Friday 7 December

Address: Rue du Marais – 1000 Bruxelles
Welcome: 1stFloor

9.00-10.30 Parallel Sessions

Session 1: Terrorism and State Monopoly of Violence Chair: Michael Dunning
Venue: Room 1100

From the Distant Crusades to ‘Local’ ‘Islamic Terrorism’ – From the European Civilizing Processes to the Contemporary Western De-civilizing Process? Lars Bo Kaspersen and Norman Gabriel

Decivilizing Security: Troops on the Streets and Counter-Terrorism in Belgium Denis Duez and Chloé Thomas

Informal Combatants and Selfless Criminals: On the Locus of Terrorism in Modern Political Societies Dominique Linhardt

Session 2: The Re-Figuration of Public Communication in Times of Deep Mediatization: Pioneer Journalism, Audience Relationships and Public Connection (Org. Andreas Hepp) Chair: Andre Saramago
Venue: Room 1300

Pioneer Journalism: The Re-figuration of Journalism’s Organizational Foundations Andreas Hepp

Journalism and its Audience: The Re-Figuration of a Relationship and its Influence on News Production Wiebke Loosen

Public Connection: Individuals’ Media Repertoires and the Re-Figuration of Publics Uwe Hasebrink

Session 3: Civilized Rebels Facing De-Civilizing Processes Chair: Abram de Swaan
Venue: Room 2200

Civilized Rebels, De-Democratization and the West’s Retreat from Global Power Dennis Smith

May Rights Civilize? Elias, the Grundgesetzand the German (De)civilizing Process Christophe Majastre

Beyond Nationalist Views of the Rise and Legacy of Fascism: Assessing Norbert Elias’ Contribution to the Analysis of a ‘Breakdown of Civilisation’ Michel-Philippe Robitaille

Session 4: Elias and Guests (I) Chair: Alexander Mack
Venue: Room P60

The Concept of ‘Nature’ in Eighteenth-Century German Philosophy: Norbert Elias Involvement and Detachment Model Viewed through the Contributions of Gunter Dux Historico-Genetic Theory David Sierra

Collective Action, Driven and Destroyed by Noise Jeroen Bruggeman

10.30 Break

11.00-12.30 Parallel Sessions

Session 1: Elias and Guests (II) Chair : Robert van Krieken
Venue: Room 1100

‘Process Sociology’ versus ‘Processual Sociology’ Nico Wilterdink

One, Two or Multiple Process Sociologies? Liv Egholm, Norman Gabrieland Lars Bo Kaspersen

Session 2: Utopia and Process Sociology (II) Chair: Marta Bucholc
Venue: Room 1300

Paradoxes of the Modern Concept of Social Justice in its Relation to the ‘Biography’ of the Nation-States Julia Christ

Human Rights between Ruptures and Continuity Ludivine Damay and Florence Delmotte

Thomas Reid’s ‘Civilised Controversy’: Sociology of Utopia in the Scottish Enlightenment Alex Law

Session 3: Sport, Functions and Emotions Chair: Jason Hughes
Venue: Room 2200

Patriot Games: ‘Ireland’, Identity and Sport Katie Liston and Joseph Maguire

Figurational Dynamics, Marketing, and Markets: The Development of the Golf Market in Ireland John Cusack

The Physiology of Emotions of Football Fans Aline Marques Colares-Camurça, Fernando Rosch de Faria and Heloisa Helena Baldy dos Reis

Session 4: Education and Figurations (II) Chair: Barbara Górnicka
Venue: Room P60

Failure in Hostile Society. An Approach to University Students Diego Mauricio Barragán Díaz

Social Stratification and the Defunctionalisation of the Family: State, Market and the Contemporary Childhood Process Ryan Powell and John Flint

12.30 Lunch (Room 1200)

13.30-15.00 Parallel Sessions

Session 1: Elias and Guests (III) Chair: Gina Zabludovsky Kuper
Venue: Room 1100

The Foundations of a Psychogenetic Vision of History before Elias Vera Weiler

The Reception of Norbert Elias’s Work in Brazil – Following Figurational Tracks Juliano de Souza,Vinicius Machado de Oliveira and Deoclecio Rocco Gruppi

Norbert Elias and Antonio Gramsci: Thinking Political Communities in the Prism of a Realistic and Emancipating Historicism Florence Di Bonaventura

Session 2: Civilizing Emotions Chair: Liz Stanley
Venue: Room 1300

From Human Nature to ‘The Human Thing’: Bridging the Gap Between Process Sociology and Thucydides on Developing Collective Emotional Identifications in War Alexandros Koutsoukis

Blushing – Towards a Sociological Explanation Barbara Górnicka

Recognising Animal Sentience: Being Civilized in the Early 21stcentury? Adrianna Kapek-Goodridge and John Lever

Session 3: Accelerating Habitus Shifts in China and Globalizing Long-Term Alternatives (Org. Peter Ludes and Stefan Kramer)Chair: Behrouz Alikhani
Venue: Room 2200

Globalizing Long-Term Alternatives Peter Ludes

China’s Social Credit System and the Narrative of Self-Cultivation Stefan Kramer

Negotiating Power-Strategies in Inner Mongolia Merle Schatz

Session 4: Elias and Social Dynamics of his Time (Org. Adrian Jitschin and Marion Keller) Chair: Arjan Post
Venue: Room P60

Elias and Social Dynamics of his Time Marion Keller and Adrian Jitschin

‘Bildung’ in the George Circle and in the Early Writings of Norbert Elias Gunilla Eschenbach

Norbert Elias from Heidelberg to Davos Adrian Jitschin

15.00 Break

15.30-17.00 Plenary Session:Elias and the European Union
Venue: Room 1100

Figuring Out the Rule of Law in Post-Communist Societies. An Application of Figurational Sociology of Law to the Cases of Hungary and Poland Marta Bucholc

The Fall of the Habsburg Monarchy and the Crisis of Modern Europe: A Historical-Sociological Comparison Helmut Kuzmics

Chair: Denis Duez

17.00-17.15 Break

17.15-18.30 Plenary Session: Symbols and World Politics: Towards a Long-Term Perspective on Historical Trends and Contemporary Challenges Andrew Linklater
Venue: Room 1100

Chair: Aurélie Lacassagne

18.15-18.30 Closing Remarks 

Saturday 8 December

Address: Hôtel Marivaux, Boulevard Adolphe Max 98 – 1000 Bruxelles

09.00Closing Breakfast(on registration)

11.00Visiting Brussels City Tourfrom the Marivaux (on registration)