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2nd IHU Sociology Days: Student Research Symposium “Crises and Transitions: Inequality, State, Politics, and Society in the Current World Order”

27.02.2023
2nd IHU Sociology Days:  Student Research Symposium “Crises and Transitions: Inequality, State, Politics, and Society in the Current World Order”
Ibn Haldun University Sociology Department and IHU Societal Research and Thought Club are pleased to announce the second IHU Sociology Days: Student Research Symposium.

The symposium will be held on April 28-29-30, 2023, at Ibn Haldun University, Istanbul, Turkey. This year’s symposium will bring undergraduate and graduate students together to discuss the theme of “Crises and Transitions: Inequality, State, Politics, and Society in the Current World Order.”

Recent years have been characterized by a number of major crises. The migrant crisis and precarious borderlands, the sharp rise of nationalism and politicization of identity and belonging, and the question of resistance and agency in social movements are just a few of the various issues posing a challenge to the hegemony of the current world order. In light of these events, this student symposium seeks to explore the emergence of the social, political, and cultural transformations that have emerged in response to these crises. Through a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach, this symposium aims to cultivate critical analyses and alternative perspectives to facilitate scholarly discussions and intellectually-rigorous solutions to the ever-shifting transformations of contemporary societies.

We highly encourage submission of papers that explore new approaches and paradigms in light of the theme of this symposium. Additionally, we encourage students to engage with and extend their analyses on a number of focal areas such as, but not limited to:

  • Structure and Change in Societies and Cultures
  • The Question of Posthumanism
  • Natural Disasters and Social Effects (Earthquakes, Floods, etc.)
  • New Ways of Migration and Refugee Experiences
  • The Politics of Resistance and Resilience
  • Conditions and Future of the Nation-State
  • Post-Pandemic Conditions
  • Postcolonialism and New Interventions
  • Borders and Borderlands
  • Transformative Education
  • Technology and New Forms of Warfare
  • The Question of Security and Securitization
  • Media and Communication

Language: English and Turkish

Location: Ibn Haldun University, Başakşehir Campus, Istanbul (Papers can be presented both online and face-to-face.)

Submission Guidelines:

  • All inquiries and abstract submissions should be sent to the Ibn Haldun University Sociology Days Committee at sociologydays@ihu.edu.tr
  • Abstracts must be no more than 300 words, with an accompanying author’s bio of 100 words. It il also required for authors to indicate whether they will participate online or face-to-face in their submitted document.
  • Institutional affiliation, position (undergraduate or graduate student), and full contact information are required.
  • Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified and are required to submit a draft of their papers.
  • After the symposium, the presenters are expected to send the final version of their papers to be published in an edited volume by Ibn Haldun University Press.

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: March 24, 2023
Acceptance notification: April 1, 2023
Draft paper due: April 10, 2023
Symposium: April 28-29-30, 2023
Final paper due: July 30, 2023

For more information, please email the Ibn Haldun University Sociology Days Organizing Committee at sociologydays@ihu.edu.tr.