2019 Annual conference

Sociology days 28-29.3.2019: Various Faces of Inequality

University of Turku & Åbo Akademi

Important dates:

  • Call for workshops, open until 15.11.2018
  • Workshop confirmation 1.12.2018
  • Call for papers 1.12.2018-31.1.2019
  • Registration 1.1.2019-28.2.2019
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Contact information and getting around


Conference secretary Vesa-Matti Paasivaara
phone. 050 5121463

Chairman of the organizing committee Mikko Niemelä



Have a look at the campus map  which features buildings where main events of Sociology Days take place.

  • Publicum: T50,   Assistentinkatu 7
  • Educarium: T47,   Assistentinkatu 5
  • Arcanum: T22,   Arcanuminkuja 4
  • Calonia: T23,   Caloniankuja 3
  • Asa: Å23,   Vänrikinkatu 3
  • Arken: Å22,   Tehtaankatu 2

The conference venue is located a short walk from the city centre, circa 1 km.  The best walking route to the venue goes along the Piiskankatu from next to the cathedral (see the map below, blue line).




The phone number of the local taxi center is 02-10041.

You can take a bus eg. 50, 51, 53, 54 and 220 from the city centre’s marketplace (Kauppatori) to the venue. Previously mentioned busses leaves from platform T42.

Most of the busses goes around the student village and stops at the Holiday Club Caribia which is only 100 metres away from Publicum (see the map above).  On the one hand, busses also leaves from the same stop to the centre.

Take a look at the time tables, routes and journey planner from the Turku region traffic website Föli.

The address of Caribia is Kongressikatu 1, Turku  when leaving the marketplace (Kauppatori).



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Lunch restaurants

There are several lunch restaurants near the venue, just a couple minutes of walk away to get there.  Please note that the nearest is usually the most crowded.

Have a look at the campus map or Unica’s restaurant map and find your place to eat.

  • MACCIAVELLI, Educarium building: T47
  • GALILEI, Agora building:  T6
  • ASSARIN ULLAKKO  & Vegetable restaurant BRYGGE: T45

Turku School of Economics:

  • MONTTU: T57

Nearest Kårkaféerna restaurants:

  • FÄNRIKEN, Asa huset: Å23
  • ARKEN, Arken: Å22
  • GADOLINIA, Gadolinia, Å18


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Various Faces of Inequality

The theme of the 2019 annual conference of the Westermarck society is various faces of inequality.  The focus of the conference concentrates on the expressions of societal divisions and stratification as well as their diversity.  In their presentations, the keynote speakers will expose the appearence of traditional and new forms of inequality in modern societies.


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WiFi and Internet

UTU Visitor

UTU Visitor in an open unencrypted network for all campus area visitors:

  • Connect your device to the UTU Visitor network.
  • Open an Internet browser and insert your name and e-mail address in the login page.
  • A single login is valid for 8 hours after which you need to log in again.



The secured Eduroam network can be accessed with the University of Turku username and password or credentials from other universities and institutions participating in the Eduroam consortium:

  • Connect your device to the Eduroam network
  • Log in with your UTU username and password inserting the username as username@utu.fi or use your credentials from your home institution
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Working groups


Annual conference of sociology 2019 – Various Faces of Inequality
Date: 28–29 March 2019
Place: University of Turku and Åbo Akademi

Submit a suggestion for a session by 15 November 2018

The suggestion should include:

  • A title
  • A short description of the session’s theme and types of presentations that would be expected, no more than 200 words
  • Full contact details of the session organiser/s: Name/s, affiliation, postal address, phone number, e-mail

Language of the session can be either Finnish, Swedish, English or a combination of these.

The suggestion should be submitted to Vesa-Matti Paasivaara: vesa-matti.paasivaara(at)utu.fi

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Conference participants are asked to make their own hotel reservations and pay for their own accommodation at the hotel. Pre-reservations have been made to the nearby hotels listed below, but the availability of the limited number of rooms can only be guaranteed for a limited time.

Please check the deadlines and booking codes for reservations mentioned in each hotel info. These room prices are available only for bookings made directly with the hotel by email or by phone. All prices are per room and per night, including breakfast buffet and VAT. See the map at the end of this page.

Original Sokos Hotel Hamburger Börs, Kauppiaskatu 6, 20100 Turku

Original Sokos Hotel City Börs, Eerikinkatu 11, 20100 Turku

Prices are valid in both hotels between 27.3-29.3.2019:
92 EUR / standard single / night
102 EUR / standard double / night

Reservations: Email: sokos.hotels@sok.fi, phone: +358 20 1234 600,

or in the website www.sokoshotels.fi:

  • Choose a hotel: Original Sokos hotel Hamburger Börs OR City Börs
  • insert the following in the reservation code section: Börs: BSOSPAIVAT2019 tai City börs: BSOSPAIVAT19
  • the room and special price will show up if there is still rooms left

NB! Please do not hesitate to make your reservation early. The room quota will be closed ons March 14, 2019.

SCANDIC JULIA, Eerikinkatu 4, 20100 Turku

Email: julia@scandichotels.com,
Phone: +358 2336000

Prices are valid between 27.3.-29.3.2019:

Single room:  95 EUR / night
Double room: 100 EUR / night

Room quota closes on March 14, 2019
Raeservation code: SOSIOLOGIPÄIVÄT


HOLIDAY CLUB CARIBIA, Kongressikuja 1, 20540 Turku

Email: asiakaspalvelu@holidayclub.fi
Phone: 0300 870 900

The price is valid between 28.3.-29.3.2019:

Single room:  108 EUR
Double room: 128 EUR

Room quota closes on March 4, 2019
Reservation code: Sosiologipäivät 2019


CENTRO HOTEL TURKU, Yliopistonkatu 12a, 20100 Turku

Email: centro@centrohotel.com
Puh: +358 2 2118100

The price is valid between 28.3.-29.3.2019:

Single room: 100 EUR
Double room : 120 EUR (Double bed or separate beds)

Room quota closes on March 4, 2019
Reservation code: Sosiologipäivät 2019


For a less expensive no-frills alternative:

Omena-Hotelli Turku, Humalistonkatu 7, 20100 Turku

HCV Hostel Turku, Hämeenkatu 20, 20500 Turku

Poshtel Turku Hostel, Puutarhakatu 7 B 11, 20100 Turku

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