The 31st Nordic Sociological Association Conference

Campus Norrköping and Motala river.

Welcome to the 31st Nordic Sociological Association Conference that will be held at Linköping University (campus Norrköping), 14-16 August, 2024. Join us and take part in this long-standing tradition and preeminent platform for Nordic sociology, covering the whole spectrum of topics, methods and aspects of sociological research. This year’s theme is “Sociology in a Digital world”.

Theme: Sociology in a Digital World

Society and the digital world have become profoundly intertwined. The digital revolution has reshaped how we perceive, connect, communicate, and construct our social realities and has provided researchers with new questions, data and methods. Sociology plays a pivotal role in understanding this new social landscape as new technologies inspire researchers with new questions, data, and methods.

As reflected in the keynotes and panel discussions, the theme of this year’s NSA conference delves into this web of human behavior, technology, and society. Together, we will explore topics such as the emergence of new forms of inequality in the digital age, the impact of online communities on social cohesion, the implications of artificial intelligence on labor markets, the effect from social media on identity formation and social movements, the ethics of data collection and privacy, and other core sociological questions of today. Within this theme, we hope for a vibrant and transformative discourse at the intersection of sociology and the digital world.

Important dates and information

Important dates

April Notifications of paper acceptance; Conference registration/payment opens

13 August 2024 PhD pre-conference

14-16 August 2024 Main conference


Registration to NSA2024 is now open! Please click the button below to get to the NSA2024 registration and payment system.

Register here!

Registration fees

   Early-bird (until June 10)  Ordinary (from June 11)
Student (PhD, Masters 1600 SEK 2000 SEK
Other (non-PhD)
 3200 SEK  3800 SEK

Lunch and coffee breaks for all 3 days are included in the conference fee. Terms and conditions apply (see User agreement at registration system).

Conference programme

Tentative program schedule

Below is a tentative program schedule for the conference (as of 2024-04-29). A more detailed program with individual presentations and abstracts will follow shortly.

Download a preliminary schedule and read more about the sessions.

Keynote speakers

Delia Baldassarti.

Delia Baldassarri

Department of Sociology, New York University, USA

Read more about Delia Baldassarri

Jen Schradie, Observatoire sociologique du changement (OSC), Sciences Po, France.

Jen Schradie

Observatoire sociologique du changement (OSC), Sciences Po, France.

Read more about Jen Schradie

Semi-plenary session

The theme of our semi-plenary session is 'Past and future of digital sociology: How did we get here, where are we going?

Panel members:

  • Jacob Habinek (Linköping university; moderator)
  • Simon Lindgren (Umeå university)
  • Friedolin Merhout (University of Copenhagen)
  • Karoliina Snell (University of Helsinki)
  • Andrea Voyer (Stockholm university)

Pre-conference for PhD students

NSA2024 will host a one-day pre-conference for PhD students on 13 August, a day before the main conference.

The aim of the pre-conference is to strengthen connections between PhD students in the Nordic countries and to provide an avenue for discussions related to doctoral studies.

The pre-conference will feature networking activities, two sessions with invited speakers focused on career development, and parallel sessions with presentations by the PhD students. The format for these presentations is flexible: participants may share early-stage ideas or work in progress, rehearse their presentation for the main conference, or discuss already published work.  The final program and schedule for the pre-conference will be circulated later.

Participation in the pre-conference is free of charge. Lunch and coffee will be provided for all attendees, and a joint dinner is planned (self-cost).

All PhD students that are to attend the main NSA2024 conference are welcome to apply for the pre-conference. Priority will be given to those PhD students who sign up to present at the pre-conference.

People sitting on a lawn, campus Norrköping in the background


Photo of Carl Nordlund

Carl Nordlund

Host of the conference

  • The Institute for Analytical Sociology



Below you can find some suggestions for the hotels. Some hotels offer dicount when booking with code NSA2024.

Best Western Princess Hotel

The Best Western Princess Hotel is located in the very city center of Norrkoping, near the shopping galleries, movie theatre, and many restaurants and pubs. The famous Concert and Congress Hall Louis de Geer is also nearby. Single room SEK 1195 per night including VAT and breakfast. Double room SEK 1395. Booking code NSA2024.

Comfort Hotel Norrköping

The Comfort Hotel Norrköping was built in 2016 and is conveniently situated just 5 minutes' walk from the central station. Standard double room for single use: SEK 1,682/night. No booking code is needed. For booking use this link.

First Hotel Central

First Hotel Central is located in the heart of Norrköping. Close to the hotel, you’ll find Östgöta Theater, Louis de Geer Concert and Congress, as well as good shopping opportunities. With booking code NSA2024, a 15% discount is offered on the regular price.

Grand Hotel

Built in 1906, this impressive building is home to this prestigious hotel which is centrally situated by the Motala river in the center of Norrköping. Standard single room SEK 1590/night. Standard double room (1p) SEK 1690. Double room for two persons SEK 1890/night. For booking use this link

ProfileHotels President

ProfilHotels President is centrally located, with Norrköping Central Station conveniently within walking distance.

Scandic Strömmen

Scandic Strömmen offers rooms in the heart of the city next to Strömmen, with the central station and shopping just around the corner.

Rooms can be booked through Scandic Central Booking at +46 8 51751700, choose #1. Or visit Booking code: BTME140824.
Guests need to provide credit card information when booking. Payment is made upon arrival.

View of Grand Hotel Norrköping, by the water
Holly McCarthy