Digit collaborates with SASE on Early Career Workshop and mini-conferences

7 November 2023

The Digital Futures at Work Research Centre will co-host an Early Career Workshop at the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics’ 2024 Annual Conference. Digit members will also host three mini-conferences during the event.

The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) is a global, multidisciplinary association spanning 50+ countries across five continents. It encompasses many academic fields, including sociology, economics, political science, organisational studies, political economy, management, psychology, law, history, and philosophy.

The theme of 2024’s conference, which will be held at the University of Limerick from 27 to 29 June, is ‘For dignified and sustainable economic lives: disrupting the emotions, politics, and technologies of neoliberalism’.

Early Career Workshop

Digit will partner with SASE to host a workshop for Early Career Researchers.

The Early Career Workshop is a one-day event that takes place on 26 June, the day before the Conference begins, providing an opportunity for networking and a longer and deeper discussion of early career researchers’ conference papers.

It includes a pre-workshop networking event, sessions on getting published, career development and an introduction to socio-economics.

Applications should be submitted by 19 January 2024 via the SASE website.


Digit researchers will also organise three mini-conferences during the main programme.

SASE’s mini-conferences consist of multiple panels which are featured as a separate stream in the programme. Submissions are open to all scholars on the basis of an extended abstract (1,000 words), some followed by a full paper.

Digital work eco-systems, connected workers and fractious connections (MC11)

Prof. Jackie O’ReillyProf. Mark StuartDr. Esme Terry, Dr. Rachel Verdin and Dr. Steve Rolf are organising a mini-conference entitled ‘Digital Work Eco-systems, Connected Workers and Fractious Connections’.

This mini conference will aim to address issues of intersectional inequalities around race, gender and ability in the evolution of digital connectivity by focusing on the different impact of connectedness for different communities. It will also encourage papers that provide an historical perspective on the evolution of digital technologies at work.

Working time reduction: Toward a more balanced, just and sustainable economy (MC01)

Prof. Brendan BurchellDavid Frayne and colleagues are organising a mini-conference, which is titled ‘Working Time Reduction: Toward a more balanced, just and sustainable economic life.’

This mini-conference aims to bring together the latest cutting-edge scholarship on worktime reduction. The panels will provide an opportunity to set out what is already known, how new evidence is affecting scholars’ understanding of work, and what future research agendas should explore.

Towards sustainable work in the digital care economy (MC04)

Digit Associate Fellow Caroline Murphy and colleagues are hosting a mini-conference called entitled ‘Towards sustainable work in the digital care economy’. 

This mini conference is designed to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds with a focus on aspects of the long-term care work.

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