What’s new in the human society of individuals?
The political and academic relevance of Norbert Elias’s work today

The Research Centre in Political Science (CReSPo) and the Institute for European Studies (IEE) of Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles (USL-B) are organising the next Elias conference in Brussels, Belgium, on 5–8 December 2018. This conference results from collaboration between Florence Delmotte (Research Associate at Belgian Fund for Scientific Research – FNRS and Professor of Political Science at USL-B), Stephen Mennell (Professor Emeritus of Sociology at University College Dublin), Jason Hughes (Professor and Head of School of Media, Communications and Sociology, University of Leicester) and Barbara Górnicka (School of Sociology at University College Dublin), and has the support of the Norbert Elias Foundation, Amsterdam.

Abstracts for papers of no more than 400 words should be submitted not later than 15 May 2018. Every effort will be made to accommodate contributions by all scholars who are making serious use of the ideas of Norbert Elias in their research.
Submissions should be sent to the conference email address:
Contacts (Principal Organiser) (Venue Contact)


Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles
Brussels, Belgium

8 December 2018



With the support of Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles, the Fund for Scientific Research-FNRS Belgium, Visit.Brussels, and the Norbert Elias Foundation in Amsterdam.


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