RC20 Regional Conference on Comparative Sociology & The 2nd RC33 Regional Conference on Social Science Methodology: Asia (Tokyo, Japan | September 12– 16, 2022 | Japan Womenfs University)

  About the Conference

 

                ISA RC20 (Comparative Sociology) has a long history that it was established in 1986. It has been one of most active RCs, hosting conferences regularly all over the world. This time, RC20 is embarking a new positive project in the form of a joint conference with RC33 (Logic and Methodology in Sociology). Comparison, the main topic of RC20, is one of methodologies which RC33 has always been interested in. Joint sessions of the two RCs have taken place in most of the ISA conferences, but independent RC conferences have not been held as joint projects thus far.

This will be the second RC33 regional conference in Asia. The First RC33 Regional Conference on Social Science Methodology: Asia was held in Taipei, Taiwan, in 2017, where researchers exchanged research findings and new ideas on methodology including comparison. The second conference intends to broaden the horizons of comparison-conscious researchers.

It is notable that the upcoming conference will be held at Japan Womenfs University. This conference by RC20 and RC33, which has had women presidents since 2010, will promote diversity of society, by ensuring that no person is treated differently or less favorably on the basis of gender, disability, ethnicity, locality, etc.

                  It will be an online conference for various reasons: (1) resilience in COVID-19 and other disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons, (2) compatibility with other conferences because of its effective use of resources, (3) Earth-friendliness, (4) its innovative use of video-conference applications.


Timeline and process are as follows:

 

Call for session proposals: 5 April 2021

Close of session proposals submission: 30 July 2021

Acceptance of session proposals: 10 September 2021

Call for papers open (abstract submission): 27 September 2021

Close of paper submission: 31 December 2021

Submissions accepted and program prepared: 11 March 2022

Registration opened: 11 April 2022

Conference: 12– 16 September 2022


In order to enable participation from all over the world, the timeslot is scheduled from 15:00 to 17:00 (Central Europe Summer Time [CEST]), which corresponds to 6:00-8:00 (US Pacific Daylight Time [PDT]), 22:00-24:00 (Japan Standard Time [JST]) during the conference.


The local organizing committee:

Fumiya Onaka (Prof. Dr., Japan Womenfs University)

Akiko Nagai (Assoc. Prof., Japan Womenfs University)

This conference is supported by JWU Research Institute for Women and Careers


Contact us: jwujc2021 [at] gmail.com