ACKnowl-EJ network launches map to commemorate International Women’s Day

March 8, 2017

A map created by researchers at the Institute of Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), the Latin-American Network of Women Defending Social and Environmental Rights and the Colombian NGO CENSAT-Agua Viva Friends of the Earth Colombia makes visible the struggles of women in Latin America against mining and in defense of […]


In Memorium: Cigdem Kagitcibasi

March 7, 2017

We are saddened to hear of the unexpected death of Professor Çiğdem Kağıtçıbaşı, who passed away last week. A leading figure within social psychology in Turkey, Professor Kağıtçıbaşı was known for her pioneering work to strengthen the education of women and girls. Professor Kağıtçıbaşı served as Vice-President of the ISSC (2004-06) and International Union of […]


Identifying solutions and taking action to tackle poverty and inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa 

March 6, 2017

International conference to be held 23-25 October 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, hosted by the Ethiopian Centre for Child Research, Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI), CROP, The Impact Initiative at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty, including African Child Policy Forum (ACPF), Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), Save the […]


Call for Session proposals: XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology

March 3, 2017

Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018 This XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology will focus on how scholars, public intellectuals, policy makers, journalists and activists from diverse fields can and do contribute to our understanding of power, violence and justice. Since the inception of the discipline, sociologists have […]


Call for pre-proposals: Advancing the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 11 on cities in Africa

February 27, 2017

With the adoption of the New Urban Agenda at the Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016, it is imperative to ensure that science can effectively contribute to the implementation of this Agenda. As part of the 5-year “Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa” programme, the International Council for Science (ICSU), […]