Welcome to the official website of
The 10th Conference of the European Sociological Association
- The 10th ESA Congress is over. Here you'll find the ESA NEWS which came out every day of the Congress.
- ESA NEWS 01 / ESA NEWS 02 / ESA NEWS 03 / ESA NEWS 04
- Please read the PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS from Analia Torres, Victoria Hall, 7 September 2011
- To have the latest updates, please go and check the ONLINE PROGRAMME
For coordinators: If you have some programme modifications, please send your updates to Mr Assane WADE: firstname.lastname@example.org Please notice that to keep it "short" (320 pages) only the presenters are listed in the printed programme. All co-authors are indicated in the abstract book.
- Message from the President of the Swiss Sociological Association, Eric Widmer: "Dear colleagues and friends of Sociology, The 2011 CONFERENCE OF THE SWISS SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (SSA) will take place on September 6th, 2011 in the afternoon at the University of Geneva (Uni Bastions). It will tackle important issues related with how Democracy can work in such turbulent times as ours, with the invitation of several prominent scholars in the field. In attachment, please find all information necessary to attend this event, which is open free of charge to interested persons."
- Please find the brandnew "Abstract Book"that will be uploaded on a USB stick available in every Congress bag. Please note, that this book only contains RN/RS sessions abstracts which has been submitted regularly via the online platform (MCI). The other abstracts (Plenaries, semi-plenaries...) will be in the printed programme. Late submissions couldn't be taken in account.
- DEADLINE EXTENSION EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: 12TH OF MAY, 23.59 CET !!!
- Download the guidelines for paper presenters HERE (oral / poster / distributed papers) or go to this page.
- Information for RN/RS Coordinators
- Definitive PhD programme
- ABSTRACT NOTIFICATION has been sent to all paper-givers! For rejected abstracts, we're sorry not to be able to enter into the details. The coordinators assigned a TYPE OF PRESENTATION which makes sense for the programme. This one cannot be modified! Thank you for your comprehension!
- ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS CLOSED! We received 3'621 abstracts and would like to thank the submitters as well as the RN/RS coordinators for their work! Acceptance will be givent by 6th of April.
- LATEST NEWS FEB 24TH: Extension of the deadline for the abstract submission until the 8th of March!!! In order to avoid confusion, this is valid for the PhD Workshop too !
- Second Conference Annoucement (14th of February 2011) Please check to get all the latest news!!! (keynotes, povisional pre-programme, general information).
We look forward to welcoming you to Geneva for the 10th Conference of the European Sociological Association. The conference will be held from the 7th-10th September 2011. The European Sociological Association invites scholars from around the globe to come together in Geneva to debate the theme 'social relations in turbulent times', a theme that obviously includes the most pressing sociological questions of the day.
Economic and social crisis in these turbulent times challenges both our sociological skills and our imagination. Since its beginnings as a scientific discipline, sociology has sought answers to the social questions that arise in different historical contexts. In turbulent times like those we are living in, when social inequalities tend to deepen and social cohesion is threatened, research agendas are frequently redefined and theories must be adapted to cope with new ideas and new social realities.
Sociological gatherings like conferences serve to challenge our conceptual resources and our capacity to understand and explain these social trends.
Analia Torres, President of ESA
Sandro Cattacin, Chair of the Local Organizing Committee