Meeting on the 50th Anniversary of the Slovenian Sociological Association

Sociology between Producing Knowledge and Shaping Society6 and 7 November 2015 Ljubljana, Cankarjev domFor fifty years, the Slovenian Sociological Association has guided the development of sociology as a scientific discipline and ensured the promotion and implementation of sociological findings in society. With reflection on numerous phenomena and processes, we have encouraged credible and inclusive public debate for half a century.

We would like to take advantage of the opportunity presented by this year’s jubilee annual meeting entitled Sociology between Producing Knowledge and Shaping Society primarily by reflecting on our work to date and thus preparing for future challenges. In so doing, we would like to reaffirm our commitment to a polyphony of outlooks and approaches, as only in this way will we be able, from a theoretical perspective, to conceive of a heterogeneous society and participate practically in its further development.

At this year’s meeting, we would like to focus on the various forms of our scientific output and their role in contributing to the shaping of society. In this regard, we have in mind a society that will create the conditions not only for technological advancement, but also for social innovation; a society that will know how to understand, respect and learn from the past, but will primarily direct its energy towards the present and above all the future; a society that will not be based on excluding “others” and those who are “different”; a society whose highest value will be the common good.

On calling for papers, we therefore emphasise that we welcome both theoretical and empirical-analytical papers, covering both the comparative and practical aspects of sociology that in the last five decades have marked the “sociological imagination” as well as the thinking, study and lives of the members of the Slovenian Sociological Association.

Abstracts of papers (800–1000 characters, with spaces) linked with the main title or with the areas of the specific streams (http://www.sociolosko- drustvo.si/o_drustvu/sekcije/) should be sent to the stream leaders or contact persons listed below by 6 September 2015.

The organisers also seek to organise an “international” panel (in English) at which selected papers by participants from Slovenia and from other countries will be presented. Abstracts of papers (up to 300 words) in English, related to our main topic, should be sent to the panel coordinator, Milica Antić Gaber at: milica.antic- gaber@guest.arnes.si by 6 September 2015. The organisers will rank all of the abstracts and inform the successful applicants by 25 September 2015.

The organisers will submit a selection of conference papers to a review procedure for a thematic special issue of the journal Družboslovne razprave (http://druzboslovne-razprave.org/sl/). The foreseen deadline for interested authors to submit papers is 1 June 2016. More detailed information will be published at a later date.

The registration fee for the 2015 Meeting is:

– members of the SSA – €60.00,
– participants in the meeting who are not members of the SSA – €80.00.

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