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1st Congress of the International Network of Sociology of Sensibilities (RedISS)

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“Trust, Crisis and Social Sciences” June 23, 24 and 25, 2021 

For a long time, many researchers in Europe and Latin America have been questioning the production, management and re-production of social sensibilities, researching the connections between “emotions, body and society”. These researches are developed in different fields, such as education, health, knowledge production, the mass media, entertainment, sexuality, public policies and economy, to name the most “visible” audiences.  In this context, the Center for Research and Sociological Studies (CIES) and the Latin American Journal of Studies on Body, Emotions and Society (RELACES) since 2016 have decided to organize meetings in Paris with researchers interested in sensibilities studies, to discuss and debate.

In that framework, two meetings have been held in Paris: the first one, “Sensibilities at the beginning of the 21st century”, took place at URMIS – Paris Diderot in 2016, in collaboration with Martin Aranguren (CNRS-URMIS). The second meeting, “Proximities and distances in contemporary societies: Work, discrimination, public policies and emotions “, in collaboration with Martin Aranguren (CNRS-URMIS) and Cécile Vermot (University of Patients – UPCM // CEPED – Paris Descartes), in 2017. At the end of this second meeting, it was decided to create the “International Network of Sociology of Sensibilities (RedISS)”

As a result, since the creation of RedISS three meetings have taken place: The “III CIES-RELACES-Paris Meeting and the I RedISS Meeting: Social Sciences, Sensibilities and Societies” organized in Toronto-Canada on July 13-14, 2018 in collaboration with Luis Van Isschot (University of Toronto). Then, on November 28, the “II RedISS meeting: Trust and Politics of sensibilities” was organized in Monterrey, México, in collaboration with Brenda Bustos and María Luisa Martínez from the Institute of Social Research of the Autonomous University of Nuevo León (IINSO-UNAL). On March 9, 2019, the “III International Network of Sociology of Sensibilities (RedISS) Meeting” was held at the University of Alicante-Spain in collaboration with Juan A. Roche Cárcel. More than 50 panelists from Latin America, Canada, China and Europe have participated in those meetings.

In 2019, the IV International Network for the Sociology of Sensibilities (RedISS) Meeting was held again in Paris-France, at the University Paris 7 Diderot with the collaboration of Patrick Cingolani, on October 30 and 31. Panelists from Spain, Italy, Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Argentina, China, Brazil, France, and Chile participated. 

During 2020, as a consequence of the global pandemic and health emergency related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the annual meeting of the RedISS was not held, which had been planned as the “V International Network of Sociology of Sensibilities (RedISS) Meeting” in Perugia, and this year we will not be able to hold the “I Congress of the International Network for the Sociology of Sensibilities (RedISS)” planned in Alicante.

In the aforementioned context, we are organizing with the support of the University of Palermo, Argentina, the 1st Congress of the International Network of Sociology of Sensibilities for next June.

This time we wanted to open a space for discussion around trust and the role of the Social Sciences in the near future as the contribution of those of us who study emotions and sensibilities.

Organized in 18 Working Groups, the Congress hopes to contribute to developing renewed horizons to put academic production in contact with the construction of trust in today’s society.


Josetxo Beriain (Universidad Pública de Navarra-UPNA)

Eduardo Bericat Alastuey (Universidad de Sevilla-US)

Margarita Camarena (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México-UNAM)

Silvia Cataldi (Sapienza-Università di Roma-UNIROMA)

Massimo Cerulo (University of Perugia-UNIPG)

Patrick Cingolani (University of Paris Diderot)

Angélica De Sena (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas-CONICET/ Universidad Nacional de la Matanza-UNLAM)

Fred Evans (Duquesne University-DUQ)

Felipe Hernandez (University of Cambridge-CAM) 

Gennaro Iorio (Università degli Studi di Salerno-UNISA)

Mauro Guilherme Pinheiro Koury (Universidade Federal da Paraíba-UFPB)

Fabio La Rocca (L’université Paul-Valéry-Montpellier-UPVM)

Paulo Henrique Martins (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco-UFPE)

Juan Antonio Roche Cárcel (Universidad de Alicante-UA)

María Emilia Tijoux (Universidad de Chile-UCh)


President: Adrián Scribano

Coordination Team

Aldana Boragnio

Florencia Chahbenderian

Jeanie Herrera

Victoria Mairano

Alessandra Polidori


Abstracts of up to 300 words will be received. It must be uploaded through the following link: https://forms.gle/N1TXXRLuNuu2pnxd8

Abstract submission until May 15.

For more information: redsensibilidades@gmail.com



Dear colleagues,

please find attached a CfP for those interested in Politics, Media and Affect. The conference “After the summer of migration: Right-wing populism, media and affect” will be held from Sept. 16-17 in Ljubljana, SLO (or in some digital format). Deadline for proposals is June 7, 2021. 
All the best from Vienna,
Otto Penz


The 2021 Conference of the European Sociological Association, 31 Aug – 3 Sep in Barcelona

Call for Papers: The Sociology of Emotions (Click on the “Present Conference”)

Call For Papers (general)

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