Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is OPEN.  The overarching conference streams are broad representations of the themes and areas of research within Sociology. For logistical and operational reasons we have to limit the number of streams at present. All of the current BSA study groups are included within the listings under the overarching streams.


At the 2016 Annual Conference, there will be 16 streams, including 'Frontiers'. A summary of these streams identifying where each study group currently sits within the existing streams is included here.


Prospective paper givers can indicate which group they would like their abstract to be considered for.  If you would like your abstract to be considered for one of the specific subject areas listed under the overarching streams, it is *essential* to write the subject area in CAPITAL letters at the top of your abstract e.g. I would like this abstract to be submitted to the SOCIOLOGY OF RIGHTS grouping within the RIGHTS, VIOLENCE AND CRIME stream.


  • Rights, Violence and Crime
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Social Divisions/Social Identities
  • Sociology of Education
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Theory
  • Work, Employment and Economic Life
  • Frontiers (formerly the Open Stream)

Suggestions for grouped sessions within all streams are welcomed. All BSA Study Groups are encouraged to contribute posters/papers and other activities. There will also be an opportunity for study groups to meet independently.



16 October 2015 - Abstract submission deadline.

4 December 2015 - Abstract decision received no later than this date.

15 January 2016 - Presenter booking deadline.

19 February 2016 - Early booking rates end.

5 April 2016 - Registration closes.


If you have any further queries regarding abstract submissions, try our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or contact the BSA Office.


Contact Information

BSA Events Team

Email: events@britsoc.org.uk

Tel: 0191 383 0839

Fax:  0191 383 0782


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