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TASA 2024
Monday 25 November to Friday 29 November 2024: Curtin University & online

Held, once again, in conjunction with the Council for the Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Congress of HASS, TASA’s 2024 annual conference will be held at Curtin University, Perth, from 25-29 November 2024.

This five-day gathering, will provide a jam-packed program, which will include: panel-based sessions, general paper sessions relevant to a TASA thematic group, plenaries, social events, and TASA’s AGM and awards presentation.  

The Theme – Living Now: Social Worlds, Political Landscapes
This year’s conference theme highlights the immediacy of contemporary social life – both offline and on – and the current intensity with which it is lived as political.

In a decade that has already been framed by pandemic, war and unprecedented natural disasters, living the present is to live an entwinement of the social and the political in ways that have rarely been so marked. Many sociologies can be usefully brought to bear in exploring this contemporary entwinement, especially in an Australia so deeply embroiled in discourses of climate, Indigeneity, gender, technology and religion. We thus invite the widest possible array of contributions to this conference and encourage an irreverence for the divisions between social, cultural and political analysis. We also encourage an interrogation of the politics of sociology itself. In doing so, we echo the long-recognised imperative to contest given sociological knowledges and methodologies and to learn from those – in our own country and beyond – who think and do social analysis differently.

t is in this spirit of both utilising and challenging sociology that we look forward to collectively exploring the social worlds and political landscapes of living now.
The Panel & Abstract Process
Guidelines regarding the submission process will be announced soon.

The abstract submission deadline, for general sessions, is Monday 3 June 2024. Panel submissions close earlier on April 26, 2024. 

Abstract Selection
Abstract selection will take place in June/July, through consultation with each team of panel convenors, thematic group convenors, and TASA’s conference. Presenters will be notified of the outcome in mid-July 2024.

We do hope you can join us for our TASA 2024 Conference at Curtin University in Perth. 
Kim Humphery,
Director – Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University, Vice-President of TASA and Convener of TASA 2024.


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