American Sociological Association

Footnotes - 2016 March-April: Announcements: Call for Papers: Conferences

March/April 2016
Volume 
44
Issue 
3

Call for Papers: Conferences

International Sociological Association (ISA) Fourth Conference of the Council of National Associations

International Sociological Association (ISA) Fourth Conference of the Council of National Associations, May 15-18, 2016, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Theme: “Sociologies in Dialogue.” The ISA has for long called for a global multicultural sociology. This conference builds on the previous conferences and moves beyond the realm of ideas well in to the realm of applications with a focus on how different national and regional sociologies can circulate, exchange, co-construct, and enter into dialogue and controversy. Send a 500-word abstract with a 150-word bio. Deadline: May 1, 2016. Contact: Sari Hanafi at sh41@aub.edu.lb; and isa@isa-sociology.org. For more information, visit: www.isa-sociology.org/.

May 1, 2016

Teaching and Learning ASA Section 2016 Pre-Conference Workshop

Teaching and Learning ASA Section 2016 Pre-Conference Workshop, August 19, 2016, Seattle WA. Theme: “The Relevant Syllabus: Integrating Current Events into Our Classes.” In a fast paced world, it can be challenging to stay relevant. How can sociologists integrate rapidly changing and unanticipated events (e.g., Social movements, terrorist acts, natural disasters, elections, etc.) into their classes in meaningful ways without derailing the course’s main learning objectives or our other work-life obligations? Pre-conference workshop sessions will help faculty develop activities and assignments that are flexible enough to accommodate current events as well as help faculty approach challenging topics. Deadline: May 1, 2016. Contact: Melinda Messineo at mmessine@bsu.edu or (765) 285-5530.

May 1, 2016

International Conference on Well-Being: National Accounts of Happiness and Social Development

International Conference on Well-Being: National Accounts of Happiness and Social Development, October 31– November 1, 2016, SIM University, Singapore. The broad concept of well-being is closely linked to many key societal and life outcomes, such as family relationships, health, work, wealth and quality of life. In view of its importance, an increasing number of national governments are using research findings on well-being as a guide for public policy. Abstracts are now being accepted. Deadline: May 9, 2016. For more information, visit www.unisim.edu.sg/microsites/SASS/WB2016/home.html.

May 9, 2016

Social Science of Memory Conference

Social Science of Memory Conference, October 2-4, 2016, Saint Louis, MO. Theme: “Individual, Collective, and Banked.” Submissions are invited for papers related to the conference theme. A forum is provided for discussing the diverse role of memory in sociology, such as sociological conceptions of collective memory, individual narrative and psychological conceptions of personal memory, or regarding the social relations of banked electronic memory (such as meta-data), or biological memory (such as seed or DNA). This is part of the National Social Science Association conference. Deadline: June 1, 2016. Contact: Noel Packard at Packard@prodigy.net; and (707) 557-5493. For more information, visit: www.nssa.us.org.

June 1, 2016

Social Science of Memory Conference

Social Science of Memory Conference, October 2-4, 2016, Saint Louis, MO. Theme: “Individual, Collective, and Banked.” Submissions are invited for papers related to the conference theme. A forum is provided for discussing the diverse role of memory in sociology, such as sociological conceptions of collective memory, individual narrative and psychological conceptions of personal memory, or regarding the social relations of banked electronic memory (such as meta-data), or biological memory (such as seed or DNA). This is part of the National Social Science Association conference. Deadline: June 1, 2016. Contact: Noel Packard at Packard@prodigy.net; and (707) 557-5493. For more information, visit: www.nssa.us.org.

June 1, 2016

Association for Humanist Sociology 2016 Annual Meeting

Association for Humanist Sociology 2016 Annual Meeting, November 2-6, Denver, CO. Theme: “Elevating Humanity: Pathways to Progressivisim.” At this meeting certain questions about a more progressive society will be asked, such as: what would it look like and how do we get there from here? What are the obstacles and impediments and how can they be overcome? Submit papers and sessions which enhance understanding of social issues and problems, while focusing on strategies, movements, and collective efforts that strive to bring about humanistic solutions and progressive change. Deadline: June 15, 2016. Contact: Chuck Koeber and Bhoomi K. Thakore, at ahsdenver2016@gmail.com. For more information, visit: humanist-sociology.org.

June 15, 2016

Association for Humanist Sociology 2016 Annual Meeting

Association for Humanist Sociology 2016 Annual Meeting, November 2-6, Denver, CO. Theme: “Elevating Humanity: Pathways to Progressivisim.” At this meeting certain questions about a more progressive society will be asked, such as: what would it look like and how do we get there from here? What are the obstacles and impediments and how can they be overcome? Submit papers and sessions which enhance understanding of social issues and problems, while focusing on strategies, movements, and collective efforts that strive to bring about humanistic solutions and progressive change. Deadline: June 15, 2016. Contact: Chuck Koeber and Bhoomi K. Thakore, at ahsdenver2016@gmail.com. For more information, visit: humanist-sociology.org.

June 15, 2016