Do you like jogging?

Do you like jogging? Bring your running gear to Krakow and get to know the city in a different way than tourists usually do. We propose a gentle jog around some of central Krakow’s most pleasant paths with other conference participants. Your guide and the group leader will be Ben Koschalka.

Date (suggested): Thursday, 30 June 2016   Time: 07:30 – 08:15 (more information in June).
This Sunday Ben will run his first marathon, raising money for Polish Humanitarian Action. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for him! You can sponsor him here.




About the location

The conference will be held at the Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University located in the Old City Centre of Kraków. For more details on the venue and how to get there, please visit our blog!

You can find the most importan places in our MAP: Venues, transportation and accomodation places.

Booking until March, 8th

BOOKING until March, 8th

Krakow is a touristic city so you should plan your trip as soon as possible if you want to get accommodation for a reasonable price. A number of rooms in the hotels Nawojka and Żaczek are pre-booked for the conference participants but the reservation is available only until MARCH, 8TH. If you wish to book a room please use the on-line reservation service or e-mail ( or and add the “ESA RN37” in the name box (after the name) or in the title/in the text of the message. You can see the preliminary programme as well, so you can plan your trip. Hope to meet you in Krakow!

PHOTO: Krakow, author: Kamila Zarembeska





FRIDAY, 01.07

9.30 – 11.00


Key note speech

Key note speech

11.00 – 11.30


Coffee break

Coffee break

11.30 – 13.00

Opening Key note speech

Sessions 3

Sessions 5

13.00 – 14.30

Lunch break

Lunch break

Lunch break

14.30 – 16.00

Sessions 1

Key note speech

Sessions 6

16.00 – 16.30

Coffee break

Coffee break 4

Coffee break

16.30 – 18.00

Sessions 2

Sessions 4

Sessions 7


Accommodation: remember

Availability of Accommodation:

The reservation must be made by the end of February 2016.


If you wish to book a room please use the on-line reservation service or e-mail ( or and add the “ESA RN37” in the name box (after the name) or in the title/in the text of the message.



Kraków is a tourist city and there is a variety of accommodation available, from affordable hostels to 5-stars hotels. Reservations can usually be made in English and in some cases in other European languages.

A number of rooms in the hotels Nawojka and Żaczek , which are located in the city centre, are pre-booked for the conference participants. Both are within 15 minutes walking distance from the Old Town and Market Square as well as from the Auditorium Maximum, where the conference opening will take place. They are located close to bus / tram stops and city parks.

MORE HERE: Accommodation

Now, it is time to register!



After receiving the notification of acceptance of your proposal is now time to register! In order to do so, you must complete the on-line form registration.

There are different fees for participants, depending on ESA membership, country of origin, student/non-student status, and moment of registration. Please check the fee you must pay before making the payment.

How can you pay the conference fee?
A direct bank transfer can be made to the Jagiellonian University at Bank Pekao SA.
The transfer title should include: (1) name of participant and (2) reference “2001077”

Bank Details
Payments from abroad:
Bank Pekao SA
Ul. Szpitalna 15
31-024 Kraków

Account Holder: Jagiellonian University
Gołebia 24
31-007 Kraków, Poland
Reference: 2001077
IBAN:  PL 83 1240 4722 1111 0000 4857 9179
Payments from Poland:
Uniwersytet Jagielloński
Ul. Gołębia 24, 31-007 Kraków
Numer zlecenia (konferencji) – do wpisania w tytule przelewu: 2001077
Nr konta/account number:  83 1240 4722 1111 0000 4857 9179

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Hope to see you soon!

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We will get back to you until January, 29th

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Thank you for the interesting proposals you submitted to our 2016 Midterm Conference! We will get back to you until January, 29th. If you didn’t submitted a proposal for oral presentation, maybe you can consider participating in the conference still, since the programme will be very stimulating for those engaged with urban sociology and urban studies!

Lígia Ferro

Lígia Ferro on behalf of ESA’s RN 37 Urban Sociology Coordination Team
CIES-IUL; ISCTE-IUL, University Institute of Lisbon


Extension of the deadline for the abstracts submission – December, 31st, 2015

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Thank you very much, colleagues, for the big number of proposals you already submitted to be presented at our midterm conference! We want that everybody gets the chance to participate, so we will extend the deadline for the abstracts submission to December, 31st. Please send your proposal to and do not forget to indicate in the subject of the e-mail either if you are proposing a paper for discussion in a specific track (identifying the number of the track) or to an open session (indicating Open Session). Notifications of acceptance will be sent by January, 29th.

Call for papers: MOVING CITIES, MID-TERM ESA RN 37 Conference in Krakow, 2016

Call for papers (full version)

Call for papers

Moving Cities: Contested Views on Urban Life


European Sociological Association
Research Network 37- Urban Sociology –
Midterm Conference

Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
June, 29th- July, 1st, 2016

Abstract submission: November 5th, 2015 – December 15th, 2015 to

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Saskia Sassen, Columbia University in the City of New York
Talja Blokland, Humboldt University of Berlin
Ayo Mansaray, University of East London
Jacek Gądecki, University of Science and Technology in Krakow

Address any questions concerning the conference to
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We look forward to see you in Krakow!