Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Conference: Sociology of Southern Europe

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For PDF copy of programme please email maltasociologicalassociation@gmail.com

Monday, 4 September 2017

MSA Film Night & Social Event - The Congo Dandies

Picture by Mariella Debono

The Congo Dandies: living in poverty and spending a fortune to look like a million dollars

Details: An enjoyable short film on a sociological phenomenon which might be unknown in Malta is that of the so-called "sapeurs" in Congo:

Friday 22 September, 730pm
Price 7 EUR for MSA members, 10 EUR for non-members. Kids free. Snacks and beverages included!

Venue: Bir Mula Heritage Musem 79 Triq Santa Margerita, Bormla

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

MSA on the Roof Summer Social Event

A summer get together on the roof of a historic town house in the Cottonera for MSA members, sociology enthusiasts and their guests. Join us and socialize!

Date: Friday 7 July

Time: 7pm-10pm
Venue: Bir Mula Heritage House, Triq Santa Margherita Bormla

Food and drink provided. 

Entrance Fee -12 EUR 
Children aged 6-12 5 EUR. Children aged 0-5 FREE 
Proceeds go to Malta Sociological Association (VO1323)

Bir Mula Heritage House 
79, St. Margaret Street,
Bormla BML 1370
N.B. The venue has stairs

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/212680612570929/

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Sociologists discuss the way forward

During a round table discussion organized by the Malta Sociological Association, participants discussed the relevance of sociology today.

A  prominent argument emphasized the need to promote sociology and its research methods in the realms of evidence-based policy making, civil society and communities. 

Some participants discussed the validity of sociology to understand societies characterised by phenomena such as individualism, online interaction and fast change. 

Other points raised in the debate include the possibility of having sociology as a warranted profession, the importance of sociology as a critical reflexive outlook, and innovative practical approaches in the teaching of sociology. 

Participants also suggested the dissemination of sociological research in accessible media such as blogs and the liason between the MSA and policy-based organisations..

In the meantime, the Malta Sociology Association has announced a call for abstracts for its upcoming conference entitled 'Sociology of Southern Europe'. More information can be obtained from the following link: https://maltasociologicalassociation.blogspot.com.mt/2017/02/sociology-of-southern-europe-call-for.html

MSA Committee 2017

Friday, 3 February 2017

Sociology of Southern Europe - Call for abstracts

Picture by Mariella Debono

Southern Europe, so often seen as the periphery of Northern Europe has historically played a key role in world history. The Mediterranean Sea belongs to Europe as much as it does to Africa and Asia. Trade, civilisations, ideas, cultures and peoples have long crossed its boundaries freely and indiscriminately. 

The Malta Sociological Association (MSA) is organizing a one-day conference on the Sociology of Southern Europe on Saturday 18 November 2017. 

MSA is inviting submission of abstracts relevant to the conference theme. Papers may fall under different sociological themes and may deal with specific Southern European societies or adopt a comparative approach.

To propose a paper, please send a brief abstract (150-300 words) to 
maltasociologicalassociation@gmail.com by not later than 30 June 2017.

Participation fee: MSA members 20 Euro, non-members 30 Euro. Participation also includes a coffee break.
To join MSA please find details at  https://maltasociologicalassociation.blogspot.com.mt/

Round table discussion - Do we need sociology?

The world always seems to be in a mess anyway. So why do we need sociology? Maybe to try and sort it out...

Organized by Malta Sociological Association. Feel free to participate in the discussion.

Monday 13 March 5pm-8pm
Multipurpose Boardroom, Ground Floor, Ministry for Education, Great Siege Road, Floriana

You may wish to join MSA once you attend the event.  More info at:

Facebook event page - click here 

Monday, 26 December 2016

Malta Sociological Association is established

The Malta Sociological Association has been established as an independent, non-profit and non-commercial voluntary organization (VO/1322).

The Association promotes sociological research and contributes toward facilitating the cooperation of people working within the sociological field. It also aims at understanding and analysing social problems for the improvement of the quality of life. 

As a scientific, independent organisation, MSA has no religious, political or any other kind of affiliation. The Association may decide to affiliate with international sociological associations.

Its functions are: 

to encourage the exchange of social research findings by developing a network of individuals working within the field of sociology;  
to organise meetings, seminars and workshop sessions with the intention of facilitating the participation of members in the analysis of social research;  
to publish a regular newsletter, at least twice annually, e-mailed to all members to keep them informed of ongoing and planned activities; 
to promote the study of social research and the dissemination of the results; and
to act as a source of sociological outreach within the Maltese society.

The first executive committee of MSA comprises:

Chairperson: Valerie Visanich
Vice-Chairperson: Maria Brown
Secretary: Angele Deguara
Treasurer: Mariella Debono
 Public Relations Officer: Michael Briguglio
Membership Officer: Lina Caruana
 Events Administrator: Noel Agius 
Student Representative: Bridget Borg

Sociologists and/or other social scientists, that is, persons with a recognised qualification in the field of social science, as well as tertiary level students of sociology and/or other social sciences are eligible for membership. 

More information is available at www.maltasociologicalassociation.blogspot.com and at maltasociologicalassociation@gmail.com