sociological reflections | sociologické reflexe

The board of the Czech Sociological Association (CSA) in cooperation with the Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University invite you to the biennial conference of the CSA. We welcome contributions from all areas of sociological research and theory, based on the ongoing scientific interests of participants.

Deadline for abstract and session submission has been extended to July 30, 2020.

We welcome contributions from all areas of sociological research as per current interests of participating researchers.

At the biennial conference, the General Assembly of the Czech Sociological Association will take place. The winners of the “Miloslav Petrusek Award in the student competition for the best article in sociology published in a peer-reviewed journal in 2019” and the “Czech Sociological Association Award 2020 for an outstanding publication” (for publications published in 2017-2019) will be announced. The conference takes place at the Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the teaching of sociology at Masaryk University.

The main theme for this year’s conference is the various forms of reflexivity. Reflexivity represents a classic tool of sociological thinking about the nature of the social and of its own scientific practice. We would like to create a space for inner reflexivity – for the relation of sociology to itself. The conference will allow for discussion of the state of sociological thinking and research, the presentation of the latest findings, progressive innovations as well as dead ends. We consider it equally important to explore our own sociological position in networks of relationships and the position of sociological knowledge in public culture – outer reflexivity. We want to look at how sociology enters the processes of construction of societal problems, and how the relationship of the academic sociological field to other scientific disciplines and other fields (economic, political, educational, etc.) is currently formed. Last, but not least, we want to focus on the role of reflexivity as a theoretical concept that allows us to grasp the character of modern subjectivity in the context of transforming social structures. What is the role of reflexivity in sociology and in the lived reality of an era described as post-factual and post-reflexive?

The CSA conference will be held online. The date remains unchanged: June 23 – 25, 2021. The Week of Sociology (June 21 – 25, 2021) will also be held online.

Dušan Lužný (Chair of the Conference Committee) and Lucie Galčanová Batista (Chair of the Organising Committee) cordially invite you to the meeting on behalf of CSA!

The Conference Committee:

Dušan Lužný (chair), František Kalvas, Jiří Vinopal, Tomáš Katrňák, Helena Kubátová, Roman Vido

The Organising Committee:

Lucie Galčanová Batista (chair), Petr Fučík, Lenka Hadarová, Barbora Hubatková, Terezie Lokšová, Alena Miltová, Jiří Navrátil, Marcela Petrová Kafková, Pavel Pospěch, Alica Rétiová, Eva Šlesingerová, Iva Šmídová

Important dates:

Submission (abstracts, sessions) opens: May 1, 2020

Registration opens: June 1, 2020

Abstract and session submission deadline EXTENDED TO: July 30, 2020

Decision about abstracts and sessions: August 30, 2020

Early bird registration deadline: September 30, 2020

Registration deadline – presenters: October 15, 2020 EXTENDED TO: December 31, 2020

Registration deadline – attendees, non-presenting: January 6, 2021

On-line meeting “Sociological Reflexions of the Pandemic”. Wednesday, January 27, 2021


Upon the announcement, registered participants will be asked to confirm their attendance. In case you will no longer be able to attend the event, your conference fee will be refunded in full.

Attendees who will not deliver presentations have the option of paying on-site.

In case of any questions of queries, contact the Organising Committee via