Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Film Night and Public Lecture: Visibility of the Invisible - Social Exclusion and Access


Organised by the Malta Sociological Association and the Department of Sociology, University of Malta

Friday 29 November, 6-8pm
Faculty of Arts Library, University of Malta, Msida.
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/3346120725428753/
Projection of movies:

IT HAS STARTED (14:30)
Authors: Dalibor Vuckovic & Ljiljana Cumura 
Production: Center „Living Upright“, Novi Sad
Serbia, 2005

An emotional story showing the process of art and music workshop held in 2005 with youngsters with combine disabilities from Daily Care of Center for Cerebral Palsy South Backa district Novi Sad, Serbia. 

FLYING HIGH (12:26)
Author: Mariana Economu
Production: Cerebral Palsy Greece
Greece, 2004

The film presents a creative experience of artistic combination (theater, dance, music, story-telling, drawing) in the work with artists with disabilities on different projects from 1995-2002. There are no limits when art acts. 

Public lecture:
VISIBILITY OF THE INVISIBLE – SOCIAL EXCLUSION AND ACCESS Speaker: Ljiljana Cumura

Ljiljana Cumura is a master in sociology, researcher and youth worker. Her expertise and research focuses are on sociology, methodology of teaching, disability politics, youth & community studies, participatory action research methodology, integration and migration. She implemented more than hundred projects and researches all over the Europe. Some of them are recognized as examples of good practice and are present in numerous scientific journals. Ljiljana holds ten awards for great impact in journalism, education, intercultural learning, music, documentary film, youth work, victimology and social welfare. She is visiting lecturer on VCC Academy Poland/CPS Academy Serbia for module “Project Management and EU Funds” and active member of Malta Sociological Association. 


Call for Abstracts: Exploring Postgender

In some societies, gender-neutral terms are gaining influence, in the attempt towards ensuring that gender is not used as a means of blocking individuals from fulfilling their personal freedom, choices and opportunities in life. Postgendered theory claims that the removal of binary gender is liberatory and allows for a more inclusive society.

The aim of this conference is to create a space for a discussion and exploration of postgenderism and its effects on society. WIPSS and MSA invite contributions on related themes such as:

- Is Postgenderism the future of human society?
- Is a postgendered society the way forward for gender equality?
- What is a postgendered society?
- Does Postgenderism redefine what is human?

The conference is organised by Work in Progress Seminar Series and the Malta Sociological Association. It will take place on Saturday 14th March in Valletta (venue to be announced in due course).

Please submit your abstracts by 6 January 2020 to:
michael.briguglio@um.edu.mt


Thursday, 3 October 2019

Join the Malta Sociological Association!

Sociologists and/or other social scientists, that is, persons with a recognized qualification in the field of social science, as well as tertiary level students of sociology and/or other social sciences are eligible for membership. MSA is a registered voluntary organisation in Malta (VO 1323)


Please click here to fill-in the Application for Membership Form or fill in form below or email maltasociologicalassociation@gmail.com for more information.

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Malta Sociological Association

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Postal Address: Malta Sociological Association 227, U3A Building, University of Malta, Msida MSD2080, MALTA.





Thursday, 10 January 2019

Annual General Meeting - Malta Sociological Association

The Annual General Meeting of the Malta Sociological Association will be held on Wednesday 13th February 2019 at 17.30, at Volunteer Centre, 181, Melita Street, Valletta. The meeting is open to paid members of the MSA and those interested in joining the MSA. The agenda of the AGM is attached.



Members may renew their membership before the start of the meeting.



Members are requested to send resolutions on maltasociologicalassociation@gmail.com to be discussed during the AGM (statute attached).



Nominations for specific positions on the Executive Committee may be sent to maltasociologicalassociation@gmail.com and addressed to the Secretary. The subject of the email should be: Nominations MSA Committee. Nominations will be received between the 1st and the 10th February 2019. Only members of the MSA may submit a nomination for the Executive Committee.



The positions that need to be filled are the following:



Chairperson
Vice-Chairperson
Secretary
Treasurer
Public Relations Officer
Events Coordinator
Outreach Officer Secondary Schools
Outreach Officer Post-Secondary
Outreach Officer Tertiary



Regards
Jude Cauchi
MSA Secretary