CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The conference theme 'Identity and Transformation: Studying Lives in Times of Social Change' intends to capture the impact of past and current changes at the macro level, such as the Collapse of the Soviet Union, the Great Recession, social media revolution, globalisation, gender roles, climate change and increasing rates of migration on individual lives and the way identity is maintained and transformed. Recognizing the role of individuals as agents, we also aim to discuss how individuals and the microsystems in which they are embedded (families, schools, peers, communities, etc.) act as agents for social and developmental transformation.
We welcome conference submissions from all areas of longitudinal and life course studies: sociology, demography, psychology, epidemiology, quantitative and qualitative methodology with contributions regarding processes and functioning within and across life course stages from infancy to old age. We encourage a mixture of contributions from different countries and institutions.
Proposals are sought for five kinds of presentation:
1. A POSTER presentation for which an abstract of no more than 300 words is required.
2. An individual PAPER for oral presentation for which an abstract of no more than 300 words is required*
3. A SYMPOSIUM comprising of 3 - 5 papers. Accepted symposia will be allocated a time slot of between 1 – 1.5 hrs. For each symposium we require a summary abstract of no more than 200 words, plus an abstract of no more than 300 words for each paper.
4. A PANEL session. Accepted sessions will be allocated a time slot of between 1 - 1.5 hrs. For each panel session we require a summary abstract of no more than 300 words.
5. Pre-conference WORKSHOP (4 October 2020). Duration: half or full day.
*Papers which do not fit into regular sessions may be allocated as posters.
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All contributors will be notified of the conference committee’s decision by 10 April 2020.
The fee for conference registration will be discounted for SLLS members, so please consider joining if you have not already done so! Visit the membership page of the SLLS website for full details and to sign up.
The Society’s Journal, Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, will be a possible outlet for the publication of conference papers.