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News: ISAGRAM issue 181, February 2020

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Seventh Annual Conference on the History of
Recent Social Science

Institute for the History and Philosophy of
Science and Technology,
University of Toronto, Canada
June 12-13, 2020
Abstracts: February 7, 2020

Heated Identities: Differences, Belonging, and
Populisms in an Effervescent World

XI Portuguese Congress of Sociology
Lisbon, June 29-July 1, 2020
Abstracts: February 13, 2020

Immigration Politics, Refugee Crises, and Ethnic
Dynamics in the Turbulent 2010s: Canada and

Canadian Ethnic Studies Association
Saint Mary’s University, Canada
October 16-17, 2020
Abstracts: February 15, 2020

What People Leave Behind: Marks, Traces,
Footprints and their Significance for Social

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
June 15-16, 2020
Abstracts: February 15, 2020

Living in a World of Nation States

Institute of Sociology of the Russian
Academy of Sciences
Moscow, Russia
April 15-16, 2020
Abstracts: February 28, 2020


Bandits, Brigands, and Militants: The Historical
Sociology of Outlaws

Call for papers
Special issue of Journal of Historical Sociology
Abstracts: February 15, 2020

 Childhoods at the Core of Research
Call for papers
Special issue of Sociedad e Infancias
Abstracts: February 15, 2020

Systemics and Complexity Theories
Call for papers
Special issue of World Complexity Science
Academy Journal

Submissions: February 20, 2020

Social Farming for Social Innovation and
Viability in Rural Areas

Call for papers
Special issue of Sustainability
Submissions: February 29, 2020

 Handbook on the Circulation of Academic

Call for contributions
Submissions: March 31, 2020


Norbert Elias Book Prize 2020
Norbert Elias Foundation
Nominations: April 30, 2020

VIII ISA Worldwide Competition for Junior

International Sociological Association
Nominations: March 31, 2021


International Postdoctoral Program
Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning
Applications: February 28, 2020

 7 Doctoral Researcher Positions in Research
Training Group

Bremen International Graduate School of Social
Sciences, Germany
Applications: February 29, 2020

The Ethel Louise Armstrong Post-Doctoral
Fellowship in Disability Studies

Ryerson University, Canada
Applications: March 1, 2020

Tanis Doe Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender,
Disability and Social Justice

Ryerson University, Canada
Applications: March 1, 2020

2 Doctoral Studentships in Sociology
Södertörn University
Stockholm, Sweden
Applications: February 17, 2020

 Senior Researcher in the Area of Economic

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Applications: February 28, 2020

ISSR Newsletter

Autumn greetings from the ISSR executive!

Please find the minutes of the last ISSR General Assembly that took place in Barcelona, July 2019 here.

Call for workshop proposals

In light of its mission to foster international exchange in the sociology of religion, the ISSR invites proposals for international workshops on innovative research topics in the field to be held in 2020 or 2021. ISSR will provide co-funding to a maximum of EUR15,000.

Proposals may be submitted by a group of a minimum of three ISSR members in good standing, who come from at least three different countries;
Proposals should include confirmed and significant co-funding from at least one other source (e.g. universities, research institutes).

Application Submissions:
Proposals shall consist of

  1. a concise explanation of the scientific purpose and potential publication plans (three pages maximum);
  2. a list of potential participants to be invited and/or to be addressed through an open Call for Papers;
  3. a detailed budget plan and timeline of organization;
  4. confirmation letter(s) from co-funding source(s).

Winners of the grant have to send a written and financial report on the workshop not later than 6 months after the workshop has taken place.

Proposals should be sent in electronic format to the Chair of the ISSR Workshop Committee, Ekaterina Teryukova ( by the 15 February 2020.

Following previous calls, the deadline for the committee to evaluate the applications and report would be 3 months later (April 2020).

Best wishes
V. Altglas, ISSR General Secretary

Chers collègues,

Salutations d’automne de l’exécutif de la SISR!

Veuillez trouver le procès-verbal de la dernière Assemblée générale de la SISR qui s’est tenue à Barcelone en juillet 2019 ici.

Appel à propositions d’ateliers

Dans le cadre de sa mission de favoriser les échanges internationaux en sociologie des religions, la SISR lance un appel à propositions pour la tenue d’ateliers internationaux sur des thèmes de recherche novateurs dans ce domaine en 2020 ou 2021. La SISR fournira un cofinancement d’un montant maximum de 15 000 euros.

Les propositions peuvent être soumises par un groupe d’au moins trois membres en règle de la SISR, provenant d’au moins trois pays différents;
Les propositions doivent inclure un cofinancement confirmé et important provenant d’au moins une autre source (p. ex. universités, instituts de recherche).

Soumission des demandes:
Les propositions comprennent

  1. une explication concise de l’objectif scientifique et des plans de publication potentiels (trois pages au maximum);
  2. une liste de participants potentiels à inviter et/ou à aborder dans le cadre d’un appel à communications ouvert;
  3. un plan budgétaire détaillé et le calendrier de l’organisation;
  4. lettre(s) de confirmation de la (des) source(s) de cofinancement.

Les lauréats de la subvention doivent envoyer un rapport écrit et financier sur l’atelier au plus tard 6 mois après la tenue de l’atelier.

Date limite:
Les propositions doivent être envoyées en format électronique à la présidente du Comité de l’atelier de la SISR, Ekaterina Teryukova ( avant le 15 février 2020.

À la suite des appels précédents, la date limite pour l’évaluation des demandes et l’établissement du rapport par le comité est fixée à trois mois plus tard (avril 2020).

meilleurs vœux
V. Altglas, Secrétaire général de la SISR

ICSOR Newsletter Posted

The recent Newsletter of the International Center for the Sociology of Religion has been posted on the organization’s website.

Available in both English and Italian, the newsletter contains information about:

  • The ECSOR International Grant Program for 2020
  • An announcement about the School for Advanced Training in the Sociology of Religion (SAFSOR), which will be held later this autumn.
  • Two scholarships available to young researchers at the Summer School on Religions in San Cimignano.
  • Reports on this year’s grant program and last year’s SAFSOR.
  • Much other information.

SOCREL News, Issue 9 online


Issue #9 of the British Sociological Association’s Sociology of Religion section’s News has been posted at

Besides the Editor’s Welcome, it contains:

  • News of the upcoming SOCREL 2019 Annual Conference Cardiff: Communicating Religion
  • Profiles on our Seed Corn Fund winners
  • Socrel Member Interviews with Eileen Barker, Kristin Aune, Rob Barward-Symmons
  • A short tribute to David Martin (1929-2019)

Read it!!

GLIMER newsletter – October 2018

Last month, we met at the University of Calabria in Italy to discuss our latest work package, which focused on accommodation, regeneration and exclusion of asylum seekers and refugees in our localities. Four stakeholders from each of our country cases were invited to join our discussions, providing their own perspectives on what issues are facing Europe’s refugees and asylum seekers.


During our time in Calabria, we also visited a number of SPRAR projects in the region. Our Co-I, Tim Peace, has written a blog detailing these visits, and how the projects we visited are likely to be impacted by the recent ‘Salvini decrees’. One of our visits even featured in the local press!


Our Project Team have also been busy attending events, and publishing their own work. Our Co-I, Josie Christodoulou attended an event at the UN in New York on trafficking, while our team from Scotland will participate in the New Scots Evidence Group. Our Swedish Team also presented findings from their research through GLIMER at the Göthenborg Book Fair, and will be presenting results from our current work package at the ‘Refugees, Borders and Membership’ conference in Malmö later this month.


Since our last newsletter, our Research Fellow, Emma Hill, has also written a blogcommenting on the possible evictions of asylum seekers in Glasgow by their accommodation provider, Serco. This story is ongoing, as legal battles against Serco continue, so expect more on this in the coming months.



Website: Media Page


We recently added a media page to our website! This page will include all our media appearances, and any videos, or photos we take during the project. Here you’ll find the recent media coverage of our visit to Mendicino where we met some of the employees of their SPRAR project, and the refugees who now live in the community.

Serco evictions and asylum accommodation governance: The consequences of a reserved, neoliberal accommodation model for displaced migrants in Glasgow


On 29 July 2018, private asylum accommodation provider, Serco, announced that with days notice, they would be changing the locks on up to 300 residences occupied by asylum seekers whose applications had been refused by the Home Office. The decision has been met with shock and anger both by Glasgow City Council and by the third sector and community networks the support refugees in Glasgow. Should the decision be implemented, there is a potential for 300 vulnerable people to be both destitute and homeless in Glasgow’s streets.

Stakeholder Opinions


During our recent stakeholder meeting in Calabria, we asked those who attended what they thought was the biggest challenge for the integration of refugees in Europe, and how they would approach this challenge.



Our visit to SPRAR projects in Calabria – now at risk due to the ‘Salvini decree’

In September, we held our second consortium meeting at the University of Calabria. As part of our meeting we visited local SPRAR (Protection System for Asylum Seekers and Refugees) projects, and met those who work in, and benefit from them. In this blog, our Co-Investigator, Tim Peace, details our experience, and analyses the impact current government legislation is likely to have on these projects.

Our Research Fellow, Emma Hill, and Co-I, Tim Peace, will participate in the New Scots Evidence Group. The group will meet at twice a year to inform the New Scots: refugee integration strategy 2018-2022 implementation.

On 2 October, our Co-I, Josie Christodoulou, was included on the panel for an event at the UN HQ in New York. This event titled ‘Combating trafficking in persons, especially women and girls: Implementing United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons and other preventative measures’aimed to contribute to the dialogue for eradicating trafficking in persons, especially women and girls.

Tim and Erica will also be presenting research on refugee accommodation from our current work package at the ‘Refugees, Borders and Membership’ conference at Malmö University.


There are 200 registered participants, 13 workshops that will cover a wide range of important themes, 135 paper presentations and two keynote speakers.

On 27 September, Erica also gave a talk based on results from the GLIMER project at the Götenborg Book Fair.


Our Swedish Team at Malmö University, along with the Municipality of Eslöv, The National Employment Agency, Eslövs folkhögskola are also part of an application for funding to increase collaboration and knowledge exchange of the reception of refugees in the Municipality of Eslöv. It is hoped that if accepted, this funding will further affirm the results of GLIMER’s research.

Our PI, Nasar Meer, published a a number of items recently:

Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) is hosting the next annual IMISCO conference from 26 to 28 June. The theme will be ‘Understanding International Migration in the 21st Century: Conceptual and Methodological Approaches’. The call for paper and panel proposals will open soon.

Nasar was also a respondent at the LSE launch of the PEW Global Attitudes Survey launch of Christian Identity and (In)Tolerance in Secular Western Europe in June.

In August, Nasar participated in a number of Edinburgh Festival events, including a panel on the Politics of Race, and another discussing a chapter in ‘No Problem Here’.

Earlier this month, Nasar spoke at the Berlin Jewish Museum at the Living with Islamophobia conference.

Our Research Fellow, Emma, and Mohamed Omar from the Mental Health Foundation, have written a piece for the British Sociological Association as part of Black History Month – ‘New’ Scots? (Re)Writing Somali Histories in Scotland’

GLIMER received funding in the framework of the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe, with support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No 693443.







School of Social and Political Science

The University of Edinburgh

Scotland, UK

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