Critical Insights on Historical Sociology

A Stream on “Critical Insights on Historical Sociology”
as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Sociology
6-9 May 2019, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Social Sciences

The Sociology Unit of  ATINER is organizing a Stream on “Critical Insights on Historical Sociology”, 6-9 May 2019, Athens, Greece as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Sociology sponsored by the Athens Journal of Social Sciences.

There are many varieties of Historical Sociology, beginning with the foundational thinkers of the discipline, such as Marx and Weber, up through the various contemporary approaches, such as in the work of Bourdieu, Abrams and Elias, among others. This stream invites paper submissions from all theoretical camps, in order to reflect critically on one or more specific theorists, their substantive or methodological contributions to the field and the value of their respective approaches. Potential research themes and topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Critical sociology
  • State and Society
  • Social Transformation
  • Methodology of the social science

You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit a 300-word abstract before 25 March 2019, by email, to, Dr. Ricardo A. Dello Buono, Professor of Sociology, Manhattan College, USA or Dr. Andrea Borghini, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Pisa, Italy. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Please use the abstract submitting formDecisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission.

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK (

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