An International Sociological Association (ISA) RC04 & RC10 sponsored
mid-term conference in Cyprus



25-27 November 2011

SECOND Call for Papers for the ISA mid-term conference (please visit the web page of the conference at http://www2.ucy.ac.cy/~iasonas/conf11.html):

Submission of paper abstracts is now open. Please read the relevant section below.


Social Justice and Participation: The Role of Higher Education


The Research Committees on Sociology of Education (RC04) and Participation, Organizational Democracy and Self-Management (RC10) are pleased to invite you to submit papers for sessions focusing on issues of Participation, Inclusion, Mobility and Justice (for a detailed list of session titles, please see below).
Conference streams include:
  • Preparing for Inclusion in Higher Education: Inclusion in Primary and Secondary Education
  • The links between Higher Education and the demand for Social Justice
  • The role of Higher Education in conflict/divided societies
  • Expansion/Massification of Higher Education and social mobility
  • Access and equity in Higher Education
  • Gender and educational choice making in Higher Education
  • Multiculturalism and immigrants in Higher Education
  • The changing role of Higher Education in the years of fiscal austerity
  • Synergies between private and public Universities
  • Market-driven trends in the financing of Higher Education
  • Sociological theory and educational reality in Higher Education
  • Women in Higher Education
  • Equal opportunities in employment in Higher Education
  • Higher Education and social stratification
  • Papers related to the sociology of Higher Education
  • Programs of gender studies in higher education
Participation fees:
Full fees
€190
Reduced fees (members of RC04 and RC10)
€140
Full student fees
€100
Reduced student fees*
€50
  • Reduced student fees apply only to students who do not wish to participate to certain events and activities (e.g. they do not wish to participate to the social events, lunches etc). Students who would like to register at a reduced fee should contact the local organizers to get more information.
Note: In special cases, academics from Universities who face financial problems, and academics from countries that face social unrest (or financial problems) may be eligible to apply for a discount. One of the eligibility conditions is that you must be a presenter at the conference (non-presenters are not eligible). If you feel that you may be eligible, please contact the Chair of the conference when you receive your “notification of acceptance” letter (this should happen after the end of June 2011). Please note that it will be possible to offer discounts only to a very small number of eligible presenters.

Important Dates
Date and duration: 25-27 of November 2011 (Friday-Sunday)
Venue: The premises of the University of Cyprus.
Date for abstract submission: 9th May to 31st of May 2011
Notification of acceptance: 30th of June 2011
Registration deadline: 30th of July 2011
Submission of abstracts: Please download and follow the template available on the web page of the conference (http://www2.ucy.ac.cy/~iasonas/conf11.html).
Collegially,
Iasonas Lamprianou
Department of Social and Political Sciences
University of Cyprus
iasonas@ucy.ac.cy
(Chair of the Conference)
9-5-2011







An International Sociological Association (ISA) RC04 & RC10 sponsored
mid-term conference in Cyprus
25-27 November 2011


First Call for Papers for the ISA mid-term conference (please visit the web page of the conference at http://www2.ucy.ac.cy/~iasonas/conf11.html):

Social Justice and Participation: The Role of Higher Education

The Research Committees on Sociology of Education (RC04) and Participation, Organizational Democracy and Self-Management (RC10) are pleased to invite you to submit papers for sessions focusing on issues of Participation, Inclusion, Mobility and Justice (for a detailed list of session titles, please see below).

The conference provides the opportunity for many academics in the region to participate in an ISA mid-conference and probably prepare for the 2012 Forum in Argentina which has a similar theme. We hope that we will give the opportunity to new academics from the area to join the RC04 & RC10 and become active members of the community. If this conference is successful, it might be repeated in regular intervals in the region.

The Conference is organised by the Department of Social and Political Sciences (University of Cyprus) with the support of the following co-organising bodies: The Department of Education (University of Cyprus), the Department of Education Sciences and the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences (European University Cyprus).

Target audience and Rationale:
We aspire to attract both academics and policy-makers from countries from all continents. We would also like to specifically target the community of academics and policy makers from countries around the Mediterranean Sea and South Eastern Europe. The organisation of this conference is very timely since many countries in the area are increasingly at the receiving end of huge immigration waves. Moreover, ethnic minorities and various cultural groups in many countries around the world still face issues of access to Higher Education.
In addition to the more 'traditional' themes (e.g. issues of inclusion, access, retention, equity, gender, etc), we hope that we will attract papers addressing the role of students, academics and Universities (as institutions) in the reform that is currently taking shape in many Arab countries. The role of Higher Education has not been covered by the international media and the academic community has not had enough time to react and publish on the issue, since the domino of events is still unfolding. Colleagues are welcomed to address in their papers issues regarding Higher Education, political participation and activism in their countries.


Initiatives to support the theme of the conference:
The Organising Committee will make every effort to partly subsidise the registration fees or accommodation expenses of a very small number of academics from countries which currently face social unrest (e.g. Libya, Egypt, Tynisia, etc), provided their papers address issues regarding Higher Education in the context of the current situation in their country. This is deemed necessary since it is very likely that academics in these countries may not have access to funds for participating in international conferences.
Special participation rates will apply for students and RC04 & RC10 members.



Conference streams include:
  • Preparing for Inclusion in Higher Education: Inclusion in Primary and Secondary Education
  • The links between Higher Education and the demand for Social Justice
  • The role of Higher Education in conflict/divided societies
  • Expansion/Massification of Higher Education and social mobility
  • Access and equity in Higher Education
  • Gender and educational choice making in Higher Education
  • Multiculturalism and immigrants in Higher Education
  • The changing role of Higher Education in the years of fiscal austerity
  • Synergies between private and public Universities
  • Market-driven trends in the financing of Higher Education
  • Sociological theory and educational reality in Higher Education
  • Women in Higher Education
  • Equal opportunities in employment in Higher Education
  • Higher Education and social stratification
  • Papers related to the sociology of Higher Education
  • Programs of gender studies in higher education

Participation fees:
Full fees
€190
Reduced fees (members of RC04 and RC10)
€140
Full student fees
€100
Reduced student fees*
€50
* Reduced student fees apply only to students who do not wish to participate to certain events and activities (e.g. they do not wish to participate to the social events, lunches etc). Students who would like to register at a reduced fee should contact the local organizers to get more information.

Important Dates
Date and duration: 25-27 of November 2011 (Friday-Sunday)
Venue: The premises of the University of Cyprus.
Date for abstract submission: 9th May to 31st of May 2011
Notification of acceptance: 30th of June 2011
Registration deadline: 30th of July 2011

Registration
To register and to pay for the conference, you will need to access a dedicated web page which will be activated at a later stage. Please visit the web page of the conference, at a later stage, for related announcements.

Submission of abstracts
To submit an abstract, you will need to access a dedicated web page which will be activated by the 9th of May. Please visit the web page of the conference, at a later stage, for related announcements.

Local Scientific Committee:
Chair: Iasonas Lamprianou, University of Cyprus
Members:
European University Cyprus: Marios Vryonides (Secretary of the ISA RC04) Loizos Symeou and Eleni Theodorou.
University of Cyprus: Savvas Katsikides, Eleni Phtiaka, Miranda Christou, Simoni Symeonidou, Maria Eliophotou-Menon.

International Scientific Committee:
RC04: António Teodoro (Vice-President of RC04 for Europe), David Konstantinovski (Vice-President of RC04 for Russia)
RC10: Isabel da Costa (President of RC10), Michal Palgi and Gyoergy Szell, Heinz Sünker (former presidents and actual members of the Board of RC10) and Eleni Nina-Pazarzi (member of Board of RC10).

Paper acceptance procedure: All submissions will undergo a procedure of blind review. A special issue with a selection of outstanding papers may be published. For the preparation of the special issue(s), proper double blind-reviews will be conducted. Possible publication of the Special Issue(s): Autumn, 2012

Social events: Social events include a tour around Lefkosia (Nicosia) which is the last divided capital in Europe and a trip to ancient monuments (or to an old (traditional) village.

Gala dinner: The Gala Dinner will be an experience of all human senses: it includes a Traditional Cypriot Welcoming with ‘merecha’ rose water accompanied by traditional Cypriot music, traditional food prepared on the spot and other surprises!


Collegially,

Iasonas Lamprianou

Department of Social and Political Sciences
University of Cyprus
iasonas@ucy.ac.cy
(Chair of the Conference)
18-4-2011