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Norbert Elias Book Prize 2023 call is open until 1 April 2023!

The Board of the Norbert Elias Foundation invites scholars to propose a book for the Norbert Elias Book Prize 2023: The prize of €1,000 will be awarded this year for an original and well-written book significantly inspired by Elias’s oeuvre; a...

Last edited on: 2023-02-01

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8 – 10 December 2022: The Fantasy-Reality Continuum: Science, Religion, Politics Culture

University of Warsaw, 8–10 December 2022 An international conference was celebrated at the University of Warsaw on the theme ‘The Fantasy–Reality Continuum: Science, Religion, Politics, Culture’. Under the auspices of the Norbert Elias Foundation, the steering group for the conference...

Last edited on: 2023-01-17

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March 2022: Long-Term Processes in Human History: A Tribute to Johan Goudsblom

Conference in Amsterdam, 17-19 March 2022 Throughout his scholarly life, sociologist Johan Goudsblom (1932–2020) was occupied with the study of long-term social processes. For him, ‘historical sociology’ was not a special branch of sociology, but at the core of sociology...

Last edited on: 2023-01-16

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SMUS Conference & 1st RC33 Regional Conference – Africa: Botswana (23 – 25.09.2021)

The “Global Center of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability” (GCSMUS) together with the Research Committee on “Logic and Methodology in Sociology” (RC33) of the “International Sociology Association” (ISA) and the Research Network “Quantitative Methods” (RN21) of the European Sociology Association”...

Last edited on: 2022-02-11

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Revised instructions: Figurational Research Network

Posted on July 2, 2014 by Stephen Mennell At the great conference ‘From the past to the present and towards possible futures’ at the University of Leicester on 20-22 June, we accidentally included in the conference pack a first draft...

Last edited on: 2021-09-30

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Call for Papers: Historical Social Research – Special Issue Digital Transformation(s)

Guest Editors: Jannis Hergesell, Stefanie Büchner, Jannis Kallinikos   There is broad consensus in both academic and public discourse that the omnipresent transformation process subsumed under the term “digitalization” is a (if not the major) dominant driving force of social...

Last edited on: 2022-02-11

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Online PhD Workshop: Thinking With Elias – Norbert Elias and Social Research

Open Call for Participants The Norbert Elias Foundation and European Center for the Study of Culture and Inequality (ECCI) are organizing an online PhD workshop ‘Thinking With Elias: Norbert Elias and Social Research’ to be held in June, 2021. The...

Last edited on: 2021-09-29

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CfP: The State, Organisations, and Established–Outsider Relations

European Sociological Association 15th ESA Conference in Barcelona / Spain, 31 August–03 September 2021 Research Stream 18 (RS18): The State, Organisations, and Established–Outsider Relations This stream considers the relationship between the state and other organizations in the form of established–outsider...

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The Norbert Elias Book Prize 2020

As members of the jury for the Norbert Elias Book Prize 2020, we were greatly impressed by the range and quality of the nine books, all published in 2018 and 2019, that were nominated for our consideration. All were to...

Last edited on: 2021-09-29

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Short Process Reflections on the Pandemic 2.

The last post outlined the overlapping cooperative and competitive pressures that have come to the front stage during the current Corona-Zeiten (a time phrase used by the German media that directly translates as corona times). Time phrases like Corona-Zeiten are...

Last edited on: 2021-09-29

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