International Conference: "Social sciences and the contemporary challenges. 20 years of teaching sociology at the University of Oradea"
Oradea, 9-10 June 2016

The theme: 20 years have passed since we started the adventure of teaching and research in Sociology at the University of Oradea, one of the ambitious newcomers in the post-1990 Romanian higher education area. They have been years of intense and thought provoking social transformations, from the macro-societal level to the micro, individual scale, in areas like politics, policies, family, religion,  demographics, values a.s.o. Despite the prophecies, the end of history could never have been more distant while numerous and quickly changing challenges come in the way. Partly mirroring its development, partly due to its internal logic, it has been an interval of equally puzzling changes in the status and paradigms of social sciences.

Celebrating the two decades since inception of Sociology teaching at the University of Oradea we invite colleagues from Romania and abroad to congregate with us in sharing the results of their current reflections and research on the contemporary challenges facing societies and social sciences.

CALL FOR PAPERS:

International Conference: "Social sciences and the contemporary challenges. 20 years of teaching sociology at the University of Oradea"

Oradea, 9-10 June 2016

Dear Colleagues,

We have the great pleasure to invite you to the international conference Social sciences and the contemporary challenges. 20 years of teaching sociology at the University of Oradea, which will be held between the 9th and 10th of June in Oradea at the University of Oradea, Faculty of Social Sciences.

The conference is organized by the University of Oradea, Faculty of Social-Humanistic Sciences, under the aegis of International Sociological Association (ISA), Romanian Sociological Association (ARS), and Romanian Sociological Society (SSR), in cooperation with the Research Institute for Quality of Life, Romanian Academy, and Teachers Training Centre – Bihor. 

The theme: 20 years have passed since we started the adventure of teaching and research in Sociology at the University of Oradea, one of the ambitious newcomers in the post-1990 Romanian higher education area. They have been years of intense and thought provoking social transformations, from the macro-societal level to the micro, individual scale, in areas like politics, policies, family, religion,  demographics, values a.s.o. Despite the prophecies, the end of history could never have been more distant while numerous and quickly changing challenges come in the way. Partly mirroring its development, partly due to its internal logic, it has been an interval of equally puzzling changes in the status and paradigms of social sciences. Celebrating the two decades since inception of Sociology teaching at the University of Oradea we invite colleagues from Romania and abroad to congregate with us in sharing the results of their current reflections and research on the contemporary challenges facing societies and social sciences.

Sections: (in order to visualize coordinators and a short presentation of the sections please access https://sites.google.com/site/sosciconf2016/sections)

Section 1. Contemporary Family: Changes and Challenges   

Section 2. Higher Education and the Contemporary Challenges

Section 3The Hungarian Educational System. Social Aspects          

Section 4. Contemporary Challenges in Education            

Section 5. Children's Subjective Well-Being           

Section 6. Children's Rights and their Protection

Section 7. 20 Years of Youth Sociology

Section 8. Children and the Internet: Empirical Data, Social Panics and Methodological Challenges

Section 9. Migration, Difference, and Belonging in an Anxious Europe

Section 10. How Migration Changes Migrants and Non-Migrants

Section 11. Development Trends of Social Policy and Social Assistance

Section 12. Addictions, Psyhosociology of Health, Mental Health

Section 13. Sociological Approaches on Femicide: Incidences, Risk Factors and Prevention     

Section 14. Health Promotion. A Dialogue between Social Sciences Researchers and Public Health Practitioners

Section 15. Participation in the Context of Disability         

Section 16. Values - Based Social Work Practice   

Section 17. Ageing and Intergenerational Relationships

Section 18. Sociology of the Internet        

Section 19. CEE Post-Communist Capitalisms and Current EU Evolutions         

Section 20. Quality of Life under the Pressure of Social Problems      

Section 21. The Human Being and the Work

Section 22. Work and Organizations

Section 23. The Use of Qualitative Methods in Social Sciences. When Can a Qualitative Research Be Considered Trustworthy?    

Section 24. Modeling and Simulation in Studying Social Complexity      

Section 25. Religion in the Contemporary Society

Section 26. Challenges for the Scientist-Practitioner Model in Psychology         

Section 27. Toward a Sociology of Security. Educational Achievements and Challenges for the Romanian Universities

Section 28. New Challenges in Local Development

Section 29. Community, Territory and Resilience

Section 30. Local Sociology between the National and Western Sociology: Synchronicity, Originality or Epigone?

Section 31. The Effect of the Present Legislative Changes in Law, Jurisprudence and Public Administration in Romania   

Section 32. Contemporary Developments in the Field of Geopolitics    

Round table:

33. An Integrated Approach to Social Inclusion / O abordare integrată a incluziunii sociale

Workshops:

34.   Social Indicators: From observing changes to sketching futures

35. Managing the future ? Trends in society

Papers proposals.  The abstracts of your papers, written in Romanian or English, which should not be longer than 250 words, must be uploaded online until the 18th of April 2016. The registration form can be accessed at the following link: https://sites.google.com/site/sosciconf2016/Online-abstract-submission. The participants will be notified online regarding the acceptance of their papers until the 22th of April 2016.

The registration of the participants. Participants must register until the 16th of May 2016, confirming the payment of the conference registration fee (the bank account details will be displayed on the web page of the event). The 225 RON/50 EUR (150 RON/35 EUR for PhD students) covers the map and book of abstracts, meals and refreshments throughout the conference. For the members of International Sociological Association (ISA), Romanian Sociological Association (ARS), and Romanian Sociological Society (SSR) the conference fee is 180 RON/40 EUR. For PhD students who are members of Romanian Sociological Association (ARS), and Romanian Sociological Society (SSR) the fee is 110 RON/25 EUR. Participants are requested to cover their travel and accommodation expenses. The organizers will negotiate preferential prices for accommodation in Oradea which will be posted on the conference website. Chairs of sections with are excused of paying the conference fee (to the limit of one person for a section).

Publication. The papers, submitted no later than April 11th, 2016 will be published in a proceedings volume at a prestigious national publishing house recognized in the field of Social Sciences (CNATDCU list A2). The papers will be selected through a double blind peer-review process.

Important dates:

7 February 2016 -  Deadline for session proposals

16 February 2016 - Publication of accepted sessions

18 April 2016 -  Deadline of abstract submission

22 April 2016 - Notification regarding the acceptance of the submitted abstracts

16 May - Conference registration deadline

30 May 2016 - Final program announcement

14 July 2016 -  Deadline for full text submission of papers for publication in conference proceedings

1 November 2016 - Publication of conference proceedings

Contact. Please check the conference website https://sites.google.com/site/sosciconf2016 or send inquiries to: socioumaneoradea@gmail.com

Organizers


"Pro-cariere" Foundation

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Recent Announcements

  • Anunţuri recente
  • The final program was published / Programul final a fost publicat The final program of the conference was published here. The time allocated for presentations will be announced by each section coordinator. All conference rooms are equipped with laptop and projector ...
    Posted Jun 7, 2016, 7:16 AM by Sergiu Baltatescu
  • The pre-final schedule and distribution of papers by sections and rooms The pre-final schedule and distribution of papers by sections and rooms is here: Conference ProgramPlease write us URGENTLY at socioumaneoradea@gmail.com to suggest changes.
    Posted Jun 6, 2016, 10:25 PM by Sergiu Baltatescu
  • The authors with accepted papers should register The authors with accepted papers should register here: Online registration form Here is the list of accepted Abstracts.If you have not received an email with the acceptance please write ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2016, 2:41 AM by Sergiu Baltatescu
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Topic: De 20 de ani participăm la aventura predării și cercetării sociologice la Universitatea din Oradea, una dintre cele mai ambițioase universități tinere din România post-1990. Au fost ani de transformări sociale intense și incitante, de la nivelul macro-societal la până la cel micro, de la nivel individual, în arii precum politica, politicile, familia, religia, demografia, valorile ș.a.m.d. Sfârșitul istoriei parcă nu a fost niciodată mai departe în timp ce, în realitate, numeroase și schimbătoare provocări apar cu repeziciune. Oglindind, cel puțin parțial aceste evoluții sociale dar și datorită logicilor lor interne, perioada a fost una de interesante schimbări în statutul și paradigmele științelor sociale.

Acum când sărbătorim două decade de la demararea predării sociologiei la Universitatea din Oradea invităm colegii din România și din străinătate să se reunească cu noi în împărtășirea rezultatelor reflecțiilor și cercetărilor lor curente despre provocările de la adresa societăților contemporane și la adresa științelor sociale.