We are delighted to welcome you to the Joint Conference of the European Sociological Association’s Sociology of Emotions Research Network (RN11) and the British Sociological Association’s Sociology of Emotions Study Group. This year's conference is taking place in the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, between August 28th – 30th, 2018.
On this site, you will be able access the key information relating to the conference, including the programme, locations, and the contact details for the organizers.
Below, you will find some general information and links to the programme.
Note that a complimentary lunch will be provided to delegates on Tuesday, in addition to the conference dinner on Wednesday.
The Twitter hashtag for the conference is #socemot18.
This event is being organized as a joint conference between the European Sociological Association Emotions Network (RN11), and the British Sociological Association Emotions Study Group. It is primarily funded by the ESA, with the financial and administrative support of the BSA Emotions Study Group. The organizers are especially grateful for the voluntary assistance of the BSA Events team who helped with registration, and to the administration teams in the School of Social & Political Science, Edinburgh, and the School of Social Sciences, Education, and Social Work in Queen's University Belfast.
The sociology of emotions is a new and vital field within the broad discipline of sociology that has a lineage encompassing the classical tradition as well as more recent sociological research and scholarship. Research on emotions contributes to sociological theory, political sociology, medical sociology, sociology of social movements, sociology of gender, law, social psychology and many other specialties within sociology.
The European Sociological Association Emotions Research Network (RN11) was formed in May 2004, and continues to steadily expand in terms of members, planned and ongoing joint publications, and research activities. It involves researchers from across Europe and the world with an interest in affect and emotions, deploying a range of methodologies to explain and understand emotions as a central feature of our shared social lives. This conference will be the 8th Midterm Conference of the Network. Find out more about the ESA Emotions Research Network.
The Sociology of Emotions Study Group is a study group of the British Sociological Association, revived in 2016. It brings together theory, methods and research on social emotions and affect. Find out more about the group.