2013 ESA main conference in Turin: Call for papers for Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty – Research Network 22

Dear all,

This is to let you know that the main biennial ESA conference will take place in Torino, Italy, at the very end of August, 2013 (28th – 31st).

The call for papers is now open and online at http://www.esa11thconference.eu/call-for-papers

The call is a long PDF document – you will need to scroll down (a long way!) to find details about the specific call for papers for the Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty network.
If you search the document using RN22 this will help…

For the Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty call, there are a few specific streams proposed which relate to the theme of the conference – ‘Crisis, Critique, Change’.
As usual though, we also will have a more general open call and will create session themes based on the abstracts submitted. In this sense we welcome abstracts across our usual wide range of themes, such as the following:

sense-making of risk; health and risk; risk governance; risk and crime; professional approaches to risk; biographical risks; risk and emotions; trust; risk management and uncertainty; inequality and risk; risk, resilience and everyday life; social theories of risk (and of course other themes around risk and uncertainty too).

The abstract deadline is 1st February 2013 and you can submit your abstract via the online platform on the conference website.

Please pass this information on to others who may be interested and to other relevant email lists.

Warm greetings from Amsterdam,

Patrick (on behalf of Anna Olofsson and my colleagues within Research Network 22 – Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty)

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call for papers – Risk and Uncertainty in Changing Society – international workshop, 22-23 Nov 2012, Antwerp, Belgium

Hi Everyone,

The following call for papers should be of interest for those working within the field of risk and uncertainty.

Beginning of text:
We have the pleasure of announcing the call for papers for the international workshop the University Centre Saint Ignatius Antwerp (cf. www.ucsia.org), a forum for academic reflection on societal issues and their ethical implications, is organising on the topic of Risk and Uncertainty in Changing Society on November 22nd – 23rd  2012 at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

The organisation committee, composed of the Academic Director of UCSIA, theologian Jacques Haers and  project promoters Dirk Geldof, professor sociology at the Higher Institute for Family Sciences (HUBrussels) and at the Artesis University College Antwerp and lecturer ‘Current Political Issues’ at the department of social work of the Karel de Grote-University College Antwerp, and Diemo Urbig, doctor in management science, researcher at the Department of Management, Faculty of Applied Economics at the University of Antwerp, has established the programme.

You will find:

  • a project description with the programme
  • the application procedure
  • an application form

here: http://www.ucsia.org/main.aspx?c=*UCSIAENG2&n=106210

The deadline for submission of applications is set for June 10th 2012. Candidates should send in the completed application form, accompanied by an academic curriculum vitae and an outline of the proposed paper. The selection of participants will be communicated by the beginning of July.

The organizer takes on charge all costs pertaining to participation and stay in Antwerp of all selected participants, while travel arrangements and costs are incumbent on participants themselves.

The selected participant will present her/his paper in a panel session (20 minutes in English) and will afterwards send in an article to be considered for publication (which will be submitted to careful selection). The aim of the organizer is to publish a selection of articles [...]

Call for papers – The journal ‘Baltic Region’: Special issue “Risk and Uncertainty in the Baltic Sea Region”.

The ‘Baltic Region’ journal announcing a call for papers for the special issue “Risk and Uncertainty in the Baltic Sea Region”.

There are many new risks emerged during the past years for the Baltic Sea Region, including nuclear and political, demographical, cross-border and migrational, economic and social issues. All these problems demand a deep reflection and discussion, and we hope our journal will become a platform for the lively and fruitful discussion. We kindly invite all social researchers to publish their works on the different aspects of the risk and uncertainty in the region of the Baltic Sea – especially our colleagues from the  Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, Germany, Norway, Russia and Belarus. The papers may concern as theoretical and applied issues, contain new research, pose a certain problem, describe the main results of research, offer a conclusion.


The ‘Baltic Region’ journal is published by the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University in collaboration with Saint Petersburg State University, both of which are situated in two Russian cities at the Baltic Sea. A significant research force is concentrated at both institutions dealing with manifold problems of the Baltic Sea: ecological, historical, political, economic, and social ones. The problems under consideration are diverse and complex, though, a specialised scientific journal dedicated to the Baltic Region has not been published in Russia yet. The present journal is to fill in this gap.

The editorial council and the editorial board include representatives of different Russian and international research centres. We encourage eminent scientists in various fields from all Baltic States to contribute their articles to the journal. It will allow a comprehensive review of socioeconomic, political, and economic situation in the region, including controversial questions considered from different points of view. Special attention is [...]