RC21 - Conference 2020 Antwerp

Welcome to Antwerp!

The 2020 annual conference of the International Sociological Association Research Committee 21 on Urban and Regional Development will take place in Antwerp from 6 to 8 July 2020.

The general theme of the conference is ‘Sensing and Shaping the City’, focusing on how citizens experience the fragmentary, unequal and contradictory realities of global urbanity. You can read the conference call here. The conference also welcomes sessions and papers about all relevant topics in urban studies.

The official conference programme consists of plenaries and paper sessions, but will be accompanied by a social programme, including a welcome reception, a conference dinner and city tours.

The Call for Sessions” starts on 22 October 2019 (and closes on 30 November 2019). Read the instructions for session proposals here. ***The deadline for session proposals has been extended to 10 December 2019. 

The “Call for Papers” starts on 15 January 2020 (and is open until 29 February 2020) ***The call for sessions for the 2020 RC21 Annual urban sociology conference in Antwerp attracted a lot of interest. We received 115 session proposals. The local organizing team and the RC21 board is currently assessing these proposals. This will take a little more time than anticipated. Prospective session organisers will receive an answer by 23th of January. The session organisers will circulate the call for papers for accepted sessions after this date. All calls will also be published on the conference website.

Proposals for sessions can be sent to RC21-2020.conference@uantwerpen.be

We hope to see you in Antwerp!

On behalf of the ISA-RC21 board and the Local Organising Team

Stijn Oosterlynck


Contact committee

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