IVSA 2020 Annual Conference
Dublin, Ireland from 6-9 July 2020
Ní dhéanfaidh smaoineamh an treabhadh duit.
Visualizing Social Changes: Seen and Unseen
UCD School of Sociology looks forward to welcoming you to Dublin on 6-9 July 2020 for the IVSA Conference 2020 on the theme of “Visualizing Social Changes: Seen and Unseen”.
The conference will be hosted in UCD, Dublin. It will begin with an event on the evening of Monday 6 July and end on the afternoon of Thursday 9 July 2020.
As is traditional at IVSA Conferences, we welcome presentations with a visual bent on the theme of “Visualizing Social Changes: Seen and Unseen”. A combination of visual sociology and social change provides a broad and welcoming theme. Visual sociologists have developed a specialty in visually chronicling and examining significant social changes, such as visual studies of deinidustrialization and rural decline and ethnic transitions in local neighbourhoods. While many social changes are physically, materially or socially visible and seen, others remain invisible and unseen, like changes in people’s values and beliefs, for example people becoming more liberal and progressive or more illiberal and populist. Of course, even values and beliefs can be manifest, for example, symbolically in slogans and posters, socially in protests and marches, and organizationally in social movements, civil society groups and political parties. The theme of the conference is meant to encompass the variety of ways to visualize social change, seen and unseen, while also posing a response to the challenge of social changes that have emerged in societies in recent times.
Abstract Submission Deadline Extended: Monday 6 January 2020
Early Bird Registration: Monday 9 March 2020 (early bird price on UCD accommodation)
Normal Registration: Monday 6 April 2020 (all presenters must register by this date to be included in the programme)
Many social changes are physically, materially or socially visible and seen, such as new buildings, the latest iPhone or immigrants. Others remain invisible and unseen, like changes in people’s values and beliefs, for example, people becoming more liberal and progressive as in Ireland, and more illiberal and populist in many European countries and the USA. Of course even values and beliefs can be made manifest, for example, symbolically through slogans and posters, socially in protests and marches, and organisationally in social movements, civil society groups and political parties. The theme of the proposed conference is meant to encompass the variety of ways to visualise social change, seen and unseen, while also posing a response to the challenge of regressive social changes that have emerged in too many societies in recent times.
CONFERENCE PLANNING ADVISORY
Dublin is a lively, cosmopolitan city which can also be expensive, particularly for tourist accommodation. We strongly advise that prospective conference participants and attendees plan their trip to Ireland well in advance of the conference including flights and accommodation.
A limited number of travel grants will be available to presenters whose abstracts submitted by the 16 December 2019 deadline are accepted for presentation at the conference, and who register for the conference between the opening of registration on 10 January 2020 and the deadline for submission of travel grant applications on 24 January 2020.
At UCD there will be a limited number of rooms available at a cost of €75 per person per night early bird (deadline: Monday 9 March 2020) or €100 normal (deadline: Monday 6 April 2020). There are many accommodation options in Dublin, some suggestions are available in the UCD International Visitors’ Guide (see link below), but further details will be provided here soon.
Registration for the conference is now open!. Note: you have to be a member of the IVSA to register.
If you have questions related to the conference, please contact Gerard Boucher & Iarfhlaith Watson, Conference Co-Directors, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to welcoming you to the IVSA 2020 Conference at UCD in Dublin, Ireland and hope that you will enjoy yourself – but not too much!
Mura mbeadh agat ach pocán gabhair bí i lár an aonaigh leis.
The IVSA 2020 Dublin Conference is supported by conference registration fees, the IVSA Board, and a contribution from Fáilte Ireland.
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