Austrian Association for Sociology

Austrian Association for Sociology, founded in 1950 for sociologists in Austria, elected August Maria Knoll as the first president.
Austrian Association for Sociology

History of Austrian Association for Sociology (OGS)/ Österreichische Gesellschaft für Soziologie

Austria is a Central European nation bordered by Germany, encompassing a population of 9 million. Sociology has been a dominant subject in education and policy-making in Austria since the previous century. Österreichische Gesellschaft für Soziologie (OGS) /Austrian Association for Sociology founded in 1950, is an interest group for sociologists in Austria. In 1950 August Maria Knoll from Vienna became the first president of OGS.

The legal status of OGS 

The OGS is a nonprofit organization. The Austrian legislation on organizations and the laws established by the general assembly serves as the legal foundation for their functioning.

Mission and Objectives of OGS

The OGS encourages members to engage in scientific and professional-political discussions and provides a forum for reflection on the practical demands of sociological work.

As a result, the OGS contributes to the advancement of sociology as a scientific subject and profession and sociology’s public exposure.

International outreach of the Austrian Association for Sociology

The OGS is a member of the Association of Scientific Societies in Austria (VWGÖ), the International Sociological Association (ISA) and the European Sociological Association (ESA), and numerous other scientific associations.

Austrian Journal of Sociology

Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie (ÖZS) ( Translation – Austrian Journal of Sociology) is the German language journal of Österreichische Gesellschaft für Soziologie/ Austrian Association for Sociology published on quarterly basis since 1976.

Austrian Association for Sociology

Membership 

Membership is open to

  • Graduates with a suitable degree and professionals in the social sciences
  • Bachelor, master, diploma, and doctorate students in sociology (reduced charge)
  • Interested parties who do not satisfy these qualifications may become supporting members.

Yearly Conference

Österreichischen Kongress für Soziologie/ Austrian Congress for Sociology is the yearly conference held by Österreichische Gesellschaft für Soziologie since 1950.

In 2011, the Austrian Association for Sociology collaborated with the German Sociological Association and the Swiss Sociological Association to host a joint conference in Austria. 

Due to the corona epidemic, a new edition of a worldwide sociology congress was held in digital format in 2021. 

Austrian Sociology Days/Austrian Congress for Sociology

Austrian Sociology Day 1950 – 1982

Congress 2

  • 1975 Österreichische Soziologentage/ Austrian Sociology Day 
  • Location: Vienna

Congress 3

  • 1976 Österreichische Soziologentage/ Austrian Sociology Day
  • Location: Graz

Congress 4

  • 1977 Österreichische Soziologentage/ Austrian Sociology Day
  • Location: Vienna

Congress 5

  • 1978 sterreichische Soziologentage/ Austrian Sociology Day
  • Joint Annual scientific conference of the ÖGS and the Austrian Society for Political Science
  • Location: Lindabrunn
  • Title of Conference: Women in Society

Congress 6

  • 1979 Austrian Sociology Day 
  • Location: Vienna 
  • Title of Conference: State-managed inequality

Congress 7

  • 1981 Austrian Sociology Day
  • Location: Graz 
  • Title of Conference: Future of work – the future of the unemployed

Austrian Sociology Day 1983 – 

8th Austrian Sociology Day

  • Year: 1983 
  • Location: Klagenfurt 
  • Title of Conference: 1984 – Fantasy, Utopia, and Reality

9th Austrian Sociology Day

  • Year: 1985 
  • Location: Vienna 
  • Title of Conference: Dying another half of society

10th Austrian Sociology Day 

  • Year: 1987 
  • Location: Graz 
  • Title of Conference: Society at borders -Social structure and social awareness in Eastern and Western Europe

11th Austrian Sociology Day

  • Year:1988
  • Location: Zurich
  • Congress of the three German-speaking Sociological Societies
  • Title of Conference: Culture and Society

1990 Symposium 

  • Year: 1990
  • 40th anniversary of the ÖGS
  • Title of Conference: Current Problems – Contributions of Sociology

12th Austrian Sociology Day

  • Year: 1991
  • Location: Linz 
  • Title of Conference: Integration and Disintegration in the Changing Society

Austrian Congress 1993 Onwards

13th Austrian Congress for Sociology

  • Year: 1993 
  • Location: Klagenfurt 
  • Title of Conference: The small states in a large society – Europe between globalization and regionalization

14th Austrian Congress for Sociology

  • Year: 1995 
  • Location: Innsbruck 
  • Title of Conference: Sociology in the concert of science -On the identity of a discipline

15th Austrian Congress for Sociology

  • Year: 1997 
  • Location: Graz 
  • Title of Conference: Literature as Sociology – Sociology as Text

16th Austrian Congress for Sociology

  • Year: 1998 
  • Congress of the three German-speaking sociological societies 
  • Location: Freiburg
  • Title of Conference: Boundless Society

17th Austrian Congress for Sociology

  • Year: 2000
  • 50th anniversary 
  • Title of Conference: In which society do we live? Contributions of Sociology on how Austria sees itself in the transition to the 21st century
  • Location: Vienna

18th Austrian Congress for Sociology

  • Year: 2003 
  • Location: Vienna 
  • Title of Conference: Integrating Europe. Potential and Performance of the Social Sciences in the Process of EU Enlargement 

19th Austrian Congress for Sociology

  • Year: 2005
  • Location: Vienna 
  • Title of Conference: Moving the standstill

20th Austrian Congress for Sociology

  • Year:2007 
  • Location: Graz 
  • Title of Conference – Neighborhood relations

21st Austrian Congress for Sociology

  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Graz 
  • Title of Conference: Austria’s future viability

22nd Austrian Congress for Sociology

  • Year: 2011 
  • Congress of the three German-speaking sociological societies
  • Location: Innsbruck 
  • Title of Conference: New structural change in the public sphere

23rd Austrian Congress for Sociology

  • Year: 2013 
  • Location: Linz 
  • Title of Conference: Crises in society – a society in the crisis

24th Austrian Congress for Sociology

  • Year: 2015 
  • Location: Innsbruck 
  • Title of Conference: Sociology in Austria – International Interdependencies

25th Austrian Congress for Sociology

  • Year: 2017 
  • Location: Graz 
  • Title of Conference: Sociology between theory and practice

26th Austrian Congress for Sociology

  • Year: 2019
  • Location: Salzburg 
  • Title of Conference: Everything is changing? Dynamics and continuities of modern societies

27th Austrian Congress for Sociology

  • Year: 2021 
  • Sociology Congress of ÖGS and DGS 
  • Location: Vienna 
  • Title of Conference: Post-corona society? Pandemic, crisis, and its consequences
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