.

AERJ is currently accepting manuscripts for publication. Send manuscript attached as MS word to aerj.submit@netjournals.org or aerj.submit@gmail.com.

All manuscripts are reviewed by qualified reviewers and the review outcomes are sent back within two to three weeks of receipt of the article. Following acceptance, the paper will be published in the next available issue.

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Call for Papers and Special Issue Proposals
Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research

The Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research is unique in providing collective coverage of aggression, conflict and peace research, which are often separated disciplines. The journal’s approach stems from the ethos that in order to understand conflict and aggression it is also necessary to understand peace and conflict resolution (and vice versa). JACPR publishes a broad range of international original articles and review papers on all aspects of aggression, conflict and peace. It is aimed at both academic and practice development, with a clear remit of translating research findings into implementations for practice. Papers published in JACPR are double blind peer-reviewed.

To submit your research, please visit the journal’s ScholarOne website. In preparing papers, authors are asked to follow the standard JACPR Author Guidelines, which are available hereIf you have a special issue idea, please contact Commissioning Editor Catherine McAteer (cmcateer@emerald.com) for a proposal form.

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Conferences

2024 SAR Global Congress
Hosted by European Humanities University (EHU), Vilnius, Lithuania
25-27 June 2024

We are pleased to announce to the SAR Network that we will host a 2024 Global Congress from June 25-27, 2024 in partnership with the European Humanities University (EHU) in Vilnius, Lithuania. The theme, "Sustainable knowledge: Lessons from universities, scholars and students in exile," seeks to explore and capture the experience of current and prior generations of academic communities forced into exile by political unrest, repression, disaster and conflict.

The Global Congress is SAR’s largest convening and held generally every 2-3 years. The event brings together network members and partners to learn, share experiences, build solidarity, and inform SAR’s activities and agenda for the coming years.

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Twenty-fourth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations
Hosted by Lusiada University, Lisbon, Portugal and Online
3-5 July 2024

Founded in 2000, the Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations Research Network is brought together by a shared interest in human differences and diversity, and their varied manifestations in organizations, communities, and nations. We aim to traverse a broad terrain, sometimes technically and other times socially oriented, sometimes theoretical and other times practical in their perspective, and sometimes reflecting dispassionate analysis while at other times suggesting interested strategies for action. Our aim is to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries.

At the Twenty-fourth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations, we offer nature-based solutions as one of the strategies that allow us to tackle the challenges of climate change effectively. We also believe in the transforming power of transdisciplinary scientific dialogue, collaboration, co-construction of solutions, creative freedom, and hope as a means of strengthening more resilient, solidary, humane, and democratic communities. In this spirit, we invite research that addresses the socio-environmental challenges of the current climate emergency.

Special FocusThe Future We Want: Socio-Environmental Challenges in Times of Climate Emergency

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Twenty-fourth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations
Hosted by Lusiada University, Lisbon, Portugal
3-5 July 2024

The Twenty-fourth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations features research addressing the following annual themes: Identity and Belonging, Education and Learning in Worlds of Differences, Organizational Diversity, and Community Diversity and Governance.

For over 20 years, we've aimed to traverse a broad terrain, sometimes technically and other times socially oriented, sometimes theoretical and other times practical in their perspective, and sometimes reflecting dispassionate analysis while at other times suggesting interested strategies for action. We welcome returning and new members to add their voices to the conversation.

Special Focus—The Future We Want: Socio-Environmental Challenges in Times of Climate Emergency

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Twenty-fourth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations
Hosted by Lusiada University, Lisbon, Portugal and Online
3-5 July 2024

Founded in 1993, the Organization Studies Research Network comes together around a common concern for, and a shared interest to explore, new possibilities in knowledge, culture and change management, within the broader context of the nature and future of organizations and their impact on society. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries.

At the Twenty-fourth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations, we offer nature-based solutions as one of the strategies that allow us to tackle the challenges of climate change effectively. We also believe in the transforming power of transdisciplinary scientific dialogue, collaboration, co-construction of solutions, creative freedom, and hope as a means of strengthening more resilient, solidary, humane, and democratic communities. In this spirit, we invite research that addresses the socio-environmental challenges of the current climate emergency and the role of organizations as agents of change.

Special FocusThe Future We Want: Organizational Responsibilities for Climate Responses

Thirty-First International Conference on Learning
Hosted by Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands and Online 
10-12 July 2024

Founded in 1989, The Learner Research Network is brought together around a common concern for learning in all its sites, formal and informal, and at all levels, from early childhood, to schools, colleges and universities, and adult, community and workplace education. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

Throughout the Thirty-First International Conference on Learning, attendees will have the opportunity to engage with leading scholars, practitioners, and policymakers from around the world. Together, we will examine best practices, share research findings, and engage in thought-provoking discussions aimed at shaping the future of inclusive education. We invite educators, researchers, policymakers, and advocates to join us in this exploration of the converging challenges facing inclusive education. Together, we will forge a path toward a more inclusive, culturally responsive, and digitally literate educational landscape, ensuring that all learners are prepared to thrive in our increasingly interconnected world. Learn more about conference registration.

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Nineteenth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Hosted by Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland + Online
17-19 July 2024

Founded in 2006, the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Research Network is brought together by a common interest in disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, within and across the various social sciences, and between the social, natural and applied sciences. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

This conference aims to capture the implications of migration – of people and ideas – in politics, economy and culture. It challenges what scholars have called the “sedentary bias” (Bakewell 2008) and instead takes migration as a given, a defining feature of the globalizing world. Learn more about registration.

Special Focus—The World on the Move: Understanding Migration in a New Global Age

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Seventeenth Global Studies Conference
Hosted by Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland + Online
17-19 July 2024

Founded in 2008, the Global Studies Research Network is devoted to mapping and interpreting past and emerging trends and patterns in globalization. We aim to traverse a broad terrain, sometimes technically and other times socially oriented, sometimes theoretical and other times practical in their perspective, and sometimes reflecting dispassionate analysis while at other times suggesting interested strategies for action. Our aim is to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries.

This conference aims to capture the implications of migration – of people and ideas – in politics, economy and culture. It challenges what scholars have called the “sedentary bias” (Bakewell 2008) and instead takes migration as a given, a defining feature of the globalizing world. Learn more about the registration.

Special Focus—The World on the Move: Understanding Migration in a New Global Age

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The Society for the Study of Social Problems 74th Annual Meeting 
Montréal, Canada
9-11 August 2024

The Society for the Study of Social Problems' 2024 Annual Meeting will take place in Montréal, Canada with the theme Toward a Sociology of Violence. What and how can sociology contribute to understanding and reducing violence? Public policy and discourse often point to individual-level solutions to the social problem of violence, rather than addressing root causes that create the context in which violence and calls for violence flourish. As sociologists and members of SSSP, we can draw on decades of sociological, anti-racist, feminist, and anti-colonial research to develop concrete solutions to the problem of violence. By focusing on cultural, institutional, and structural change, we can contribute to a transformative politics that challenges carceral solutions to violence in favor of models fostering alternative forms of justice. Learn more.

Special Focus—Toward a Sociology of Violence

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Seventeenth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum 
Hosted by MusemsQuartier, Vienna, Austria and Online
13-15 September 2024

Founded in 2008, The Inclusive Museum Research Network is brought together by a shared concern for the future role of the museum and how it can become more inclusive. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensionsLearn more about registration.

We have reached the critical turning point eight years on with seven to go for realising the UN 2030 Agenda addressing the Sustainable Development Goals. The new Museum Definition of ICOM and the seminal UNESCO Museum Recommendation position museums as civil society agents in this process through local action adding to national and international aspirations and active citizenship. The challenge is locating museums within the holistic framework of cultural, economic, social and environmental sustainability. The intersectionality of the momentum across all cultural borders for climate justice, poverty alleviation and inclusion must be innovative charting path breaking approaches bridging the gulf between the Global North and the Global South. 17 Museums and 17 SDGs is an illustrative museum movement in Austria that has global relevance and lessons. This action strategy together with a range of European and international arts, museum and heritage case studies from all the continents provides for multilateralism, cultural exchanges and collaborative learning as we meet next In Vienna.

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Wisconsin Sociological Association Annual Conference
Hosted at Carroll University, Waukesha, WI, USA
November 1, 2024

The Wisconsin Sociological Association (WSA) invites proposals for presentations of empirical research at its upcoming academic conference on the theme of Social Forces and Responses to Inequality in the 21st Century. Perceived deprivation and exclusion are felt across social categories, institutions, and communities, affecting hope and well-being. Possible presentations topics include social factors shaping: (1) group-based differences in how inequalities are understood; (2) actions by the state (at any level, from local to federal) related to inequality; (3) social movements purporting to fight inequalities; and (4) backlash against anti-inequality efforts. This is just a sample of possible subjects related to the conference theme. A selection of thematic papers submitted to the conference will be invited to go through peer review for publication in a special issue of the WSA’s journal, Sociological Imagination.
In addition to presentations on the conference theme, presentations on all other social science topics are welcome, as usual. The conference features evidence-based social science perspectives, a refreshing variety of topics and research methods, opportunities for discussion, and lively networking around social researchers and issues. More information is available at https://wisconsinsociologicalassociation.org/conference or by contacting the WSA at TheWSA@live.com.

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