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14.09.2016

ESA RN03 BIOGRAPHICAL PERSPECTIVES ON EUROPEAN SOCIETIES

ESA is an academic association of sociologists and a non-profit Europe-wide association made up of over 2000 members. It was established in 1992, following deliberations and consultations among sociologists from a diverse range of countries.

The Research Network 'Biographical perspectives on European Societies' aims to promote scholarly exchange and creative collaboration between sociologists using biographical perspectives to understand the social reality. Our scope of interests is mainly organized around the following themes: identity, migration, ethnicity, memory, processes of social transformation and other processes structured within and structurizing the social reality. Methodologically the network is developing along the qualitative, mainly biographical methods combining it with visual and performative methods.

More information: here and here.

ADVANCED SOCIAL AND POLITICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (ASPRI) of the UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA

The Advanced Social and Political Research Institute (ASPRI) is the research institute of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Latvia. Since its creation in 2004, the task of ASPRI has been to coordinate interdisciplinary research projects involving the academic staff and graduate students of the four departments in the faculty, which are political science, sociology, information and library sciences, and communication studies. The ESA RN03 interim conference is organized  in cooperation with National Research Programme “Innovation and sustainable development: Latvia’s post-crisis experience in a global context (SUSTINNO)” project No.2 “Social dimension of sustainability and social innovation”, executed by ASPRI. SUSTINNO main objective is to analyze sustainable development in Latvia and factors that shape it, with a particular focus on innovation, its role in the economy and social sphere in order to highlight causalities of the process of sustainable development.

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Organisers: Baiba Bela, University of Latvia (Rīga/Latvia), Kaja Kaźmierska, University of Łódź (Łódź/Poland), Ina Alber, University of Göttingen (Göttingen/Germany)

Conference is supported by:

European Sociological Association       

This project of the Baltic-German University Liaison Office is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic Germany