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


The Gathering
This year, TASA’s annual event returns to our usual four-day conference format. As with last year, TASA 2024 will involve a mix of panel-based and general sessions and offer more sustainable and accessible participation through offline as well as online engagement.

Held, once again, in conjunction with the Council for the Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Congress of HASS, TASA 2024 will kick-off with a postgraduate event (Tuesday 26 November), followed by three further days (Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 November) involving panel-based sessions, general sessions relevant to TASA thematic groups, keynotes and plenaries, social events, and TASA’s AGM and awards presentation. A new feature for TASA's conference will be a series of in-person, career-stage workshops (held on Tuesday 26 & Thursday 28 November).

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.

It 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
Note, submissions have now closed. 

Panel & Abstract Selection
Panels and Abstract selection will take place in June/July, through consultation with thematic group convenors and the TASA 2024 National Organising Committee. Panel Chairs and General Abstract Presenters will be notified of outcomes by late-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.

For further information relating to TASA 2024 please contact Penny Toth, TASA Event Manager via


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