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Military Sociology Mini-Conference

A 2024 Military Sociology Mini-Conference will be our 18th year at the Eastern Sociological Society.  This year’s event is the Military and Society Mini-Conference at the 2024 Eastern Sociological Society at the Washington Marriot at Metro CenterWashington, DC, USA, February 29 – March 3, 2024.  The fascinating theme for this year’s broader ESS Conference is “The Social Side of the Climate Crisis.”  We’ll accept presentations around this theme and the broader topic of the military and society.

Submissions are only accepted at the Military Sociology Mini-Conference Track starting here.  We require names and affiliations, and a short abstract of no more than 500 words.

The deadline for submissions is 15 October.

Brief description of topics to guide the Mini-Conference:

  1. War and the Climate Crisis
  2. Environmental Sociology and the Military Institution
  3. Military Science in an Era of Climate Crisis
  4. Soldiers, Veterans, and the Climate Crisis
  5. Role of Expeditionary/Global Military in Context of Increasing Nationalism
  6. Diversity & Inclusion in the Military: Active Duty, Guard and Reserve
  7. Teaching and Learning Military Sociology
  8. Veteran Policies: Trajectories and Life Chances
  9. Humanitarianism and the Military: Disaster Relief, Climate Crisis, Peacekeeping, and the Soft Uses of the Military for National Interests Domestically and Globally
  10. Cultural Representations of the Military in a Changing Environment
  11. Other themes in and around the military and society.

A 2024 Military Sociology Mini-Conference will be our 18th year at the Eastern Sociological Society. We’re excited to continue to host this venue. We have consistently drawn scholars from across the nation and more than a half dozen foreign nations making it the largest annual Military Sociology conference in the United States hosting students, practitioners, and scholars. The eastern seaboard and prominent cities provide an attractiveness both to regional folks and those coming from afar. The nation’s capital in late February is an attractive late winter opportunity to engage one another in and around these matters. Foremost, we have become a well-known venue for military sociology scholarship and networking. We look forward to continuing our in-person Mini-Conference.

Contact Morten Ender ( or Ryan Kelty ( with questions or concerns.

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