Submissions are invited relating to the following themes as well as for a general stream. Papers will be thematically organised in the programme.
- New worlds of work
- Sociologies of emotion and exclusion
- Memory and commemoration
- The changing family
- Activism and academia
You are invited to submit a presentation in any of the following formats:
- Conference Paper (15-20 minute presentations)
- Quickie papers (5 minutepresentations on work in progress)
- Roundtables and Masterclass events on any topic - please submit a single abstract with details of participants.
- Panels on any topic may also be submitted – please include participant names and abstracts for each.
- We are also happy to consider innovative formats for presentation which best showcase your research. Please include a description of the format with your submission. A member of the selection panel will contact you to discuss the format.
Instructions for Poster Presentations
Posters presented at the conference should be A1 size (594mm x 841mm), of portrait or landscape orientation.
Please do not mount materials on heavy board because these may be difficult to keep in position on the poster board;
Prepare a visual summary of the research with enough information to stimulate interested viewers rather than a written research paper. Use bulleted phrases rather than narrative text;
Ensure that all poster materials can be read from three feet away. We suggest an Arial font with bold characters. Titles and headings should be at least 1 inch high. DO NOT use a 12 point font.
Prepare a title board for the top of the poster space indicating the title and author(s). The lettering for this title should be no less than 1.5 inches high.
- ‘The Right to Water protests and contemporary social movements’ - Irish Journal of Sociology Plenary Panel
- Teaching Excellence in Irish Sociology roundtable
- The Editorial Process, a masterclass with Professor Greg Maney, Hofstra University, USA
- Keynote speakers
- Conference Dinner
- Book launches
Note for Postgraduates
This year we will hold a separate Postgraduate conference in October 2016. Postgraduates submitting abstracts for the Annual Conference paper sessions are encouraged to submit high quality research papers of original contributions. Research at design stage should be submitted to the PG conference instead. Posters may be submitted to present work at any stage of development by any researcher.
Submissions should be made by 17 February by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the names and contact details of participants, title, abstract(s), format and indicate if it relates to a named stream. Abstracts should be 250 words.
- 17 February Deadline for all abstracts and proposals
- 1 March Online registration open
- 17 March Publication of conference programme
- 1 April End of early bird registration
Early bird registration will apply until 1 April.
Conference registrations should be made online at www.sociology.ie
Early bird After 1 April
Institutionally funded €75 €100
Non institutionally funded €50 €75
Postgraduate / low waged* €25 €35
*This reduced rate is intended to support those in precarious / casual / part-time employment and/or full-time students.
An optional additional charge will be made available at a later date for those who wish to avail of the conference dinner.
All attendees must also be current members of the SAI. You can update your membership on the SAI website www.sociology.ie before or when you register for the conference. Members will automatically receive updates on the Annual Conference.
Discount rates available in hotels adjacent to the conference venue at the University of Limerick. Click the pdf document for fuller information.