Minutes from Research Cluster Meeting, June 3, 2015

Minutes, CNDS/RCED Research Cluster Meeting, June 3, 2015

Canadian Sociological Association Meetings,

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015 at The University of Ottawa

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Fateux Hall FTX-147A,

The University of Ottawa

Minutes (Prepared by Co-Secretary, Dr. Ronjon Paul Datta)

Context

Dr. Datta served as meeting coordinator.

16 people were counted in attendance at the Research Cluster Meeting.

Persons noted as present: Dr. Tara Milbrandt, Dr. Ariane Hanemaayer, Robin Willey, Dr. William Ramp, Dr. Francois Pizarro-Noel, Dr. Jean-Marc Larouche, Dr. Jean-Francois Fillion, Dr. David Feltmate, Dr. Colm Kelly, Bernard Bertrand, Katy Maloney, Stephen Rose.

Note: Dr. Datta apologizes for omissions in the attendance list.

Proposed Agenda & Discussion

  1. Select a new co-secretary to replace Dr. Datta
  2. Planning for a new edited collection on Durkheim and Durkheimian sociology
  3. Research Collaboration Opportunities
  4. Planning for the 2015-2016 year
  5. Publishing presented papers on the CNDS/RCED Research Cluster Webpage of the CSA.

 

The proposed agenda was accepted.

 

Regarding Each Agenda Item

  1. Replacing the co-secretary.
    1. Datta stated that he would resign as co-secretary in the summer of 2015 to attend to duties as Undergraduate Chair in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology at the University of Windsor.
    2. Datta described the duties and responsibilities of the co-secretary as follows:
      1. liaison with the CSA, Laboratoire des etudes Durkheimienne at the Universite de Quebec a Montreal, and the Social Theory Research Cluster of the CSA; writing reports as needed by the CSA, sending reports to our official affiliates.
      2. posting updates to the website
  • promotional activities
  1. coordination/facilitation of annual CSA sessions for the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
  2. liaison with the Organizing Committee of the CNDS/RCED
  3. answer email arriving by: cnds-rced@csa-scs.ca
  • record keeping: attendance at meetings, email list, minutes, archiving (as necessary or desired)
  1. After discussion, it was decided that an “Executive Team” consisting of will replace the co-secretarial model used: Dr. Tara Milbrandt, Dr. Francois Pizarro-Noel, Bernard Bertrand, and Katy Maloney. The “Executive Team” is to be responsible for the prior “secretarial duties and responsibilities.” The decision was unanimously supported.
  1. Planning for a new edited collection on Durkheim and Durkheimian sociology.
    1. Discussion was had about a book project, specifically an edited collection to be published in commemoration of the centenary of Durkheim’s death in 1917. The collective proposed book title is: Social Solidarity in the 21st Century. The membership was in favour of the project. Alas, current membership commitments and existing obligations meant that no project leader emerged.
  2. Research Collaboration Opportunities.
    1. Collaboration between LED, UQAM and researchers in Bolivia concerning a Durkheimian way of theorizing “Buen Vivir” was noted.
    2. Feltmate recommended collaboration and coordination with Religious Studies learned associations. Support was expressed for doing so.
    3. The need for better coordination of Congress activities with the Social Theory Research Cluster was noted. Support was expressed for doing so.
  3. Planning for the 2015-2016 year.
    1. 2016 will be a busy year! The need to plan for and coordinate for three sets of meetings was discussed.
      1. 84e Congrès de l’Acfas – Du 9 au 13 mai 2016 à l’UQAM
      2. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2016 at the University of Calgary, Saturday, May 28, to Friday, June 3, 2016
  • Congrès de l’AISLF [Association Internationale Des Sociologues de Langue Francaise] à Montréal du 4 au 8 juillet 2016 sur le thème « Sociétés en mouvement, sociologie en changement ».
    1. L’AISLF sessions on Durkheim commemorating the up-coming centenary of his death in 2017 are in the works. Dr. Jean-Marc Larouche has taken the lead on this.
  1. Publishing presented papers on the CNDS/RCED Research Cluster Webpage of the CSA.
    1. It was announced that presenters at Congress may publish their papers on the CNDS/RCED webpage if they so choose.
    2. Papers can be emailed to: cnds-rced@csa-scs.ca
  2. Meeting Adjourned.
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