Contemporary societies in motion

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

 

We inform you that due to the worldwide situation related to COVID-19 the congress “CONTEMPORARY SOCIETIES IN MOTION: PIONEERING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN THE STUDY OF DEVIANCE AND SOCIAL CONTROL, scheduled to be held in Athens, Greece, on 29-30 May 2020, is postponed.

 

 New dates will be announced soon!

 

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Athens, Greece

 

Welcome to the ‘Contemporary Societies in Motion’ conference website

On behalf of the organizing committee, we are excited to invite you to join us in the historical and friendly city of Athens on 29-30 of May 2020.

New dynamics of changes have been created in the context of -as it is named- liquid modernity. Various social settings influence every aspect of social life and new types of deviance, crime and social control have emerged in our contemporary societies. Disciplines from a wide range of fields like criminology, anthropology, sociology, political sciences, development studies, media and many more are constantly developing new methods to understand and interpret the hidden aspects of the changes by making more visible the invisible and uncovering the unprecedented. Methodological and epistemological issues involved in the study of the new dynamics of deviance and social control trigger the academic dialogue and research. In addition, the changing terms of researchers’ engagement and the risks, dangers and ethics of doing research on deviance and its formal and/or informal regulation provoke our attention and leave enough space for reflexivity upon our own works, as well as the research methods we use such as ethnography, phenomenology, visual, participatory and their further development.

National Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), National Center for Social Research (EKKE), Center for the Study of Crime (CSC) and the ESC Working Group on Qualitative Research Methodologies and Epistemologies are pleased to invite you to a joint conference titled “Contemporary societies in motion: pioneering qualitative research methods in the study of deviance and social control”.

The keynote speakers are:

Paul Rock, Emeritus Professor, Department of Sociology, LSE

Rita Faria, Assistant Professor School of Criminology of the Law Faculty, University of Porto

Plenary sessions with:

Nikos Demertzis, Professor, Sociology Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, President, Greek National Center for Social Research

George Pleios, Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Social Research in Mass Media at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Joanna Tsiganou, Research Director, Ph.D., Greek National Center for Social Research

Scholars from all social science disciplines are invited to submit panel proposals, abstracts of individual presentations, posters and requests for the organization of workshops.

 

We cordially invite colleagues to submit proposals on topics such as:

  • Multiple (mixed) methods in approaching deviance and social control
  • Qualitative research vis-a-vis Big-data. New challenges for criminology
  • Changing paradigms of qualitative research methods
  • Phenomenological approaches in criminology: current narrations and discourses
  • Ethnographies of movements: (sub)urban changes in context
  • Crime discourses and narrations in Ethnomethodology
  • Participatory (action) research with the excluded and the enclosed
  • Observations of contemporary inequalities and power dynamics in criminal justice
  • Life-histories of the controllers and the controlled
  • Postcolonial research perspectives in criminology
  • Visual and kinesics approaches: victims and offenders
  • Studying emotions, seductions and harms in crime and punishment
  • (Μetanalysis): Stories behind the stories from the field
  • Gender-based research perspectives in deviance and social control
  • (Un)Lawful identities: research illustrations in progress
  • Digital ‘portraits’ of deviance and social control
  • Doing research on the (inter)net
  • Between borders and barriers: constructing methodologies and epistemologies
  • Ethical boundaries of criminological research

The working language is English. There will not be any official interpretation into other languages.

 

Key Dates:

  • Abstracts and proposals submission deadline:
  • Registration fees

The early registration fees apply to registrations made before

 

Early: Before
Late: After
Participants 50 Euro 70 Euro
Students 30 Euro 50 Euro

 

Submissions will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and you will be notified of the decision before.

 

We look forward to welcoming you in Athens!

 

The Organizing Committee

Evi Androulaki, Anastasia Chalkia, Dionysios Chionis, Tonia Kastrinaki, Martha Lempesi & Fotios Spyropoulos

Webpage: http://e-keme.gr/en/contemporary-societies-in-motion/

Registration & Abstract: https://athensconf2020.synedry.com/

Contact us via email: athensconf2020@gmail.com

 

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Media Sponsor


Organizing Committee

 

National Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)

The Department of Communication and Media Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, is one of the newest departments of the oldest and largest university in the country. The department’s history dates back to the academic year 1990-1991 and its prime focus since has been to meet the needs of academic teaching and research in the field of communication studies in the country. The last twenty seven years the Department has been constantly growing, while a great number of its students excel in the print and electronic media, in research, and other activities of the Greek society and culture.

Today, the Department employs more than forty academics and researchers who are active in diverse fields such as cultural studies, political science and sociology, law, history, psychology, history of art, linguistics, Modern Greek studies, new technologies and their applications, journalism, advertising, public relations, the theory and practice of mass media.

The curriculum and syllabus of our Department offers our students, through its interdisciplinary nature, the opportunity to develop their critical and analytical skills and equips graduates with the fundamental and unchangeable demands of the profession of Communications. In other words, the composition of the Department reflects the interdisciplinary nature of communications studies

Laboratory for Social Research in the Media

The Laboratory for Social Research in the Media was established in 2002. Its research interests are focused on political, social, economic and legal dimensions of Press, Radio, Television and the Internet. The Laboratory focuses particularly on social research on the use of the internet, personal computers, multimedia, satellite and digital television and the new communication technologies in general.

Areas of expertise

  • Political Communication and electoral campaigns’ research
  • Research on the public image of politicians and institutions
  • Research on the presentation of individuals and institutions in the internet
  • Research on the structure and administration of media institutions
  • Analysis of various media organizations and their public image (specific radio and TV stations, newspapers, magazines etc.)
  • Research on the media politics and media content production
  • Public relations and advertisement of media organizations
  • Content and discourse analysis, both quantitative and qualitative, of news bulletins and journalistic broadcasts
  • Content and discourse analysis, both quantitative and qualitative, of entertainment and sport broadcasts
  • Content and discourse analysis, both quantitative and qualitative, of advertisements
  • Quantitative and qualitative audience research. Among  others:
    • Quantitative and qualitative audience research concerning specific programs and content genres (news bulletins, entertainment, sports, advertisement etc.)
    • Quantitative and qualitative audience research concerning specific programs and content genres of specific media organizations (channels)

Members of the Laboratory for Social Research in the Media are the teaching and research staff of the Social and Political Analysis of Communication Section of the Faculty of Communications and Media Studies of the University of Athens.

Associated to the Laboratory are members of the other sectors of the Faculty of Communications and Media Studies, experienced professionals, whose knowledge and expertise coincides with the Lab’s research projects, as well as post- graduate students.

The members of the Laboratory for Social Research in the Media are distinguished by their extensive and rich research experience as a result of the various research projects they have conducted either for the University of Athens or for other research institutions.

Webpage: http://en.media.uoa.gr/

 

National Center for Social Research (EKKE)

The National Center of Social Research –ΕΚΚΕ- was established in 1959 under the auspices of UNESCO and is the only public institution in Greece dedicated to the social sciences. ΕΚΚΕ is a public law legal entity  supervised by the General Secretariat of Research and Technology of the Ministry of Education and religious matters.

Since its establishment, ΕΚΚΕ:

  • Has established a research tradition in areas such as social policy, political sociology and electoral geography, social geography and social anthropology.
  • Conducts social research on a wide range of subjects, constantly enriching a decades-long tradition with issues of current importance
  • Provides support to the State by designing and evaluating public policies at the national, regional and local level, as well as providing research and expertise reports aiming at the timely indication of critical social and political issues
  • Maintains constant international collaboration by its presence in international research and expertise networks as well as major European research programs
  • Contains one of the country’s largest libraries for the social sciences that provides support for its research activity as well as for the social sciences and research in Greece more generally.
  • Publishes print and free access digital works related to the research on and analysis of aspects of contemporary Greek society. An important number of EKKE’s publications are included in the syllabuses of University Department courses
  • Publishes The Greek Review of Social Research, the country’s oldest social sciences journal and one of the first scientific journals to have adopted the blind peer review system.

Webpage: http://ekke.gr

ΚΕ.Μ.Ε

Center for the Study of Crime (CSC)

A research center for criminology and criminal justice in Greece

Organization in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of United Nations

The Center for the Study of Crime (CSC) is and civil non-profit association that advances public understanding of crime and criminal justice, established in Athens, Greece in January 2015. The purpose of the Center is scientific and developmental and in no way profitable. Its mission is to conduct criminological research and provide policy makers, academics and the public at large with authoritative information and substantiated criminal policy recommendations, to contribute to the development of evidence-based responses to major criminological challenges. Through diverse, inclusive and durable collaborations, we work to advance knowledge of crime and criminal justice, to champion evidenced and just policy and practice, and to support good legislation.

The five axes constituting our job: research, training, intervention, lobbying and advocacy

As part of its outreach strategy, CSC:

  • undertakes various kinds of information and awareness-raising activities to promote public debate, such as publications, social media, conferences, training seminars and round-table discussions
  • collaborates with key stakeholders in all fields of public life (government institutions, the NGO community, the media, universities and research centres, grant-making foundations, the private sector, etc.)
  • is an active member of several international networks

Finally, publishes a detailed account of its activities in its Annual Reports. These include summaries of the main research activities, events, publications, networking, partnerships, fundraising and other actions implemented as part of CSC’s annual work programme.

Webpage: http://e-keme.gr/en/home-the-centre-for-the-study-of-crime-csc/


Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee is the backbone of the conference. Its members review the submitted abstracts, assist in design of the programme, in selecting keynotes, discussants and chairs and in promoting the conference.

Here you can find an overview of the members of the scientific committee.

 

The European Society of Criminology Working Group on Qualitative Research Methodologies and Epistemologies (ESC WG-QRME) 

Nikos Demertzis, Professor, Sociology Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, President, Greek National Center for Social Research

George Pleios, Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Social Research in Mass Media at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Joanna Tsiganou, Research Director, Ph.D., Greek National Center for Social Research

Anastasia Chalkia, Ph.D. in Criminology, Sociologist, Course Tutor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens-Aegean

Fotios Spyropoulos, Ph.D. in Penal Law and Criminology, Attorney at Law, Postdoctoral Researcher and Course Tutor at University of West Attica

 

Inquiries about abstracts and proposed sessions can be directed to the organizing committee of the conference via email: athensconf2020@gmail.com


Keynotes

On this page you can find the presenting keynotes as well as an introduction to their presentations.

Paul Rock, Emeritus Professor, Department of Sociology, LSE

Emeritus Professor, Department of Sociology, LSE

Paul Rock studied at the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford and is now Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics.  He has been a visiting scholar at the Ministry of the Solicitor General of Canada and a visiting professor at a number of universities in North America, including Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania.  Most recently, he has been a recurrent visiting professor at the University of Macau.  He has also been a visiting fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences in Palo Alto, the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center and the Regulatory Institutions Network at the Australian National University.  He is a fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Arts.  His published work has focused chiefly on the evolution of criminal justice policies in Canada and England and Wales, particularly for victims of crime, and on developments in criminological theory.  His latest publications have been the first two volumes of the official history of criminal justice in England and Wales in the latter half of the twentieth century.

‘Qualitative methods in criminological research: The Genesis of a Tradition’?

 

 

 

Rita Faria, Assistant Professor School of Criminology of the Law Faculty, University of Porto

Rita Faria, Assistant Professor School of Criminology of the Law Faculty, University of Porto

Rita Faria (rfaria@direito.up.pt) is currently Assistant Professor of Criminology at the School of Criminology – Faculty of Law of the University of Porto, and founding member of the International Research Center on Crime, Justice and Security.

She holds a PhD in Criminology, Master in Sociology and a Degree in Law. She has been teaching at the Undergraduate and Master in Criminology, as well in Doctoral Schools and research seminars in other Europeans universities, such as University of Ghent (Belgium) or Erasmus University (The Netherlands).

Rita is co-chair of the European Society of Criminology Working Group on Qualitative Research Methodologies and Epistemologies (WG-QRME), and board member of the European working group on Organizational Crime (EUROC). Her research interests include occupational, white-collar crime and elite crime, as well as environmental crime. In her research, she has been specializing in the use of qualitative methods in Criminology. Most of all, she has been studying research misconduct for the last 12 years and has published and presented widely on the topic.

She is currently a member of the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Law of the University of Porto, as well as a member of the Ethics and Responsible Conduct Committee of i3S, a Portuguese conglomerate on research and innovation in the health system, and of the Ethics Committee of Barcelona’s Guardia Urbana.

International publications include:

Petintseva, O., Faria. R. & Eski, Y. (2019). Interviewing Elites, Experts and the Powerful in Criminology. London: Plagrave Macmillan

Borges, G. & Faria, R. (2019). “Breathing under water: gendering the violence against refugee women”. In: Milica S. Boscovic (Ed.), Globalization and its impact on violence against vulnerable groups. Pennsylvania: IGI Global. ISBN: 978522596271

Faria, R. & Eski, Y. (2019). Een wolf onder de wolven. Ethiek en Ethische Commissies in criminologisch onderzoek naar ‘the pwoerful’. Tijdschrift over Cultuur & Criminaliteit, 8(3), 43-58

Faria, R. (2018). Research misconduct as white-collar crime: a criminological approach. London: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-319-73435-4

Derrick, G.E., Faria, R., Benneworth, P., Budtz-Petersen, D., Sivertsen, G. (2018). Towards characterising negative impact: Introducing Grimpact. In Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators. CWTS/Leiden University. https://hdl.handle.net/1887/64521

Faria, R. (2015). Scientific misconduct: how organizational culture plays its part. Tijdschrift over Cultuur & Criminaliteit, 5(1), 38-54

Cruz, J. N., Faria, R., Leite, A. L., & Sousa, P. (2015). How does law enforcement respond to entrepreneurial white-collar crime? Some insights from Portugal. In W. Huisman, J. v. Erp, G. V. Walle & J. Beckers (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of White Collar and Corporate Crime in Europe (pp. 512-530). London: Routledge.

Faria, R. (2014). Science under pressure. Problematic behaviours and social harms. Revista Crítica Penal y Poder(7), 64-84

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Plenary sessions with:

Nikos Demertzis, Professor, Sociology Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, President, Greek National Center for Social Research

Nikos Demertzis, Professor, Sociology Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, President, Greek National Center for Social Research

 

George Pleios, Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Social Research in Mass Media at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Social Research in Mass Media at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

George Pleios Ph.D., is Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Social Research in Mass Media at the National and Kapodistrian University Athens (NKUA). He studied Sociology (BA and MA) in the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy, at the University of Sofia “Kliment Ohridski”. At the same University, he completed in 1987 his doctoral studies in Sociology of Culture and Mass Media. His doctoral thesis “Cinema as Artistic Communication” was on Sociology of the Cinema. He worked as an adjunct professor at the Department of Sociology, the University of Crete since 1990 – 1993. After that (1994 – 1996) he worked as an adjunct professor at the Department of Primary Education, University of Ioannina and in 1996 he was elected lecturer in the same department (1996 – 2001).

He has also taught as  Erasmus Visiting Professor at the Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey (2019),  as Visiting Professor at the School of Journalism, Fudan University, Shanghai, China (2018), at the Institute of Journalism “Taras Shevchenko”, National University of Ukraine (2014),  at the Department of Journalism, Fredrick University (Cyprus) (2012), at the Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski” (Bulgaria) (2011), and he has given lectures as invited speaker in KDU- Malaysia (2019), in the ELTE University of Budapest (Hungary, in 2013, 2016, 2017, 2019), in the Institute of Social Sciences in Lisbon (Portugal, 1n 2013) and in the Cyprus University of Technology (2016), as well as at various Universities in Greece.

He conducts regularly research of Greek printed, television and online news and has conducted more than 25 research projects as Primary Investigator. Some of his recent research projects are: The media coverage of the Greek referendum 2015 (2015 – 2016), Journalistic Ethics and the Greek Media ( 2014 – 2015), Crisis, Golden Down and the Media (2014), Crisis and political behavior – the representation of the right wing parties in the Greek media (2014), Crisis and the Facebook (2013), Media, crisis and journalistic impartiality (2012), The logic of medium in time of crisis (2011), The content in the social networking media: Facebook (2011), H1N1 flu, the media and the views of doctors and nurses (2010)He is a member of many Greek and international academic organizations and the current President of the Hellenic Sociological Society. During 2011 – 2014 period he was Vice Coordinator of the Research Network 18 (Media Sociology) of the European Sociological Association. Between 2011 – 2015 and since December 2017 – he is Chairman of the Department of Communication and Media Studies, University of Athens. He is also a founding member of the European Centre for Press Freedom and Media Freedom (ECPMF) and former member of its Supervisory Board. Since November 2016 he is board member the Greek National Council for Radio and Television (NCRTV).

 

Joanna Tsiganou, Research Director, Ph.D., Greek National Center for Social Research

Joanna Tsiganou, Research Director, Ph.D., Greek National Center for Social Research

Joanna Tsiganou is a lawyer, Doctor of Sociology of Crime and Deviance of the University of London (Ph.D., LSE 1988). As a member of the research staff of EKKE, he has participated (since 1994 onwards) in the design and  implementation of research projects and programs, in the familiarization and consolidation of new research tools and research infrastructures through international, European and Greek scientific networks and collaborations and in the diffusion of research findings in international and Greek fora (i.e. university courses and lectures, conferences, publications, books and periodical editions etc.). At the same time, she has gained valuable experience in the management of research projects as well as in the administrative issues related to the design and development of the research development strategy of EKKE with the qualities of the Vice-Chairman of the Board of EKKE, the Director of the Institute of Political Sociology of EKKE , the member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Institute but also as a participant with various qualities in the scientific and administrative bodies, associations and scientific societies. She has participated in more than 45 research papers, has authored more than 100 articles and monographs, independently and with other scholars, published in Greek and international scientific journals and collective volumes and has participated in the publication and editing of 25 books together with colleagues and autonomously. Finally, she has been teaching for a number of years in tertiary education and participates as an expert in: a) international – European scientific networks of experts, b) evaluations of research and basic and applied research programs, and c) scientific committees of scientific publications, newspapers and periodicals.

 


Conference Program

Will be announced…


Conference Workshops

Will be announced…


Conference Venues

Will be announced soon!


Social Programme

Conference party on Friday 29 May 2020!

We invite you to try the nightlife in Athens with cocktails in a cozy bar in a historic hotspot in Athens.

Saint George Bar

Info and registration

Price: 15 euro/per person (includes a drink/or a cocktail and a buffet with local finger foods)

If you wish to attend, you can let us know via the registration tool.

https://athensconf2020.synedry.com/

 

Karytsi Square

the Former News District, known for its Bars

A vital corner of Athens, Karytsi Square, is named after the elegant church dedicated to Agios Georgios (St. George) Karytsis, built by architect L. Kaftantzoglou, at the site of an older church.

Other than Agios Georgios Karytsis, Parnassos Literary Society, the Moussouri Theater, as well as the former HQs of the Lambrakis News Group are landmarks of the area.

Recently the area has developed into a hotspot for the young and trendy, and where history, culture and gastronomy have merged symbiotically. Completing the scene are the numerous smaller or larger bars, bar/restaurants, snack bars, and café-bars. Not bad for a square which from antiquity until 1840 was a cemetery.

https://www.athenskey.com/karytsi-square.html


Registration

Register now for the conference!

Registration fees

The early registration fees apply to registrations made before 01 May, 2020

 

Early: Before 01.05.2020 Late: After 01.05.2020
Participants 50 Euro 70 Euro
Students 30 Euro 50 Euro

The above fees (in Euro) include the following:

  • Admission to all conference sessions
  • Conference workshops
  • Conference documentation
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Coffee breaks
  • Light Lunch
  • Reception

The conference party is not included in the above fees and costs 15 euro extra. If you wish to attend, you can let us know via the registration tool.

 

Cancellations

In case of cancellation of a registration for the conference the Center for the Study of Crime (CSC) adheres to the following rules:

  1. A processing fee will be deducted in case of reimbursement. The reason is that the firm that deals with the credit-payment takes a commission for each operation. Therefore, in this case the CSC is paying two commissions.
  2. No reimbursement will be made for cancellations arriving after 01 May 2020.

How to register?

You can register and pay for the conference here!

https://athensconf2020.synedry.com/

Registration is handled by the Center for the Study of Crime (CSC). Payment methods will include Visa, MasterCard or bank transfer. For practical reasons we prefer payment with credit card.

If you have any questions relating to registration please contact the Center for the Study of Crime (CSC) at athensconf2020@gmail.com

 


Travel Accommodation

Travelling to Greece

Each year Greece welcomes visitors from all over the world. In summer of course tourist movement soars as the Greek sun is synonymous with freedom and a carefree lifestyle, yet the country’s mild climate and many attractions, along with its excellent infrastructure, have made Greece a favourite destination in winter too.

One can travel to Greece in many different ways: by road, plane, train or sea. Major roads link Greece with Europe and Asia. The country’s airports provide top-notch services. Rail connections with Europe allow for a lovely nostalgic journey. And last but not least, Greek ports welcome ocean-going ships and local ferries all year round.

By plane, ship, train or car, or even a combination of transportation means, traveling to Greece is relatively simple and quick, even though it is situated at the southernmost corner of Europe and the Balkan Peninsula!

For more information see http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/travelling_to_greece

Visit Athens

Everyone knows of Athens. A city of myths and monuments, impulsive gods and ancient glory. But do you really know Athens? As our historic capital heralds a brand-new age, entrepreneurs, creatives, and visionaries are building the city they aspire to live in—a city that will surprise, delight and inspire you. Athens means a place where half the world connects. Athens means sunshine, safety and value for money. Athens means convention trips don’t have to be conventional.

The official guide to the city of Athens. Where to eat, drink, and swim, top archaeological sites and museums to visit, plus all the essential tips to help plan your trip see https://www.thisisathens.org/

 

Athens Travel Guide 

Download or view one of a printed Travel guide below.

Download the free Athens- Attica Travel Guide featuring the city’s best attractions, sights, activities and inside travel tips! Also essential help when planning your trip including how to get there and tours around the capital of Greece!

http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/downloads/guides/athens_travel_guide

Maps

Here is a collection of various Greece’s maps to assist your travel journey. Download or view useful maps of Greece below. http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/downloads/maps

Map of Athens

http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/downloads/maps/athens

Athens Metro

http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/downloads/maps/athens/athens_metro

 

Athens Accommodation

A selection of places to stay within walking distance from the conference venue is provided beneath.

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

  • See also the accommodation page on http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/main_cities/athens
  • Bear in mind that May is a highly demanded period for hotels in Athens. Therefore, early booking is essential.
  • Should you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at athensconf2020@gmail.com

 

HOTELS – LUXURIOUS

Electra Metropolis https://www.electrahotels.gr/el/athina/electra-metropolis-athens/

Academias Hotel, Autograph Collection https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/athak-academia-of-athens-autograph-collection/

Divani Caravel https://divanicaravelhotel.com/

Electra Palace Athens https://www.electrahotels.gr/el/athina/electra-palace-athens/

Wyndham Grand Athens https://www.wyndhamgrandathens.com/

 

HOTELS – MID RANGE

Be My Guest Athens https://www.bemyguestathens.gr/en/

360 Degrees Pop Art Hotel https://360-degrees-pop-art.hotelsathens.org/en/

Arion Hotel https://www.arionhotel.gr/

Heart Of Athens https://heartofathens.com/en/

A for Athens https://aforathens.com/

 

HOSTELS

https://www.hostelworld.com/hostels/Athens

20 EPIC Hostels in Athens (2020 • Insider Guide!)

 


Call Abstracts

 

Athens, Greece, 29-30 May 2020

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are excited to invite you to join us in the historical and friendly city of Athens on 29-30 of May 2020.

New dynamics of changes have been created in the context of -as it is named- liquid modernity. Various social settings influence every aspect of social life and new types of deviance, crime and social control have emerged in our contemporary societies. Disciplines from a wide range of fields like criminology, anthropology, sociology, political sciences, development studies, media and many more are constantly developing new methods to understand and interpret the hidden aspects of the changes by making more visible the invisible and uncovering the unprecedented. Methodological and epistemological issues involved in the study of the new dynamics of deviance and social control trigger the academic dialogue and research. In addition, the changing terms of researchers’ engagement and the risks, dangers and ethics of doing research on deviance and its formal and/or informal regulation provoke our attention and leave enough space for reflexivity upon our own works, as well as the research methods we use such as ethnography, phenomenology, visual, participatory and their further development.

National Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), National Center for Social Research (EKKE), Center for the Study of Crime (CSC) and the ESC Working Group on Qualitative Research Methodologies and Epistemologies are pleased to invite you to a joint conference titled “Contemporary societies in motion: pioneering qualitative research methods in the study of deviance and social control”.

 

The keynote speakers are:

Paul Rock, Emeritus Professor, Department of Sociology, LSE

Rita Faria, Assistant Professor School of Criminology of the Law Faculty, University of Porto

Plenary sessions with:

Nikos Demertzis, Professor, Sociology Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, President, Greek National Center for Social Research

George Pleios, Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Social Research in Mass Media at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Joanna Tsiganou, Research Director, Ph.D., Greek National Center for Social Research

Scholars from all social science disciplines are invited to submit panel proposals, abstracts of individual presentations, posters and requests for the organization of workshops.

 

We cordially invite colleagues to submit proposals on topics such as:

  • Multiple (mixed) methods in approaching deviance and social control
  • Qualitative research vis-a-vis Big-data. New challenges for criminology
  • Changing paradigms of qualitative research methods
  • Phenomenological approaches in criminology: current narrations and discourses
  • Ethnographies of movements: (sub)urban changes in context
  • Crime discourses and narrations in Ethnomethodology
  • Participatory (action) research with the excluded and the enclosed
  • Observations of contemporary inequalities and power dynamics in criminal justice
  • Life-histories of the controllers and the controlled
  • Postcolonial research perspectives in criminology
  • Visual and kinesics approaches: victims and offenders
  • Studying emotions, seductions and harms in crime and punishment
  • (Μetanalysis): Stories behind the stories from the field
  • Gender-based research perspectives in deviance and social control
  • (Un)Lawful identities: research illustrations in progress
  • Digital ‘portraits’ of deviance and social control
  • Doing research on the (inter)net
  • Between borders and barriers: constructing methodologies and epistemologies
  • Ethical boundaries of criminological research

The working language is English. There will not be any official interpretation into other languages.

 

Key Dates:

  • Abstracts and proposals submission deadline: 31 March, 2020
  • Registration fees

The early registration fees apply to registrations made before 01 May, 2020

 

Early: Before 01.05.2020 Late: After 01.05.2020
Participants 50 Euro 70 Euro
Students 30 Euro 50 Euro

 

Scientific Committee

The European Society of Criminology Working Group on Qualitative Research Methodologies and Epistemologies (ESC WG-QRME)

Nikos Demertzis, Professor, Sociology Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, President, Greek National Center for Social Research

George Pleios, Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Social Research in Mass Media at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Joanna Tsiganou, Research Director, Ph.D., Greek National Center for Social Research

Anastasia Chalkia, Ph.D. in Criminology, Sociologist, Course Tutor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens-Aegean

Fotios Spyropoulos, Ph.D. in Penal Law and Criminology, Attorney at Law, Postdoctoral Researcher and Course Tutor at University of West Attica

We look forward to welcoming you in Athens!

 

The Organizing Committee

Evi Androulaki, Anastasia Chalkia, Dionysios Chionis, Tonia Kastrinaki, Martha Lempesi & Fotios Spyropoulos

Webpage: http://e-keme.gr/en/contemporary-societies-in-motion/

Registration & Abstract:https://athensconf2020.synedry.com/

Contact us via email: athensconf2020@gmail.com

 

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Abstract Submission

Deadlines

The submission period opens  February 2020

The deadline for abstract submission is 31 March, 2020

Submission guidelines

Submit your abstract here!

https://athensconf2020.synedry.com/

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Program Committee. All accepted abstracts will be published electronically and made available to participants at the conference. All presenters must pay to register for the Conference.

 

1. Indicate the format of your abstract and the following details:

Individual paper presentation

  • Name(s) author(s), name(s) presenter(s), affiliation (of all), email and work address (corresponding author), phone number (corresponding author)
  • Abstract (400 words maximum) and 2 to 5 keywords
  • Extra info/comments such as technical requirements (if applicable)

 

Full thematic panel

  • Title of the panel, content/abstract of the thematic panel
  • Add up to 4 parts, each consisting of:
    name(s) author(s), name(s) presenter(s), affiliation (of all), email and work address (corresponding author), phone number (corresponding author)
  • Abstract (400 words maximum) and 2 to 5 keywords
  • Discussant (optional) (name and affiliation)
  • Extra info/comments such as technical requirements (if applicable)

Note that authors need to register individually, but the abstract submission can proceed via one corresponding author

 

Poster

  • Name(s) author(s), name(s) presenter(s), affiliation (of all), email and work address (corresponding author), phone number (corresponding author)
  • abstract/outline (400 words maximum) and 2 to 5 keywords

 

Organization of a workshop or alternative format session

  • Convener(s): name(s), affiliation of all, email and work address (corresponding author), phone number (corresponding author)
  • Outline the format, aims and content of the proposed workshop (1000 words maximum) and 2 to 5 keywords
  • Targeted audience (400 words), maximum number of participants?
  • Requirements (preparation of the participants, logistics, etc.)
  • Organization of alternative format sessions (2h slots) (submit a proposal A4: aims, organizers, requirements of equipment etc.)

 

2. Indicate one or more ‘streams’ for each abstract:

  • Multiple (mixed) methods in approaching deviance and social control
  • Qualitative research vis-a-vis Big-data. New challenges for criminology
  • Changing paradigms of qualitative research methods
  • Phenomenological approaches in criminology: current narrations and discourses
  • Ethnographies of movements: (sub)urban changes in context
  • Crime discourses and narrations in Ethnomethodology
  • Participatory (action) research with the excluded and the enclosed
  • Observations of contemporary inequalities and power dynamics in criminal justice
  • Life-histories of the controllers and the controlled
  • Postcolonial research perspectives in criminology
  • Visual and kinesics approaches: victims and offenders
  • Studying emotions, seductions and harms in crime and punishment
  • (Μetanalysis): Stories behind the stories from the field
  • Gender-based research perspectives in deviance and social control
  • (Un)Lawful identities: research illustrations in progress
  • Digital ‘portraits’ of deviance and social control
  • Doing research on the (inter)net
  • Between borders and barriers: constructing methodologies and epistemologies
  • Ethical boundaries of criminological research

 

If you have any questions relating to the submission of your abstract please contact the Center for the Study of Crime (CSC) via mail at athensconf2020@gmail.com



F.A.Q

Abstract submission

1. What are the guidelines for the different types of submissions?

The deadline for abstract submission is 31 March, 2020

You can view guidelines for each type of abstract here. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at athensconf2020@gmail.com

2. What information should be included in an abstract?

Abstracts for all submissions are limited to 400 words. The title, authors and institutions are excluded.

Corresponding authors are asked to indicate the presentation type, the abstract topics, the names of the authors, their affiliations, contact details of the corresponding/presenting author, and 2 to 5 key words.

3. When are the deadlines for submitting?

Abstracts and proposals submission deadline: 31 March, 2020

February, 2020 Registration available online
19 February, 2020 Send out call for papers
19 February, 2020 Opening of registration
31 March, 2020 Deadline for abstracts submission
15 April, 2020 Decision on the acceptance of the abstracts
30 April, 2020 End of the early bird registration fee
2930 May, 2020  ‘Contemporary Societies in Motion’ Conference

Key Dates & fees:

  • Abstracts and proposals submission deadline: 31 March, 2020
  • Registration fees

The early registration fees apply to registrations made before 01 May, 2020

 

Early: Before 01.05.2020 Late: After 01.05.2020
Participants 50 Euro 70 Euro
Students 30 Euro 50 Euro

Programme

1. How do I find where and when I appear on the program?

The final program is not available yet.

2. Can I change the time and location of my presentation?

Unfortunately, we do not accept any special requests regarding times of presentations. We apologize in advance.

3. I need special equipment for my presentation. Who can assist me in obtaining equipment?

Laptops, audio equipment, screens and beamers are provided in all meeting rooms. During the conference all participants will have free Wi Fi access. If you need other equipment, you should either bring it yourself or contact the administrator at athensconf2020@gmail.com

We request you to indicate special or technical requirements in the submission of your abstract.

4. Where will the abstract be published? Will it have ISBN?

The abstract is published online in a book of abstracts in a pdf format. It will not have ISBN. A paper copy of the book of abstracts will be available to all participants at the conference.

 

Dues and registration for the conference

1. Do programme participants have to register?

Yes.  There are NO exceptions. Submitting an abstract does NOT register you for the meeting.  All attendees and participants must pay the registration fee. Presenting authors of accepted abstracts must pre-register and pay for the conference, preferably by the early-bird deadline. Each presenting author is responsible for his/her registration fee(s) as well as travel and accommodation costs.

2. I need a receipt of my payment. Whom should I contact?

Once registered and payment is completed, you should automatically receive a receipt. If you paid correctly and did not receive the receipt within three working days, Please contact via email: athensconf2020@gmail.com.

3. What do I do if I find out that I will not be able to attend the conference?

Presenting authors who are unable to attend the conference should arrange for another individual to present. Please notify us of any changes at athensconf2020@gmail.com.

 

Date, time and location of the conference

1. What time does the on-site registration desk open?

The registration desk opens on Friday 29 May 2020 at 8:30 AM.

2. What are the dates of the conference?  When does it start and end?

The conference starts on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 9:00 AM. The conference will end on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

3. Where does the conference take place?

The conference takes place at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Communication & Media Studies (Sofokleous street 1, Athens 105 59). Further information on how to reach the conference venue is available here, information concerning hotels or other accommodation is available here.