Semi-plenary sessions

  • Landscapes of tomorrow
  • Semi-plenary session: sociology and the covid-19 pandemic
  • Democracy and radical politics
  • Agency in the society of uncertainty
  • Work, social reproduction and mobilisation in (post)pandemic times
  • New multiculturalism: Poland and Europe


  • Future Society in the World of Nature
  • Where will we live, work and rest?
  • Society in times of disease
  • Illness as a metaphor for social life
  • Being –shared-with-others in the uncertainty of everyday life
  • Social science facing changes
  • (In)visible borders
  • Alternative visions of the good life

Thematic sessions proposed by the sections of the PSA

  • Cum civis de futuro: Apologizing or instrumentalizing civil society?
  • Relations with the Other – Relating with the non-human entity
  • Uniformed servants during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Death anew: The future of practices and experiences of dying, burial, and mourning
  • Disability and people with disabilities in a changing, uncertain reality
  • The social dimensions of nature conservation and environmental protection in the face of a climate and epidemiological crisis
  • The challenges of energy transition and its impact on environmental protection
  • The future of work in the (post-)pandemic reality [thematic session in English]
  • Sociological research methods, ethics, and practice in a time of social crisis: The COVID-19 pandemic
  • Sociology in the public sphere: academic knowledge and social practice
  • Historical sociology: Areas of study and methods for a good start
  • Participation in culture for everybody or only the chosen few? Mechanisms of cultural stratification in the fields of art and music
  • Rebellion in art – Art in rebellion
  • Support systems for persons with disabilities and their families: Diagnosticians facing the challenges of (post)pandemic times
  • Close relationships in the process of changing
  • Caring practices in the everyday life of families and intimate relationships
  • Ethnicity is a woman
  • National and ethnic minorities in Poland in light of the 2021 National Population and Housing Census
  • Human-flora relations in a sociocultural context
  • “You’ll never walk alone” – Protest as care
  • Gender inequalities in (post)pandemic times
  • 21st century technologies and changes in economic practices
  • The body and change: Sociological studies on practices of embodiment/incarnation
  • Social work during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The intersectional perspective in research on work and labor
  • The social determinants and consequences of unequal healthcare access: Between the decomposition and recomposition of social networks
  • Migrants and migrations in the context of crises
  • Media, technology, and religion in the society of the future
  • Sports of the Future: Institutional, technological, and identity transformations and challenges
  • The social context of amateur sport and physical recreation in a (post)pandemic time – continuity or change?
  • Rural NGOs in postpandemic times – Opportunities and challenges
  • Communality, tribalism, and socialization in classical sociology: History and contemporary reception
  • The small next to the big: Relations between metropolises and their inhabitants as difficult neighbors or synergic cooperators
  • Considering the researcher’s “I”: The first-person perspective in social science research


To participate in the congress, you will have to  register.

Registration will start soon.

Abstract submission

Until March 15, 2022, you can submit papers to the following thematic groups:

Important dates

July 1, 2021 – October 31, 2021

Finalizing the submission of proposals from interinstitutional thematic groups

January 17, 2022 – March 15, 2022
Procedure for submitting papers to thematic groups

September 14-17, 2022
18th Sociological Congress