Prelim Program – EU SSSI Conference in Topola, Bulgaria #sssi

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THE VII CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF

SYMBOLIC INTERACTION

4-8 July 2015, Topola, Bulgaria

Integrating Interactionist Traditions:

Building Theoretical, Methodological, and Disciplinary Bridges in the Study of Everyday Life

P R E L I M I N A R Y

P  R  O  G  R  A  M

DAY ONE – MONDAY 4 JULY          

09:00-10:00 Congress Opening

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

KEYNOTE SPEAKER  I   10:30 – 11:30  

10:30-11:15 Thomas DeGloma, City University of New York, US

Bridging Cultural Sociology and Symbolic Interaction: A Comparative and Interactionist Sociology of Anonymity

11:15-11:30 Discussion

KEYNOTE SPEAKER  II   11:45 – 12:45

11:45-12:30 Staci Newmahr, SUNY Buffalo State, US

Title to be announced

12:30-12:45 Discussion

12:45-14:00 Lunch Break

PLENARY PANEL   14:00 – 16:00

14:00-16:00 Panel Coordinator Vessela Misheva, University of Uppsala

To be announced

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

KEYNOTE SPEAKER  III   16:30 – 17:30

16:30-17:15 Gary A Fine, Northwestern University, US

Group Pleasures: Collaborative Commitments, Narrative Gratification, and the Sociology of Fun

17:15-17:30 Discussion

CONCURRENT SESSIONS   17:45– 19:15

20:00 – Conference Dinner

DAY TWO – TUESDAY 5 JULY

KEYNOTE SPEAKER  IV   09.00 – 10:00

09:00-09:45 Sam Hillyard, Durham University, UK

The Increasing Importance of the Absent and its Implication for Interactionism

09:45-10:00 Discussion

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

CONCURRENT SESSIONS   10:30 – 12:00

12:00-13:15 Lunch Break

WORKSHOP  I   15:00 – 16:30

15:00-16:30 Joseph Kotarba, Texas State University, US

Topics and Projects about Symbolic Interaction and Music

16:30-17:00 Coffee Break

CONCURRENT SESSIONS   15:00 – 16:30

CONCURRENT SESSIONS   17:00 – 18:30

19:30 – Dinner

DAY THREE – WEDNESDAY 6 JULY

KEYNOTE SPEAKER  V   9:00 – 10:00

09:00-09:45 Joseph Kotarba, Texas State University, US

The Theoretical Intersection of Science and Music

09:45-10:00 Discussion

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

WORKSHOP  II  10:30 – 12:00

10:30-12:00 Lauren Langman, Loyola University, US, and Tova Benski,

College of Management-Academic Studies, Israel

Emotions and Social Movements

CONCURRENT SESSIONS   10:30 – 12:00

12:00 13:15 Lunch Break

PANEL SESSION  14:00 – 16:00

14:00-16:00 Panel Coordinator Michael Dellwing, University of Kassel,

Germany

Dramaturgical Analysis in a Networked World

CONCURRENT SESSIONS   14:00 – 15:30

CONCURRENT SESSIONS   15:30 – 17:00

17:00 – Tour of Evksinograd Palace and Dinner hosted by the Mayor of Varna

DAY FOUR – THURSDAY 7 JULY

WORKSHOP  III  09:00 – 12:00

09:00-12:00 Lisa-Jo Van Den Scott, Memorial University of Newfoundland,

Canada

Visual Methods in Ethnography

10:15-10:30 Coffee Break

CONCURRENT SESSIONS   09:00 – 10:15

CONCURRENT SESSIONS   10:30 – 12:00

KEYNOTE SPEAKER  VI   15:00 – 16:00

15:00-15:45 Lauren Langman, Loyola University, US

The Coming of Protean Selfhood

15:45-16:00 Discussion

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

CONCURRENT SESSIONS   16:30 – 18:00

18:15-19:15 EU SSSI Business Meeting

19:30 – Dinner

DAY FIVE – FRIDAY 8 JULY

10:00-12:00 Excursion to Balchick Palace followed by lunch

15:30-16:30 Collaborative Projects Discussion

16:45-17:15 Conference Closing

19:30 – Dinner

DOCTORAL STUDENT SESSIONS (IN BULGARIAN)09:00 –15:00

10:15-10:30 Coffee Break

12:00-13:15 Lunch Break

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

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EU SSSI Conference in Topola, Bulgaria #sssi

The VIIth Conference of the European Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction

Integrating Interactionist Traditions:

Building Theoretical, Methodological, and

Disciplinary Bridges in the Study of Everyday Life

July 4th-8th, 2016, Topola, Bulgaria

The aim of the Conference is to bring together prominent scholars with rich and diverse backgrounds in the field of social psychology and symbolic interactionism from a number of disciplines, countries, and continents. It seeks to expand upon the organizational experiences and successful practices established through the previous conferences that the EU SSSI has hosted in Pisa (2010), Kassel (2011), Rotterdam (2012), Uppsala (2013), Aalborg (2014), and Salford (2015), with the support of the SSSI.

As with previous EU SSSI conferences, our ambition is to facilitate knowledge transfer and encourage the exchange of research experience between European and North American scholarly traditions as well as between sociology and other social sciences. A special feature of this Conference is that it is the first conference on symbolic interaction in Eastern Europe, where scholars have worked within interactionist traditions, particularly during the last twenty years, in order to tackle specific and urgent social problems. We also hope that the Conference venue will help integrate a broader range of European traditions than our previous conferences in Southern, Northern, and Western Europe.

The Conference host is the Institute for Population and Human Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The Institute has strong socio-psychological and interactionist traditions as the heir of the Institute of Psychology.

Topola Skies Resort on the seacoast north of Varna was selected as the Conference venue in order to draw upon Bulgaria’s experience in organizing scientific conferences for over 50 years on the Black Sea. The venue has facilities suitable for both larger and smaller meetings and gatherings, and an effort will be made to avoid parallel sessions. Topola Skies makes it very convenient for Conference participants to be accompanied by family members, and the location provides good opportunities for exploring the rich history and culture of the Bulgarian Black Sea region and elsewhere in the country as well.

Deadline for Abstracts: April 30th, 2016

Abstracts for presentations are to be submitted by April 30th to the Conference email address: conference2016@iphs.eu . Proposals (400-600 words in length, Microsoft Word or PDF format) should indicate the titles of presentations and the names of all authors, including their affiliations and contact information. Abstracts for thematic sessions, indicating the session title and the names and affiliations of 2-3 discussants, shall also be submitted by April 30th.

More detailed information concerning the conference, including registration and accommodations, is available at the conference website: http://www.esssi2016.bg/ . The program features prominent keynote speakers from North American and European institutions with the generous support of the SSSI and our European sponsors. Any inquiries concerning further information may be directed to the Conference email address above.

National Organizing Committee: Prof. Andrew Blasko, Chair; Assoc. Prof. Antoaneta Hristova; Assoc. Prof. Toshko Krastev; Asst. Prof. Mona Foscolo; Asst. Diliana Veleva; Asst. Ilina Nacheva.

International Organizing Committee: Prof. Vessela Misheva, Chair; Prof. Andrea Salvini; Prof. Robert Dingwall; Prof. Gregory Smith; Assoc. Prof. Michael Dellwing; Assoc. Prof. Thaddeus Muller; Assoc. Prof. Emma Engdahl.

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Couch-Stone Symposium 2016 – Program

The Program for the 2016 Couch-Stone Symposium in Nanaimo, British Columbia has been published. Please click here for the Program.

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Latest Issue of SSSI Notes OUT! (Vol.44 No. 3) #sssi #sociology

The latest news letter of our Society has just been published. It contains information on the forthcoming Couch-Stone Symposium and our Annual Conference in Seattle as well as updates on awards and publications. To access the newsletter please click here.

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Call for Contributions SSSI Notes

The next issue of SSSI Notes will be available in mid-March. If you have any announcements about books, conferences, grants, awards, related organizations, or other relevant information please send a short description to me via e-mail by Friday, March 11. Please include submissions as Word attachments limited to around 500 words. Feel free to contact me (wforce@wne.edu) with questions.

– William Force (SSSI Notes, Editor)

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“Remembering Sherri Cavan” message from Dimitri N. Shalin #sssi #sociology

Greetings Everybody:

I reach out to you because most of you have contributed to the Goffman Archives and knew Sherri Cavan who died on February 20, 2016.  The cause is metastatic esophageal cancer diagnosed two months ago.  She chose not to have a treatment, relying on hospice instead.

 The EGA now has a page “Remembering Sherri Cavan” where her friends and colleagues post comments about Sherri, http://cdclv.unlv.edu//ega/comments/remembering_cavan.html.  You can also find there the Shalin-Cavan correspondence from the years 2008-2009, http://cdclv.unlv.edu//ega/Correspondence/sc_dh_correspondence_08-09.html.  This excerpt bears on the creation of Erving Goffman Archives, ethnographic interviews, and related matters. 

If you’d like to write a few lines about Sherri, I would be glad to add them to this page.  Feel free to pass word about this memorial to people who knew Sherri Cavan. 

With kind wishes, Dmitri

Dmitri N. Shalin

Chair, Sociology Department

Director, Center for Democratic Culture

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International Summer School on Grounded Theory and Qualitative Methods at the University of Pisa #sssi

The Department of Political Sciences, University of Pisa, invites you to attend the International Summer School on Grounded Theory and Qualitative Methods, under the sponsorship of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI).

http://sites.sp.unipi.it/grounded-theory

The Summer School will be held at the Polo Didattico “Le Piagge”, Department of Political Sciences, University of Pisa from 6th to 10th of June, 2016.

We are pleased to introduce you the most renowned scholars in the Grounded Theory – Qualitative Research traditions, such as Prof. Kathy Charmaz and Prof. David Altheide.

It will be a five-day, intensive course mainly devoted to introducing participants to Grounded Theory and Qualitative Methods with a practical approach, and with the aim of giving answer to questions such as “how to do qualitative research”, “how to collect, analyse and interpret qualitative data”, “how to write a research report” basing on your own data and findings.

Join us at the Summer School and be an active learner in our classes and in our collaborative groups. Meet interesting people you can interact with and discuss topics of your own interest concerning qualitative methods and how to give answer to your daily research problems.

You will learn and live for some days in a historically rich, stimulating and welcoming town.

We will emphasize how to (1) develop and recognize powerful codes, (2) engage in comparative analysis, (3) strengthen your emergent conceptual categories, and (4) integrate these categories into a coherent and compelling report, (5) satisfy quality in qualitative analysis, (6) communicate your findings and (7) deal with CAQDAS to improve your analyses. We will also address the fit between Grounded Theory and Symbolic Interactionism and how the method and perspective complement each other.

We will use a free, multi-platform, simple software to learn how to support analysis with computers; furthermore, each day we’ll reserve a special room to freely talk and discuss about our own experiences in qualitative research, in special sessions called Group work and “participants’ corner” (chair: Prof. Andrea Salvini)

At the beginning of the Summer School you will receive a Student ID, as you will be enrolled at University of Pisa for the Summer School period. University of Pisa will acknowledge 6 ECTS to each participant.

Bring your own laptop with you. We will provide a wi-fi access for the five-day Summer School.

Fees for participation:

470 euro: Professors, Researchers, Professionals (enrolled in Universities, Institutions and Companies)

420 euro: PHD Students

360 euro: Undergraduate and Postgraduate students

Late registration additional fee (after April 15, 2016): 50 euro

Fee includes course materials and Farewell dinner. Travel, accommodation and food are on your own expense.

At the end of the Summer School you will actively attend a Workshop onQualitative research traditions in Europe, to understand advancements and developments of qualitative methods in european academic and professional environments, with the participation of:

Prof. Robert Dingwall, Nottingham Trent University

Prof. Vessela Misheva, University of Uppsala

Prof. Emma Engdahl, University of Gothenburg

Prof. Thaddeus Müller, Lancaster University

Prof. Michael Dellwing, University of Kassel

 

On Friday, 10th, the Department will offer a Farewell Buffet to participants

Check the Summer School website to stay up to date:

http://sites.sp.unipi.it/grounded-theory

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