The conference is the Academy’s most important academic event. Conferences usually take place once every two years. The focus of the three-day events is a main social science topic that is supplemented by lectures on other topics (open sessions). The board decides on the main topic and location of the conference.
Our first conferences dealt with the question of increasing social inequality (Munich, 2018) and the digitalization of society (Konstanz, 2019). Our next conference will be about social cohesion of contemporary socities (2021, Online/Leipzig).

Registration Now Open

AS Conference website and registration open since July 1st.

Over three days we will discuss new research on social cohesion in connection with the pandemic, social inequality, the climate crisis and other areas of society. In addition, we hear keynote lectures by renowned scientists from sociology, political science and health sciences.

Thanks to our cooperation partners, we can dispense with charging fees. Participation is therefore free of charge. However, prior registration is required. You can find the conference website here.


Cohesive Societies? 2021 AS Conference Online

Contemporary societies face challenges that require a high degree of social cohesion in terms of effectively addressing them. Some argue that societies are characterized by declining social cohesion, while others dispute this diagnosis. Here, sociology, based on rigorous theoretical considerations and empirical analysis, can help to clarify the theoretical mechanisms at work and develop methods to enable a better understanding of the social dynamics that hinder or promote social cohesion or division.

Click here for Call for Papers - deadline May 31st, 2021.

Conference website is coming soon.

Digital Societies - 2019 AS Congress

Digitalization is one of the megatrends of our century. The social sciences as well as the public have just begun to study and understand the deep structural changes that come with digitalization. This complex mixture of opportunities and risks in many areas of social life has been subject of our second AS conference located in Konstanz, Sep 25-27, 2019. We are grateful to the University of Konstanz, its Clusters of Excellence „Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour“ and „The Politics of Inequality” as well as the ETH Zürich for generous support.

Rewatch selected talks given by invited speakers on You Tube.

You can find the programme of the conference here.

Growing inequality – divided society? 2018 AS Conference in Munich

The first conference of the Academy for Sociology took place between April 4th and 6th, 2018 on the topic “Growing inequality – divided society? Current Contributions of Empirical-Analytical Sociology” in München-Nymphenburg. 120 participants discussed over 60 lectures and posters (conference language German). We thank the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation for the generous support.
You can find the programme of the conference here (in German).