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Call for papers para a Conferência Internacional: “Sociology of Education in Southern Europe: a step forward”
(25-26 de maio – Milão, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)

Call for Papers [EN][PT]

The first International Conference Sociology of Education in Southern Europe: a step forward (SESE Conference) is the result of an in-progress scientific network among Sociologists of Education in Southern European countries.
The initiative is promoted by the ‘Sociology of Education’ Section of AIS (Associazione Italiana di Sociologia) with: Association Française de Sociologie (Réseau Thématique ‘Sociologie de l’Education et de la Formation’); Associação Portuguesa de Sociologia (Secção de ‘Sociologia da Educação’) and Federación Española de Sociología (Comité de Investigación de ‘Sociología de la Educación’).
The SESE Conference aims at sharing theoretical and empirical contributions on Sociology of Education from a Southern European perspective. The starting point is the international debate on the so-called “Theories of the South” (Connell, 2007), “Epistemologies of the South” (Santos, 2007) and the call for a “Global Sociology” (Burawoy, 2016), also in a postcolonial perspective. These approaches
make urgent to seek new insights to think about the “Global South”, which can include different sociological voices, especially in Sociology of Education.
“South” could be assumed as a metaphor of disadvantage, exclusion, exploitation, inequality, poverty, periphery; but it also could mean community, localism, solidarity, and creativeness. We wonder whether a Southern analysis of educational issues may be suggested, both at a national and cross-national level, by considering the many ‘Souths’ that exist anywhere, even within the ‘Norths’. Adopting a Southern perspective does not mean to foster North-South divisions, neither inside nor outside the scientific community. On the contrary, we propose to explore and widen the opportunities of international dialogue among Sociologists of Education (and other educational and social scientists) beyond the already-known North-South divides.

The first SESE Conference addresses these general questions:

– Can we identify common or different educational issues and patterns in Southern European contexts?
– Can we share interpretive frameworks for a better understanding of education in these societies?
– Can we define common solutions for the main educational problems?
– What is the relationship between the social scientists’ location in the South and their research work or their theoretical frame?

During the SESE Conference, Peter Mayo (University of Malta), Marta Soler Gallart (University of Barcelona – ESA President) and other invited keynote speakers, together with interested scholars and emerging researchers will contribute to the scientific debate. As the Southern perspective seems not to be consolidated among European Sociologists of Education, the conference has the purpose to go a step forward in this direction, shading light on emerging trends and identifying new issues for the research agenda. It would be also of interest to understand in what ways the sociological professional associations work in the Southern Europe.
Two plenary sessions, four pre-organized semi-plenary sessions and 12 parallel paper sessions will be organized in Milan at the UCSC venue.


The promoting associations think plurilingualism is a value to be achieved. During the conference different languages will be practiced. English is the official language of the conference, but other European languages are welcome: Italian, Spanish, French and Portuguese. Contributors should provide slides or other presentation materials in English but may deliver the oral presentation in any other language (in each session the presence of a linguistic mediator will facilitate the communication).


The abstract must be sent by the 9th of February 2020 to the following mail address: segretarioaiseducazione@gmail.com.  It must be written in English and should include: – Title – Author(s) and institutions – Correspondent author’s email address – Structured synthesis of the contribution: aims and relevance, methods, results (300 words max + 5 keywords). The Scientific Committee of the SESE Conference will select abstracts for oral presentations. Priority will be given to submissions that have a clear link to the conference theme.  The submitters will receive notification by the 1st of March 2020. Registration should be done on the Conference website by the 1st of April 2020.

The final Program of the SESE Conference will be online after the 1st of May 2020.

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EARA 2020: extended deadline for abstract submission

Deadline for abstract submission: February 9! Submit your abstract: https://www.fpce.up.pt/eara2020/registration.html

For EARA members, if you are looking for presenters to organize a symposium, you can post a message at EARA Conference Symposia forum at https://www.earaonline.org/forums/topic/proposals-for-eara-2020-conference/

If you are not an EARA member, you can also share your ideas for a symposium on the EARA Young Scholars facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/earayoungscholars

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Call for papers – EASA2020: “New anthropological horizons in and beyond Europe”

Encontra-se aberta a chamada de trabalhos para a EASA 2020: New anthropological horizons in and beyond Europe, conferência a decorrer em Lisboa, de 21 a 24 de julho de 2020.

A Investigadora do SOCIUS/CSG Marisa Gaspar convida à submissão de propostas para o Painel 158: Gastro-politics, belonging, heritage and boundaries in and beyond Europe:

This panel explores the connections between food, identity and heritage policies, and their relations to different types of power, focusing in the ways food is used in the creation of ties that bind, boundaries that exclude and in its role in processes of empowerment, transgression, and resistance.

Food and cuisine are important cultural markers of identity providing a medium for understanding social relations, cultural symbolism and power. Currently, attention is being paid to the political dimensions of food and cuisine, exploring the ways food is mobilized as a marker of belonging by states, citizens, majorities and minorities, natives or migrants, dominants and dominated.

We endeavour to tackle this topic especially in five interlinked dimensions:

1) the processes, including the invention of tradition, by which culinary practices are objectified as part of ‘national’ or ‘ethnic’ identities;
2) the growing role of states, gastronomic elites, international and regional agencies (UNESCO, EU, etc.), social actors and others in processes bent on transforming and reifying food cultures as culinary heritage;
3) the multiple interconnections between food cultures at the local, national, transnational and global levels;
4) the way dynamics of creation of ‘national’, ‘regional’, or ‘ethnic’ cuisines can be seen as a means not only of inclusiveness, but also as ways through which exclusionary boundaries are kept and strengthened;
5) and the ways by which social agents cut across and transgress those divisions in their daily culinary and consumption practices, through hybridization and reinvention, and use them in processes of empowerment.

This panel hence proposes a rethinking of the policies related to food and belonging and invites to an interdisciplinary discussion on how different kinds of cuisines are produced, sustained, transmitted, preserved and contested as intangible cultural heritage and its wider implications in terms of social relations and power.

Link: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2020/p/8565
Mais informação sobre a Conferência em: https://easaonline.org/conferences/easa2020/

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Call – Colóquio “Trabalho sem fronteiras”
(18 e 19 de Junho – ISCTE-IUL)

Associado à mesma temática do número especial da revista Cidades, Comunidades e Territórios, sobre trabalho doméstico (anteriormente divulgada), realizar-se-á o colóquio Trabalho sem fronteiras: perspetivas sobre os serviços domésticos e a prestação de cuidados em casas particulares, nos dias 18 e 19 de junho de 2020, no ISCTE, em Lisboa.

Este Colóquio pretende reunir contributos teóricos, fenomenológicos e etnográficos, entre outros, que permitam uma melhor compreensão do trabalho doméstico pago nas suas configurações passadas ou contemporâneas, incluindo perspetivas sobre tendências emergentes.

Convida-se todas as pessoas interessadas à submissão de resumos, no âmbito dos seguintes eixos:

• Migrações, trabalho e género;
• Desqualificação, informalidade e valor do trabalho doméstico;
• Políticas públicas no setor dos serviços domésticos e de cuidado;
• Associativismo, sindicalismo e mobilização coletiva no trabalho doméstico;
• Envelhecimento demográfico e o setor dos cuidados;
• Oposição rural/urbano na organização dos cuidados;
• Discriminação e alteridade nos serviços domésticos e de cuidado;
• Narrativas e perceções sobre trabalho, domesticidade ou intimidade/corpo.

Keynote speaker
Rosie Cox, professora de Geografia em Birkbeck, University of London, com prestigiada investigação sobre o trabalho doméstico pago e o trabalho de cuidado (ver http://www.bbk.ac.uk/geography/our-staff/full-time-academic-staff/cox).

Datas importantes
Prazo para submissão dos resumos: 20 março 2020.
Resultados de aceitação dos resumos: 31 março 2020.
Colóquio: 18-19 junho 2020.

As propostas de comunicação (abstracts) são muito bem-vindas até 20 de março de 2020.
Mais informações em https://revistas.rcaap.pt/cct/announcement

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Apresentação de livros

O Congresso Internacional de Ciências Sociais e Humanas. A obra de GilbertoFreyre nas Ciências Sociais e Humanas na contemporaneidade abre chamada para apresentação de livros publicados entre 2017 e 2019 sobre a vida e a obra de Gilberto Freyre.

O prazo para envio de propostas de apresentação de livros durante o congresso está aberto até 31 de janeiro, através do link https://fundacion.usal.es/es/a-obra-de-gilberto-freyre-nas-ciencias-sociais-e-humanas-na-contemporaneidade/convocacao-para-a-apresentacao-de-livros.

Recordamos que até 19 de janeiro está aberto o prazo para submissão de propostas de comunicação para o congresso. Informação completa em https://fundacion.usal.es/es/a-obra-de-gilberto-freyre-nas-ciencias-sociais-e-humanas-na-contemporaneidade/envio-de-comunicacao.

Esperamos poder contar com a sua presença em Salamanca!