41st SAI Annual Conference May 10th 2014: Call for Papers



The 41st Annual Conference of the SAI will be held at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier Street on May 10th 2014. This will be an open conference with no prescribed theme. This one day conference will focus on high quality papers and presentations with time for discussion and debate.

This year’s conference will also feature a Plenary Roundtable on ‘Teaching Sociology’. Speakers include Dr. Daniel Fass (TCD, Provost Teaching Award 2012), Dr. Amanda Haynes (UL, Excellence in Teaching Award 2005 & 2011) and Dr. Rebecca King O’Riain (NUIM,

You may submit an abstract from two different forms of presentation:

1. Ordinary Paper (300 words)

2. Poster Presentation (200 words)

Those wishing to present a paper at the conference should submit an abstract as a Word attachment by email to:

sai2014conferenceabstractsATgmail.com no later than Friday 14th March 2014

Submissions will be reviewed and authors notified by Friday 28th March 2014.

Further details on abstract submission and more below the fold.

Abstract format:

– Open document format, Word or RTF (no PDF please)

– Single spacing, 12pt New Times Roman, no justification or other formatting

– Include type of presentation you are requesting

– Include name, institution, phone number and email address

Abstracts that do not fulfil these requirements will be returned to authors.

Type of abstract

Ordinary paper

Each ordinary paper session will include 3 to 4 presenters and will normally run in parallel to other sessions. Presenters in these sessions are expected to have a fully developed paper and are requested to bring copies of their paper with them. Each presenter will normally have 20 minutes to address the audience.

20 mins presentation + 10 mins for questions

Abstract length: 300 words

Poster Presentation

Posters are visually stimulating forms of presentations that focus upon the presentation of research findings. This relatively new feature of the conference has proved very successful in creating a visual dimension to the conference, enabling participants to view a wider range of work and providing an additional space for people to identify and discuss common interests. Specific guidance regarding the format of poster presentations can be obtained from http://www.sociology. ie Although the format will be different to that of an ordinary paper, the posters are presentations of work, and abstracts should be prepared accordingly.

Abstract length: 200 words

Abstract content – all presentations

If you propose to use empirical data in your paper, your abstract must include a clear outline of the data and its sources. Presenters are also asked to consult the SAI’s Ethical Guidelines: http://www.sociology.ie/SAI_ethics.ht m


All presenters at the SAI conference are required to be members of the SAI for the current year (2014) at the time of the conference. See www.sociology.ie

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