Dear Colleagues,

The European Sociological Association (ESA) invites scholars from around the globe to come together in Torino, 28-31 August 2013 to debate the most pressing sociological questions of the day under the general theme: "Crisis, Critique and Change".

This general theme of Conference directly refers to the interests of the Research Network 8 (RN8) of ESA entitled as 'Disaster, Conflict, and Social Crisis Network' (DSCRN). The social causes and consequences of the financial crisis, impacts on institutions, groups and individuals in the European and other countries make the main scope of the intended RN8 program. This is not to exclude however, other kinds of crises caused by climate change, natural disasters, technological accidents, and political conflicts with social implications. Proposals for presentations should be dealt with critically regarding analyses, methods and theories.

The Coordinating Committee of the DSCRN now invites all network members, associated colleagues and all those interested to submit abstracts for any of our sessions outlined in the link below. The DSCRN invites scholars from different disciplines and practitioners from different areas to submit abstracts and share with us their thoughts, research results and experiences. All abstracts will be considered and reviewed by the Coordinating Committee and by the convenor/s of the respective sessions.

Submission of abstracts closes on 1 February 2013. The submission is entirely electronic at

Please find more details about our sessions here:

Antti Silvast, DSCRN Webmaster
Nina Blom Andersen, DSCRN Vice Coordinator