Resurgent Authoritarianism: The Sociology of New Entanglements of Religions, Politics, and Economies
Melbourne, Australia, June 25-July 1, 2023

There are only 5 days left to submit abstracts to sessions organized by the Research Committees, Working and Thematic Groups.

Don’t miss the deadline. Abstract submission closes on September 30, 2022 24:00 GMT

Dear ISA members,

I am Dan Woodman, Chair of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the International Sociological Association’s XXth World Congress of Sociology, to be held in Melbourne, Australia, June 25-July 1, 2023, and hosted by The Australian Sociological Association (TASA). Abstract submission closes in a few days, on September 30, and before it does I want to encourage you all, if possible, to consider joining us in Melbourne for the face-to-face aspects of the Congress.

Melbourne is a vibrant city of arts, culture, and learning, with great food and coffee and great people. The LOC is putting together a social program and tour options to introduce you to all that Melbourne and surrounds have to offer. You will have a chance to explore the urban environment of Melbourne, to see the amazing natural beauty of the area and to meet the local animals (including kangaroos and koalas). We will also have tours and events to introduce you to the cultures of the Indigenous people of Melbourne (Melbourne is called Naarm in the Indigenous language of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, on whose lands we will be meeting).

To help you get the most out of your visit TASA has funded a series of pre-Congress events and workshops (details here). TASA, with the support of ISA, has also made bursaries available to support travel to Melbourne for PhD students and Early Career Scholars from B and C countries in the Asia-Pacific region (details here). We will have lots of hotel and hostel options for you, with shared dorm type accommodation starting at around $35USD per night.

We do hope we can introduce you our wonderful city in 2023. If you would like to hear more about our plans, about Melbourne and why we think you should come to join us for the Congress, please see the below videos of Brady Robards (from the LOC) in conversation with me and my LOC co-Convenor Jo Lindsay. (Dan and Brady) (Jo and Brady)Dan Woodman
(on behalf of the LOC)

Executive Officer
The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)